admissions 7+




We have closed our registration for 7+ entry in September 2015.

For any waiting list enquiries, please email Rachel Ford

For admission to the Preparatory Department, girls must have reached 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. We have a limit of 150 girls to take this test. The girls will have a morning of short tests in reading, spelling, reasoning, story writing and mathematics – they are split into small groups and we try to make it as much like a normal school day as possible! Tests are age standardised. Unfortunately past papers are not available. Selected potential entrants are also invited to take part in practical activities following the entrance examination. We aim to recognise the child’s potential for a successful academic career at the school – we want girls to be happy learners!

The Preparatory Department is a one-form entry of approximately 24 girls. With very few exceptions, girls have reserved places into the Senior School from the Preparatory Department after taking the 11+ examinations. Scholarships and Bursary Awards are unfortunately not available to girls in the Preparatory Department.

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. 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.

We will also request a reference from the Head of your daughter's current school prior to the entrance test. For more details about 7+ entrance requirements, please click on the link below. If you have any queries, please do email Miss Rachel Ford, our Admissions Officer.

Requirements for Entrance to the Preparatory Department



We recommend you to register as quickly as possible for all years of entry. We are currently nearing our limit for September 2015 registrations.
Entrance Examination Friday 14th November 2014
Results of Entrance Examination Emailed Friday 21st November 2014
Interviews and Practical Activities Monday 24th or Tuesday 25th November 2014
Final Results Emailed Friday 5th December 2014
Open Morning for Offer Holders Friday 6th February 2015
Deadline for Acceptances Wednesday 11th February 2015

To register a candidate online, please click here.

For girls applying for entry after 2015, you are welcome to register at any point but we advise you to do so as soon as possible to avoid disappointment! The key admissions dates will follow a similar pattern to the dates listed above.

  1. Requirements for Entrance to the Preparatory Department