Our priority is always to ensure our admissions process is simple and stress-free for parents, and fun and stimulating for girls.
To enable us to achieve this safely in the current climate, we have decided to allocate more time to the 4+ process. This means:
- Autumn born applicants will be invited for assessment from Monday 16 November 2020
- Spring and summer born applicants will be invited for assessment from Monday 4 January 2021
Why have you brought forward the assessment for some candidates at this stage?
You will be aware of the fast evolving situation nationwide; it is imperative that we put the wellbeing of your daughters at the heart of what we do, and that we also keep our current pupils and staff safe. By holding two separate sessions, we will be better able to update our process in line with the requirements presented by Covid-19. Our priority is to ensure we give your daughter an enjoyable, engaging and safe experience.
Will the assessment still operate in the usual way?
Yes, although we will follow government guidance to ensure the health and safety of all; this will involve smaller groups being assessed at one time.
As always, an experienced team of expert staff will conduct the assessment. They are highly skilled at bringing out the best in young children and will ensure that your daughter thoroughly enjoys her time with us.
My daughter is young for her academic year- is this taken into account?
Yes. We will meet Autumn born applicants in the November session. In any case, the assessments use an age weighting system to ensure that the process is completely fair to all applicants. Should parents of spring or summer born applicants wish to be considered for the November session, they should contact us directly although priority for these sessions will be given to Autumn born applicants.
My daughter won’t be ready by November/January; we haven’t had enough time to prepare….
Please do not worry. Every year we tell parents that the best and only preparation that girls need is a good night’s sleep and to know they are going to play in a new school. Our assessment embraces the varying interests of young children by incorporating a range of activities.
What happens if my daughter is ill or self isolating on the day of her assessment?
Please get in touch with our Admissions dept and we will work with you to find a solution.
What are you looking for during the assessment?
While there is no such thing as a typical Putney High girl, children who are curious, are willing to try new things, and engage thoughtfully with staff and other girls will thrive at our school.
When will we hear if our daughter has been offered a place?
Results will be posted on Wednesday 27 January 2021, regardless of when your daughter came in for her assessment. The 4+ Acceptance deadline is 11 February 2021.
I haven’t been able to see the school – when can I come in?
Although we are not able to welcome you on to the school site at the moment, we do hope you have been able to join us on a virtual Open Day. If not, we look forward to you joining our Virtual Open Day on Wednesday 14 October. To book, please visit: Open Day Booking. This is an opportunity to hear from members of our academic staff and me, and also includes a live Q&A session. You will also be sent our 360degree virtual tour of the school.
We understand fully that you will still want to come and see us. Please rest assured that we will invite prospective parents into school as soon as we are able.
Please note the closing date for applications is Monday 2 November.
If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.