Stanborough School administers examinations in Maths, Science and English. English Language exams are given to overseas pupils. A formal interview with the candidate and parent provides the opportunity for a Senior Teacher and a Form Teacher to become well acquainted with the background of the candidate. All candidates are required to write a descriptive essay explaining the virtues of Stanborough School.
Previous school reports, academic and personal references are also considered in the admission process. Candidates are not selected solely on academic ability. The resolve of the candidate and evident training from the parent will often be strong indicators in determining admission.