The main points of entry to our Senior School are at age 11 (Year 7), at age 13 (Year 9) or at age 16 (Year 12). Admission of girls at other ages depends on the availability of a suitable vacancy, please do contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
All entry points require applicants to attend an Admissions Day to visit the school, talk to senior staff and take our assessment papers. Click here to go to our Registration Form. If you are intending to apply for a bursary, please tick the box regarding bursaries on the application form If you are currently in receipt of Income Support, please speak to Mrs Hobbs to discuss the possibility of waiving the required registration fee.
Entry into Year 7
The Year 7 Admissions Day is held on a Saturday each November for entry to Year 7 (11+) in the following September. Girls who wish to attend should be registered for admission no later than the end of October of the Autumn Term of Year 6. To apply for a bursary, please tick the bursaries box on the registration form.
The Admissions Day takes the form of a combined admissions and taster day. During the day, girls sit assessment papers in English, Maths and a multiple choice Reasoning verbal and non-verbal reasoning paper. They also have the opportunity to participate in activities chosen from Art, Drama, Music and PE, with fun Science sessions for all. The activities do not form any part of the assessment process. We invite all girls attending the Admissions Day to attend for interview in the following week with the Head and other senior members of staff.
We welcome applications from girls from a very wide variety of schools. Advance preparation is not recommended, nor are past papers available as we set our own assessments every year, to enable us to look for potential as well as level of attainment. All candidates for the Year 7 admissions assessments are entered for the Academic Scholarships, which are awarded on merit, based on performance in the admissions assessments and at interview. There is no separate scholarship examination or interview. For Art, Drama, Music and Sport Scholarships a separate application should be made. Candidates should be registered for entry prior to application.
Candidates should be registered in advance. We recommend you register by the end of October in Year 6. The registration fee is £100 (£150 for non-UK residents).
If you are intending to apply for a bursary and are currently in receipt of Income Support, please speak to Mrs Hobbs to discuss the possibility of waiving the required registration fee. Please also tick the box regarding bursaries on the registration form.
Entry into Year 9
Registered candidates are invited to visit for an Admissions Day, to be arranged on an individual basis, during which they undertake assessments in English, Mathematics and French or Mandarin.
Girls will also be interviewed by the Head and the Deputy Head, Academic. For girls who cannot offer French or Mandarin, a Science paper covering Biology, Chemistry and Physics, will be set.
We would expect candidates for entry to be prepared to catch up with French if this language is not currently studied. Click here to go to our Registration Form.