For 11+ entry in September 2021
Girls born between 1 September 2009 - 31 August 2010
Our application deadline was Wednesday 18th November 2020.
Applicants will sit the ISEB Common Pre-test, a 2.5 hour, computer-based test, with sections on verbal and non-verbal reasoning, English and Maths. The test is designed to identify potential as well as attainment; no special preparation is required. Familiarisation materials are available on the ISEB website. Applicants should sit the test on or before Friday 15th January 2021; it should be taken at her current school or at any other school she has applied to (provided that the school offers the ISEB Common Pre-test). At South Hampstead, we hosted candidates on 5th January, in line with the latest guidance and adhering to all necessary protective health measures.
In order to gain a complete picture of each prospective pupil, the interview is a critical tool in our selection process. This year, we committed to interviewing all applicants. 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.
Places are offered on the basis of performance in the ISEB Common Pre-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. Offers are made on 12th February, followed by Offer Holders’ Events on 22nd/23rd February; the deadline to accept is noon on 3rd March.