Entry to the School & Entrance Tests

Entry to the School

Palmers Green High School selects girls on the grounds of ability and aptitude. Entry into the school is normally at 3+ into the Nursery, at 4+ into the Preparatory Department, at 7+ into the Junior Department and at 11+ into the Senior School. Candidates should normally reach the ages of 3+, 4+, 7+ and 11+ respectively by September 1st of the year of entry. We may also have occasional places at other ages, please contact the school office for details.

Entrance Tests

11+ ENTRANCE & SCHOLARSHIP EXAM - Saturday 19th January 2019

Last date for registrations is Friday 11th January 2019.

For 11+ entry, candidates sit papers in English, Maths, Verbal and Non-Verbal Reasoning, which are designed for their age group.  Palmers Green High School uses the ISEB common pre-tests and more information can be found on its website at www.iseb.co.uk . In addition, Palmers Green High School sets its own English creative writing paper.

The 11+ entrance and scholarship examination will be held on Saturday 19th January 2019 Interviews for candidates showing promise in the written tests will be held during February and parents will usually be advised of the outcome of 11+ applications during the February half term. 

The Reception and Year 3 tests and interviews will be held from November in the academic year before entry to the school. All other assessments for entry into the Lower School take place in the classroom with the form teacher as and when necessary.

Sibling Policy

Most siblings join us at Palmers Green High School. However, admission is not automatic, and there may be occasions where we judge that a sibling is likely to thrive better in a different academic environment.


The Governors of the School are committed to equal opportunities for all, regardless of race, colour, religion, ethnic or national origin, sexual orientation, gender (except with regard to Palmers Green High School being a single sex girls’ school), age or disability. Any allegation of racial, sexual, religious discrimination and/or disability discrimination and any allegations of verbal or physical harassment will be treated seriously. Such allegations will be thoroughly and impartially investigated and may result in disciplinary action, including exclusion. If your child has a disability for which reasonable adjustments would be required in the admissions/entrance exam process/entry to the school or during their career, arrangements will be made to meet with parents of disabled prospective pupils to discuss any special arrangements for exams and the admissions process. Parents have the right to confidentiality of their child’s disability through the Data Protection Act 1998. They are therefore asked to complete the school’s disclaimer form which is available on request from the school office.

Special Educational Needs

We welcome pupils with special educational needs, providing that our Individual Needs Department can offer them the support they require. We welcome pupils with physical disabilities provided that our site can cope with them. However, we advise parents of children with special educational needs or physical disabilities to discuss their daughter’s requirements with the School before she sits the entrance exam so that we can make adequate provision for her. Parents should provide a copy of an Educational Psychologists report or a medical report to support their request, for example for extra time or other special arrangements. We will discuss thoroughly with parents and their medical advisers the adjustments that can reasonably be made for the child if she becomes a pupil at the school.