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 Julia Miles e-mail jmiles@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 in 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 an academic scholarship.

Sixth Form

Entry to the Sixth Form is dependent on GCSE or equivalent qualifications, and a reference from the current school.  Students require 6 GCSE subjects at grade 6 or higher, with at least a grade 6 in each of your chosen A Level subjects.  For some subjects a grade 7 at GCSE is required.  A number of awards are available for internal and external candidates. The Sixth Form Award Examination for entry in September 2020 will be held in November 2019.

Other Years

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

Please contact Admissions Administrator for further details.

The deadline to register for the Entry September 2019 Examinations, is 10th December 2018. The exams will take place in January 2019. Please contact the Registrar, Mrs Lisa Cogan at admissions@st-francis.herts.sch.uk or telephone the main switchboard 01462 670511.

Please click here to download  the application form.