Entry at 11+

We understand that all girls arriving at STAHS for entrance testing are likely to be nervous and may be sitting papers at a number of schools. With this in mind, we work to make the admissions experience as smooth and straightforward as possible.

Assessment Day combines formal testing and a taste of a STAHS school day, with the chance for students to meet our staff, students and other candidates. Students sit the Independent Schools Examinations Board (ISEB) Common Pre-Test, along with a creative writing task, experience a taster Senior School lesson and take part in educational team activities.

STAHS is among a number of leading independent schools using the Common Pre-Test to assess applicants. The tests are taken online and consist of multiple-choice tests in Mathematics, English, Verbal and Non-Verbal Reasoning. No special preparation is required for the tests. Results are age-standardised to adjust for the age of the child taking the test.  Practice tests are not available, but examples and practice questions, where relevant, are provided during the tests so that students understand what they have to do and a familiarisation test is available which demonstrates the look and feel of the tests.

STAHS will be offering two optional 11+ Familiarisation Mornings to help students understand what to expect on assessment day and get to know the school.  Booking opens later in 2020.


Interviews are facilitated conversations in small groups led by two senior members of staff. No preparation is required. Interview sessions are a relaxed and enjoyable experience, with students taking part in stimulating group activities whilst they are with us.

At the same time, parents have the opportunity to meet individually with our Head and Deputy Heads.  The meetings are purely for parents’ benefit and form no part of the assessment process for students.

To register your child for a place at the Senior School please complete the Registration Form, either electronically using the link below or sending a hard copy to us. Your registration is confirmed by paying a non-refundable registration fee of £125. This can be done by bank transfer using the account details on the Registration Form, or by sending a cheque with your daughter’s name written on the back as the reference. If you are on a low income and applying for bursary support we may be able to waive the registration fee – please contact us for details.

Admissions timetable for entry to Year 7 (11+), September 2021
Registration deadlineFriday 20 November 2020
11+ familiarisation daySaturday 28 November 2020
11+ familiarisation daySaturday 5 December 2020
11+ assessment dayTuesday 5 January 2021
Supplementary 11+Monday 11 January 2021
Academic Scholarship Assessment dayJanuary 2021 TBC
Choral and Music Scholarship Assessment day12/13 January 2021
Drama Scholarship Assessment dayFriday 15 January 2021
Sports Scholarship Assessment dayTuesday 19 January 2021
Interviews22/25/26/27 January 2021
Offers madeFriday 12 February 2021
Meet us againTuesday 23 February 2021
Evening Reception for Parents of Offer HoldersThursday 25 February 2021
Acceptance deadlineWednesday 3 March 2021
InductionWednesday 16 June 2021


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