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Admissions Procedure

Key Dates for September 2018 Entry

Year 7 Entry

  • Open Morning Saturday 23rd September 2017, 10am-12noon
  • Closing date for applications, 29th September 2017
  • Candidate interviews with the Headmistress/Deputy Heads, 27th September - 17th October 2017
  • Entrance Examination (papers in Maths and English), Friday 3rd November 2017, 9.15 -11.30am
  • Sports scholarship assessment morning, Tuesday 7th November 2017
  • Music scholarship auditions, to be confirmed: Wednesday 29th and Thursday 30th November 2017
  • Academic scholarship recall examination, Thursday 16th November 2017
  • Academic scholarship recall interviews, Thursday 23rd November 2017
  • Sports scholarship recall interviews, Friday 24th November 2017
  • Results letters posted by the end of the Autumn term 2017

Year 9 Entry

  • Open Morning Saturday 23rd September 2017, 10am-12noon
  • Closing date for applications, 29th September 2017
  • Candidate interviews with the Headmistress, Thursday 11th January 2018
  • Entrance examinations Friday 12th January 2018
  • Scholarship examinations Saturday 13th January 2018
  • Sports Scholarship assessments Monday 15th January 2018
  • Art Award examination Monday 15th January 2018
  • Music Scholarship auditions Tuesday 16th January 2018
  • Drama Award auditions Wednesday 17th January 2018

For further information please contact the Registrar, Mrs Knight, on 01732 468703, or email: registrar@whall.school

Application Process

Parents who are interested in Walthamstow Hall should request a Prospectus Pack by clicking on the ‘Request a Prospectus’ link at the top of any page on this website or by contacting our Registrar, Mrs Knight, directly, registrar@whall.school

Before applying to the school for admission, parents are invited to read the School Prospectus and the Admissions Policy outlined in the accompanying Information Booklet, which sets out the School’s intentions and procedures regarding admission.  The Admissions Policy can also be seen in the Policies section of this website.

Applications for Year 7, Year 9 and Year 12 entry must be received on the school’s ‘Application for Admission’ form, which is included in the Prospectus Pack.  When the form is returned it should be accompanied by a registration fee of £100.  Applications for entry in September 2018 should be received by 29th September 2017.  Applications made after this date in exceptional circumstances, but such applicants may not be eligible for Scholarships or Awards.

At the Year 7 and 9 entry stages all candidates will be interviewed by the Headmistress/Deputy Heads and sit Walthamstow Hall's own entrance papers in Maths and English (past papers are not available).  A Head's report will also be requested from the candidate's current school.

At Year 12 6th Form entry all candidates are interviewed by the Headmistress and a Head's Report is requested from their current school.  Candidates wishing to apply for a Sixth Form scholarship will sit the examinations on the November preceeding entry, please see the Sixth Form Admissions Procedure page for full details. 

In cases of oversubscription a waiting list is established.

Late applications will be dealt with on receipt, depending on availability of places.


Admissions Criteria

  • a Head’s report from previous schools, including assessment data;
  • an interview with the Headmistress and, if appropriate, other senior staff at the school;
  • performance in the school’s own entrance examinations;
  • the parents’ expressed preference in choice of schools where they have
 applied to more than one school, should there be more applicants for places than
 places available.  In this instance, Walthamstow Hall may take into account whether it is the first choice of school.

Places will be offered to girls who demonstrate their academic potential and the likelihood that they will benefit from the ethos of the school, and the broad and challenging education provided by the school. 


Selection Criteria in an Oversubscribed Year

In cases of oer subscription a waiting list is established.

Where all things are equal the following criteria will be used:

  • a daughter of a missionary;
  • a sibling whose sister is in the school at the date of the application;
  • in the event of a tie-breaker proving necessary, the school will, as a last resort, take into account the proximity of home to school;
  • the parents’ expressed preference in choice of schools where they have
 applied to more than one school.


Appeals and Complaints

The Headmistress’s decision is final, but if a parent has a concern about the admission process, the complaint should be discussed first of all with the Headmistress, and if there is no satisfactory outcome, a complaint can be made to the Governing Body.  The complaint should be put in writing to the Clerk to the Governing Body.  A committee of the Governing Body will consider the complaint and make a ruling.