11+ Entry Joining Year 7

In response to the Covid-19 pandemic we are making some changes to our admissions process this year to help minimise possible disruption to 11+ exam candidates who might be affected by changes to government guidelines or who are unwell or required to be self-isolating at home.

Like many other London independent schools we have decided to use the ISEB Common Pre-test, which offers the flexibility we require in these difficult times.  This is a computer-based test with sections covering Verbal and Non-verbal Reasoning, English and Maths, and it takes two and a half hours to complete.  It does not require any specific preparation and will be accessible to those who suffered disruption to their learning in Year 5. Further information for parents about the exam can be found here: https://www.iseb.co.uk/Parents

Many students will be able to sit the ISEB Common Pre-Test at their own junior schools, reducing the need for travel and enabling them to stay within their own ‘bubble’.  If the ISEB Pre-test is offered they should sit it at their school at any time on or before Saturday 12 December 2020.

For those girls whose schools do not offer the ISEB Pre-test, it will be possible to come to Godolphin and Latymer on Friday 11 December 2020 and to sit the test here.

It is also possible to sit the ISEB Pre-test at any secondary school for which your daughter is registered which also uses this test.  In this case the test must be sat at any time on or before Saturday 12 December 2020. Please ensure that you still register your daughter with Godolphin and Latymer even if they are sitting the exam at another school so that we can access their scores,

2021 applicants for Godolphin and Latymer will no longer be required to sit the London 11+ Consortium entrance examination.

We will continue to contact a candidate’s current school for a reference. We are very mindful of the disruption many pupils have experienced due to school closures as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic and we will be asking the primary and prep schools to outline the educational provision available during the lockdown. We would like to reassure parents that we will be carefully considering how this has impacted each individual girl to ensure that candidates will not be disadvantaged by the different levels of provision the schools were able to provide. The entrance exams is designed to spot academic potential, rather than specific knowledge, and those who do well in the entrance test will be invited to attend an interview, so that we can get to know them better and assess whether Godolphin and Latymer is the right school for them.

Application to Godolphin and Latymer is a two-stage process: parents may register their daughters at any time using the registration form below. In cases of particular need we may be able to waive the Registration Fee; please contact the Registrar.

From October, you will be sent an Examination Entry Form requesting further details about your daughter’s application.  Both the registration form and exam entry form must be returned before noon on 18 November. We regret that late applications cannot be accepted.

registration form


Timetable for 11+ Entry in 2021

The following dates are subject to change depending on governmental guidance, including social distancing measures, at the time. We will endeavour to give parents as much notice as possible of any changes.

Offers: Offers of places are made on the same day as schools within the London 11+ Consortium. The closing date for acceptances is also the same date and time as the Consortium schools.

Girls must be born between:1 September 2009 and 31 August 2010
Deadline for Registration:by noon 18 November 2020
Deadline for Examination Entrance Form:by noon 18 November 2020
Bursary assistance application forms for Year 7 2021 (Only completed application forms with all supporting documents will be considered.):25 November 2020
ISEB Exam:At Godolphin and Latymer: Friday 11 December 2020

At candidate’s junior school or at another secondary school where they are registered for the ISEB Exam:
On or before Saturday 12 December 2020

Interviews:Candidates who are successful in the examination will be invited to an interview which will be kept as informal and friendly as possible.
Music Scholarship Auditions:Further information can be obtained from the registrar in October.
OffersOffers of places: Friday 12 February. The closing date for acceptances is noon on Wednesday 3rd March 2021.

We are very happy to receive applications from students with individual learning needs. Applicants who need extra time or other concessions for the entrance tests should fill in the relevant sections of the examination entry form and should provide written evidence of their needs. This will usually take the form of a letter from a doctor or an assessment report completed by an Educational Psychologist.