Senior School Admission Procedure
To register your daughter for our entrance examination the registration form must be completed and returned to the school office with a copy of your daughter’s birth certificate and £40 cheque or cash.
Senior School girls will receive an invitation to spend a ‘taster’ day at school. They will then be asked to attend an interview with the headteacher also held during the school day. This usually takes place before the entrance exam which is on the first Saturday morning in February.
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Entrance examinations for the whole school consist of a Maths and English test. We follow National Curriculum standards in both English and Maths. The English Examination will always include comprehension.
English – Total 2 hours
Reading paper – 1 hour 15 minutes
Questions will assess reading and comprehension. Candidates read short passages and then answer questions on them.
We are looking for evidence that candidates have clearly understood what has happened in the passages and demonstrate that they can understand layers of meaning and show sensitivity to the writers’ use of language.
Writing paper – 45 minutes
In relation to the passage, there will be one task giving candidates the opportunity to compose a directed piece of non- fiction writing.
We are looking for evidence that candidates can adapt their writing for different forms, audiences and purposes.
Mathematics – Total 1 hour 15 minutes
45 minutes non-calculator paper with questions on numerical and basic problem solving skills and a more challenging.
30 minutes paper which tests mathematical reasoning and understanding of mathematical concepts.
Questions require arithmetical knowledge such as addition, subtraction, multiplication, division of whole numbers and decimals and addition, subtraction of fractions, understanding of basic geometry. There are problems to solve in a variety of contexts.
We expect candidates to show logical thinking and the ability to show clearly their working when problem-solving. Credit will be given if the candidate demonstrates a correct method even if there is a mistake in the calculations.
Results are posted out by 1st class mail the Friday after the examination. To secure an offer of a place at Park School for Girls, a deposit of £1,000 is payable to the school on acceptance of a place and prior to a pupil’s entry; once a pupil starts, £500 of the bond will be deducted from the fees of the first term. The remaining £400 will be retained until your daughter leaves the school, which is refundable subject to no debts outstanding. £100 constitutes the Registration and Administration fee.
The terms fees are due by the first day of the school term.
We offer a selection of Bursaries to parents of all students. These are means tested, based on family income. However all circumstances surrounding the student and her family are taken into account. Please download the form, complete and return with supporting documentation to the Bursar. All Bursaries are awarded for a period of one academic year, although families are required to reapply each Spring.
You are also welcome to contact the Bursar with specific questions.