Joining at 11+

Admission to the Senior School (approximately 60 places)


Registration for 2020 is now open. The registration fee is £125 for UK students and £150 for overseas applicants. Once you have completed the registration form, you will automatically be directed to an online payment service. Please note that registration can only be confirmed once payment has been received. 

Please click here  to register 

Music ScholarshipsIf you are applying for a Music Scholarship, please complete the registration form as above. You will also be required to complete a Music Scholarship application form which is available here. 

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 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 2020 Entry

Registration Opens: 23  May 2019
Registration Closes:15 November 2019
11+ Entrance Exams:9 January 2020
Interviews:Late January - Early February 2020
Music Scholarship Auditions:Saturday 25 January 2020
Results Posted:Mid February 2020
Deadline for Acceptances:March 2020

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.