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Joining Notre Dame

We are delighted that you are considering Notre Dame for your child’s education!

Our experienced Admissions team will support you through the entire process to ensure a seamless application from first conversations to first days. The best way for you to see if Notre Dame is right for your child is to come and visit us. Our door is always open whether you choose to come to an Open Day or book a Private Tour.

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Visit Us

The best way to get a feel for the school is to visit us. We welcome families at a range of events to showcase our school – from Open Days, Private Tours, Workshops and Taster Days.

Our forthcoming visitor events are:

13 June – Open House and Art Exhibition

12 October – Saturday Open Morning

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Year Entry Points

Our normal entry points are Reception, Year 3, Year 7 (11+), Year 9 (13+) and Sixth Form.

We accept students at entry points throughout the school, where spaces are available.

Our entrance process includes an assessment, review of a reference and school reports from the candidate’s current school and in our Prep School, this includes a taster visit. Whilst Notre Dame is an academically selective school, the assessment is in place to ensure that girls would sit comfortably within their cohort, be happy and thrive with us here at Notre Dame. Our Year 5 and 6 candidates are further assessed to ensure they would meet our entry requirements for our Senior School. Details for each entry point assessments will be confirmed on registration.

Our Reception class is a single form entry which benefits from remaining within our Early Years Learning Centre and sees half of the cohort join us from our co-educational nursery. There is no formal assessment for Reception but students are invited to visit our Wise Owls Nursery class with their parent. Enquire or Register
Year 3 is one of our usual entry points and we often increase to two form entry to accommodate the new intake. Enquire or Register

Our Notre Dame 11+ process ensures a seamless and stress-free experience with our ‘725 Programme’ designed for families interested in a place in our Senior School for entry in September 2025. Our ‘725 Programme’ offers key information and invites to events which guide you and your daughter through each stage of the process.

Information and registration is available on our Year 7 Admissions Page.
Year 7 Admissions

Candidates who wish to take up a place in Year 9 (13+) will sit at the 11+ entry point and defer their place. We do not hold Common Entrance Exams in Year 8.

Enquire or Register

Candidates interested in joining our Sixth Form are encouraged to read our prospectus outlining all that is on offer in ‘ND6’, from our academic philosophy and the detail of individual courses, to co-curricular and extra-curricular provision and pastoral support. It also has details of general entry requirements and each subject page includes details of subject requirements. Our Sixth Form page has further information about entry to the Sixth Form.
Sixth Form

Scholarships &
Bursaries

At Notre Dame, we offer a range of scholarships (at 11+, 13+ and 16+) and bursaries in our Senior School. Please  contact us for further details and how to apply.

Fees

Our fees for Nursery, Prep School and Senior School for the current academic year can be found on our fees page, which also outlines payment options as well as our terms and conditions.

FAQs

We have compiled a list of Frequently Asked Questions, which we hope you will find useful. If you do not find an answer to your question, please do not hesitate to contact admissions@notredame.co.uk

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