The main entry points to the Junior School are Reception (4+) and Year 3 (7+).

Entry at 4+ and 7+ is highly competitive and it is unusual for places to become available in any other Junior School year group.


4+ Entry (Reception)

We typically admit 40 girls into two forms of 20 at Reception.

Key Admissions Dates – September 2020 Entry

4+ Entry (Reception)
Assessments: Activities Session Saturday 4th January 2020
Assessments: Group Sessions 6th to 10th January 2020
Offers Sent Out Friday 24th January 2020
Acceptance Deadline 7th February 2020


Your daughter must be 4 years old by 31 August 2020 to be eligible for 4+ entry in September 2020.

4+ Taster sessions take place both in our Forest School and within the Junior School. They are led by our Reception team and follow the outline format of a typical teaching session, incorporating music, creative group work and encouraging speaking and listening skills. Some of our Reception girls join this group to work alongside our visitors. Parents remain with their daughters on this occasion and have the opportunity to talk to our Junior Leadership Team.

Group Assessments

For entry into Reception, we start with a large group session on a Saturday morning held in a nursery style environment within our Reception classrooms and led by our Reception and KS1 team of teachers and assistants. Parents meet with the Junior Leadership in the hall and have the opportunity to tour the school.

Friendly, informal small group assessments, led by our Reception teachers, are held in the week after the Saturday session. The assessment is presented in a games format, covering language and social skills, number, physical and creative skills. During this assessment, parents meet with Mrs Dickerson, Head of the Junior School.


We will send out our offers by Friday 24th January 2020. A reserve list will be held; girls on the list are considered to have qualified for entry should a vacancy occur. Information about positions on the reserve list cannot be given.

Offer holders will be invited to a familiarisation day in February 2020.


Written acceptances, accompanied by a deposit of £1,000 must be received by noon Friday 7th February 2020.

Key Admissions Dates – September 2021 Entry

4+ Entry (Reception)
4+ Entrance Examination Tuesday 5th January 2021
4+ Taster Sessions
  • Tuesday 3rd November 2020 10.30-11.30am
  • Tuesday 10th November 2020 10.30-11.30am
  • Tuesday 17th November 2020 10.30-11.30am
  • Tuesday 24th November 2020 10.30-11.30am
Closing Date for Applications Monday 30th November 2020
Assessments: Group Session 7th – 13th January 2021
Open Days
  • Junior School, Thursday 30th April 2020, 10am-12pm
  • Whole School, Saturday 3rd October 2020, 9.30am-1.00pm

7+ Entry (Year 3)

The majority of our girls progress internally from Year 2 to Year 3, however we admit approximately 8 external applicants to join Year 3. Typically, we teach 48 girls in two forms of 24 in Year 3.

Key Admissions Dates – September 2021 Entry

7+ Entry (Year 3)
Closing Date for Applications Monday 2nd November 2020
Entrance Assessment 24th, 25th & 26th November 2020
Forest School Experience Tuesday 13th October 2020 8.45–11.30am
Open Days
  • Junior School, Thursday 30th April 2020, 10am-12pm
  • Whole School, Saturday 3rd October 2020, 9.30am-1.00pm