Reception (age 4 - 5 years)
Girls joining our Reception do not have to sit an Entrance Assessment. 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 in the spring term so that you can confirm the place is still required. A visit is arranged in July, when girls meet their classmates and new teacher.
Years 1 - 6 (age 5 - 11 years)
Girls joining Year 1 - 6 sit an Entrance Assessment during the year prior to entry.Girls can join the school at any time during the school year.
Girls joining Year 1 are invited into school for the morning to join our current Reception class. During their visit, they will complete short papers in Mathematics and English.
From Year 2 upwards, girls are invited in to school for a whole day. During their visit they will complete papers in Mathematics, English and Reading. They will also have lunch with their current year group and spend time in class meeting new friends. Girls can be collected earlier if prefered.
We are pleased to give personal feedback on the Assessments, usually on the same day when you collect your daughter.
Nearly all the girls who join us transfer to the Senior School at 11 for the next stage of their education.
Entrance Assessments for September 2013
If you wish for your daughter to join the Junior School in September 2013, or earlier, you simply need to Register her. As soon as we receive this Registration Form, we will contact you to arrange a suitable date for an Assessment. These usually occur on a Tuesday but we are able to book on alternative days if needed. These are arranged throughout the year at a time to suit parents, however we do try to arrange for 2 - 4 girls to come into school on the same day if possible.
We then provide feedback to parents on the results of the examination and, if successful, will offer a place to start in September or earlier if required.