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City of London

School for girls

Joining at senior school

We welcome around 80 pupils into year 7 each year to join our current year 6 pupils in the Senior School. Pupils will be in year 6 when they are assessed. There is a two-stage entrance process for entering the school, comprising an assessment and interview.

For September 2021 entry pupils should have a date of birth that falls between 1 September 2009 and 31 August 2010.

We have decided to update our admissions process for 2021 so that it is compliant with current Covid-19 government regulations. You will understand, however, that the situation is inevitably fluid and it may be necessary to adjust some plans in the light of future developments.

Our commitment to attracting the brightest, most curious and enthusiastic pupils from across the Greater London area has remained our guiding principle when designing our new procedures. We are confident that the changes we have made will allow all pupils to demonstrate their ability and potential.

We are equally committed to ensuring that no pupil is disadvantaged by the period of lockdown. We will therefore be asking both parents and schools to provide more information about the level of education received during this period. This information will be taken into consideration when deciding who to invite for interview.

The process can seem daunting at first, but we aim to make it as smooth and enjoyable as possible. We will keep you regularly updated with where we are in the process, what happens next and how your child is getting on. We hope you will find all necessary information here, but please email if you have any questions at all. 

We are able to waive the registration fee for families in receipt of social benefits. Please email with any relevant documentation and our Registrar will be able to advise you further.


Closing date for registrations

Monday 9 November 2020 (9.00am)

Entrance assessment

Monday 23 to Friday 27 November 2020

Assessment results emailed

Friday 8 January 2021 


Thursday 21 or Friday 22 January 2021

Final results emailed

Friday 12 February 2021  (by 3.00pm)

Offer holders' afternoon

Tuesday 23  February 2021  (remote 5pm)

Deadline for acceptances

Wednesday 3 March 2021 (12.00pm)

Welcome afternoon

Friday 25 June 2021 TBC


Pupils can register for the entry exam from Spring when they are in year 5, and when the appropriate registration is open. 

Key dates are comparable from year to year.