School applications and assessments

To apply:

We like to keep our school application process straightforward. You can download the pdf application form below, which includes details about how to make the £50 registration payment, or contact us to send one out to you. Then simply return this to us by post:

Admissions Office
Nottingham Girls’ High School
9 Arboretum Street
Nottingham NG1 4JB 

Download pdf application


If you have any queries, please do not hesitate to contact Sue or Katie in our Admissions office at this temporary email address – or telephone 0115 935 4444.


Daughter Details

Please attach a photo of your daughter
e.g. September 2020
e.g. 7
A reference may be requested from your current school.
If different from home
If different from home
Please choose below.
Please use this box to give us any other important information we may need to know.

Payment details

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School entry assessment

On receipt of a completed application form for Nottingham Girls’ High School, our Admissions Team will arrange for your daughter to come into School for her school entry assessment or examination. Please be assured that we take great care to ensure that your daughter finds this an enjoyable and rewarding experience.

Infant and Junior School

Reception (age 4+)

‘Ready for School’ sessions
These can be arranged to suit you – just contact our Admissions Office

Your daughter will join us for a short session in our Early Years unit to help us determine her readiness for school. It’s friendly and informal. We’ll be looking for good speaking and listening skills and making sure she can follow instructions.

Offers of places will be made shortly afterwards on a first come, first served basis.

Years 1 – 6 assessments (currently)

Your daughter will join us for a ‘taster day’, which will include an assessment in English and Mathematics. There’s no need to prepare for this. She’ll have a fun day with one of our current classes and find out more about school life here.

Senior School

Entrance examination
Saturday 19 January 2019

Your daughter will sit an entrance examination and have an informal interview with our Head, Julie Keller, and other staff. We’ll also request a reference from her current school.

We’ll be testing her in English, Mathematics and Verbal Reasoning. Each paper takes approximately one hour. There’s no need to prepare for our exams, as we’ll be looking for your daughter’s potential and understanding rather than particular areas of knowledge. Her interview and reference will also help us to assess whether our school is one in which she will thrive.

Sixth Form

Your daughter will be invited to spend a day with us, to sample her preferred A Level classes and find out more about our school. She’ll also have a short informal interview.

We’ll request a reference from her current school, and conditional offers of places will be made from early December onwards on a first come, first served basis.

Entry requirements

Average of Grade B across eight GCSE subjects, including English and Mathematics. Grade A in some subjects to be taken at A Level.

If you have any questions about our school entry assessments or simply wish to find out more, please contact us or join us at one of our open events, where our staff will be on hand to speak to you.