Applying at 7+
Our Upper School incorporates our Junior Department which is girls only:
Key Stage Two
Year Three (Rising 8s) – Average 18 girls
Year Four (Rising 9s) – Average 18 girls
Year Five (Rising 10s) – Average 18 girls
Year Six (Rising 11s) – Average 18 girls
Applying for Key Stage Two (Upper School)
Applicants for admission at age 7+ hoping to join Newbridge Preparatory Upper School at Year Three or above spend two Taster Days with us. These are offered on any school weekday in term-time and enable your child to experience a normal school day within her year group.
During the Taster Days, your daughter will sit our age-appropriate assessment papers. These assessments are designed to be appropriate to the age of your daughter and we endeavour to ensure that the process is as friendly and reassuring as possible. Offers of places are considered based on the results of these assessments, together with an individual interview with a senior member of staff and previous school references. Wherever possible, your daughter will also meet the Headmistress so that she can get to know them personally. Following this process, an offer of a place will be made if your daughter fulfils our admission criteria.
In March, we offer Assessment Days for girls wishing to join us in Year Three the following September if we have places available. Transfer from the Lower School to the Upper School is usually automatic and our Year Two girls are not expected to sit an entry assessment.
If you are interested in applying for an Upper School place, please contact Miss Taylor, School Registrar on 01902 751088 to discuss this further.