Joining at 7

Admission to the Junior School (8 to 10 places)

Girls enter Year 3 of the Junior School at the age of 7. Thus, for September 2020 entry, girls must have a date of birth between 1st September 2012 and 31st August 2013. 

We register applications for entry in September in the period between 1st May and 9th November of the previous year. Therefore registration for September 2020 entry will open on 1st May 2019.

The assessment process is in two stages. The first stage involves preliminary written tests which assess literacy and numeracy. In the assessments we are looking to discover what the girls can do, not what they can’t do. For the first stage tests, candidates will be expected to:

  • Write an imaginative story using full sentences and some interesting vocabulary. 
  • Read fluently with understanding and give answers to written questions.
  • Write the answers to these questions in simple sentences. 
  • Understand the concepts of addition, subtraction, multiplication and 'sharing'/division and be able to apply these rules in order to solve word problems.
  • Know the 2, 3, 4, 5 and 10 times tables. 
  • Have a basic understanding of shape, time and money.
  • Interpret simple tables and charts.

View NLCS Maths and English sample papers.

Selected girls are called back for the second stage of the process which consists of a day at school, where they will be taught as a class and experience the learning and excitement of a busy school day at North London.

We are looking for girls who have a love of learning and are interested in a wide range of subjects. They need to be prepared to take on new challenges and throw themselves into the variety of activities that are on offer.


Registration Opens:

Tuesday 1st May 2018

Registration Closes:

Friday 9th November 2018

7+ First Round Assessments:

Friday 30th November 2018

7+ Second Round Assessment:

Monday 21st January 2019

7+ Offers Posted:

Monday 28th January 2019

7+ Acceptance Deadline:

Wednesday 6th February 2019

(by 12 Noon)

Applications for 2019 entry are now closed.

For further information about joining at 7, please contact Christine Wallace, Admissions Offer.