ADMISSION TO THE PREPARATORY DEPARTMENT
For admission to the Preparatory Department, a girl must have attained the age of seven before 1st September in the year of entry. The entrance examination is taken in the November prior to entering the school the following September. The test consists of reading, spelling, reasoning, story writing and mathematics. Tests are age standardised and past papers are not available. Selected potential entrants are also invited to take part in practical activities. We aim to recognise the child’s potential for a successful academic career at the school. The Preparatory Department is a one-form entry. With very few exceptions, girls are admitted to Senior School from the Preparatory Department after taking the 11+ examinations. Scholarships and Awards are not available to girls in the Preparatory Department.
Parents of children who require any additional support during the assessment process will be asked to share any relevant reports e.g. an Educational Psychologist's report at the time of their application. If a girl, who has a history of specific learning difficulties, is successful in being offered a place, parents should be aware although SENCo advice is discussed with class teachers, one to one sessions with qualified SENCos are limited to approximately 30 minutes each week per individual student.
Please note that it is not possible for candidates to sit any part of the tests overseas, as observation of group interaction forms a significant part of the assessment process.
KEY DATES FOR 7+ (YEAR 3) ENTRY IN SEPTEMBER 2014
Please note our 7+ registration for September 2014 entry is now closed. Contact Admissions for waiting list enquiries.
|Entrance Examination||Friday 8th November 2013|
|Results of Entrance Examination Emailed||Friday 15th November 2013|
|Interviews and Practical Activities||Monday 18th or Tuesday 19th November 2013|
|Final Results Emailed||Friday 29th November 2013|
|Open Morning for Offer Holders||Friday 7th February 2014|
|Deadline for Acceptances||Wednesday 12th February 2014|
To register a candidate online, please click here.
A reference will be requested from the Head of your daughter's current school prior to the entrance test.
For 7+ entrance requirements, please click on the link below.