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Early registration is essential (as near birth as possible) for those already resident in London. Entry lists are closed at about 300 to be assessed for 38 available places. The head, however, is always willing to be flexible for those who've just arrived. Siblings who apply are automatically offered a place unless it is considered 'they will not flourish'.

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Acting head

Claire Bailey, deputy head, is holding the fort since the departure of short-lived previous head Carrie Symes.


St Christopher's is one of London's highest-achieving academic prep schools, with results at 11 the envy of many of its neighbours. This, however, is a school which selects primarily on ability. Part of the selection procedure is standardised tests, so summer birthdays don't lose out. 'It is not an academic assessment. We observe how they play together and how they interact with other children.' The school operates a split entry and although all are assessed at the same time, girls with September to February birthdays will generally join in reception, whilst March to August birthdays join in year 1. Tests dates and results are co-ordinated with other leading selective north London prep schools. Early registration is essential...

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