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Years 7-10

The aim of our Entrance Assessments is to ascertain, as far as possible, a pupil’s real academic potential. We want to ensure your daughter has the range of abilities to be happy, successful and to thrive at The High School. We would like to reassure potential applicants that we are positive in our pupil recruitment and welcome all applications.

We do not expect girls to have received special preparation or coaching to take the assessments.

We do expect applicants to be familiar with the material of the National Curriculum, but not necessarily to have followed it.

We request a report from your daughter’s current school, although she will not be penalised if this is not provided.

We invite parents of candidates with additional needs or disabilities which may need to be considered to discuss these needs with the School as early as possible so that appropriate adjustments can be considered. A recent expert report, for example, an educational psychologist’s report confirming dyslexia or a medical report confirming a disability would need to be submitted to the School for consideration by the November preceding the Entrance Assessment, if applicable. Please notify us of any relevant English language needs too.

We also assess girls for entry throughout the year, subject to places being available.

Please note that we do not publish past or sample assessment papers.

If you have any questions regarding any of the above information and dates, please contact our Registrar, Alison Anderson on 01509 283800 or, she will be pleased to help and advise.