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

11+ ENTRY- YEAR 7
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

Reference

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.

Offers

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.

Acceptances

Written acceptances, accompanied by a deposit of £1,000 must be received by noon on Friday 5th March 2021.