Senior - Entrance Requirements

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.

If you would like further information about joining the Preparatory Department, please contact Mrs Lisa Charter e-mail prep@st-francis.herts.sch.uk or phone 01462 670511

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

Senior School

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 reference 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.  Students require 6 GCSEs at grade B or above, with at least a B in your chosen A Level subjects.  For some subjects an A at GCSE is required.  A number of awards are available for internal and external candidates. The Sixth Form Award Examination for entry in September 2017 is on Saturday 12th November.

Other Years

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

Please contact Admissions secretary for further details.

To register for the next Entrance Examination, which will take place on Friday 20th January 2017, please contact the Senior Schools Admissions Administrator, Mrs Lisa Cogan. Mrs Cogan's email address is admissions@st-francis.herts.sch.uk or telephone the main switchboard 01462 - 670511.

Please click here to download Application form.