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Senior School

Most girls enter the Senior School at 11+, 13+ and 16+ 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. We can accommodate girls starting with us at any point throughout the year.

For entry in September 2021, please email to arrange a personal tour of the school or, if you have already visited us, you can apply using our online form.

A limited number of Year 7 places for September 2020 are still available, but the deadline for bursary applications and for Art, Music and Sport Scholarships has now passed.

Our Admissions Officer, Mrs Julie White, is here to help you every step of the way. Please do get in touch: / 020 8225 3001

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11+ entry in September 2021

The deadline to apply for entry in September 2021 is Thursday 1st October. Our entrance examination will take place on Friday 13th November 2020. The deadline to apply for bursaries and performance scholarships is Monday 2nd November 2020.Girls are automatically considered for Academic Scholarships by sitting the entrance examination.

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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 2021 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 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 2022. 

If you would like to apply for a 10+ place, the first step is to register your application online.

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Our admissions team will then contact you to arrange the assessment.

13+ entry

Places to join our Year 9 cohort in September 2020 are still available and applications for entry into Year 9 in September 2021 are now open.

For more information please contact the Admissions Team or register online using the link below.

A step-by-step guide to admissions

Step 1

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 Head where possible). If you want, you can do both! We look forward to meeting you.

Step 2

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+ please note the key application deadlines.

Step 3

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.

Step 4

On successful completion of the assessment, we will make your daughter an offer. A confidential report from her previous school 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!

International students

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.

We provide English Language support to girls who join us at any age, and our school community is diverse and welcoming.

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