How to Apply – Senior School
Step 1: Visit Us
We usually have Open Days at set dates during the year but you are welcome to arrange a personal visit outside of these times – either instead of, or in addition to, attending an Open Day.
You are welcome to visit us as many times as you need and your daughter is welcome to visit with you. Your daughter will also be invited to attend a Taster Day where she will spend time in lessons with her future classmates. A Taster Day can take place before you have applied or once you have been offered a place – whichever suits you and your decision-making process.
Step 2: Register
Once you have decided that you would like to progress with an application, you need to register your daughter for an Entrance Examination. We have a set day in January for our Entrance Examination. If you wish to be considered for the Headmaster’s Scholarships for entry into Year 7 your daughter will need to attend on that day. However, we also assess girls at other points during the year and will be able to advise on the best date when you contact us.
To register for the Entrance Examination, you will need to complete a registration form and return it to the School with an £85.00 registration fee. We will also need to take a copy of your daughter’s passport and birth certificate.
Registration does not guarantee your daughter a place at the School, nor does it commit you to joining us. It simply means you would like your daughter to sit the examination. However, although there is no deadline for registering, classes do get full and offers are made on a first come, first served basis. Therefore, we encourage you to register as soon as you feel the School is right for you and your daughter.
Step 3: Assessment and Examination
The Entrance Examination for Years 6 – 10 takes place in the morning and lasts 3.45 hours. The Examination is set at a level appropriate to age of entry. However, all of the Examinations follow the same format:
- An English paper consisting of a reading task and a piece of extended writing.
- A Mathematics examination designed to provide the opportunity to demonstrate ability in Mathematics.
- A general reasoning test which consists of questions of a Verbal, Numerical and Perceptual nature.
Example English and Maths papers can be downloaded below.
The result of the Entrance Examination is communicated to parents as soon as possible and usually within one week.
If your daughter is offered a place, you will be issued with a Parent Contract to sign and return, along with your £250 deposit to secure your daughter's place at the School.
The January Entrance Examination for 2021 entry, is scheduled to take place on Thursday 14 January. The deadline to register for the Examination is Wednesday 6 January 2021.
Step 4: Induction Day
When a new girl is due to join us in September, they will be invited to attend an Induction Day, usually in the June before. This is an opportunity for you to get to know the staff, the School and each other before School starts.