Update! We look forward to the safe return of some Junior School pupils w/c 1 June, when key worker provision and Guided Home Learning for all other pupils resumes.


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.

South Hampstead is part of The London 11+ Consortium. Currently comprising thirteen independent girls’ schools, The London 11+ Consortium sets the same test paper, shares results and has common dates for releasing results and deadlines for acceptances, with the aim of making the applications process simpler, for both pupils and parents. Candidates for South Hampstead must register directly with the school by applying online below. At 11+ we offer prestigious Academic, Music and Sport Scholarships as well as free, means-tested bursary places – for more information, please see the Scholarships & Bursaries section.

Applications can now be made online below. Unfortunately Open Days are currently suspended – please check back for updates. If you have any queries in the interim, please contact senioradmissions@shhs.gdst.net.


For 11+ entry in September 2021

Girls born between 1 September 2009 - 31 August 2010


Entrance examination

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 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, 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 offered

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 posted in February, followed by an Offer Holders’ Event before the deadline to accept in March.

Open Days