Year 7 (11+) Entry

Entry to the Senior School is in Year 7 (11+). The Senior School is a four form entry so, although more than 40% of pupils come from our two form Junior School, the majority of girls entering the Senior School are new girls joining us from a wide range of feeder prep and primary schools.

At 11+, up to 60 Year 7 places are available for external applicants who sit the entrance examination in January of Year 6.

Key Admissions Dates – September 2021 Entry

Closing Date for Applications Friday 20th November 2020
Closing date for Founders’ Award applications Friday 20th November 2020
Closing date for Scholarship Applications Friday 20th November 2020
11+ Entrance Examination Saturday 12th December 2020
Scholarship Assessments
  • Monday 11th January 2021(Art & Drama)
  • Thursday 3rd December 2020 & Thursday 21st January 2021 (Sport)
  • Friday 15th January 2021(Music)
Offers Sent by Friday 12th February 2021
Acceptance Deadline Friday 5th March 2021
Open Day Saturday 3rd October 2020, 9am-1pm


A reference will be requested from the Headteacher of your daughter’s current school.

Entrance Examinations

The Entrance Examination will consist of tests which are non-subject specific and which test a pupil’s academic potential. They cover verbal, non-verbal, spatial and quantitative reasoning skills. Alongside these standardised tests, girls sit a short creative writing paper and a brief mathematics extension exercise. During the morning your daughter will also be involved in some team and problem-solving activities.


We will send out our offers by Friday 12th February 2021. A reserve list will be held; all 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 on Friday 5th March 2021.