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.

Junior School Admissions

4+ Entry (Reception)

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

4+ Virtual Taster Mornings

Our 4+ Virtual Taster Mornings are for Reception 2021 entry.

4+ Taster Morning Tuesday 3rd November

10.00 – 10.20

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4+ Taster Morning Monday 9th November

16.00 – 16.20

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4+ Taster Morning Wednesday 18th November

15.30 – 15.50

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4+ Taster Morning Thursday 26th November

9.00 – 9.20

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4+ Virtual Stay & Play Sessions

Our virtual Stay & Play sessions are run by our Early Years staff and specialists teachers for girls wishing to join Reception in September 2021 or September 2022.

We are offering a variety of different themes including Story Telling, French, Singing and 4+ Tasters. Each theme is duplicated throughout the term, with identical content to enable flexibility. Please only register for one session in each theme. 

Live Sessions

Virtual Stay & Play
Fun French Live
Thursday 5th November,

11.20-11.35am

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Virtual Stay & Play
Tune in & Sing Live
Wednesday 11th November,

9.00-9.15am

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Virtual Stay & Play
Tune in & Sing Live
Thursday 19th November,

11.15-11.30am

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Virtual Stay & Play
Be an Artist Live
Thursday 3rd December,

9.00-9.15am

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Virtual Stay & Play
Fun Maths Live
Thursday 10th December ,

11.00-11.15

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Pre-recorded Sessions

Virtual Stay & Play
Cool Science
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Virtual Stay & Play
Explore the Outdoors
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Key Admissions Dates – September 2021 Entry

 

4+ Entry (Reception)

Closing Date for Applications Monday 30th November 2020
Assessments: Activities Session Saturday 5th December 2020
Open Day Saturday 3rd October 2020, 9.30am-1.00pm
Offers Sent by Friday 29th January 2021
Acceptance Deadline Friday 12th February 2021

Eligibility

Your daughter must be 4 years old by 31 August 2021 to be eligible for 4+ entry in September 2021.

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.

Offers

We will send out our offers by Friday 29th January 2021. 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 2021.

Acceptances

Written acceptances, accompanied by a deposit of £1,000 must be received by noon Friday 12th February 2021.

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 Saturday 14th November 2020
Open Day Saturday 3rd October 2020, 9.30am-1.00pm
Offers Sent by Thursday 17th December 2020
Acceptance Deadline Wednesday 6th January 2021

Eligibility

Your daughter must be 7 years old by 31 August 2021 to be eligible for 7+ entry in September 2021.

Find out more about our Early Years