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Senior School Assessment

Girls join the School from a wide range of independent and state-maintained schools. Examination papers and assessment tasks are designed to test future potential and we take account of the fact that pupils in different schools may well have reached different stages at the time the assessments take place. Informal small group interviews give each applicant the opportunity to demonstrate the positive contribution she could make to this vibrant community.

The Assessment Day is designed to be as relaxed and informal as possible, giving all our candidates the chance to meet and interact with our current girls before completing the entrance assessment. Girls are assessed in English, Mathematics and Verbal Reasoning on the assessment day. Full details of our examination criteria for all age groups are detailed in our booklet Admission Guide and can be downloaded from our Admissions downloads.

Prior to her Assessment Day, your daughter will have the benefit of an informal interview with a small group of candidates with the Head. We hope that this will provide her with the reassurance necessary for her to do herself justice in the more formal assessments.

Interviews for girls wishing to join us in Year 7 take place throughout the week commencing Monday 12th January 2015. Prospective Year 8 and 9 girls will attend their interviews on Friday 16th January 2015.

Assessment Day

The assessment day for girls who would like to start in September 2015 is:

  • Year 7 - Saturday 24th January 2015
  • Year 8 and 9 - Friday 16th January 2015

However, we are usually happy to consider later registrations and assessments at any stage of the school year, subject, of course, to places being available. If this is the case, we would encourage you to come along for a personal visit.