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Diverse ethnically and socially, with plenty of girls on bursaries and some 50 home languages. Girls are bright, buzzy, focused. ‘They come out very confident, streetwise kids,’ said a parent. ‘They’re used to standing up for themselves...

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Our prep school known as James Allen's Preparatory School (JAPS) takes girls 4-11, but is part of James Allen's Girls' School.

Entrance criteria for the senior school as follows: "11 - Mathematics, English and VR. 13 & 14 - Mathematics, English, VR & Modern Language paper. Interviews for the following years intake are held throughout the Autumn term and the entrance examination is held each January. 16 - usually dependent on an Entrance Examination, GCSE results, a reference from the previous school and an interview. Applications should normally be made by the end of November of the year preceding entry. Examinations are held in the Autumn term. Up to 20 scholarships and 18 means-tested bursaries (up to 100% fees) are awarded on the results of the 11+ Entrance Examination....Read more

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2015 Good Schools Guide Awards

  • Best performance by Girls taking Japanese at an English Independent School (GCSE)



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