Third Form Entry Routes to Lancing

Pupils join Lancing from many different schools; the most common routes are from UK Preparatory Schools and International Schools. We welcome pupils from all schools. Should you find that the routes described below do not apply to your own circumstances please call our Admissions Team and they will be happy to guide you as to what is most appropriate for your own circumstances.

From a UK prep school and via Common Entrance exam

To enter Lancing, candidates from preparatory schools sit the ISEB Common Entrance or Common Academic Scholarship examinations. The pass mark at Common Entrance is an average of 55% and only Level 2 and Level 3 papers are accepted. Candidates from schools which do not prepare for ISEB examinations will sit computerised Cognitive Ability Tests. These usually take place at the College during Year 8.

From a UK prep school and via the Advance Programme 

The Advance Programme was introduced as an early entry route for pupils joining Lancing in 2020 and beyond.

The process is designed to let us get to know prospective pupils in the round. We want to gauge their strengths in academic, sporting and other fields and to give them a real chance to shine as individuals. This will allow us to identify those with the greatest potential to excel at Lancing College. Application takes place in the Advent Term of Year 6.

Lancing College Advance Programme

International Pupils studying outside the UK

Admission to Lancing College is by examination and informal interview in person with the Registrar (or via Skype) and is subject to a satisfactory report and reference from your child’s current school. International students who are currently studying at a UK prep school will generally follow the ISEB Common Entrance (minimum of 55% on Level 2 papers) or Common Academic Scholarship Examination route.