From Year 3 St Gabriel’s is selective, but not fiercely so. Whilst our examination results and university entrances are the bedrock of our existence, our school’s strength lies in its 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 girls are not judged by the same narrow criterion of academic achievement. Confidence gained in one skill spreads to others so that our girls grow to feel capable and successful.
Consequently, entrance examinations and assessments identify girls of good average ability and above and places are offered to girls who are able to thrive in our environment.
Ages of Entry
Sandleford (Nursery & Reception) Children enter Sandleford from the age of 3.
Junior School Girls join the Junior School (Years 1-6) at the age of 5.
Entry to the Senior School (Years 7-13) is at 11, 13 or 16.
St Gabriel’s Sixth Form (Years 12 & 13) is open to all students who satisfy the required entrance criteria and welcomes applications from girls who have attended other schools.
Entry at Other Times
Whilst most pupils join the School at the beginning of Sandleford (Nursery & Reception), Junior School or Senior School, St Gabriel’s accepts pupils at other stages in their education depending on availability of places.