Occasional places

Places occasionally become available for entry into Year 8, Year 9 and Year 10, though this is dependent on current students leaving the school and overall school numbers so vacancies do not arise every year.

For entry into these year groups we would normally be looking for candidates with both high academic performance and substantial involvement in extra-curricular activities. Prospective candidates will also need to be currently studying at least two modern languages (French, German, Italian, Spanish, Russian, Mandarin) and either currently studying Latin or prepared to catch-up one/two years of Latin before entry.

The availability of places is not usually known before February half term of the year of entry. After this date, we invite interested parents to fully register candidates via an online link and payment of the registration fee (non-refundable). Following confirmation of your child’s registration, we will request references ahead of an entrance examination at St Paul’s Girls’ School. We are unable to offer a remote or overseas exam for occasional places. Those who are successful in the exam will be invited to attend an interview as detailed below. We are unable to sponsor applicants who require a Tier 4 visa.

To register you will need to show proof that your child can live and study in the UK by uploading a copy of any relevant supporting documents such as passports/resident permit/visa. Unfortunately, if we do not have evidence that your child can live and study in the UK, we will be unable to make an offer.

Students are required to live within a 50-minute commute of the school and we may decline to pursue an application where, in our opinion, it may require an unrealistically demanding journey.

Offers are typically made before the end of the spring term.

Candidates would initially sit examinations in English and mathematics before being shortlisted for interview based on these results. Shortlisted applicants will have an interview in science and their two modern language options, as well as a general interview. Places would normally be offered towards the end of March.

We usually prioritise those applicants who do not have a secondary school place in London i.e. families who are relocating from overseas or applicants whose current school only goes up to age 13. Please note that applicants who sat our 11+ process would normally only be reconsidered at this entry point if they reached the interview stage.

Applications for September 2024 entry are now open and will close on Wednesday 31 January 2024.

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