Entry to St Mary’s at 11+, 12+, 13+ and Sixth Form


Parents may register their daughter for entry to St Mary’s at any age before 11+, 12+ or 13+ entry. However, the school is very popular and places are limited; therefore we advise early registration.

Following an initial enquiry, there is an opportunity for parents to meet the Headmistress and be given a guided tour of the school and its facilities. At this stage, parents will be invited to register their daughter by returning a completed registration form and non-refundable fee of £250. Parents will receive confirmation of a reserved place for the appropriate year of entry.

All girls who have a confirmed, reserved place for entry to St Mary’s at 11+, 12+ or 13+ will receive regular newsletters and details of events being held at school. Girls will be invited to a Taster Day, which is an informal day full of activities that will encourage girls to get to know one another and become more familiar with the school, and enable the school to begin to know them.

Girls will be invited to attend an Entrance Day which is a time for St Mary’s to assess and evaluate each girl. St Mary’s will request references prior to this day from the Head of each girl’s preparatory school. St Mary’s will then inform parents on the next appropriate step for their daughter.

Girls exhibiting outstanding promise at Entrance Day will be invited to enter scholarship examinations. To be accepted for entry via this route, St Mary’s must be selected as the first choice school and approval for such entry must be given in writing by the girl’s present Head Teacher.

Places are offered subject to satisfactory performance at examination and acceptance of the standard terms and conditions and Parent School Contract agreement.

Timetable for Entry to St Mary’s at 11+

For 11+ 2022 entry

Usually 3-4 years ahead of entry

 

Initial Enquiry, Visit and Registration (Registration Fee of £250)

 

Summer Term Year 5

 

 

 

Taster Days

Tuesday 27th April & Wednesday 5th May 2021

Autumn Term Year 6

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Entrance Day – Pre-Assessment

Tuesday 14th September, Tuesday 21st September & Thursday 23rd September 2021

After Entrance Day, conditional places will be offered subject to satisfactory performance at Common Entrance or in St Mary’s 11+ Examinations. Girls exhibiting outstanding promise at Entrance Day will be invited to sit Scholarship examinations. Acceptance of a place is confirmed by an Acceptance Fee*

Spring Term Year 6

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Scholarship examinations or St Mary’s Calne 11+ examinations

Tuesday 18th January 2022

Common Entrance sat at Prep Schools

Monday 17th & Tuesday 18th January 2022

 

 

 

Spring Term Year 6

 

 

 

 

 

 

Scholarship Auditions and Assessments for Art, Drama, Music and Sport

Wednesday 19th January 2022

 

 

 

For 11+ 2023 entry

Usually 3-4 years ahead of entry

 

Initial Enquiry, Visit and Registration (Registration Fee of £250)

Summer Term Year 5

 

 

 

Taster Days

Tuesday 26th April & Wednesday 4th May 2022

Autumn Term Year 6

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Entrance Day – Pre-Assessment

Autumn Term 2022 – date to be advised

After Entrance Day, conditional places will be offered subject to satisfactory performance at Common Entrance or in St Mary’s 11+ Examinations. Girls exhibiting outstanding promise at Entrance Day will be invited to sit Scholarship examinations. Acceptance of a place is confirmed by an Acceptance Fee*

Spring Term Year 6

 

 

 

 

 

 

Scholarship examinations or St Mary’s Calne 11+ examinations

Spring Term 2023 – date to be advised

Common Entrance sat at Prep Schools

January 2023 – dates to be advised

Spring Term Year 6

 

Scholarship Auditions and Assessments for Art, Drama, Music and Sport

Spring Term 2023 – date to be advised

* The Acceptance Fee is £2,000. This is made up of a £750 Acceptance Fee, plus an additional £1,250 refundable deposit, which will be refunded on the final invoice when your daughter leaves St Mary’s.

 

Timetable for Entry to St Mary’s at 13+

For 13+ 2022 entry

Usually 5 years ahead of entry

 

Initial Enquiry, Visit and Registration (Registration Fee of £250)

 

Summer Term Year 6

 

 

 

Taster Days

Cancelled due to Covid

Autumn Term Year 7

 

 

 

 

 

 

Entrance Day – Pre-Assessment

Tuesday 15th September, Monday 21st September & Tuesday 29th September 2020

After Entrance Day, firm places will be offered. Girls exhibiting outstanding promise at Entrance Day will be invited to sit Scholarship examinations. Acceptance of a place is confirmed by an Acceptance Fee*

Spring Term Year 8

 

 

 

13+ Scholarship Examinations

Monday 31st January 2022

Spring Term Year 8

 

 

 

Scholarship Auditions and Assessments for Art, Drama, Music and Sport

Tuesday 1st February 2022

Summer Term Year 8

 

 

 

Common Entrance Examinations **

Tuesday 7th to Friday 10th June 2022

 

For 13+ 2023 entry

Usually 5 years ahead of entry

 

Initial Enquiry, Visit and Registration (Registration Fee of £250)

 

Summer Term Year 6

 

 

 

Taster Days

Tuesday 27th April & Wednesday 5th May 2021

Autumn Term Year 7

 

 

 

 

 

 

Entrance Day – Pre-Assessment

Tuesday 14th September, Tuesday 21st September & Thursday 23rd September 2021

After Entrance Day, firm places will be offered. Girls exhibiting outstanding promise at Entrance Day will be invited to sit Scholarship examinations. Acceptance of a place is confirmed by an Acceptance Fee*

Spring Term Year 8

 

 

 

13+ Scholarship Examinations

Spring Term 2023 – date to be advised

Spring Term Year 8

 

 

 

Scholarship Auditions and Assessments for Art, Drama, Music and Sport

Spring Term 2023 – date to be advised

Summer Term Year 8

 

 

 

Common Entrance Examinations **

June 2023 – dates to be advised

* The Acceptance Fee is £2000. This is made up of a £750 Acceptance Fee, plus an additional £1,250 refundable deposit, which will be refunded on the final invoice when your daughter leaves St Mary’s. ** Common Entrance Examinations for girls whose Prep Schools have prepared them.

 

 

Entry for Sixth Form

We welcome enquiries for girls seeking placement at St Mary’s at Sixth Form entry level. Places are offered subject to satisfactory individual assessment based on interviews at St Mary’s and reports from the Head of their current school, and sometimes written papers. An offer of a place will be conditional on satisfactory GCSE results. Girls should achieve top grades in the subjects they wish to take forward to A Level.

Timetable for Entry to St Mary's at Sixth Form

Sixth Form 2022 entry

Usually 2 years ahead of entry

 

Initial Enquiry, Visit and Registration (Registration Fee of £250)

 

Autumn Term Year 11

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Entrance Day – Assessments with interviews and Scholarship examinations (for those wishing to apply)

Monday 15th November 2021

After Entrance Day, firm places will be offered, subject to a suitable school report and good predictions of exam results.

Acceptance of a place is confirmed by an Acceptance Fee*

Autumn Term Year 11

 

 

 

Scholarship Auditions, Interviews and Assessments for Art, Drama, Music and Sport

Tuesday 16th November 2021

 

* The Acceptance Fee is £2,000. This is made up of a £750 Acceptance Fee, plus an additional £1,250 refundable deposit, which will be refunded on the final invoice when your daughter leaves St Mary’s.

 

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