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How to get into Putney High School
August 17, 2016
How to get into Putney High School at 7+, 11+, 13+ and Sixth Form.
Putney High School
Type: Independent day school for girls, ages 4 - 18
Junior School: £4,801, per term
Senior School: £5,803, per term
Registration fee: £100
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Head of Junior School: Jo Wallace
Current Head: Suzie Longstaff
About Putney High School
Putney High School was founded in 1893, with 54 pupils and a passion for girls’ education and care. Over the last decade, the school has introduced courses in Psychology and Chinese Mandarin, a refurbished Senior School Library, and a state-of-the-art Junior School ICT suite, Sixth Form Centre, and Art Studio.
Putney High School hopes that each girl at their school will “[e]ncounter stimulating personal and intellectual challenges, be encouraged to appreciate the value of academic excellence, [and] develop a love of learning, a spirit of enquiry and an independence of mind.”
How do I know if Putney High School is right for me?
Like most schools, Putney High School hosts several Open Days throughout the year that allow you and your daughter to experience the school first hand. Unlike most schools, Putney offers both weekend and weekday Open Days, so that you and your family may participate in planned activities or see the school on an average working day (or both!)
The first events for all entry points begin on 8th October 2016. The event for Junior School (4+) will begin at 9.00 a.m., the event for Senior School (11+) will begin at 9.45 a.m., and the event for Sixth Form (16+) will begin at 11.45 a.m. Open Day weekday events begin the following Monday.
To book your visit, please see Putney’s Calendar.
Girls entering at 7+ must send Putney their completed application form and £100 registration fee before 30th November. Girls will then sit their assessments in the following January.
Girls entering at 11+ must send Putney their completed application form and £100 registration fee before 18th November at 12.00 noon. Girls are then invited back for an informal interview the following December, and will sit their exams the following January. Accepted girls will receive placement offers in early February that they will be able to accept until 6th March.
Girls entering at 13+ must send Putney their completed application form and £100 registration fee before 18th November at 12.00 noon. Girls will then write their entrance exams on 11th January, in time for offer letters to be posted out on 31st January. Like 11+ candidates, Sixth form girls will be able to accept their offers until 6th March.
Girls entering at Sixth Form must send Putney their completed application form and £100 registration fee before 18th November at 12.00 noon, or 14th October if they are applying for a scholarship. Girls will then interview with a member of Sixth Form staff who is knowledgeable in at least one of your daughter’s chosen A Level subjects, as well as tour the school with a current Sixth Form student. Placement offers will be sent out shortly after.
For more details or information about occasional vacancies at Putney High School, please see Putney High School’s Admissions.
What are Putney High School interviews and examinations like, and how can I do well?
7+ assessments take place at the school, are informal, and generally run for 3 hours. Girls will sit papers in English, Maths, and Non-verbal Reasoning. These assessments are most girls first or second exposure to the entry process, and it is important not to overwhelm them with extensive preparation. Helping girls understand the application process will go a long way to calm their nerves and ensure their potential shines through.
11+ exams are one hour and 15 minutes each, and are sat in English and Maths. To prepare, take a look at Putney’s 11+ Syllabus.
13+ exams are also one hour and 15 minutes each, and are sat in English, Maths, and a Modern Foreign Language (such as French, German, Mandarin, or Spanish). Girls will also attend a short, informal interview. To prepare, brush up on your weaker subjects with the abundance of resource centres available online.
Sixth Form candidates will attend an interview with a member of staff who specializes in their chosen A Level subjects, but are not required to write additional exams. Instead, offers are conditional upon at least 3 A* grades and 3 A grades at GCSE, and at least A grades in the subjects your daughter has chosen to study at A Level. To prepare, brush up on your weaker subjects with the abundance of resource centres available online, or revise with a GCSE specific website like GCSE.com.
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