How to apply
Step One – Apply
To apply for our Nursery for girls aged 3+
To apply for our Nursery for girls aged 3+, please visit our Nursery page which includes the Nursery application form.
To apply for our Infant and Junior School, Senior School and Sixth Form
In order to apply to join the school, from Reception through to the Sixth Form, you will firstly need to create a parent account. It’s a simple process and once it’s done you’ll be able to receive all of the necessary information and put forward your formal application.
Step 2 – Entrance assessment
We are a selective school with high academic standards. Once you have completed the application form, we will arrange for your daughter to take part in an assessment. This varies depending on the year group, and aims to identify girls’ potential and passion for learning.
Infant and Junior School
Reception (age 4+) ‘Ready for School’ sessions
Head of Nursery, Infant and Juniors, Mrs Fowler, will meet with parents and children initially. Your daughter will be asked some informal, fun questions to help us determine her readiness for school. We will arrange this for a time that suits you.
Years 1 – 6 assessments
Head of Nursery, Infant and Juniors, Mrs Fowler, will meet with parents and children at a convenient time to suit you. Your daughter will then be invited to take part in an assessment. We usually enjoy welcoming girls to a ‘taster day’ in school, but to ensure both our prospective families and our current school community are kept as safe as possible, we are currently offering virtual induction sessions with Mrs Fowler and the relevant Year Group teacher. This is a great way for you to get to know us, and for us to get to know you and your daughter.
Current NGHS pupils in Year 6 do not need to apply for a place at the NGHS Senior School. We ensure a seamless transition from Year 6 to Year 7.
Girls applying for a new place at NGHS for Year 7 are invited to sit our entrance exam, which takes place in January each year. The next Year 7 entrance assessment is on Saturday 14 January 2023 and will take place in school. There’s no need to prepare for the assessment, we are looking for potential and understanding rather than any specific subject knowledge.
Current NGHS girls moving from Year 6 to 7 do not need to sit the entrance exam unless they are applying for a GDST bursary. We monitor the girls’ progress continually, and if we feel the NGHS Senior School is not the right environment for any girls due to its high academic standards, we will have a conversation with parents individually.
Year 8 – 10
Girls will sit our entrance assessment in school or online if necessary. We’ll also ask for a reference from their current school and invite girls for an interview with the Head. Our selection will be based on the results of the test as well as their interview and reference.
Girls will be invited to find out more about our school with a visit/tour and will have an interview with the Head of Sixth Form.
We’ll request a reference from their current school, and offers of places are conditional on exam results. We require an average of Grade 6 across eight GCSE subjects, including English and Mathematics. For individual subject requirements please see the Sixth Form Prospectus.
Step 3 – Offers of places
Offers of places will be made shortly after the entrance assessments.
If you have any questions about our school entry assessments or simply wish to find out more, please contact us or register your interest for our virtual open day where you will find out all about our progressive, creative and different school.
If you have anything you would like assistance with during the admissions process, please do let us know. We are committed to accessibility and will be delighted to help you.