Joining at 11

Admission to the Senior School (approximately 60 places)

Entry into Year 7 is at age 11, therefore girls for entry in September 2020 should have dates of birth between 1st September 2008 and 31st August 2009.

We attract all types of personality, and there is no typical North Londoner. We don't use rank orders or labels, and there is a strong commitment to the individual. Your daughter might be shy when she joins us, but whilst here she will develop a relaxed self-confidence and a bond with the School that lasts forever.

In addition to scholarships based on academic or musical ability, Governors' Bursaries are available for candidates in case of financial need. Parents are asked to submit the relevant forms for Governors' Bursaries when their daughters are called for interview. 

All girls entering at 11+ will take an Entrance Exam consisting of written papers in English and Maths. The examinations are held at the School and are completely separate from those of Group 1 and Group 2 Consortium.

View our Maths and English sample papers.


Following the Entrance Exam, a number of girls will be invited back for an interview, and from these, the final selection will be made. Interviews are friendly and informal, it is a chance for us to get to know each girl a little better. Interviews are incredibly important at NLCS, and we ensure that the whole process is run as smoothly as possible.

We want to thank you for making the process manageable for our daughter. She was treated with kindness at every turn and this matters very much to me.

- NLCS Parent

Key dates for 11+ Admissions for 2019 entry

Registration Opens:Friday 1st June 2018
Registration Closes:Thursday 15th November 2018
11+ Entrance Exams:Thursday 10th January 2019
Interviews:Tuesday 22nd January to Friday 1st February 2019 (provisional)
Music Scholarship Auditions:Saturday 2nd February 2019 (provisional)
Results Posted:Thursday 14th February 2019
Deadline for Acceptances:Tuesday 5th March 2019 (midday)


Registration for 2019 entry is now closed.

For further information about joining at 11, please contact:

Mrs Jenny Coyne

11+ Admissions Officer

Tel: 020 8951 6481


You can practise some of our sample papers below.