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Seaford College

In their own words

It’s often said that your school days are the happiest of your life, and here at Seaford College, we try to ensure that’s most definitely the case.

We are a genuinely warm, friendly school with excellent teaching and learning across all departments. Alongside our strong academic core, we offer world class pastoral care and an impressive programme of extra-curricular activities that is always growing.

Our students truly benefit from our beautiful setting, whether training on our first class sports facilities, having a music lesson on the terraces, or taking our pastoral dog for a walk.

Unlike many schools, Seaford College has a flexible boarding programme, designed to suit family life. Weekly boarding is a popular choice; students can devote themselves to their studies during the week, so that they can spend precious time at home with parents and siblings at the weekends. There is no Saturday School, but we do offer a range of clubs and activities on Saturdays as well as sporting fixtures.

A family atmosphere in the Prep School ensures our younger students feel safe and secure away from home, while our highly successful peer mentoring scheme means there is always someone for students to turn to in times of trouble.

Above all, Seaford College is a close-knit community where students are nurtured and encouraged to make the most of every opportunity on offer to them.

The admissions process uses the online ISEB Common Pre Test (sometimes referred to as the Common Entrance Exam). This exam has a specific format and structure, includes a range of predictable questions types and is taken in an online/computer environment. Students should pay particular attention to the Non-Verbal and Verbal-Reasoning modules, as these sections may include question types they have never encountered before.

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What questions can I expect?

The ISEB Common Pre Test is a combination of 4 individual exams, all of which are set in a multiple choice, online environment. The exams vary every year, but you can expect to find all or most of the below in this year's test.


  • Calculations

  • Money

  • Place value

  • Statistics and data

  • Fractions, decimals, and percentages

  • Triangles and angles

  • Area and perimeter

  • Units and measurement


  • Reading and comprehension

  • Vocabulary and spelling

  • Literary devices

Verbal Reasoning

  • Code breaking

  • Word meanings

  • Missing letters

  • Pairing synonyms

  • Pairing antonyms

  • Word combinations

Non-Verbal Reasoning

  • Visual codes

  • Missing shapes and shape sequences

  • Matching shapes

  • Net-to-cube

  • Cube-to-net

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