Before joining NSB, each boy is given the opportunity to come into the School and sit our entrance assessment.

Whilst the assessments vary depending on the age of the boy, the majority of boys in Years 3 and above will sit papers in English, Maths and Verbal Reasoning or Cognative Abilities Test (CAT). For boys entering into all year groups other than Years 3, 7, 9 and 12, they will be invited to join us for a taster day, giving them an experience of life at NSB. For boys joining us for Year 3  7, 9 and 12, their assessments take place at our entrance assessment days, which we run early in each spring term.


Entrance assessment days 2018


For entry into Year 3

Friday 19th January 2018

West Avenue, NE3 4ES


For entry into Year 7, 9 or 12

Saturday 20th January 2018

The Grove, NE3 1NH

(Some boys may be asked to also join us on Friday 19th January for additional assessments)


To register your interest in attending our 2018 assessment day or joining us for a taster day, please contactour Admissions Manager, Miss Alex Kingsland on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 0191 255 9303.


The application deadline for either of our assessment days is Friday 15th December. Anyone wishing to apply after this date should contact our Admissions Manager to discuss any possible alternative arrangements. Boys seeking entry into any other year group my apply at any point in the year but all places are given on a first-come-first-served basis so we advise contact at the earliest posssible date to avoid disappointment.

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