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 2020 Entry
|11+ ENTRY- YEAR 7|
|11+ Taster Day||Tuesday 12th November 2019|
|Closing Date for Applications||Friday 22nd November 2019|
|Closing Date for Founders’ Award Applications||Friday 22nd November 2019|
|Entrance Assessments||Saturday 11th January 2020|
|Offers Sent by||Friday 7th February 2020|
|Acceptance Deadline||Friday 6th March 2020 (noon)|
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 9th January 2021|
|Offers Sent by||Friday 5th February 2021|
|Acceptance Deadline||March 2021|
|Forest School Experience||
All applicants are invited to interview with the Headmistress or one of the Deputy Headteachers in the Autumn Term. This interview is an opportunity to learn more about your daughter, her academic interests and talents, and is not a formal part of the academic selection process.
A reference will be requested from the Headteacher of your daughter’s current school.
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 7th February 2020. 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 6th March 2020.