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7 plus (7+) Exam – Haberdashers’ Aske’s School for Girls – What you need to know

School Name: Haberdashers’ Aske’s School for Girls (Junior School)

Description: Girls; day school

Age range: 4-11 (small entry at 7+)

Size: 300

Fees: £4,822 per term

Address: Aldenham Road, Elstree, Hertfordshire, WD6 3BT

Email (for all general enquiries): theschool@habsgirls.org.uk

Website www.habsgirls.org.uk

Telephone (general enquiries): 0208 266 2300

Head Miss Biddie O’Connor

Deputy Head and Executive Head of Junior School Mr Robert James-Robbins

 

Overview

 

Based in leafy Elstree, and sharing some facilities with the next door boys’ school, Habs’ Girls’ School is a school that challenges girls to excel in all that they do.

 

Languages are a strength and emphasized: Spanish from Reception, French from Year 1 and German from Year 3. Japanese is also an extra-curricular option. Well-equipped science labs ensure that girls have the chance to do lots of practical and investigative work.

 

The school prides itself on its strong relationships with parents through the St Catherine’s Guild, which supports and engenders partnerships with parents. At the Junior School, parents are invited to curriculum evenings, so they can learn about the school’s approach to certain subjects and how they can best support their girls at home.

 

Admissions Process for Haberdashers’ Aske’s School for Girls at Seven Plus

 

Main points of entry to Habs’ School for Girls are at 4+ and 11+ (for the main school). However, there is a small intake of up to 10 girls at 7+, for which about 60 girls apply.

 

Application and Registration

 

Registrations can be made online by clicking here.

The 7+ registration deadline for entry to Habs’ Girls is in November.

 

Registration fee: £100.

Open Days/Visits

 

Girls and their families are encouraged to visit the school to discover if it’s the right fit for them. There is no need to book for an open day at seven plus as there are many opportunities for you to take a look around. You can choose which event you would like to attend, or if time allows, you can experience both formats to get a real feel for what’s on offer. See the school website for further details.

 

Entrance Process

 

Haberdashers’ Aske’s School for Girls’ 7 plus entrance process includes tests in reading, writing and maths and a group activity. The seven plus exam for Habs’ Girls’ takes place in January.

 

Interview

 

On the basis of a successful assessment, some candidates – and their parents – will be called back to meet with the Executive Head and Deputy Head of the Junior School. The aim of this meeting is to ensure that both the school and family share the same educational values. The seven plus interviews for Habs’ Girls’ take place in January.

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7+ English practice papers, ideal for The Haberdashers’ Aske’s School for Girls 7 plus exam preparation:

 

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7+ Mathematics Pack 1

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7+ Listening practice papers, ideal for The Haberdashers’ Aske’s School for Girls 7 plus exam preparation:

 

7+ Listening Pack 1

 

Destination Schools at 11+:

 

In most cases girls move onto the main school. However, a small minority may transfer to other schools, often as a result of a change in parental circumstances. If a girl is struggling with the academic curriculum, then this will be communicated to the family in good time and alternative senior school options discussed.

 

Other Entry Points

 

4+ (pre-prep); 11+ and 16+ (main school).

Scholarships and Bursaries

 

Scholarships are only available for 11+ entry and older, and are based on an excellent exam performance and interview.

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