Although we are an academically selective school, we don't believe in excessive tutoring and our entrance exams are simply in English and Mathematics.

First steps...

Register your daughter by completing our simple online application form. A non-refundable registration fee of £125 (or £200 for overseas applications) is payable at the time of applying.

When to apply...

You should apply for the Senior School no later than November of the year preceding the desired year of admission.

For entry in September 2020, the closing date for all applications will be Monday 4 November 2019.

Putney students are noted for their many wonderful achievements, but they are characterised by their enthusiasm for taking part, their huge capacity for making friends.


We don’t believe in excessive tutoring, or testing in subjects that your child won’t have studied at school, so our exam consists simply of English and Mathematics and is based on the Year 6 National Curriculum.

Entrance exams for entry in September 2020 will take place on Wednesday 8 January 2020. If this date is problematic, please contact the Admissions team to discuss this.

Shortlisted candidates will be invited to attend an interview in the week beginning 27 January 2020.

Decisions will be sent via first-class post in mid-February 2020.

Selection is based upon academic merit but also on our assessment of whether a pupil will flourish within our community.

Yes, we are academically selective, but we also place importance on the interview, references from your daughter’s previous school, and may also take account of other relevant factors or circumstances.

Successful candidates will have an enthusiasm for learning and a strong desire to make a positive contribution towards the life of the school.

Pupils are ardent learners, intellectually curious and sufficiently confident to take risks in their learning.

ISI Report
Autumn 2015

Application enquiries:

We are now accepting applications for 11+ entry in September 2020.

To enquire about occasional vacancies in Year 8, 9 or 10, please contact

Financial Assistance


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.

More about bursaries


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


Open Days

Come and see the Senior School with your daughter at one of our Open Day events. You can visit us at our open house event on Saturday 12 October – or on a normal working day the following week:

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