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Alleyn's is a co-educational day school for children aged 4-18. There are 1252 children on roll. It is academically selective and assesses children both through written exams and then interview. Those wishing to start at Alleyn's in Year 7 (age 11-12) take 11+ exams in January of Year 6 (aged 10-11).  These are not the ISEB 11+Common Entrance Exams but rather assessments created in-house at Alleyn's.  The subjects tested are English, Maths and Reasoning.  The decision on whether a place is offered depends on the 11+ exams, an interview and a report from the child's current school.  Candidates are interviewed by a member of the 11+ Admissions Panel, consisting of members of staff, members of the Senior Management Team, Housemasters and the Heads of Mathematics and English. The formal written assessments are followed by small group activities and a one to one interview the next day.

 

Overseas students are required to complete the 11+ entrance assessments at Alleyn’s in London.

 

For children transferring from Alleyn's Junior School through to the senior school, they do need to sit the Senior School’s 11+ Entrance Examinations.  If they perform well, they would expect an unconditional place.  However, if their marks were to fall short of the standard required, they may be offered a probationary period of two years in the lower School (Years 7 and 8) where their progress would be assessed and monitored.

 

There is also a 13+ entry.  Again, Alleyn's does not use the ISEB 13+ Common Entrance Examinations but rather provides its own assessments in Mathematics, English, Science and a modern foreign language.  These are taken in the January before admission the following September.  Those who are successful will be invited for interview.

 

Entry at sixth form is requires an application form to be submitted (with a personal statement), examination and interview. The examination includes quantitative reasoning to test mathematical skills and qualitative reasoning assessing the analysis of written information. There is also a critical writing paper.

 

Scholarships and financial assistance are available at 11+ and 16+. Admissions at other entry points depends on whether a place is available.

 

https://www.alleyns.org.uk/admissions

 

Channing School is an all-girls day school for children aged 4 to 18. There are 930 girls on roll. It is a member of the 11+ London Girls Consortium consisting of 12 schools in London. From 2019 there is a new bespoke cognitive ability test which is 70 minutes long. The format is CEM and consists of questions covering required and an interview testing problem solving, critical thinking and creativity is conducted. The results can be shared with other schools in the consortium maths, verbal reasoning and non-verbal reasoning. It is not online and there are no other written assessments. Most questions are multiple choice. Entry for year 7 is taken in January of year 6. The exam is not ISEB 11+ Common Entrance. References from the current school are also required and a separate application must be made for each school.

 

Overseas candidates are required to take the assessment at one of the 12 schools in London. Scholarships and financial assistance are available.

 

Entry points are also at 4+ for entry into reception. The first assessment consists of an informal session involving puzzles and games for 1 hour. If successful the second assessment involves more activities in small groups with a teacher.

 

Entry at 16+ for Sixth Form includes an interview with the Headmistress, GCSE predictions and a reference from the current school. Typically, 10 GCSEs at grade 7 to 9 are needed and at least a grade 7 in subjects to be studied at A-Level.

 

https://www.channing.co.uk/admissions/senior-school-admissions/

City of London School for Boys is a day school for over 900 boys aged 10 to 18. There are 4 main entry points: 10+, 11+, 13+ and 16+.

10+ works for boys mature for their years who are already keen to be in a secondary school environment with specialist teachers and the wide range of facilities available.  There is space for 40 boys at this stage. Boys sitting 10+ will take entrance examinations in English, Maths and Verbal reasoning in the January of Year 5. An interview and report from the current school is also required.

 

11+ entry offers a further 60 places, the majority filled by boys at state primary schools. Around 400 children apply for these 60 places.  One route is for full fee or Scholarship places and the other is for means-tested awards of 100% bursaries.  Scholarship awards are currently £250 per year. There is a qualifying computerised test prior to the main exams taken in November of Year 6. If a high score is achieved the main tests in the 11+ exams are English, Maths and Verbal and Non-Verbal reasoning. Exams are in January of Year 6.  To be clear, these are not ISEB 11+ Common Entrance Exams but rather papers created by City of London School. An interview and report from the current school is also required.

 

For 13+ entry, there are 40 places.  This is designed for boys at prep schools.  They will need to have taken the Pre-test in the Autumn term of their Year 6 (age 10-11).  The subjects examined in the pre-test assessments are English, Maths and Verbal and Non-Verbal Reasoning.  The Reasoning is computer-based and the English and Maths are on paper.  A conditional place can then be offered but will be dependant on acceptable standards in the ISEB 13+ Common Entrance Exams at the end of Year 8 (age 12-13). A minimum of 70% is expected in all subjects at Common Entrance.

 

Boys cannot be registered for both the 11+ entry and the 13+ entry, even though 11+ and pre-tests are both sat in Year 6.  Parents have to choose.

 

Entry at 16+ for A-Level, there are 12 to 15 places. At least 6 GCSEs at grade A* or 8/9 including in the subjects chosen for A-Level. English and Maths GCSE must be at least a grade 7 or higher.

 

There are no special arrangements for overseas candidates and all exams must be taken at City of London School.

 

https://www.cityoflondonschool.org.uk/apply/admissions

 

Dulwich College has 1600 boys from ages 7 to 18. There is also a pre-school and Key Stage 1 provision for girls and boys from the age of 6 months to 7 years. The school offers day and boarding places.

 

The main entry points are either into the pre-school, 7+, 8+, 9+, 11+, 13+ or 16+.

 

At 7-9+ there are exams in maths, English (comprehension and writing) and non-verbal reasoning.

 

The 11+ exam is taken by boys in Year 6, ready for entry in September of Year 7.  They do not use the ISEB Common Entrance Exams papers but create their own to assess English, Maths and verbal and non-verbal reasoning. 

 

There is also a 13+ entry, taken at the end of Year 8. If boys are at a Prep School, they will sit 13+ Common Entrance Papers.  If they are not at a Prep School, they will sit 13+ exams set by Dulwich College.

 

For entry to the sixth form at 16+ students take exams in the subjects they plan to study for A-level. They must achieve at least a grade 8 in their GCSEs for subjects to be studied at A-level.

 

Special arrangements can be made for overseas candidates to sit the examinations in their own country. Those who are non-native English speakers will need to sit the IELTS English language test and achieve at least level 6.

 

Scholarships are available for remission of between 10-33% on fees.

 

An interview and report from the current school is required for all candidates. Interviews for overseas candidates can be via Skype. There are international schools in Singapore, Dubai, Beijing, Seoul, Shanghai Pudong, Shanghai Puxi, Suzhou, Yangon and Zhuhai.

 

https://www.dulwich.org.uk/admissions

 

Emanuel School is a co-educational day school for 920 pupils aged 10 to 18.

 

10+ entry into year 6 can be taken in January of Year 5. Exam papers include English, Maths and Verbal Reasoning.

 

11+ entry exams are held in January of Year 6.  The assessment consists of papers in English (comprehension and writing), Maths and Verbal Reasoning based on the GL style of papers.

 

13+ exams consist of 4 papers in Maths, Science, English and a language (French, Spanish, German or Latin).

 

16+ entrance consists of an exam in November of Year 11 in English, Maths and a general paper. An offer is made based on the results of these exams.

 

Overseas candidates must come to the school to take the exam, there is no language test. School references and interviews are considered in all cases.

 

Scholarships are available which range from 10 to 50% discount on fees.

 

https://www.emanuel.org.uk/admissions/faqs/

 

Francis Holland School NW1: This is a day school for 500 girls aged 11 to 18. It is a member of the 11+ London Girls Consortium consisting of 12 schools in London. From 2019 there is a new bespoke cognitive ability test which is 70 minutes long. The format is CEM and consists of questions covering required and an interview testing problem solving, critical thinking and creativity is conducted. The results can be shared with other schools in the consortium maths, verbal reasoning and non-verbal reasoning. It is not online and there are no other written assessments. Most questions are multiple choice. Entry for year 7 is taken in January of year 6. The exam is not ISEB 11+ Common Entrance. References from the current school are also required and a separate application must be made for each school.

 

Overseas candidates are required to take the assessment at one of the 12 schools in London.

 

Scholarships for 11 + are up to 5% of the fees and at 16+ for up to 25% of the fees.

 

Entry at 16+ for Sixth Form includes an interview, reference from the current school and examination papers in the proposed A-level subjects.

 

http://www.fhs-nw1.org.uk/admissions/admissions-11-

 

Francis Holland School SW1: This is a day school for 517 girls aged 4 to 18.

 

Entry at 4+ is the main point of entry to the Junior School. The registrar should be contacted before your daughter turns two. The assessment is in the January before the year of entry.

 

Entry at 11+, the school is a member of the 11+ London Girls Consortium consisting of 12 schools in London. From 2019 there is a new bespoke cognitive ability test which is 70 minutes long. The format is CEM and consists of questions covering required and an interview testing problem solving, critical thinking and creativity is conducted. The results can be shared with other schools in the consortium maths, verbal reasoning and non-verbal reasoning. It is not online and there are no other written assessments. Most questions are multiple choice. Entry for year 7 is taken in January of year 6. The exam is not ISEB 11+ Common Entrance. References from the current school are also required and a separate application must be made for each school.

 

Overseas candidates are required to take the assessment at one of the 12 schools in London.

 

Scholarships for 11 + are up to 5% of the fees and at 16+ for up to 25% of the fees.

 

Entry at 16+ for Sixth Form includes an interview, reference from the current school and examination papers in the proposed A-level subjects. The offer of a place is conditional on satisfactory GCSE results.

 

http://www.fhs-sw1.org.uk/admissions

 

Harrow: This is a boarding only school for 826 boys between the ages of 13 and 18.

 

13+ entry, parents should register by the end of year 5 and a reference will be requested from the current school. The ISEB Common Pre-Test is used in the autumn term of year 6. This is a standardised age-adaptive measure of ability and attainment. It is an online, multiple choice test covering English, maths, verbal reasoning and non-verbal reasoning. The test is two and a half hours. The Pre-Test can be taken at the student’s own school. If it has been taken for another school the results can be shared but only 1 test per year is allowed.

 

The strongest applicants are invited to take the Harrow Test in the autumn term of year 7. This consists of two 15-minute interviews, a computerised maths and English test (1 hour) and a 20-minute essay. Following this the student may be offered a place, subject to satisfactory performance in Common Entrance.

 

The Common Entrance test is taken in June of year 8 in Maths, English, Latin, Science and French. There are different arrangements for children at schools not preparing for Common Entrance but generally a minimum of 65% percent average across all subjects is needed.

 

16+ entry requires a boy to be predicted at least 7-8 GCSEs at grade 7 to 9. The student must also write a letter to the Headmaster explaining why he would like to come to the school. Four subjects must be chosen for testing, which must be subjects intended for A-level.

 

Overseas students from China or Hong Kong must use one of the schools agents and some tests can be taken at the students own school. There are international branches of the school in Hong Kong, Beijing and Bangkok.

 

Scholarships may be awarded for up to 5% of the fees. The scholarship exam is taken in February of year 8 and if performance is high in this the Common Entrance may not be needed. Sixth form scholarships are also available.

 

https://www.harrowschool.org.uk/Admissions-Home

 

James Allen’s Girls’ School (JAGS): This is a day school for 1077 girls aged 4 to 18.

 

Entry to the junior school is either at 4+ or 7+.

 

11+ entry consists of a pre-selection test in the autumn term of Year 6. This involves questions on verbal reasoning, non-verbal reasoning and maths. If successful the 11+ exam papers will then be taken in January of Year 6. There is a 45-minute maths paper and a 1 hour 15 minutes English paper testing meaning and understanding, the effects of language and the ability to respond creatively. This is not the ISEB 11+ Common Entrance but an exam created by JAGS. There are no interviews unless invited to the scholarship exam.

 

13+ deferred entrants are also assessed in Year 6 but stay at their current school until year 9.

 

16+ entry to the sixth form is based on an interview, reference, GCSE results and an entrance exam involving critical thinking.

 

Scholarships are available between £1000 and £4000 per year.

 

Overseas applicants outside of Europe may take the exam at their own school but the school does not sponsor students for visas.

 

https://www.jags.org.uk/admissions/welcome-to-admissions

 

King’s College School, Wimbledon: This is a day school for boys aged 7 to 18 and girls aged 16 to 18. There are 1300 pupils.

 

Entry at 7+/8+ or 9+/10+ requires registration, a reference from the current school and an activity afternoon. The exam which follows consists of papers in Maths, English (comprehension and writing), Listening and Reasoning (verbal and non-verbal). Successful candidates will be interviewed.

 

The school has recently announced that the Senior School will now begin at 11+ not 13+. Entry at 11+ requires registration and a reference from the current school. The exam in January of Year 6 consists of papers in English, Maths and Verbal Reasoning. Successful candidates will be invited for interview.

 

Boys wishing to be considered for King's College School at 13+ entry should be registered 3 years before the date that they wish to start.  They will need to sit pre-tests in January of Year 6. The pre-test exams consist of papers in English, Maths and Verbal Reasoning. The successful boys will have an interview and a report will be requested from their current school.  Places offered at this stage will be conditional and dependant on their performance at 13+ Common Entrance or the scholarship exam, both taken in Year 8. The subjects required for 13+ Common Entrance are: English, Mathematics, Science, French, Geography, History, Latin and Religious Studies. The mean score must exceed 65%.

 

Boys from overseas or non-Common Entrance schools just take Common Entrance papers in English, Maths, French and Science.

 

Boys at King's College Junior School will not be required to take the 11+ when transferring to the Senior School. If it is felt that the Senior School will not be suitable a discussion will be had with the parents.

 

16+ entry is via a personal statement and tests in Year 11 in English, Math and a general paper. An interview and reference are also required.

 

https://www.kcs.org.uk/admissions

 

Lady Eleanor Holles: This is a day school for 926 girls aged 7 to 18.

For 11+ entry girls take an exam in January of Year 6 and may be invited for interview.

 

16+ entry involves an exam in November of the year before entry and interviews.

 

https://www.lehs.org.uk/admissions

 

Latymer Upper School: This is a coeducational day school for 1400 students aged 11 to 18. At Latymer Upper School, 11+ is a significant point of entry.  There are around 160 places offered at this stage.  Children are invited to look round the school on one of the Open Days in early autumn of Year 6 (age 10-11).  At the Open Day, there is a talk by the Head and the Head Boy and Girl, followed by a tour by a current pupil.  The 11+ exams are in January of Year 6 (age 10-11) and these are set by Latymer Upper School.  The papers are in Maths and English. If successful, these 11+ exams will be followed by an interview which will determine whether a place is offered.

 

16+ entry is through the school’s own exam papers in maths, written communication, problem solving and critical thinking. If successful candidates will be invited to interview. Offers are conditional on a minimum of 9 GCSEs including Maths and English with grades 7-9 in subjects for A-level.

 

Scholarships are usually £1000 but may be larger at the head’s discretion.

 

Overseas candidates must have a UK/EU passport or proof of residency and the tests must be taken at Latymer. There are no language tests.

 

https://www.latymer-upper.org/admissions/overview/

 

Merchant Taylors' School: This is a day school for 909 boys aged 11 to 18.

 

11+ applications need to be made by the end of October when your son is in Year 6 (age 10-11).  11+ exams take place in the second week in January (Year 6) and consist of English, Maths and Verbal Reasoning.  These exams are set by Merchant Taylors' School.  They do not use the 11+ ISEB papers.  Following these 11+ exams, boys who have reached the required standard will be asked back for an interview. A report from the current school is also requested.

 

13+ applications currently need to be made by the end of February when your son is in Year 7(age 11-12).  All applicants are called for interview in September/October of Year 8 (age 12-13).  Following the interviews, boys will be invited back to sit the entrance exams at the end of January (Year 8) in English, Maths, Science, History, Geography, French/German or Spanish, Latin and Verbal Reasoning.  Merchant Taylors' School does not use ISEB 13+ Common Entrance Exams but rather creates its own assessments. From 2022 the 13+ admission arrangements are changing and boys must take papers in English, Maths and a general paper in Year 6. They will also be interviewed and unconditional offers may be made. The exams in Year 8 will only be for setting.

16+ entry requires a report and GSCE predictions with a minimum of 7 grades at 8 or 9. Exams must be taken in the 4 proposed A-level subjects. Interviews are held and offers are conditional on set grades at GCSE.

 

Scholarships at 11+ and 13+ are a minimum value of 10% and sixth form scholarships are 50% discount on fees.

 

International students must take the exam at the school.

 

https://www.mtsn.org.uk/admissions/applying-to-mts/

 

More House is a day school for 204 girls aged 11 to 18. For 11+ entry there is an “Open Evening” during the Autumn Term each year and the school encourages group visits at other times to meet the Head. There are also coffee mornings in the calendar for prospective parents to meet teaching staff, look at academic work and ask any questions. Registration forms must be completed by the Autumn term of Year 6.

 

In the second half of the Autumn term of Year 6, prospective pupils come for a 'Taster day' to join in a range of classes.  They will also have an informal interview with the Head, lasting around 15minutes.  They are encouraged to bring in an item of interest to talk about.

 

The school is a member of the 11+ London Girls Consortium consisting of 12 schools in London. From 2019 there is a new bespoke cognitive ability test which is 70 minutes long. The format is CEM and consists of questions covering required and an interview testing problem solving, critical thinking and creativity is conducted. The results can be shared with other schools in the consortium maths, verbal reasoning and non-verbal reasoning. It is not online and there are no other written assessments. Most questions are multiple choice. Entry for Year 7 is taken in January of Year 6. The exam is not ISEB 11+ Common Entrance. References from the current school are also required and a separate application must be made for each school.

 

Overseas candidates are required to take the assessment at one of the 12 schools in London.

 

For entry to at 16+ a letter to the Head must be written by the candidate and interviews conducted.

 

Scholarships are awarded as research grants with a value between £500 and £2000 per year.

 

https://www.morehouse.org.uk/107/admissions-process

 

North London Collegiate School: This is a day school for 1101 girls aged 4 to 18.

 

4+ entry is a two-stage process in January before the year of entry. The first stage involves play activities in groups of children. They may be invited back for a second stage with smaller groups and a one to one session with a teacher.

 

7+ entry involves literacy and numeracy tests. Children need to be able to write a story, read fluently and answer comprehension questions. They will also be tested on maths calculations and problem solving.

 

11+ applicants sit 11+ entrance exams in English and Maths.  Shortlisted candidates then have an interview.  Note that North London Collegiate School is not part of the 11+ London Girls Consortium.  Neither do they use the ISEB 11+ Common Entrance papers but instead have their own assessments.

 

16+ applicants take entrance exams in November in the subjects proposed for A-Level. They will also have an interview and need a report from their current school.

 

There are overseas branches of the school in Jeju (Korea), Dubai, Singapore and Bangkok.

 

https://www.nlcs.org.uk/admissions/admissions-process

 

Northwood College for Girls: This is a day school for 844 girls aged 3 to 18.

 

For entry to the Junior School at age 3+ or 4+ parents must register by the Autumn Term prior to entry. There is an informal assessment in January.

 

7+ entry involves written papers in English, Maths and an interview.

For 11+ entry taster days are available for Year 5 girls. The school is a member of the 11+ London Girls Consortium consisting of 12 schools in London. From 2019 there is a new bespoke cognitive ability test which is 70 minutes long. The format is CEM and consists of questions covering required and an interview testing problem solving, critical thinking and creativity is conducted. The results can be shared with other schools in the consortium maths, verbal reasoning and non-verbal reasoning. It is not online and there are no other written assessments. Most questions are multiple choice. Entry for Year 7 is taken in January of Year 6. The exam is not ISEB 11+ Common Entrance. References from the current school are also required and a separate application must be made for each school. Interviews and school references are also requested.

 

16+ entry involves an interview, school reference, and is conditional on GCSE results. The minimum requirements are 5 GSCEs at grades 5 to 9 and grades 7 to 9 in subjects for A-Level.

 

International students may be allowed to sit the exam in their own school if the school is happy to administer them.

 

Scholarships are usually 25% off the tuition fees but can vary at the discretion of the Head.

 

https://www.northwoodcollege.gdst.net/admissions/

 

Notting Hill and Ealing Hill School for Girls: This is a day school for 910 girls aged 4 to 18.

 

For 4+ entry parents must register by the October in the year before entry. There is an informal play assessment in small groups.

 

For 7+ entry there are formal tests in January in English, Maths and Reasoning. A reference is also requested from the current school. If successful girls may be selected for interview.

 

The majority of girls in the Junior School stay for entry to the Senior School at 11+. All students take the 11+ exam along with external candidates so that they can be considered for the academic scholarships.  

 

For external candidates seeking entry at 11+, the school is a member of the 11+ London Girls Consortium consisting of 12 schools in London. From 2019 there is a new bespoke cognitive ability test which is 70 minutes long. The format is CEM and consists of questions covering required and an interview testing problem solving, critical thinking and creativity is conducted. The results can be shared with other schools in the consortium maths, verbal reasoning and non-verbal reasoning. It is not online and there are no other written assessments. Most questions are multiple choice. Entry for Year 7 is taken in January of Year 6. The exam is not ISEB 11+ Common Entrance. References from the current school are also required and a separate application must be made for each school. Selected girls will be called for interview and references requested.

 

Overseas candidates are required to take the assessment at one of the 12 schools in London.

 

16+ entry requires a written paper, interview and references. A conditional offer is subject to GCSE results which are expected to be grade 7 to 9 in subjects studied for A-Level.

 

Scholarships of around 10% may be awarded at 11+ and between 5-20% for 16+.

 

https://www.nhehs.gdst.net/admissions/

 

Putney High: This is a day school for 1020 girls aged 4 to 18.

 

4+ entry - parents must register by October in the year prior to entry. There is an informal assessment lasting 1.5 hours.

 

7+ entry there are papers in English, Maths and Reasoning. There are also team building exercises.

 

For 11+ entry, the girls are interviewed and their current school is contacted for a report or reference.  In January of Year 6 (age 10-11), the girls sit 11+ exams in English and Maths.  Following which, successful candidates will be offered a place.  Places are awarded based on academic merit and future potential. The papers are based on the Year 6 National Curriculum.

 

16+ entry is conditional on GCSE results, interview and reference.

 

Scholarships at 11+ are typically for 20% of the fees and 16+ scholarships are 5% of the fees.

 

Overseas candidates must have a visa and parent or guardian in London. They must also be fluent English speakers.

 

https://www.putneyhigh.gdst.net/admissions/

Queen’s College: This is a day school for 587 girls aged 4 to 18.

 

For admission to Queen’s College Prep School entry at 4+ is non-selective. Parents are encouraged to register as soon as possible after their daughter’s birth. Parents visit the school and meet the Headmistress. Entry at other year groups into the school is through assessment by class teachers. Girls from the prep school take the same entrance exam to the senior school as external candidates. There is no automatic entry to the senior school.

 

11+ is the main point of entry into the senior school and there are three forms in Year 7.  For all candidates seeking entry at 11+, the school is a member of the 11+ London Girls Consortium consisting of 12 schools in London. From 2019 there is a new bespoke cognitive ability test which is 70 minutes long. The format is CEM and consists of questions covering required and an interview testing problem solving, critical thinking and creativity is conducted. The results can be shared with other schools in the consortium maths, verbal reasoning and non-verbal reasoning. It is not online and there are no other written assessments. Most questions are multiple choice. Entry for Year 7 is taken in January of Year 6. The exam is not ISEB 11+ Common Entrance. References from the current school are also required and a separate application must be made for each school. Selected girls will be called for interview and asked to bring a piece of work that they are proud of to form the basis of discussion.

 

Overseas candidates are required to take the assessment at one of the 12 schools in London. The school does not have a licence to sponsor international students without a visa. There is provision for catering for students with English as an Additional Language.

 

16+ entry is based on an interview, GCSE predictions, references, a minimum performance at GCSE and a written test may be required.

 

Scholarships are available at 11+ and 16+. Currently 11+ scholarships are up to 15% discount on fees.

 

http://www.qcl.org.uk/

https://www.qcps.org.uk/admissions/admissions-process

 

Queen’s Gate School: This is a school for 550 girls aged 4 to 18.

 

Entry at 4+ is the main point of entry to the junior school. Assessments are in January prior to the year of entry. Parents must register at least a year in advance. There is a parent interview and taster days for nursery girls.

 

Entry at 7+ may be possible by examination and scholarships of up to one third of the fees may be awarded.

 

11+ is the main point of entry to the senior school. The school is a member of the 11+ London Girls Consortium consisting of 12 schools in London. From 2019 there is a new bespoke cognitive ability test which is 70 minutes long. The format is CEM and consists of questions covering required and an interview testing problem solving, critical thinking and creativity is conducted. The results can be shared with other schools in the consortium maths, verbal reasoning and non-verbal reasoning. It is not online and there are no other written assessments. Most questions are multiple choice. Entry for Year 7 is taken in January of Year 6. The exam is not ISEB 11+ Common Entrance. References from the current school are also required and a separate application must be made for each school. An interview will also be conducted. All candidates are considered for the academic scholarship which offers 25% off fees.

 

Entry at 16+ to the sixth form is possible and scholarships up to 25% of the fees are available.

 

http://www.queensgate.org.uk/admissions/senior-school-admissions/

 

South Hampstead High School:  This is a day school for 929 girls aged 4 to 18.

 

4+ entry is by an initial assessment similar to a play date. Half of the girls will be invited back for a further assessment and reference requested.

 

7+ entry involves 3 written papers in November based on the Year 2 National Curriculum. If successful a further group assessment is in January.

 

11+ is the main point of entry to the senior school. The school is a member of the 11+ London Girls Consortium consisting of 12 schools in London. From 2019 there is a new bespoke cognitive ability test which is 70 minutes long. The format is CEM and consists of questions covering required and an interview testing problem solving, critical thinking and creativity is conducted. The results can be shared with other schools in the consortium maths, verbal reasoning and non-verbal reasoning. It is not online and there are no other written assessments. Most questions are multiple choice. Entry for Year 7 is taken in January of Year 6. The exam is not ISEB 11+ Common Entrance. References from the current school are also required and a separate application must be made for each school.

 

Overseas candidates may be able to sit the entrance exam at their own school.

 

16+ entry require a minimum of 7 grade 8-9 GCSEs.

 

Scholarships are available at 11+ and 16+ and no separate application is needed.

 

https://www.shhs.gdst.net/admissions/

 

St Alban’s High School for Girls: This is a day school for 1066 girls aged 4 to 18.

 

Entry at 4+ involves a preliminary visit to share activities, stories and one to one tasks. Entry tests are then completed in January.

 

All prospective families are advised to arrange a visit or to sign up for an Open Day.  11+ entrance exams day are in January of Year 6 ready to start in September of Year 7. After the exam, most girls will be invited for interview.  Also, a report is requested from their current school.

 

16+ entry is by interview. Scholarships are available.

 

https://www.stahs.org.uk/admissions/how-to-apply/

 

St Helen’s School Northwood: This is a day school for 1153 girls aged 3 to 18.

 

3+/4+ entry involves observation of group activities. If girls are shortlisted they will be invited to an interview with the Head of Prep.

 

The school is a member of the 11+ London Girls Consortium consisting of 12 schools in London. From 2019 there is a new bespoke cognitive ability test which is 70 minutes long. The format is CEM and consists of questions covering required and an interview testing problem solving, critical thinking and creativity is conducted. The results can be shared with other schools in the consortium maths, verbal reasoning and non-verbal reasoning. It is not online and there are no other written assessments. Most questions are multiple choice. Entry for Year 7 is taken in January of Year 6. The exam is not ISEB 11+ Common Entrance. References from the current school are also required and a separate application must be made for each school. An interview will also be conducted. Scholarships between 10 and 50% may be offered based on the exam and interview.

 

16+ entry requires a minimum of 7 GCSEs grades 6 to 9 including English and Maths. A 6 or 7 grade may be required for certain subjects to be studied at A-Level. Scholarships may be offered based on an exam involving reasoning and problem solving.

 

http://www.sthelens.london/Admissions-Introduction

 

St James Senior Girls’ School: This is a day school for 261 girls aged 11 to 18. The school is a member of the 11+ London Girls Consortium consisting of 12 schools in London. From 2019 there is a new bespoke cognitive ability test which is 70 minutes long. The format is CEM and consists of questions covering required and an interview testing problem solving, critical thinking and creativity is conducted. The results can be shared with other schools in the consortium maths, verbal reasoning and non-verbal reasoning. It is not online and there are no other written assessments. Most questions are multiple choice. Entry for Year 7 is taken in January of Year 6. The exam is not ISEB 11+ Common Entrance. References from the current school are also required and a separate application must be made for each school. An interview will also be conducted.

 

16+ entry requires 5 good GCSE passes and A/B at GCSE in A-Level subjects. A Verbal Reasoning exam is also taken, predictions and a personal statement are considered.

 

Entry for other years, if places are available is by the school’s own tests in English, Maths and Verbal Reasoning.

 

There are no scholarships but bursaries are available. The school cannot sponsor international students for visa applications.

 

https://www.stjamesschools.co.uk/seniorgirls/admissions/welcome/

 

St Paul’s School (Boys): This is predominantly a day school with 1444 boys aged 7 to 18. There are 33 boarders aged 13 to 18. The school is made up of the Junior School for ages 7 to 13 (previously Colet Court) and the Senior School for ages 13 to 18.

 

7+ and 8+ entry involves written papers in English, Maths and Reasoning. If successful they are interviewed and a reference may be requested. There is automatic transfer to the Senior School at 13+.

 

11+ entrants sit the ISEB Common pre-test online in November of Year 6. This test is designed by GL and includes English, Maths, Verbal Reasoning and Non-Verbal Reasoning components. Successful candidates will then take a written exam in January covering Maths and English. The English paper contains 45 minutes comprehension and 45 minutes composition. The Maths paper is 1-hour, non-calculator and involves calculations and problem solving. If successful boys will be called to interview.

 

For 13+ entry, registration needs to be in Year 5. In the autumn of Year 6 (age 10-11), all candidates will sit the ISEB Common pre-tests online. This, along with a school report, will determine whether a candidate is offered an interview.  Interviews are in January of Year 6 and will involve short Maths and English questions as well as the interview.  Candidates must choose between entry at 11+ or 13+.

 

Boys who are successful with the 11+ pre-tests will receive a conditional offer.  This is subject to an equivalent standard of performance being shown either at 13+ Scholarship or in 13+ Common Entrance Exams with a minimum of 70%.

 

16+ entrants take an exam in their chosen subject. Papers in problem solving and critical thinking are also taken. Candidates may then be invited to interview.

 

For overseas applicants boarding is possible. Entrants at 13+ and 16+ may take some exams at their own school. The UKiset must be taken if English is not the first language and the IELTs test with a minimum level of 7.5. St Paul’s can sponsor visa applications.

 

Scholarships are honorary and a nominal value of £60 per year.

 

https://www.stpaulsschool.org.uk/admissions

 

St Paul’s Girls’ School: This is a day school for 759 girls aged 11 to 18.

 

11+ candidates must register by November the year before entry. The online pre-test is taken in November. It is a cognitive ability test created by CEM with elements of Maths, Verbal Reasoning and Non-Verbal Reasoning. If successful in the pre-test a reference from the current school will be requested. The second stage, in January, consists of written papers in English, Maths and Comprehension. If candidates do well in these papers the third stage is an interview to assess independent thought and creativity.

 

16+ entrants should expect to receive A* at GCSE and entry is based on an entrance exam and interview.

 

There are no academic scholarships but means tested bursaries are available.

 

https://spgs.org/admissions/

 

The Godolphin and Latymer School: There are three Open afternoons for prospective parents and their daughters.  These are in Year 5 and 6 and booking is necessary.

 

The school is a member of the 11+ London Girls Consortium consisting of 12 schools in London. From 2019 there is a new bespoke cognitive ability test which is 70 minutes long. The format is CEM and consists of questions covering required and an interview testing problem solving, critical thinking and creativity is conducted. The results can be shared with other schools in the consortium maths, verbal reasoning and non-verbal reasoning. It is not online and there are no other written assessments. Most questions are multiple choice. Entry for Year 7 is taken in January of Year 6. The exam is not ISEB 11+ Common Entrance. References from the current school are also required and a separate application must be made for each school. An interview will also be conducted.

 

16+ entry is based on a reference, GCSE predictions and written examinations. Some girls may be subsequently invited to interview. The girls follow either the A-Level or International Baccalaureate route.

 

https://www.godolphinandlatymer.com/admissions

 

The Harrodian School: This is a co-educational day school for 990 students aged 4 to 18.

 

4+ entrants can be registered from birth. A reception morning for parents and children with activities is arranged.

 

8+ entry is by written examination in English and Maths. There is also an assessment in guided reading and group problem solving. A reference from the current school is also requested.

 

11+ entry is by written examination in the January before entry. There is also an online Verbal Reasoning and Non-Verbal Reasoning test. Interviews may be arranged.

 

13+ entry is through pre-assessment at 11+ with written tests in English and Maths and online assessments in Verbal Reasoning and Non-Verbal Reasoning.

 

16+ entrants need a minimum of 6 GCSEs at grade B (level 6) or higher and a C (level 5) in Maths and English. Most have a grade A (level 7 or higher) in subjects to be studied for A-Level. There is an English and Maths exam, interview and any offers are conditional on GCSE grades.

 

Scholarships are available at 13+ and 16+.

 

https://www.harrodian.com/admissions

 

University College School: This is a boys day school for 877 boys aged 11 to 18 with a co-educational sixth form.

 

11+ entry for University College Junior School boys need no further tests. Boys from other schools take written exams in January of Year 6 in English, Maths, Verbal Reasoning and Non-Verbal Reasoning. A classroom activity, interview and report is also required.

 

For 13+ entry, boys will be required to sit 13+ Common Entrance exams at the end of Year 8 (age 12-13).  However, prior to this, be aware that they will need to pass pre-tests in Year 6 (age 10-11).  This will involve papers in Maths (calculations and problems), Verbal and Non-Verbal Reasoning and English (a comprehension and essay).  If successful, they will be invited to attend a day of interview and activities.  Candidates may secure a conditional place and will then take the 13+ Common Entrance at the end of Year 8.

 

16+ entry is possible for 35 girls and a small number of boys. An exam is taken along with a report from the current school with GCSE predictions. Interviews take place and offers are conditional on GCSE results with an average grade of 6.5 or higher.

 

There are no scholarships but there are means tested bursaries.

 

https://www.ucs.org.uk/admissions

 

Westminster School: This is a boys school for 758 students aged 13 to 18. There are girls in the sixth form only. There is also a Junior School known as Westminster Under School for boys aged 7 to 13.

 

For 7+/8+ entry there are written papers in Maths, English, Verbal and Non-Verbal Reasoning. There are also classroom activities and an interview. A reference is requested.

 

11+ entry to the Under School involves the ISEB Common Pre-Test in November which is an online test covering Maths, English, Verbal and Non-Verbal Reasoning. Some boys may be selected for the next stage which is written papers in Maths and English. If successful boys may then be called for interview. If boys are successful at entry at 11+ there are no further tests for entry at 13+ to the Great School.

 

For 13+ entry, be aware that the process starts in Year 6 (age 10-11).  The candidate will need to take the ISEB Common pre-tests (computer-based tests in English, Mathematics and Reasoning).  Westminster School then requests a reference from the candidate's current school.

 

Those reaching the required standard with the pre-tests and who have an acceptable school report will be invited for interview in the Spring term of Year 6.  During the day, there will be short tests in Maths and English.  Successful boys will be offered a place on condition that they average 70% at 13+ Common Entrance (taken in June of Year 8) or in the 13+ Westminster Scholarship, known as 'The Challenge' (taken in May of Year 8).  For both exams, boys must sit: Maths, English, French, Science, Latin, History, Geography and, for CE only, RS.

 

16+ entry involves entrance exams and interviews. A conditional offer may be made subject to specific GCSE grades.

Scholarships are available at 13+ and 16+ (girls only). All scholars must board and are awarded 50% off the boarding fee. Bursaries are available but not for overseas applicants.

 

Overseas students may board if they are over 16 if their parents live outside the UK. The school can support visa applications.

 

https://www.westminster.org.uk/admissions/

 

Wimbledon High School: This is a day school for 1028 girls aged 4 to 18.

 

11+ is the main point of entry to the senior school. The first stage are paper and pencil tests in Verbal and Non-Verbal Reasoning in November of Year 6. The second stage is a creative writing assessment day in January of Year 6 involving problem solving, teamwork and numeracy and literacy assessments.

 

16+ entry involves tests in Verbal Reasoning and 3 exam papers in the subjects chosen for A-Level. There is also an interview. Grades 7 to 9 are expected in GCSE for chose A-Level subjects and a minimum of 8 GCSEs grades 6 to 9 are required.

 

There are scholarships available at 11+ and 16+ with awards of between 5-20% of fees.

 

International students entering the sixth form must have an IELTS score of at least 6.8 and grade 6 to 9 in GCSE English Language.

 

https://www.wimbledonhigh.gdst.net/admissions

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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