Senior Entry

A place at the school is offered based on performance in the entrance examination, an interview and report from the current school. For entry in September 2018, applications must be received by 30 November 2017. There are usually between 45-50 places in Year 7 for girls who are not already at our Junior School. About 75% of our junior school pupils move to senior school and pupils also join from around 30 other state and private schools.

The timetable below summarises the main steps and key dates for you. Our experienced admissions team are very approachable and will be able to answer any queries you have. Please call them on 020 8557 7004. If you are not able to attend the Open Day listed below please call Admissions who will organise a personal tour for you.

You can download relevant forms from the Prospectus and Application Forms section.

Deadline for applications Up to 30 November 2017 The application fee is £100 for UK students and £125 for overseas students. An application form can be downloaded in our Prospectus and Application Forms section or found in the back of the prospectus.
Deadline for Bursary 
30 November 2017 The GDST bursary application is obtained from the school by ticking the box on the application form that states you would like to apply for a bursary. You will then be contacted from September onwards with details of the online bursary application process. Applications must arrive at the GDST by this deadline.
Deadline for Art, Drama, Music & Sports scholarship applications 30 November 2017 Scholarship applications can be downloaded from the Prospectus and Application Forms section of the website or collected at Open Days. They should be sent directly to the school by this deadline.
Drama, Sport, Music & Art Scholarship assessments Drama 6 December 2017;
Sport 7 December 2017;
Music 10 January 2018;
Art 11 January 2018.
Entrance examination and interviews Wednesday 3 January 2018

The entrance examination comprises one paper in maths and one paper in English. You can download sample questions in our Prospectus and Application Forms section. Prospective pupils will also be interviewed by a member of staff. The interview, which lasts around 15 minutes, is our chance to get to know a little more about your daughter. We will ask her to bring a sample of academic work she is proud of and would like to talk about.

An alternative day and time is being set aside for those who have a date clash or miss the exam due to illness.  Please contact the Admissions Office for details.

Academic Scholarship Assessments Monday 15 January 2018 Girls who perform very well in our entrance exam and interview may be invited to an Academic Scholarship assessment. There is no need to apply separately for this award and you will be contacted after the entrance exam if this is applicable to your daughter.

Results will be posted on Wednesday 31 January 2018 and there will be a Taster Day for offer holders on Thursday 8 February 2018.