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6 and 7 Junior and I Senior assessment day

The assessment day for entry into the above year groups in August 2017 will take place on Thursday 19th January 2017, but please note that applications for these year groups can be submitted after this date and an assessment can be arranged at a different time.

To attend the assessment day girls should be registered for a place in their proposed year group as soon as possible. Registration forms should be completed and returned to the admissions office, along with a passport-sized photo of your daughter, a copy of her latest school report, and a £50 registration fee. Bursaries are available for these year groups, and forms and further information are available from the admissions office or Bursar.

From registering until the assessment day, we keep in touch by sending you our Weekly News, which will keep you updated with what happens in school and in the wider St Margaret’s community, hopefully helping to put girls at ease before they come to sit their assessment!

Letters confirming arrangements for the assessment day will be sent out after the New Year break. 6 and 7 Junior applicants attend for the morning only, with a break mid-morning and refreshments provided by the school.

I Senior girls attend for the whole day. The girls sit their assessment in the morning, and, after a break mid-morning and lunch provided by the school, they take part in fun activities in the afternoon, such as drama workshops or science experiments. This provides them with an excellent opportunity to meet and spend time with staff and peers.

The assessments that the girls sit is a “CAT4 Assessment” (Cognitive Abilities Test 4th Edition), at a level appropriate for their age and proposed year group. It is an assessment which does not assess covered curriculum work, but instead assesses the main types of mental processing which play a substantial role in thought processes. At the beginning of each part of the assessment, staff will issue instructions and will go through some practice question and answers with the girls, to ensure that they are fully informed as to how to undertake and complete the assessment. Girls have the opportunity to ask questions before each section, and are fully supervised at all times. Girls generally enjoy the assessments, as the questions are posed mostly as a series of puzzles, which the girls find challenging and fun.

If successful in securing a place, offer letters will be sent out on Friday 24th February 2017, (in line with an agreement between the other local independent schools), with replies to be received by Friday 3rd March 2017. If you have applied for a bursary and have been successful, you will be notified of this in the offer letter. If these dates have passed and you are interested in applying for a place in either 6 or 7 Junior or I Senior, please do contact our admissions office, as applications for these year groups can be accepted at any point during 2017.

Successful girls who will be joining us in August 2017 are invited to an induction day in June, which provides them with an opportunity to meet their new classmates and teachers and to familiarise themselves with the school to ease their transition into a new environment at a very exciting and important stage in their education and lives.

Please contact admissions@st-margaret.aberdeen.sch.uk or call 01224 595188.

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