How to apply

At Queen's, we welcome girls to join us from the ages of four in Reception through to our Sixth Form. There are four established entry points to the school; Reception (Infants), Year 3 (Juniors), Year 7 (Seniors) and Year 12 (Sixth Form), although we do accept girls at any point, including mid-year, if there is an available space. Girls currently at the Lower School have automatic entry into The Senior School.

Registration forms for September 2019 entry to the school are available to download below and return with the fee by post or you may:

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The Examination/ Assessments

Entrance Assessments for entry into Lower School and Entrance Examinations for entry into Senior School 2019 will take place on Monday 14 January 2019. 

Lower School

Girls wanting to join the Queen's Lower School at Reception (Infants) or at Key Stage Two (Juniors) are invited in for an informal assessment before an offer can be made. For Reception entry the assessment is made up of a series of games which the teachers and girls play together. Staff will interact with girls in a friendly and approachable way to help to keep them relaxed and happy throughout the assessment. This provides the best environment for girls to demonstrate what they can do, what they know and their potential for learning more. The assessments take around an hour in which time parents will have the opportunity to talk to Lower School teachers and have a tea or coffee in the hall.

Key Stage Two pupils (for entry into Years 3-6) are assessed across a morning which includes maths and English tests and non-verbal reasoning puzzles which are again undertaken in a relaxed, friendly environment. Parents drop off their children at the start and pick them up at the end of the assessment. After the assessments have taken place formal offer letters are sent out in the post. It is important to realise that the deadline for responding to the offer is strict as we have a waiting list and need to inform these parents as quickly as possible that they have secured a place.

Senior School

Girls wanting to join the Senior School at Year 7 entry are invited to sit the entrance examination which takes place on Monday 14 January 2019. Please note that girls currently at Queen's Lower School receive automatic entry to the Senior School but must still sit the examination for assessment and scholarship purposes,.

Click here for information about the Senior School Entrance Examination including a guide to the content and links to past papers.

Sixth Form Entry

Each year we welcome a number of applicants from others schools who choose to join us for Sixth Form. Entry to the Sixth Form for all pupils is dependant upon achieving good GCSE results - normally 7 GCSEs at grade B or above with an least an A in your chosen subjects. We also ask prospective pupils joining us from other schools to provide a report from your current school confirming that you are a suitable candidate to sit A-levels and we invite you to come in for a short interview.

For more information and to register for the entrance assessments and examination please contact Admissions on 01244 312078 or email Alternatively you may download the appropriate registration form below and return it with the administration fee to Admissions Officer, The Queen's School, City Walls Road, Chester, CH1 2NN.