Entry Requirements

Nursery (age 3- 4 years)

Your daughter can join our Nursery at the start of the term in which she turns three and girls can join the Nursery at any time of the year. Once you have visited the Nursery and decided to register your daughter a formal offer will be made for you to confirm the place. You and your daughter will be invited to the Nursery for two visits before she starts. Registered girls are also invited to join us for ‘Taster Tuesday’, which runs every Tuesday from 1.30pm - 3.00pm during term-time. This is a fantastic opportunity for new girls to settle into Nursery gradually. Parents are asked to stay with their daughters for ‘Taster Tuesday’ sessions and settling visits.

Reception (age 4 - 5 years)

Girls may join Reception the September after their fourth birthday. Once you have looked round the school and decided to register your daughter a place will be reserved for her. We will contact you up to a year in advance of your proposed start date with a formal place offer. A visit is arranged in July, when girls meet their classmates and new teacher.

Years 1 - 6 (age 5 - 11 years)

Once you have looked round the school and decided to register your daughter a place will be reserved for her. We will contact you up to a year in advance of your proposed start date to arrange a visit for your daughter. She will spend a morning (Year 1) or a day (Years 2-6) with us, in a class with girls of her own age, during which time she will complete assessments in English, Mathematics and Reading. Places are offered following successful completion of the assessments. A further visit is arranged in July when your daughter will meet her classmates and her new teacher. Girls who sit the entrance exam for Year 6 are also offered an automatic place in Senior School, dependent upon their performance.


Nearly all girls transfer to the Senior School at 11 for the next stage of their education.

Upper Third – Upper Fifth (age 11-15 years)

There are two main points of entry, at 11+ and at 13+, although there may be vacancies in other year groups. Once you have registered your daughter, she will be invited to attend the school in the January preceding the September intake in order to take the school’s Entrance Examination. Borderline candidates may be invited back for an interview. Later in January places, scholarships and bursaries will be offered.

The Entrance Examination for entry into Upper third (Year 7) will be held on a Friday in mid-January 2018. This examination consists of multiple choice papers in English and Mathematics. Girls are invited to school for the whole day, when they take the Examination, have lunch and enjoy some team building activities. Bursaries are available as well as Academic, Sports and Arts Scholarships.

The Entrance Examination for entry into Upper Fourth (Year 9) will be held on a Monday mid-January 2018. This examination consists of papers in English and Mathematics. Girls are also invited to sit for an Academic Scholarship. All girls are invited to an Induction Day in July prior to starting Senior School.

We are pleased to make individual arrangements to test girls who wish to join the school part way through the school year.

Sixth Form (age 16-17 years)

The minimum entry requirement usually expected of new entrants to the Sixth Form is five GCSEs at Grade B or above to include English and Mathematics. Each A Level subject has its own requirements in terms of expected grades at GCSE. These can be found in the Sixth Form Curriculum Booklet. New girls wishing to join the school will meet with the Heads of Department of the subjects which they wish to study and a report from their present school is considered. A formal place is then offered, subject to your daughter’s final GCSE results. Bursaries and Scholarships are available.