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Do you have an entrance exam? My daughter is 10 years old (current Year 6); she is shy and does not perform particularly well in interviews or test situations.

Our 11+ entrance and scholarship examinations take place in January of each year, for entry in the following September. We take pride in bringing out the best in all our pupils, whatever their strengths and weaknesses and aim to make the entrance process as stress-free as possible. Please contact school to discuss the examination and interview process for your daughter.

At what age do the children start to go on Round Square exchanges, conferences and visits?

Children join in Round Square activities from Year 7 upwards and participate in these throughout their time in Senior House.  For girls in Junior House there are activity camps, a summer residential for the whole of Key Stage 2 and the opportunity to apply for a place at a CISV (Children's International Summer Village) which is aimed at 11-12 year olds.

If my child moves between key years in her education eg between GCSE and Sixth Form, does a term's notice still have to be given?

Yes, a full term's notice in writing is required if your daughter leaves at the end of a year, whichever year group she is in.

When are the next scholarship examinations for entry to Year 7 and Year 9?

The entrance and scholarship examinations will take place on Tuesday 30 January 2024.

My daughter is currently in Year 9 at a state school. is it possible to apply for a scholarship for her entering year ten?.

Scholarships are awarded at 11+ entrance in Year 7, 13+ to start Year 9 and at Sixth Form entrance in Year 12. Scholarships are not offered to girls in Year 10 although it may be possible to apply for a bursary in cases of hardship.

Have you got an open day planned in the next few months?

The next open day for the whole school is scheduled for Saturday 30th September 2023 from 9.30 am to 11.30 pm.  If you are unable to make that date or you would like to arrange a visit before then, please telephone Mrs Jane Jokelson on 0191 255 3980.

Do you offer scholarships other than academic ones?

Yes we do.  We also offer Performing Arts, Creative Arts and PE scholarships for girls entering Year 7, Year 9 and the Sixth Form.  Please contact Mrs Jane Jokelson in the School Office on 0191 255 3980 for further information.

My daughter is thinking of joining your school but it would be in the middle of the school year. Would that be a problem?


We are happy to welcome girls to join us at any point through the school year. Our dedicated and welcoming staff will ensure that she is supported to settle in quickly and catch up on any missing work.

If you have any questions please contact the school office for further details; our experienced and friendly admissions team will guide you carefully through the process.   Telephone us on 0191 255 3980 or email

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