Scholarship & Entrance Examinations at the Abbey

Here are the sample papers for the Year 7 and Year 9 scholarship and entrance exams January 2021. All candidates for entry into Year 7 and year 9 sit assessment papers in English and Maths.  Our Entrance and Scholarship Booklet gives some guidance on the content of these papers.  These specimen papers are provided to give further indication on the content and format of the exams.  They are provided only as a guide and the school cannot mark completed papers.

Please click here for the Schools Scholarship and Entrance Booklet.

BAS Y7 Maths Specimen

BAS Yr 7 English Specimen

BAS Y9 Maths Specimen

BAS Yr 9 English Specimen

It may be possible for students to join at other times in their School career so if you have any questions regarding scholarships, bursaries or registration please contact the School office on 01424 772385 or email

The Joanna Lumley Scholarship

Each year Battle Abbey School invites applications from suitable candidates for the Joanna Lumley Scholarship in Performing Arts.

The Scholarship is open to new entrants into Year 12 at Battle Abbey, who are joining us from a state school and who have strong interest and exceptional ability in the Performing Arts. It may be worth up to 90% of school fees (subject to means-testing) for the two years of AS/A2 studies.

Auditions for the next award will be held at the School in November 2020.

We are looking for performers who are strong in Drama, and who also have ability and potential in Music, Dance or Stage Craft. We will send full detailed instructions to all candidates who register for the Audition Day.

Please click here for the schools last Joanna Lumley Scholarship Booklet.

If you have any questions please contact Lucy Jackson, Registrar on 01424 772385 email: