Ages of Entry
The usual ages of entry are 3, 11 and 16. Occasional vacancies occur at other ages.
Early registration is advised for entry at all ages. There are Open Afternoons and Evenings throughout the year to which we invite prospective pupils and their parents. Visits can also be arranged at other times. The school can accept applications from any area and is happy to accept advance registrations for younger children at any time. Pupils of other ages may also be accepted into the school, particularly if their family has moved into the area.
Admission to the Prep Department
Parents and pupils are invited to visit the school and meet the staff. Arrangements are then made for pupil assessment, which will become more formal depending on the age of the pupil. Information regarding the pupil's current education is required prior to an offer of a place being made and the school will request a reference from the pupil's current school.
Admission to the Senior School
Most pupils from our Prep department will proceed into the Senior School. For external candidates, entry to the Senior School is by written examination in January before entry in September. The closing date for registration is in November. Applicants take one-hour papers in Mathematics and English. All papers are designed to bring out the skills and potential of the candidates, whatever they may have covered in the past. Places are offered on the basis of performance in the examination, a report from the girl's present school and an informal interview with the Headmistress.
Admission to the Sixth Form
Students currently in Year 11 at St Catherine’s do not need to apply to join the Sixth Form. They each have an automatic place conditional upon GCSE results.
Application forms for external applicants are available from our Head of Admissions, Mrs A Faulkner ( 0203 261 0139).
Details of Sixth Form scholarships and bursaries are also available from Mrs Faulkner.
The deadline for external applicants and for all Sixth Form scholarship applications is the second Monday in November.
Mrs Angelita Faulkner FAPA
PA to the Headmistress & Admissions Secretary
Telephone: : 0203 261 0139