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Entry at 4+

We offer places to 24 girls at 4+ (Reception) based on their performance in assessments. Parents or legal guardians are invited to submit an application at least a year before their daughter is due to start in Reception.

Please see the timeline below for entry in September 2021. If you would like to enquire about making a late application for entry September 2020, or have any other queries, please contact junioradmissions@shhs.gdst.net

For entry in September 2020, all those who have applied will be invited to an initial assessment (which should be treated as a ‘play date’) between 5th and 13th November 2019. Approximately half the girls will then be invited back for a further assessment between 15th and 22nd January 2020.  Offers will be made shortly after.

4+ entry for entry September 2021

Girls born between 1 September 2016 - 31 August 2017

1

Making an application

We welcome applications for entry in September 2021 from September 2019 to the end of August 2020. We will assess every girl whose application is received within this time frame. Unfortunately, due to demand, we cannot always guarantee applications received outside these dates.

2

First assessment

For entry in September 2021, girls will be invited to an enjoyable school visit, which should be considered as a ‘play date’, in October/November 2020. 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.

3

Second assessment

We then invite back approximately half the candidates in smaller groups for a second assessment in January 2021. It is at this stage that we request references.

4

Places offered

Places are then offered by February 2021 and parents will be given a deadline to accept. At the point of acceptance a non-returnable deposit of £1,000 is required.

Entry at 7+