Entry Procedure 2021

The dates for our entrance process are subject to change dependent on governmental guidance at the time. We will endeavour to give parents and guardians as much notice of any changes as possible. 

By the deadline of Friday 13 November 2020

Submit the completed registration forms together with a copy of the candidate’s birth certificate and a cheque for £125 (not applicable for those families applying for a bursary only place) to cover the registration fee.

Parents will be able to indicate on the examination entry form (available from August 2020) if they would like to apply for a bursary on the grounds of financial need or apply for a music scholarship.

w/b Monday 23 November 2020

All candidates will complete an on-screen time-limited cognitive ability test covering verbal ability, mathematics ability and non-verbal ability to identify potential. Practice materials are not provided but you can get a flavour of using the test on a computer by accessing:

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Parents will be informed of the outcome of this stage of the selection process in mid December. At this time we will also ask for a confidential report for the girls’ current schools.

Monday 4 January 2021

Successful candidates from the computer assessment will be invited to sit our entrance examinations in English, Mathematics and Comprehension. We will shortlist girls for interview based on these examination results.

w/b Monday 18 January 2021

Following success in the entrance examinations, girls are invited back to St Paul’s for an interview. These interviews will last about 15 minutes and it will not be necessary for girls to bring anything with them.

early March 2021

The final results will be sent out to parents by first class post.

late March 2021

Acceptances to offers of a place need to be with the school by this deadline, together with a deposit of 50% of a term’s fees although reduced deposits apply for successful bursary candidates. An additional overseas deposit is required if one or more of the persons who are jointly and severally responsible for paying the fees is resident outside the United Kingdom.

summer term 2021

We will send out a pack of information early in the summer term, together with invitations to various summer term events including the new girls’ tea in June.