The Admissions Journey
Choosing the right school for your daughter is a very important and difficult decision. We aim to help you through the whole process, making it as enjoyable and painless as possible. This section of our website has been carefully planned to guide you through the process and procedures of admissions from start to finish. If you are a grandparent, or are acting on behalf of the family, please adapt the information to suit your situation.
Entry to Queenswood is by examination, interview and satisfactory reference from the Headteacher of the applicant’s current school. To start this process, a registration must be completed. You can view our full Admissions Policy in the Policies section of this website.
We offer all girls who are in Year 6 or above, and who are considering joining the school, the opportunity to have a ‘taster day/sleepover’ at Queenswood either before or after registration. If your daughter is interested in this please contact the Admissions Office to arrange a suitable date: telephone 01707 602500 or email [email protected].
To register your daughter complete the Registration Form and pay a non-refundable fee of £130 for UK and one-term applicants or £260 for all international applicants (more than one term) to cover administration costs.
You are advised to register as early as possible. On receipt of the completed form and payment we will contact you to confirm that we have placed your daughter’s name on the entry list.
- For pupils from schools not offering the ISEB Common Entrance Examination – girls sit entrance papers in English, Mathematics and Verbal Reasoning at Queenswood in the November prior to entry. You may download sample English papers via the links at the bottom of this page. For pupils from schools offering the ISEB Common Entrance Examination (NB – not the ISEB Pre-test, which we do not accept) – we require all CEE applicants to sit our Verbal Reasoning paper at Queenswood in the November prior to entry.
2023 OCTOBER Sunday 1 October Registration deadline NOVEMBER Wednesday 8 November Assessment day (1 of 2) Tuesday 14 November Assessment day (2 of 2) Thursday 23 November Music Scholarship Assessment day Week commencing 27 November Scholarship assessment week (1 of 2) DECEMBER Week commencing 4 December Scholarship assessment week 2 Prior to Christmas Decision letter emailed to parents 2024 MARCH Friday 1 March, midday Deadline for written confirmation of acceptance from parents
- An assessment day is held at Queenswood in the November prior to the year of entry. Each applicant will be interviewed by the Principal or another senior member of staff. All applicants are required to sit entrance papers in English and Mathematics (with applicants at 13+ required to sit a language paper in French or Spanish if previously studied).
2023 OCTOBER Sunday 1 October Registration deadline NOVEMBER Thursday 16 November Entrance exam day and individual entrance interviews Week commencing 27 November Scholarship assessment week (1 of 2) DECEMBER Week commencing 4 December Scholarship assessment week 2 Prior to Christmas Decision letter emailed to parents 14 days after receipt of an offer Acceptance deadline for 12+ and 14+ 2024 MARCH Friday 1 March, midday Acceptance deadline for 13+
- An assessment day is held at Queenswood in the November prior to entry. Applicants are required to sit entrance examinations in the subjects that they plan to study at A-level. We do not stipulate particular GCSE requirements, although Queenswood Sixth Formers will typically have achieved at least six Grade 6 at GCSE, with Grades 7-9 in the subjects to be studied at A-level.
2023 OCTOBER Sunday 1 October Registration deadline NOVEMBER Monday 13 November Entrance exam day and interviews DECEMBER Prior to Christmas Decision letter emailed to parents 14 days after receipt of an offer Acceptance deadline