A down to earth and real world school … this school has caught the tide and is beginning to set the pace.

The Good Schools Guide 2021

Prospectus

Made in Putney - Junior and Senior School

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Sixth Form

FAQs

Answers to some frequently asked questions

Junior School

Ages 4 - 11

Read our commonly asked questions and answers for more information about life at Putney High Junior School.

Junior School FAQs

Senior School

Ages 11 - 16

For information on everything that happens in Year 7 and throughout the Senior School.

Senior School FAQs

Sixth Form

Ages 16 - 18

Find out more about our Sixth Form Centre and opportunities available to Year 12 and 13 students.

Sixth Form FAQs

Her whole experience of PHS has been one of inclusivity, fun, challenge and friendship.

Putney Parent

Visiting Us & Open Days

The best way to get the true feeling of the spirit of Putney High School is to join us at one of our virtual Q&A sessions and to book a family tour.

To give you an idea of our facilities and the layout of the school site before you visit, please feel free to take a look around using our interactive 3D map and 360 degree tour.

 

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Book to attend one of our Open Events

Junior School Admissions

We believe that childhood is a time to explore. Our pupils take a passionate interest in the world around them and are prepared to take risks in everything they do.

First Steps…

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  and fun and stimulating for girls and simple and stress-free for parents.

We encourage you to book onto one of our virtual Q&A sessions and join us for a family tour before applying to give you an insight into life at Putney High Junior School.

To register your interest for one of these events or to start an application, please visit our online Admissions portal.

4+ Entry (Reception)

Applications for 2023 entry and beyond are now open

We typically admit two classes of in the region of 22 pupils per class.

Key Dates for 2023 Entry:

Friday 28 October, 12 noon Application deadline
9-17 January 2023 Assessments
End January 2023 Results sent
February 2023 Acceptance deadline

 

7+ Entry (Year 3)

Applications for 2023 entry are now open

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 2023 Entry:

Friday 14 October, 12 noon Application deadline
Friday 25 November 2022 Assessments
January 2023 Results sent
February 2023 Acceptance deadline

 

Occasional Vacancies

Applications for 2023 entry are now open

From time to time, vacancies do arise in other year groups.

Please note, our main intake is in Reception and we are therefore unable to guarantee the availability of spaces in the other year groups. 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.

Key Dates for 2023 Entry:

Friday 14 October, 12 noon Application deadline
5+ Tuesday 8 November 2022

6+ Thursday 10 November

8+ Friday 11 November

9+ Tuesday 15 November

10+ Thursday 17 November

Assessments
January 2023 Results sent
February 2023 Acceptance deadline

 

"Teaching in the Early Years Foundation Stage is excellent. It is lively, imaginative and fun."

ISI Report
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Senior School Admissions

The best schools are fun, supportive and encourage enquiring minds.

First Steps…

We are delighted that you are considering applying to Putney High School.

Before you submit an application, we would encourage you to book onto one of our virtual Q&A sessions and join us for a family tour – both will give you an insight into what life is like at Putney High School.

To register your interest, book an to attend one of our events or to start an application, please visit our online Admissions portal, OpenApply.

11+ Entry (Year 7)

Applications for entry in September 2023 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 2023 Entry:

Wednesday 2 November, 12 noon Application deadline
Friday 25 November 11+ Entrance Exam

Bespoke online 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 18 January Athena Assessment

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

Mid-February Results sent
Early March Offer acceptance deadline

Occasional Vacancies (Year 8, 9 or 10)

Applications for entry in September 2023 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 2023 Entry:

Friday 27 January, 12 noon Application deadline
Mid-March Entrance Exam

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

*we can accomodate applicants sitting this exam overseas 

Mid-March Interviews and Language Assessments

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

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

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.

A real sense of friendliness, looking out for each other and kindness is palpable

The Good Schools Guide

Sixth Form Admissions

Cultivate your love of learning and reach your potential.

First Steps…

We are delighted that you are considering applying to Putney High School Sixth Form.

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.

To register your interest, book an to attend one of our events or to start an application, please visit our online Admissions portal, OpenApply.

16+ (Year 12) Entry

Applications for entry in September 2023 are open

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

Key Dates:

Wednesday 5 October, 12 noon Application deadline, including Scholarships
Monday 7 or Tuesday 8 November* Shortlisted candidates will be invited for an interview.

This will consist of two parts: a subject specific interview with a member of teaching staff as well as a short session with a member of the Sixth Form team.

Friday 11 November* Shortlisted candidates will be invited for Scholarship Assessments
Early December Results confirmed

*any changes to this schedule will be communicated to applicants as far in advance as possible.

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Offer Information

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

Our standard offer to those applying to join us is based on achieving at least 5 GCSEs at either 8 or 9, including in the chosen A-Level subjects. Three other subjects must be at least a grade 7, including Mathematics and English Language if these are not chosen for A-Level study.

For students who wish to study two sciences in combination, or Mathematics alongside a science, at least a grade 8 will be needed in these subjects.

I decided to join Putney at Sixth Form because of the amazing sense of community and togetherness that I'd seen.

Year 12 Pupil

School Bus

Putney High School have partnered with Vectare to offer school coach services for both Junior and Senior school pupils to and from school.

Scholarships and Financial Assistance

Available for Senior School and Sixth Form students

Bursaries

Although we are academically selective we are “means blind”, and do everything we can to ensure that girls with promise are able to benefit from a Putney education regardless of their parents’ ability to afford fees.

 

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Scholarships

Our scholarship programme is designed to recognise potential and offer opportunity. Expectation is high and our staff work with scholars to nurture their progress.  The award of a scholarship brings opportunities and scholars are expected to participate fully in the life of the school.

In the Senior School we offer Academic, Music and Sport scholarships at 11+ (Year 7 entry).  For girls aged 16+, Academic, Art, Design, Drama, Music and Sport scholarships are available. Travel scholarships in Modern Foreign Languages and Sciences are also available for internal applicants.

 

More about scholarships

Fees

The fees for the academic year starting September 2021/22 are

Junior School

Reception to Year 6

From January 2022: £5,630 per term

2022/23: £5,968 per term

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Senior School

Year 7 to Year 11

From January 2022: £6,804 per term

2022/23: £7,213 per term

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Sixth Form

Year 12 and 13

From January 2022: £6,804 per term

2022/23: £7,213 per term

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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

admissions@put.gdst.net

Senior School Admissions - 0208 788 4886
Junior School Admissions - 0208 788 6523

Mrs Sarah Adams

Registrar
0208 788 4886

Mrs Nicola Picken

Admissions Secretary
0208 788 4886

Miss Emma Donald

Admissions Secretary
0208 788 4886

Mrs Ros Holmes

Junior School Admissions Coordinator
0208 788 6523

Beyond Putney

Our results are exceptional. Putney students go on to some of the finest universities, art colleges and conservatoires around the world...

Putney Alumnae

Putney alumnae are notable for their many extraordinary achievements and for their fond memories of school.

Sandie Okoro

Senior Vice President and General Counsel of the World Bank

Sandie Okoro

Senior Vice President and General Counsel of the World Bank
class of 1983

Sandie Okoro, Senior Vice President and General Counsel of the World Bank Group, remembers her days when she was a punk rocker in purple uniform at Putney High School GDST.

Read the full article in School House Magazine.

Sophie Simnett

Actor
class of 2016

From Putney High School to Disney’s The Lodge, BBC’s Poldark and Netflix series Daybreak. Listen to Sophie’s memories of Putney High School here.

Anoushka Mehta

Forbes 30 Under 30
class of 2010

Anoushka Mehta (class of 2010) has been recognised in the HERoes Women Role Model Lists 2020 in collaboration with Yahoo Finance. Anoushka has been named in the Forbes 30 Under 30 list and as 36th in the 100 Future Women Leaders, which celebrates inspirational women who are making a significant contribution to gender diversity at work.

Read more here.

Aimee di Marco

Specialist Registrar and Clinical Lecturer
class of 1997

Aimee is a leader in her field of robotics and imaging in surgery.

Ali Pumfrey

Catering Chef and Entrepreneur
class of 2010

Ali started her business in 2016 after realising that she just didn’t enjoy the job she had at the time as much as she loved to cook. Taking the plunge and completing a cookery course, gaining a Diploma in Food and Wine at Leiths Cookery School, it was after this, in 2016, that she established Ali Pumfrey Chef, a catering company, offering food services and creating tailor-made events for London and beyond.

Read more here.

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

Applications for 2023 entry are now open.

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