For 11+ entry in September 2020
Girls born between 1 September 2008 - 31 August 2009
All schools in The London 11+ Consortium will assess candidates through a 70 minute cognitive ability test. This rigorous new test has been designed to identify academic potential and reduce the reliance on arduous preparation. The test includes questions testing verbal reasoning, mathematical reasoning and non-verbal reasoning. The test can be taken on Friday 10 January 2020 at any of the schools in The London 11+ Consortium to which an application has been made.
In order to gain a complete picture of each prospective pupil, we will continue to use the interview as a critical tool in our selection process. Invitations to interview are made on the strength of each candidate’s results and school reference. At the interview (end January/early February 2020), we aim to put pupils at their ease whilst also challenging them. This approach enables us to identify whether a pupil will truly thrive here, academically and otherwise.
Places are offered on the basis of performance in the cognitive ability test and interview, as well as the reference from the current school. Offers are made on Friday 14 February. We will hold an Offer Holders’ Event on Monday 24 February 2020 if you have any further questions, with a deadline for acceptances in early March.
South Hampstead is a popular school. Entry is competitive. Girls are assessed via examination, interview and report. 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.