Joining at 4+

Admission to the First School (40 places)

Registration for 4+ entry into the First School for 2022 is now open.

Entry into Reception is at age 4. Therefore, girls for entry in September 2022 must have a date of birth between 1 September 2017 and 31 August 2018. Registration for 2022 entry is now open and closes on 5 November 2021

Register for 4+ here

We are looking for potential. It is not necessary to tutor your child either to secure a place at the School, or to keep up once they are here. Once we have offered them a place, we look forward to sharing a glass of champagne with your daughter at their Valedictory when they are 18 and ready to embark on the next stage of their education.

Our entry process is in two stages and takes place in January:

  • Stage 1 – ‘Play’ activities testing school readiness which lasts about an hour.  Children are grouped by age and there are about 12-16 children per group. Activities usually include pre-school tasks such as colouring, cutting and sticking.
  • Stage 2 – A smaller group of girls are recalled for the second round which includes a group activity and then some puzzles and games one to one with a member of our teaching staff.

We are looking for girls with a curiosity for learning and the confidence to have a go at something they haven’t seen before. They need to be able to listen to and follow simple instructions as part of a group or one to one with an adult.

Girls spend three years in the First School and move up to the Lower School in Year 3 when they are aged seven.






Registration Opens:

Saturday 1 May 2021

Registration Closes:

Friday 5  November 2021

4+ Round 1 Assessments:

Monday 10 January 2022- Wednesday 12 January 2022

4+ Round 2 Assessments:

Wednesday 19 January 2022 - Friday 21 January 2022

4+ Offers Notified:

Monday 31 January 2022

4+ Acceptance Deadline:

Wednesday 9 February 2022, 12.00 noon

For further information about joining the First School, please contact the Admissions Team at