Children enter Sandleford from the age of 6 months.
Children join the Junior School (Reception - Year 6) at the start of the academic year they turn 5.
Entry to the Senior School (Years 7-13) is at 11 or 13.
St Gabriel’s Sixth Form (Year 12 & Year 13) welcomes applications from girls who have attended other schools.
Entry at Other Times
Whilst most pupils join the school at the beginning of Sandleford, the Junior School, Senior School or Sixth Form, St Gabriel’s accepts pupils at other stages in their education depending on availability of places.
From Year 1, St Gabriel’s is selective, but not fiercely so. Whilst our examination results and university entrances are the bedrock of our existence, our strength lies in the provision of an excellent all-round education. It is possible for St Gabriel’s pupils to enjoy success and gain the respect of others in a large number of ways.
Our pupils are not judged by the same narrow criterion of academic achievement. Confidence gained in one skill spreads to others so that our pupils grow to feel capable and successful.
Consequently, Junior Assessments and Senior School entrance examinations identify children of good average ability and above and places are offered to those who are able to thrive in our environment.
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