Entry Procedure 2022

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 12 November 2021

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

Parents will be able to indicate on the examination entry form (available from August 2021) if they would like to apply for a bursary on the grounds of financial need or apply for a music scholarship.

Monday 22 – Friday 26 November 2021

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:

https://plus.cem.org/cemselectfam/

This is an hour-long test and will be taken on site at St Paul’s.

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.

Wednesday 5 January 2022

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.

Monday 17 – Thursday 20 January 2022

Following success in the entrance examinations, girls are invited for an interview. These will focus on the student’s academic potential through interaction with stimulus material. 

mid-February 2022

The final decisions will be sent out to parents.

early March 2022

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 2022

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.