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Entry at 11+

Each year we welcome approximately 55 new girls into the school to join those moving up from our Junior School. Girls must have reached the age of 11 before 1st September in the year of entry, and will be in Year 6 when they sit their entrance examination.

Applications for entry in September 2022 are now open – please scroll down to apply online. Once you have made an application, you will be able to access your account here.

As part of the London 11+ Consortium, South Hampstead aims to provide an application process that is fair, clear, robust and accessible to pupils from all schools and backgrounds. This year, due to the ongoing disruption as a result of the pandemic, all pupils applying to any school in the London 11+ Consortium will sit the ISEB Common Pre-tests.

For more detailed information about the admissions process this year, please read our frequently asked questions – if you have any further queries, please contact senioradmissions@shhs.gdst.net

For 11+ entry in September 2022

Girls born between 1 September 2010 - 31 August 2011

1

Apply online

Our application deadline is Friday 12th November 2021. Please scroll down to apply online; if you are applying for a bursary, please submit evidence of income support so we can waive the registration fee.

2

Entrance examination

This year, all applicants must sit the ISEB Common Pre-tests (verbal reasoning, non-verbal reasoning, English and Maths). The online tests, designed to identify potential as well as attainment, should be taken in your daughter's current school. If this is not possible, your daughter can sit the tests at South Hampstead - date to be confirmed. She may also sit the tests at another London 11+ Consortium school (or any other school using the ISEB Common Pre-tests) to which she has applied. Regardless of location, the deadline to sit the tests is Friday 10th December 2021.

3

Interview

We will then contact you in January 2022 to confirm whether we are able to invite your daughter for an interview on Wednesday 26th January. At the interview, we aimed to put girls at their ease whilst also challenging them. This approach enables us to identify whether a pupil will truly thrive here, academically and otherwise. Music and Sports Scholarship auditions/assessments will also be held on Wednesday 26th January.

4

Places offered

Places are offered on Friday 11th February 2022 on the basis of performance in the entrance test and interview, as well as the reference from the current school. Candidates will also be asked to provide details on the impact of school closures, and any other relevant circumstances, on their education. The deadline to accept is Monday 7th March 2022 at midday.