Most girls enter the Senior School at 11+ and 13+ through our annual application cycle.
We often have interest in other year groups too, as well as girls joining us during the school year. We aim to offer flexibility for parents and to hold assessments whenever possible subject to the availability of places.
Our Admissions Officer, Mrs Julie White, is here to help you every step of the way. Please do get in touch: firstname.lastname@example.org / 020 8225 3001
11+ entry in September 2020
Girls are automatically entered for Academic Scholarships by sitting the entrance examination.
Offer letters posted
10+ Application Process
An increasing number of parents are choosing to apply for their daughters to join us at 10+, to ensure a place into our Senior School and to avoid the pressures of 11+ entry. We offer two 10+ options:
Girls can apply during Year 5 to start in September 2020 in our own Prep School in Year 6.
We offer personalised assessment for Year 6 entry and places into our Senior School are guaranteed for any girl who passes this assessment and enters into Year 6.
Girls applying for a Year 6 place will be invited to a ‘Ready for Prep’ assessment, on a day to suit you. They take short tests in verbal and non-verbal reasoning and they have an informal meeting with a member of the Prep School leadership team. Our assessment for Year 6 is designed to be a fun, exciting experience. Girls bring a book they have enjoyed reading, their last school report and something they are proud to talk about. They will also have a chance to meet the other girls in the class they would be joining.
Girls in our Year 6 are taught in the Senior School, by Senior School teachers, in Science, Art, Design Technology and Music. Their form room is also based in the Senior School to help with a smooth transition to Year 7. Girls who join in Year 6 are able to apply for scholarships into Year 7 during their time in Year 6.
Girls can apply in Year 5 for deferred entry into Year 7.
If you are looking to gain a deferred place, your daughter will be invited in on Friday 10th January to sit tests in English, Maths and Verbal Reasoning. Following this assessment, we offer successful girls a place into our Year 7 cohort for September 2021.
If you would like to apply for a 10+ place, the first step is to register your application online, specifying either:
- Year 6 entry, Autumn 2020 (for entry into our own Year 6)
- Year 7 entry, Autumn 2021 (for deferred entry into Year 7)
Our admissions team will then contact you to arrange the assessment.
13+ entry in September 2020
Deadline for 13+ applications
Monday 2 December 2019
13+ entrance examination day
Friday 10 January 2020
Offer letters posted
A step-by-step guide to admissions
Come and get to know us. You can either book online for an Open Event or it's easy to arrange a personal tour (which includes a meeting with the Headmistress where possible). If you want, you can do both! We look forward to meeting you.
To apply for a place, please complete our online application form. You will need to pay a non-refundable registration fee of £100 (or £150 for overseas applications). For entry at 11+ and 13+ please note the key application deadlines.
Your daughter will be invited to attend an entrance examination day. There are written papers in English and Mathematics, an online reasoning test and an informal interview. If applying for Year 10, your daughter will also be asked to sit a Science test.
On successful completion of the assessment, we will make your daughter an offer. A confidential report from the girl’s previous Head will always be requested. An acceptance deposit of £1,000 is payable when you return the signed contract. We look forward to welcoming you to Sutton High School!
We welcome applications from students who are permanently resident outside the United Kingdom. Overseas candidates follow the same entry process as UK residents. An additional paper to assess their English language skills may be required.
Although we can usually arrange for overseas candidates to sit our assessment papers at their current school abroad, we strongly recommend that students visit us before accepting a place.
I am bowled over by my daughter's new-found confidence. I can see it in the way she speaks and the way she holds herself.Year 8 parent