Admissions process overview
Application forms released
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. Unfortunately, due to high demand, applications outside of this period cannot always be accepted.
Typically held in November, one year before the September entry, girls are invited to an enjoyable school visit, 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 £1,000 is required.
South Hampstead is a popular school. Entry is competitive. We recommend that anyone considering applying for South Hampstead should book a place on an Open Day for a taste of life at the school.