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City of London

School for girls

Joining at prep

We welcome 24 girls into year 3 to join the prep school each year. Children must have reached the age of seven before 1st September in the year of entry and will be in year 2 when they sit their entrance tests.  Our assessment for 7+ consists of two parts,  an assessment test in November, followed by a practical assessment in January.  Both of these are in the school  year prior to entry in September and must be undertaken in the Prep department.  We do not offer the opportunity for pupils to sit the assessments abroad.

Under the current Covid-19 circumstances, we are fully aware that parents of pupils looking to apply to the school for admission next year are likely to be anxious about the academic provision their child may be getting at the moment. Please be reassured that this will be taken into consideration when we set and mark the assessment papers.

We will keep you regularly updated with where we are in the process, what happens next and how your daughter is getting on. We hope you will find all necessary information here, but please email if you have any questions at all. 

We reserve the right to review the format of the assessments, if required, as Covid-19 circumstances evolve. Should this happen, please rest assured we would be in touch immediately. Registrations open in Spring, when your daughter should be in year 1. We strongly recommend that you come along to a 7+ open event before registering for entry (see our 'Open Days' section for dates).  Details of the assessment procedures will be given there.

Please note that we do not offer bursary or scholarship awards for 7+ entry. These are awarded at 11+ and 16+ entry and if your child has started in the prep department with us they will be eligible to apply for these when she moves into our senior school .

Please note that for 2021 entry your daughter must have been born between 1 September 2013 and 31 August 2014. Registrations are now open, please click here


Registrations open

24 April 2020

Closing date for registration

Friday 9 October 2020 4.00pm

Date of entrance examination

Wednesday 11 or Thursday 12 or Friday 13 November 2020

Results of entrance examination emailed
(first round)

Monday 30 November 2020

Second Round Assesment  (remote)

Thursday 21 or Friday 22 January 2021

Final results emailed

Monday 22 February 2021

Open morning for offer holders


Deadline for acceptances

Wednesday 3 March 2021 (12.00pm)

Welcome morning


Dates will be fairly similar from year to year.