How to get into South Hampstead High School at 7+

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July 31st, 2018

How to get into South Hampstead High School at 7+

Are you hoping for your child to win one of the places at South Hampstead at 7+? Read on! This blog tells you everything you need to know about the application process: from registering your child to applying, exams and the interview process.


South Hampstead High School is an independent day school for girls aged 4-18 in Hampstead, North London. Students can enter the Junior School via admissions points at 4+ and 7+. At the 7+ entry point, 24 girls are accepted into the school.

Before you apply

It is recommended that parents book a place on an Open Day if they are considering applying to the school. Dates for Autumn open days will be released on the school’s website in early September:

These days are for adults only. Students have the opportunity to tour the school on their assessment day.

South Hampstead state that they will always consider siblings for places, but cannot guarantee admission as all places are based on assessment.

For the academic year 2018/19, the fees for studying in the Junior section of South Hampstead High School are £5,109 per term, or £15,327 per year.

The school does offer a variety of bursaries and scholarships, but only to those entering the senior school.


In order to register their child for the 7+, parents must complete an application form. This can be found here:

A non-refundable fee of £125 is charged for taking the entrance examination and must be sent with the application form. Applications for entry in September 2019 are open until Friday 9th November. All applicants are invited for assessment. Before the assessment, a reference will be requested from the child’s current school.


South Hampstead High School have a two-stage assessment procedure for the 7+. The first stage consists of written tests in English, Maths and Reasoning. These tests are based on the national curriculum for year 2, although there are likely to be some higher-level questions. At the time of writing, the first assessment was scheduled for Friday 23rd November, 2018.

Girls who perform well are invited back for the second stage of the assessment procedure. They will have an interview and take part in observed small-group activities. Places are then offered on the basis of their performance.


Places will be offered in early February and parents will be given a deadline to accept. Once a place has been accepted, a non-returnable deposit of £1000 is required.

Destination schools

Students successfully applying at 7+ usually stay at the school for the duration of their schooling.

For a breakdown of the universities attended by South Hampstead High School leavers, visit:

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