Admissions

 

Preparatory Department

In order to ensure that St Mary's is fully equipped to meet your daughter’s educational needs, admission to the Preparatory Department is subject to her spending a day in the appropriate year group. Informal assessment is carried out by the class teacher but more formal testing in mathematics and English is also undertaken for girls wishing to enter Year 2 or above. A report is also requested from your daughter’s previous school.

 

Senior School

Admission to Year 7 of the Senior School is based on each girl's performance in the entrance examination which takes place on Friday 24th January 2013.

A report is also obtained from the girl’s current school. Candidates applying for scholsrships will aslo be called back for a scholarship assessment day.  

Applications for entrance into Year 8 and above is subject to the availability of places and is dependent upon each girl undertaking an assessment and spending a day with the appropriate year group.

Sixth Form

Admission to the Sixth Form is based upon each girl’s GCSE examination results together with an interview and report from their previous school.  
 
Normally, a minimum of five subjects at A* to C at GCSE (including Maths and English) are required for girls to gain admission to the Sixth Form.   It is also advisable to have a B or above at GCSE in their chosen AS subjects.
 
However, at St. Mary's, we recognise that GCSE exams don’t always go to plan!  Therefore individual needs and circumstances are always taken into consideration and we offer an alternative bespoke curriculum which enables students to mix AS studies with GCSE resits for those who don't meet the criteria for the traditional route. 

Candidates who wish to apply for a scholarship or bursary for the Sixth Form are required to sit the entrance examination which takes place on Friday 25th January 2013. 

For more information on admission to the school  and/or to register for the entrance examination please contact our Admissions Officer, Caroline Clarke, on 01905 357786.