Senior School Entrance Day

Key Dates for September 2020 (Year 7 and Year 9) entry

Saturday 18 January 2020 – Senior School Entrance Day

Monday 20 January 2020 – Scholarship Assessments Day

Registration for Entrance Day

Please contact our Admissions Team on 01872 272902 or email if you would like your daughter to attend Senior School Entrance Day 2020.

If it’s a last-minute decision please just come along to the dining hall at 9.45am where you will be met by our Admissions Team who will ask you to register your daughter (and pay a £75 registration fee) there and then. 

Senior School Entrance Day – Saturday 18 January

On 26th January please arrive at school between 9.45am – 10am and report to the Dining Hall. Your daughter should wear home clothes.

On arrival, you and your daughter will be greeted by the Headmistress, Mrs Sarah Matthews. Refreshments will be available.

Interactive workshops and assessments

All girls sit the same papers. The papers include questions covering a range of difficulty, the most taxing elements are designed to select the academic scholars. We do not provide past papers as we are keen to see what the girls know rather than what they have been coached to know.

Your daughter will need to bring a pencil, pen, ruler, eraser, protractor and a pair of compasses.

There are four parts to the assessments:

Your daughter will need to bring a pencil, pen, ruler, eraser, protractor and a pair of compasses.

There are four parts to the assessment:

1. English Assessment 50 mins

The entrance examination for English is designed to assess the candidate’s ability in reading, writing, spelling, punctuation and presentation.

The examination consists of a comprehension based piece, and a piece of personal or creative writing, which can be fiction or non-fiction, to demonstrate their writing skills. Candidates will be required to read a passage and answer questions on it to test their understanding. Specific questions on vocabulary may be included. Girls will then be asked to choose an essay from a list of topics and write as much as they can in the time available. Although there are no formal questions on grammar, spelling or punctuation included in the examination, all these aspects are taken into account when marking the work, in order to determine the candidate’s overall level of achievement.

2. Mathematics Assessment 50 mins

Candidates will be asked to sit a single paper. Questions will be chosen from the National Curriculum topic areas. Calculators will not be permitted.

3. Thinking Workshop 30 mins

Candidates will take part in a group discussion to assess their critical thinking and analytical skills.

4. STEM Workshop 45 mins

An action-packed, fun-filled interactive workshop to enable the girls to get hands-on with STEM.

Scholarship Assessments Day – Monday 20 January

The day will include lessons, workshops and activities during which the girls will be accompanied to and from their individual scholarship assessments.

Reserve your place today by calling 01872 242902, drop us an email at or fill in the form below. 

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