Joining the Senior School

Girls usually join the Senior School at 11+ (Year 7) although occasionally there are places available in other year groups.  Admission is selective and involves tests and interviews. For Year 7 entry the school is a member of the  London 11+ Consortium.

 

Important Information for 11+ Entry in 2021

We are aware of the disruption many Year 6 pupils will have experienced due to school closures as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic, and the impact that these extraordinary circumstances will have had on their education.  We know that parents are understandably concerned about academically selective assessment processes, in the light of these closures, and have been reviewing our approach to the entrance procedures, to ensure that we gather as much relevant information as possible to inform our decisions and ensure that applicants are not disadvantaged by the lack of normal education received from March until the end of the summer term.

With this in mind, we are now asking parents, on the registration form, to provide details of the educational provision that was offered by their daughter’s current school during lockdown, and of any additional concerns or family circumstances that should be taken into account. 

We will also be asking all junior schools to include information in the confidential references they provide about the level of educational provision applicants received during this period.

We would like to reassure parents that our entrance procedure is designed to look for academic potential rather than specific knowledge.  Every applicant will also be invited for an individual interview with a member of staff, which will allow us to gain as full a picture as possible of each girl’s abilities and interests, even if they have had less teaching during lockdown.

For 11+ entry in September 2021, the exam is scheduled to take place on Friday 8th January 2021. We are currently exploring a number of possible options for the entrance exam which will enable us to adapt to the changing Covid-19 situation, and further details will of course be provided to all applicants once arrangements have been finalised.

There is a lot of information on the application process and open days in this section (follow the menu on the left hand side of the page) but if you have any questions please phone us on (020) 8991 2165 or email admissions@nhehs.gdst.net  We will be happy to help.

In the meantime, we look forward to meeting you at an open day.