Admissions

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Preparatory Department

Kindergarten places are allocated on a "First come, first served" basis. From Reception upwards, all applicants have an assessment appropriate to their age; these usually take place during the Spring Term, but we are happy to make arrangements for pupils applying at other times. Assessments are usually carried out on an individual basis as part of a 'taster day', which will also include some time spent with their peer group in class.

Senior School

The majority of girls join the senior school at 11+, 13+ and 16+.

Years 7 and 9

Prospective pupils for entry to years 7 and 9 should register for the Entrance Examination which is held at the end of January each year. The examination consists of papers in English, Mathematics and Non Verbal Reasoning . There is also an interview with the Headmistress, Deputy Headmistress or Senior Teacher and a report is requested from the girl's current school.

Candidates who take the January Entrance Examination are automatically considered for scholarships.

Sixth Form

Entry to the Sixth Form is dependent on GCSE or equivalent qualifications, and a reference from the current school. A number of awards are available for internal and external candidates. The Sixth Form Award Examination is held on a Saturday early in November, please see our calendar or contact us for details.

Other Years

Examinations for entry into other years can be arranged at any time, provided places are available.

Please contact Admissions for further details.

Any prospective parents who would like to contact the Chair of Governors can do this by writing to the school office or by emailing the Bursar bursar@st-francis.herts.sch.uk.