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We offer places to 24 girls at 4+ based on their performance in assessments.

Parents or legal guardians should submit an application with the Junior School two years before their daughter is due to start in Reception. Application forms are available to download from our website during a designated two week period in September of each year and we guarantee to assess every girl whose application is received within this time frame. We are unable to process any applications outside of this period.

The assessment process has two stages. The first assessment is typically held in November, one year before the September entry. Girls are asked to come on an enjoyable visit to the school, which should be considered as a ‘play date’. No special preparation is necessary as no formal knowledge is expected. The girls will visit in small groups and will be observed by our assessors. 

We then invite back approximately half the candidates in smaller groups for a second assessment in January. It is at this stage that we request references.

Places are then offered in February and parents will be given a deadline to accept. At the point of acceptance a non-returnable deposit of £1000 is payable (cheques payable to GDST).

Applications for 4+ entry September 2018 (girls born between 01.09.13 - 31.08.14) and entry September 2019 (girls born between 01.09.14 - 31.08.15) have now closed.

To enquire about the possiblity of a late application for entry in September 2019, please contact: junioradmissions@shhs.gdst.net

Details for 4+ entry September 2020 will be posted here in due course.


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