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How to Get into Putney High School
June 25, 2015
Top tips on what to expect from the Putney High admissions process
"How to get into Putney High School"
Putney High School
Type: Independent Girls School, ages 4 - 18
Fees and other charges:
Junior School- £4,595 per term
Senior School £5,580 per term
Lunch is charged for separately, £179 (Reception, Year 1 and Year 2. £212 per term (Year 3 - Year 11)
Current Head: Dr. Denise Lodge
About Putney High School
Putney High School is an independent girls school in Putney, London. There is a Junior School and a Senior School.
Why is it so popular?
According to the Good Schools Guide, Putney High has a good balance of extra curricular activities comprised of sport, music and art, in a “positive, friendly, but hardworking atmosphere”.
How should I find out if the school is right for me?
Putney High School has an Open Week between 10th and 16th October, 2015. Attending will help you and your daughter decide if it’s the right fit. Open Week is also a good chance to meet other pupils and talk to the staff about any questions you have.
Entry at 4+ and 7+
4+. To gain admission at 4+, the school carries out ‘friendly, informal’ assessment. You will be seated in a waiting room with refreshments and newspapers, while your daughter takes part in the 'assessment' which lasts only an hour. She will be taken care of by a 6th former and be assessed by a trained examiner.
7+. Register your daughter before 30th November 2016, and she will be assessed in January 2017. The day lasts 3 hours where your daughter will be tested in English, Maths, and Non-Verbal Reasoning.
Entry at 11+
Register by Friday 18th November, and every applicant will be interviews on the 1st December 2016. Putney high will then invite girls to sit examinations on the 11th January 2017. Your daughter will be required to sit maths and English papers, both of which are 1 hour and 15 minutes. Offers will be sent to successful candidates on the 31st January 2017, and offers must be accepted by March 2017. Girls will later be invited to Putney High's "Getting to know you" day in June, as well as their "Get started day" in July where they meet their new classmates and form tutors.
The maths paper comprises numeracy, use of mathematics in situations and applying knowledge to new contexts using logic [found on their syllabus].
For the English paper, your daughter will write a composition and complete a comprehension task after reading a passage. This tests students’ ability to read, understand, and respond to a text. The school wants to test your daughter’s grammar and punctuation as well as her understanding of vocabulary and character, to name a few. More info is available on the syllabus.
Entry at Sixth Form
Your daughter will be asked to an interview about one of the subjects she wants to study at A-Level. Your daughter will also get to meet a current sixth form student. All offers are conditional on receiving A grades in 6 GCSE subjects including those your daughter wishes to study at A-Level. Full criteria can be found on the Putney High School website.
Key Tips "How to Get into Putney High School"
For all entry points, including and up to 11+, we recommend practice, practice, practice! Try to get your daughter used to the question styles; this will be important to boost her confidence for the day of the exam.
For entry at sixth form, we would recommend doing as many mock interviews as possible and preparing questions which will help reduce the uncertainty of the process. Also feel comfortable discussing the intended A-Level topics.
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