Joining the Junior School (Years 3 – 6)

At The Maynard we understand what a daunting task choosing the right school for your daughter can be and we try to make our admissions process as easy as possible.

Depending on place availability, girls are welcome to join us at any stage of their academic career and at any time during the school year.

Visit Us and Register Your Daughter

In the first instance, we would recommend that you visit us and see for yourself what an unrivalled learning experience life at The Maynard truly is! To arrange a visit, please complete the Enquiry Form.

The next steps would be for your daughter to join us for a specially arranged taster session to sample life in the Junior School and, if you think your child would enjoy The Maynard, you can formally apply for a place by completing the Registration Form here. Following registration, we will request references and/or the most recent report from your daughter’s current school.

Junior School Assessment

We want your daughter to enjoy her school years and so, to ensure The Maynard School is truly suited to her and will be the right place for her to flourish, from Year 3 upwards the application process involves a short written assessment.

7+ Entrance Assessments can be arranged all year round although we do have set dates every January in the year of entry. We understand that, for some girls, this may be their first experience of a formal assessment so we make the session as relaxed and enjoyable as possible.

Our experienced staff look for potential as well as current ability, and we advise that extra coaching for the assessments is not necessary.

Entrance assessments for Years 3, 4 and 5 consists of two parts:

  1. Reading assessment – Each applicant is given an individual standard reading assessment; an appropriate passage of prose is also used which is followed by a few questions to ensure comprehension.
  2. Written assessment – Written papers consist of assessments in English, Mathematics and Non-Verbal Reasoning.

Entrance assessment to Year 6 follows a similar format to the Senior School assessments.

A Junior School place does not later guarantee a place in the Senior School, although the vast majority of pupils do move up to the Senior School. All of the girls are required to take our 11+ entrance exam. Once in the Senior School your daughter automatically has a place until the end of Sixth Form with no further qualifying assessments required.


Offers of a place are made in writing as soon as possible after the Entrance Assessment has been taken. We then ask parents to sign the accompanying Acceptance Form, having read the Terms & Conditions booklet, and pay an acceptance fee which secures a place for your daughter.

Please do contact us at any time to discuss your enquiry, register your daughter or simply to have a chat and find out more about The Maynard School. Our Admissions Team can be contacted on 01392 355998 or via [email protected]

We look forward to hearing from you!