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City of London

School for girls

Joining at Prep

ADMISSION TO THE PREPARATORY DEPARTMENT 

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 assessments take place in the November prior to entering the school the following September.

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 admissions@clsg.org.uk 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

KEY DATES FOR 7+ (YEAR 3) ENTRY IN SEPTEMBER 2021

Registrations open

24 April 2020

Closing date for registration

Friday 9 October 2020 4pm

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

Practical activities (second round)

Thursday 21 or Friday 22  January 2021

Final results emailed

Friday 29 January 2021

Open morning for offer holders

Monday 1 February 2021

Deadline for acceptances

Friday 5 February 2021 (12 noon)

Welcome morning

TBA

Dates will be fairly similar from year to year.