13+ entry

Our 13+ (Year 9 / LC3) intake is approximately 45 girls and make a year group of around 125 (boarding and day). Girls joining at this stage become members of the Junior Houses and tutor groups, re-organised from Year 8, with new tutors who will stay with the girls until they move in to the Sixth Form, guiding them through their GCSE choices and examinations and helping to advise on senior school subject options.


The first stage of our admissions process, after an initial enquiry, is registration. A Registration Form (either Standard or Bursary) should be completed and returned to the Admissions Department along with the appropriate fee and accompanying documents. This can be done any time from birth until the published deadline prior to entry (generally the Autumn Term a year in advance of the enrolment date) 

We urge you to register as soon as you have decided College is a likely option for your daughter as this enables us to better keep in touch with you, invite you to events and inform you of key deadlines.


Under the Early Entry Route, girls are considered for a firm place at College via examination in January of their Year 7. 

Girls will attend an assessment day at College during the Autumn Term of Year 7 (there will be a choice of two dates), and, if successful, will then sit College’s entrance papers in English and Mathematics in early January. These papers are written and marked by our academic teaching staff.

Early entry places will be awarded following strong performances in the entrance papers and during the assessment day, and upon receipt of a supportive confidential reference from the current school. College will release the results in mid-February.

Successful applicants who are awarded firm or conditional places are then able to apply for Scholarships the following January, prior to September entry. Details about Academic, Art, Music and Sport Scholarships and Drama and Day Girl Awards can be found in our Scholarships section. Candidates applying for a Beale Award (bursary) may opt for the Early Entry Route but no final decision regarding possible support will be finalised until March of the enrolment year. 

View key dates for the Early Entry Scheme

Useful Documents

Registration Form or Bursary (Beale Award) Registration Form

Entrance Booklet 2021

LC3 Early Entry Examination Form 2021

Scholarship Forms can be found in the Scholarships section