Senior School Admissions

Year 7 – 11 Entry

Prospective families are invited to visit our Senior School during open days at Burgess Hill Girls. However, appointments to visit may also be arranged on an individual basis.

If, following your visit, you wish to register an application you will need to complete a Registration Form. You will also be required to arrange payment of the £150 registration fee. Once received we would then arrange for your daughter to join us for a taster day and/or invite her to join us for entrance testing.

Entrance Exams

The entrance exam and scholarship assessment process for Year 7 to 9 entry takes place every January, for entry in the following academic year.

An information booklet regarding the process, and key dates, for September 2024 entry will be available from September 2023. Please contact our admissions team if you wish to receive this information, or if you have any questions in the meantime.

The entrance exams for Senior School consist of an English paper, maths paper and online cognitive ability test. We aim to make the entrance examination process as relaxed and enjoyable as possible. The main purpose is to establish the standard the students have reached at their current schools so that we can be confident that the education we provide will build on their current strengths and meet their educational needs.

Please note that all current Burgess Hill Girls Prep School students wishing to continue into the Senior School have a guaranteed place in Year 7. However, they will still be required to attend the entrance exam assessment day, and complete an online cognitive ability test. This test demonstrates a student’s progress through their time at the school and also allows the school to place students in sets going into Senior School. Current students do not need to register for a place for Senior School.

Mid Year Places

It is also possible for us to admit students at any point during the academic year, if there are places available. In this instance we would arrange entrance testing on an individual basis, please get in touch for further information.


Burgess Hill Girls prides itself on being the school for young women who are academically capable, creative, open-minded and curious, and who want to have a positive impact on the social and political world around them. We are also proud of championing the success of girls that join our Sixth Form who are new to the opportunities of independent education.

Our BOLD Award is a dedicated award for girls from state schools, providing for a fully funded place in the Sixth Form. We expect the recipient to have been bold in their own life – forward-thinking, experimental and reaching far beyond what is expected.

Contact Us

Please email the admissions team or call 01444 241050 for further information, or to arrange a visit.