Students join the School from a wide range of independent and state-maintained schools.

Our assessments 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 interviews give each applicant the opportunity to demonstrate the positive contribution they 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 students before completing the entrance assessment. Students complete a series of short online cognitive ability tests and a creative writing task. Full details of our examination criteria for all age groups are detailed in our 2024/25 Admissions Guide booklet.

During the assessment day, students will have the benefit of an informal interview with the Headmistress or Head of Year. We hope that this will provide them with the reassurance necessary to do themselves justice in the more formal assessments.

Assessment Days

Entry for Year 7

  • Interviews and Assessments: Tuesday 9th, Wednesday 10th or Thursday 11th January 2024

Entry for Year 8

  • Interviews and Assessments: Friday 19th January 2024

Entry for Year 9

  • Interviews and Assessments: Monday 15th January 2024

Entry for Year 10

  • Interviews and Assessments: Wednesday 24th January 2024