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St Gabriel’s

St Gabriel’s

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  • Senior School & Sixth Form Open Morning - Friday 13 March

Senior School Admissions

A typical Senior School admissions journey will follow these steps:

  • Initial enquiry
  • Attendance at an Open Event
  • Individual visit
  • Registration
  • Taster Day
  • Entrance Exams
  • Offer of a place
  • Acceptance
  • Induction Day

Our Senior School has two main entry points; at 11+ (Year 7) and 13+ (Year 9).   Entry into other year groups is also possible dependent on availability. We also understand that family circumstances and work commitments do not always fit into the school year and, therefore, we will, where possible, accommodate applications for the Senior School throughout the year.

Key Admissions Dates for Entry to Year 7 & Year 9 2020

Year 7

15 October 2019

11+ Candidates’ Day

06 November 2019

11+ Entrance Examination Day

20 November 2019

11+ Academic Scholarship Day

21 November 2019

11+ Art, Performing Arts (Dance, Drama & Music) & Sport Scholarship Day

24 January 2020

Year 6 Parents’ Senior School Taster Morning

02 March 2020

Closing Date for 11+ Acceptances

11 June 2020

Year 7 Induction Day (1)

18 June 2020 Year 7 Induction Day (2)


Year 9

06 November 2019

13+ Entrance Examination Day

18 November 2019 13+ Academic Scholarship Day

26 November 2019

13+ Art, Performing Arts (Dance, Drama & Music) & Sport Scholarship Day

02 March 2020

Closing Date for 13+ Acceptances

16 June 2020

Year 9 Induction Day


The first step in applying for a place in the Senior School is to register your daughter by completing our registration form and paying a non-refundable registration fee of £100.00.  The registration fee covers administration costs and is non-refundable.  The registration form and registration fee should be returned to the Admissions Manager and, on receipt, your daughter will be placed on our register for entry to the Senior School.

Applications are considered in accordance with our Admissions Policy.  Early registration is, therefore, advisable.  Please note that registration does not commit you to the school, nor does it guarantee a place.

Entrance Exams

All pupils are required to sit our entrance examinations in the November prior to their year of entry.  Depending on the availability of places within the school, our entrance examinations may be sat at a later date during the year .

Year 7: In October, girls registered for entry to Year 7 are invited to our Candidates’ Day, which is designed to give the girls a flavour of life in the Senior School, prior to taking our entrance examinations in late October/early November.

Candidates will sit papers in English, Mathematics, Science and Verbal Reasoning. A short and informal interview with the Principal and Vice-Principal also forms part of the assessment process.

Year 9: Candidates will sit papers in papers in English, Mathematics and Science and have a Taster Day in Year 8.  A short and informal interview with the Principal and Vice-Principal also forms part of the assessment process.

When the number of girls applying for places exceeds the number of places available, candidates who have reached the required level in the entrance examinations will be allocated a place in accordance with our Admissions Policy

Offer of a Place and Acceptance

Places in the Senior School are offered following a successful performance in the entrance examinations together with a satisfactory confidential progress report offered by the Head of the girl's current school.

An acceptance form and our Terms & Conditions are sent out with our offer of a place.  The acceptance form should be signed by both parents and returned, along with the £500.00 refundable deposit, to the Admissions Office. 

To encourage a smooth transition between schools, girls joining the Senior School at the start of the academic year will be invited to two induction days at the end of the Summer Term.

Children joining the Senior School during the academic year are welcome to have a further taster day once they have accepted their place.