Students reading books in the reading area

Admissions

St. Anthony’s girls are taught in a Catholic environment which is inclusive and open to all faiths. The Catholic ethos of the school will inform and guide its management and development in the coming years and the school also welcomes children from a non-Catholic background, continuing the excellent tradition of the boys’ school in contributing to the diverse, tolerant and inclusive nature of the local community.

To find out more about our wonderful school, please register for a place on one of our open days or tours.

School Entry

The main points of entry are Reception (4+),  Year 3 (7+) and Nursery (2 1/2).

Where spaces are available for Years 1, 2, 4 and 5, please follow the admissions procedure outlined.

The formal deadlines and assessments for 2021/22 entry have now passed. If you would like to apply for a place, please email info@stanthonysgirls.co.uk.

2 1/2+

Although there is no formal assessment for places at the nursery, we value the opportunity to meet with all prospective Nursery children.

4+

The 4+ assessments are conducted informally; it will include play-based activities to determine strengths in their development, role play tasks to observe social skills and puzzle and games to explore potential.

Girls will work in individual and in small groups with the Headteacher and Deputy Head in a friendly, relaxed atmosphere. These individualised assessments take one hour.

4+ Application deadline: Friday 19th November 2021

Assessment dates: : 6th January to 22nd January 2022 (1-hour assessment)

Results sent: Monday 31st January

Offer holders are invited to visit in the week commencing 31st January and parents will be given a deadline of noon on 9th February to accept.

Deadline for Acceptance: Wednesday 9 February 2022 – 12 Noon

7+

The 7+ assessments involve an age appropriate assessment in English (including reading, writing and spelling) and Mathematics and an opportunity to spend some quality time with Year 2. This individualised assessment will be followed by ‘talk time’ with the Headteacher. The report from their current school is also considered carefully.

Application deadline: Friday 19th November 2021 at noon.

Application fee: £100

7+ entrance examination and interview: Monday 10th to Friday 22nd January 2022

Results sent: Monday 31st January

Offer holders are invited to visit in the week commencing 31st January and parents will be given a deadline of noon on 9th February to accept.

Deadline for Acceptance: Wednesday 9 February 2022 – 12 Noon

Making an enquiry

To register interest in the school and/or nursery for following years, we kindly ask parents to submit an enquiry form which will be added to our records. We will then contact parents in the year preceding the child’s entry with information regarding upcoming open days and registration for the following academic year.