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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.

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 2022 entry your daughter must have been born between 1 September 2014 and 31 August 2015.  


Registration opens

Wednesday 1 September 2021

Open days for prospective 7+ pupils

Summer open event: Wednesday 16 June (remote)
Autumn open events: TBC

Booking is essential and will open in May 2021
Closing date for registration

Sunday 31 October 2021

Round 1 assessment

November 2021

Results of round 1 emailed

Wednesday 1 December 2021

Round 2 practical activities

January 2022

Final results emailed (final round)

Friday 29 January 2022

Open morning for offer holders

Tuesday 1 - Friday 4 February 2022

Acceptance deadline

Wednesday 9 February

Welcome morning