Junior School Admissions

Every individual is celebrated, championed and empowered with the kind of “bouncebackability” and “can-do” attitude that will take them forward in what we hope will be a lifelong learning adventure.

We are delighted that you are considering applying for a place in the Junior School.

We are interested in the individual, so we meet every girl who would like to join our school. Our priority is always to ensure our admissions process is fun and stimulating for girls, and simple and stress-free for parents.

Before you submit an application, we would encourage you to join us at one of our Junior School Open Events as this is the best way for you to get an insight into life at Putney High Junior School.

For more information about the entry points in the Junior School please click on the bubbles below.

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4+ Entry (Reception)

Applications for 2025 and beyond are open

We are a warm and vibrant school which has every pupil at its heart.  We typically admit two Reception classes in the region of 22 pupils per class.

Key dates for 2025 entry:

Friday 1 November 2024, 12 noon Application deadline
Between Tuesday 7 and 14 January 2025 (weekdays only) 4+ Assessments

All applicants are invited in small groups to play, join in with some musical activities and carry out a few tasks linked to early maths, language and literacy.

These friendly and informal assessments take place in the Junior School and last for approximately an hour and a quarter.

*due to the nature of the assessments, we are unable to accommodate applicants sitting this exam overseas

Late January 2025 Results sent
Early February 2025 Offer acceptance deadline

 

7+ Entry (Year 3)

Applications for 2025 and beyond are open

We are a warm and vibrant school which has every pupil at its heart.  Although our main intake is in Reception, we offer a limited number of additional places in Year 3 as the two classes increase slightly to 24 pupils per class.

Key Dates for 2025 Entry:

Friday 18 October 2024, 12 noon Application deadline
Friday 22 November 2024 7+ Assessment

Paper based assessments in English, maths and reasoning as well as a short creative writing task. All applicants will be invited into Putney High Junior School for approximately two and a half hours.

*we can accommodate applicants sitting this exam overseas

Early January 2025 Results sent
Early February 2025 Offer acceptance deadline

 

Occasional Vacancies

Applications for 2025 and beyond are open

We are a warm and vibrant school which has every pupil at its heart.  Although our main intake is in Reception, from time to time, vacancies do arise in other year groups.

We are unable to guarantee the availability of spaces in the other year groups.

Key Dates for 2025 Entry:

Friday 18 October 2024, 12 noon Application deadline
November 2024  Assessments (dates are year group specific)

Bespoke assessments in English, maths, verbal and non verbal reasoning, and creative writing. All applicants will be invited into Putney High Junior School for approximately two and a half hours.

*we can accommodate applicants applying for places in Years 2 to 6 sitting this exam overseas

Early January 2025 Results sent

 

If a candidate is successful in their entrance assessments but no spaces are available in the year group for which they have applied, they will be placed on a waiting list.

Senior School Admissions

The best schools are fun, supportive and inspirational environments for young enquiring minds.

We are delighted that you are considering applying for a place in the Senior School.

Before you submit an application, we would encourage you to join us at one of our Open Events as this is the best way to get the true feeling of the spirit of Putney High School.

For more information about the entry points in the Senior School please click on the bubbles below.

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11+ Entry (Year 7)

Applications for 2025 and beyond are open

We are a down to earth school and want to make the 11+ assessment process as stress-free, and enjoyable, as possible.

Key Dates for 2025 Entry:

Friday 1 November 2024, 12 noon Application deadline
Friday 22 November 2024 11+ Entrance Exam

Bespoke digital assessment in Maths and English. All applicants will be invited into Putney High School to sit this approximately 1-hour exam on either a computer or an iPad.

*we can accommodate applicants sitting this exam overseas 

Wednesday 15 January 2025 Athena Assessment

Shortlisted candidates will be invited to a second and final assessment, including a one-to-one interview.

Sport Scholarship Assessments will also take place on either Thursday 9 or Friday 10 January for shortlisted applicants.

Music Scholarship Auditions will take place on either Thursday 16 or Friday 17 January for shortlisted applicants.

Mid-February Results sent
Early March Offer acceptance deadline

Occasional Vacancies

Applications for 2025 and beyond are open

From time to time, vacancies do arise in other year groups. Our main intake is in Year 7 and Year 12 and we are therefore unable to guarantee the availability of spaces in the other year groups.

Key Dates for 2025 Entry:

Friday 31 January 2025, 12 noon Application deadline
Early March Entrance Exam

Bespoke digital assessment in Maths and English. All applicants will be invited into Putney High School to sit this approximately 1-hour exam.

For those looking to join Year 9 or 10 there will also be a short written Modern Foreign Language Assessment, chosen from French, German, Mandarin or Spanish.

*we can accommodate applicants sitting this exam overseas

Mid-March Interviews

All shortlisted candidates will be invited for an interview with a member of staff.

*we can accommodate applicants joining us for interviews overseas

End of March Results sent
Mid-April Offer acceptance deadline
If a candidate is successful in their entrance assessments but no spaces are available in the year group for which they have applied, they will be placed on a waiting list.

"Both of my daughters had a wonderful time at Putney, which gave them a wonderful springboard to follow their dreams, one at The Royal College of Art in The Hague and the other on a scholarship at Duke in the US. The support received played a huge part in their success."

Former Putney Parent
January 2024

Sixth Form Admissions

Delve deeper into your academic passions and explore the myriad of opportunities beyond the classroom.

We are delighted that you are considering applying for a place in Year 12.

Our Sixth Form students are encouraged to push the boundaries of the syllabus, discover new passions and develop their intellectual agility all within a supportive community which is rich with opportunity.

Before you submit an application, we would encourage you to book onto one of our 16+ open events as this will give you an insight into what our vibrant, university-style community is like in Sixth Form at Putney.

For more information about entry into Sixth Form, please click on the bubbles below.

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16+ Entry (Year 12)

Whilst applications for entry in September 2024 are now closed, please do get in touch with us to discuss late enquiry options.

16+ Entry (Year 12)

Whilst applications for entry in September 2024 are now closed, please do get in touch with us to discuss late enquiry options.

Following the application deadline, we will invite some applicants to attend an interview (and, where applicable, scholarship assessment) which will take place in early November.

Key Dates for 2025 Entry:

Friday 4 October, 12 noon Application deadline, including Scholarships
Early November Shortlisted candidates will be invited into Putney High School.

The process will include a subject specific interview with a member of teaching staff. There will also be a pastoral session, to find out more about life at Putney.

Friday 15 November Scholarship Assessments for shortlisted candidates
Early December Results confirmed

 

Offer Information

Places are offered based on performance at interview, the personal statement, school reports and references. All offers are conditional on (I)GCSE results.

Our standard offer is typically based on achieving five GCSEs at grade 8 or 9, with at least a grade 8 in your chosen A level subject. At least a grade 7 must be achieved in Mathematics and English Language if these are not chosen for A-Level study.

We expect candidates to be achieving a grade point average of 7.5 or above to study 3 A Levels. For Further Mathematics a 9 grade at GCSE Mathematics must be achieved and for all those exploring the option of 4 A levels, we would expect a grade point average of 8.5 or above.

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Fees, Scholarships and Financial Assistance

Fees

2024/25

Junior School (Reception to Year 6)
£6,865 per term

Senior School (Year 7 to Year 11)
£8,297 per term

Sixth Form (Year 12 and Year 13)
£8,297 per term

Please click here for more information, including charges for lunches and co-curricular fees.

Scholarships and Financial Assistance

Available for Year 7 and Year 12 students

At Putney, around one in five pupils receives a bursary or scholarship to help towards fees.

Bursaries

A number of means-tested bursaries are available for pupils entering Year 7 or Year 12.

From full bursaries – which include fees, uniform and other extras to allow your daughter to be a part of everything that a Putney (GDST) education offers – through to smaller, tailored financial assistance packages, we are keen to support as many girls as possible.

Scholarships

Our scholarship programme is designed to recognise and reward potential and offer exceptional opportunity to those already achieving at a high level. Scholars play a prominent role in the life of the school, and are offered focused academic guidance to nurture their progress and help them to excel.

At 11+ (Year 7 entry), we offer Academic, Music and Sport scholarships.

For those applying to Sixth Form, we offer Academic, Art, Design, Drama, Music and Sport scholarships. Travel scholarships in Modern Foreign Languages and Sciences are also available for internal applicants.

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Contact Us

Please contact the Admissions Department if you have any queries about the application and assessment process for your daughter

Senior School Admissions
[email protected] | 0208 788 4886
Junior School Admissions
[email protected] | 0208 266 3872

Mrs Sarah Adams

Registrar
0208 788 4886

Mrs Nicola Picken

Admissions Officer
0208 788 4886

Ms Ellie Leung

Admissions Officer
0208 788 4886

Mrs Jennifer Crooke

Junior School Admissions Officer
0208 266 3872

Putney was never for one type of girl. Yes it was academic, but it was also for the curious, the iconoclast, the creative, and for girls who wanted to change the world.

Sandie Okoro
Alumna

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