Step one – Registration

Simply complete our registration form, which can be found here or at the back of our General Information Booklet, sending the registration fee of £75 by cheque or bank transfer.


Step two – Taster Days, Assessment and Offers

Reception (age 4 – 5 years)

Once we receive your daughter’s registration, we will formally offer your daughter a place for Reception. There is no assessment for entry into our Reception class, and settle visits are arranged for June/July, when girls spend time with their peers and their teachers.

Years 1 – 6 (age 5 – 11 years)

Girls are invited to spend a morning (Year 1) or a day (Years 2 – 6) with us, in a class with girls of her own age, for a ‘taster morning or a taster day’, during which time she will complete assessments in English, Mathematics and Reading.

Feedback on your daughter’s time with us is shared with you and we offer places following the successful completion of our assessments. Further visits are arranged for the summer term, when your daughter will meet her class and her new teacher.

Girls who sit the entrance exam for Year 5 and Year 6 are, as a rule, offered automatic progression to Senior School.

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


Step three – Accepting a place for your daughter

On making an offer of a place for your daughter, we will ask you to complete our acceptance documentation and to make the deposit payment (£500) to secure your daughter’s place with us.

The deposit will be refunded to you when your daughter leaves the school. There are a number of opportunities for girls and their families joining the school to get to know their teachers and peers before they start with us, including Welcome and Information Evenings, Welcome Days and other events, so that the transition to the High School is
smooth and enjoyable for all.

For further information about how to apply, please contact us on nhs.admissions@nhs.gdst.net or 01604 765765 (option 2 for Admissions).

Admissions

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