Strathmore admits students from widely differing backgrounds. Every year, the number of applicants for admission far exceeds the number of places available. All applicants are required to sit a written test. The Admissions Committee selects those students who demonstrate ability to cope with Strathmore’s demanding academic standards and who show ability to become active, productive members of the School community.


Pupils and learners who wish to transfer into Strathmore School are expected to sit a transfer test.

Please note that we do not accept transfers into Grade 6. In secondary, we only accept transfers into Form 2. Applicants are expected to sit transfer exams at the end of Form 1.


Applicants who qualify for admission are also eligible for a bursary on the basis of their financial needs and family circumstances. It is the School’s policy that no deserving boy who meets our admission requirements should be prevented from accepting a place because of inability to pay the fees. The Bursary Fund depends on donations. Regular appeals are made to parents, past students and friends for contributions to the Bursary Fund.

Application for financial aid can only be made upon admission into the school.