Senior School Admissions

Admissions to the Senior School are normally in the Autumn Term. The usual age for admission is 11+ (Year 7). Children may also enter the school at any other stage provided that there is a space available. This may be at the start of a term or part way through a term. The deadline for applications for entry into Year 7  for September 2020 is Monday 18 November 2019.

Unless your daughter is at Abbot’s Hill Prep School we shall contact you between one and two years before the proposed entry date shown on the Registration Form in order to obtain your confirmation of continuing interest. We shall write to your daughter’s current school for a reference and arrange for an interview prior to the entrance exam. The Entrance Assessment for external candidates takes place at Abbot’s Hill in the January preceding the September of the proposed entry date. Details of the papers set may be obtained from the Registrar.

The Entrance Assessment for external candidates for entry into Year 7 September 2020 will be held on Thursday 9 January 2020.

Academic and Specialist Scholarship Assessments take place in January/February.

The Offer of a Place

The offer of a place at the Senior School is at the discretion of the Headmistress of Abbot’s Hill who will take fully into consideration a child’s record at her previous school (where applicable), the recommendations of their Headteacher and the results of the entrance assessment. The offer of a place does not depend on the date when a child’s name was registered.

If your child is successful in the admission procedures for the Senior School and there is a vacancy, a place will be offered by letter. Places at Abbot’s Hill are offered only after assessment and interview. An Acceptance Form* will be sent to you and the place can be accepted by completing the Form and returning it to us with your deposit of £1,000, £500 of which will be credited towards your first term’s bill. Scholarships are subject to some additional terms and conditions which are notified (where applicable) in an Award Letter.

* The Offer Letter and Acceptance Form give rise to a legally binding agreement which takes effect when the Acceptance Form and deposit are received by the School. Parents should note that on accepting a place they become liable for the first term’s fees if they subsequently do not take it up.