Joining at 11+

Admission to the Senior School (approximately 60 places)

We attract all types of personality, and there is no typical North Londoner. We don't use rank orders or labels, and there is a strong commitment to the individual. Your daughter might be shy when she joins us, but whilst here, she will develop a relaxed self-confidence and a bond with the School that lasts forever.

Registration for 11+ entry into the Senior School for 2022 entry is now open.

To register your daughter for entry into Year 7 in September 2022 please complete the registration form below. There is a registration fee of £150 (£200 for overseas candidates). The deadline for applications is 15 November 2021.



Entry into Year 7 is at age 11. Therefore, girls for entry in September 2022 must have a date of birth between 1 September 2010 and 31 August 2011.

All girls entering at 11+ will take an Entrance Exam on 10 December 2021 consisting of written papers in English and Maths. The examinations are held at the School and are completely separate from those of Group 1 and Group 2 Consortium. 

You can find some sample papers for the maths and English exams here:



Please note we do not provide answers for these sample papers.


Following the Entrance Exam, a number of girls will be invited back for an interview, and from these, the final selection will be made. Interviews are friendly and informal, it is a chance for us to get to know each girl a little better. Interviews are incredibly important at NLCS, and we ensure that the whole process is run as smoothly as possible.

We want to thank you for making the process manageable for our daughter. She was treated with kindness at every turn and this matters very much to me.

- NLCS Parent



Since its foundation in 1850, North London Collegiate School has been committed to providing accessible, affordable education for girls of ability. To attract able girls and to help those who would otherwise be unable to attend a fee-paying school, we offer bursaries and music scholarships to girls joining the Senior School. 

Click here for further details of our Bursaries.


A number of Music Scholarships are awarded at 11+ (for 5 years) and at 16+ on the basis of merit. Girls must pass the entrance examination and a music audition conducted by the Music Department to qualify. 

Click here for further details of our Handel Music Scholarships

Key dates for 11+ Admissions for 2022 Entry:

Registration Opens:Mid-June 2021
Registration Closes:Monday 15 November 2021
Deadline for Bursary applications Monday 15 November 2021
Deadline for Music Scholarship applications Monday 15 November 2021

11+ Entrance Exams:

Friday 10 December 2021    

Interviews:January 2022
Music Scholarship Auditions:January 2022
Results emailed to parents:11 February 2022
Deadline for Acceptances:Early March 2022

Open Events

To attend 11+ Taster Morning for 2022 Entry please click here for further details.

For further information about joining the Senior School, please contact Mrs Jenny Coyne, 11+ Admissions Officer.