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Year 7 (11+)

Year 7 is the main entry point for our Senior School. We appreciate that choosing a Senior School can be a daunting process for families and so we aim to make our 11+ process as stress-free and welcoming for everyone involved. 

You can find details on how to apply for Year 7 below.

Year 7 entry in 2025 and beyond

If you are looking to join Year 7 in September 2025, please click the link below to enquire or register for our 11+ entrance assessment. You are also able to book a private tour or onto one of our open days.

At Notre Dame, our 11+ process for September 2025 is called our '725 Programme'. It offers key information, communications and invitations to events which will help guide your family through each stage of the process.

rEGISTER FOR 11+ (our 725 ProgramME)

Year 7 entry in September 2024

Please note: We are now closed for September 2024 11+ entry. We do have a waiting list and places may become available for late applicants, so please email our admissions team for more information on to enquire about a late place.

Entry in Year 6

If you are considering entry in Year 6, please contact Admissions to find out more

Overseas Candidates

For overseas applicants, we are able to arrange for assessments to be carried in a child's existing school as necessary.  Please contact the Admissions Office for further details.

Scholarships at 11+

Academic, Art, Music, Drama and Sport Scholarships are available at 11+.  Academic Scholarships are based on performance in the Entrance Examination only.  For other scholarships, candidates are required to submit the additional Scholarship Registration Form by the closing date. Scholarships for 2025 entry will be available shortly.

Transition to the Senior School for Internal Notre Dame Candidates

For internal Notre Dame candidates, progression to the Senior School is subject to assessment of progress over Years 4 and 5.  Formal offers will be made at the end of Year 5, after which girls will not be required to sit the entrance exam unless they would like to apply for an Academic Scholarship. For all scholarship applications, the process for internal girls is the same as that for external girls.

Feedback from Parents on our 11+ Admissions Procedure

“You have put a lot of thought into [the 11+ process] and made it fun, inviting and pleasurable for the girls, at a really stressful time for them. For us we were looking for a school that was approachable, welcoming, and one that looks at [our daughter] as an individual, rather than just being another child coming through the door."

“I wanted to email you to say that the admissions process you run is streets ahead of the experience we have had with other schools.  Your warm letters to the girls explaining the process and exams has been lovely and very reassuring.   It really does make a huge difference to parents and girls who are going through the very stressful process of applying for secondary schools.”

 “Thank you so much for all your time and your kindness with a far less stressful 11+ experience than some schools.  You have been so wonderful.“


Year 7