Admissions Overview

COVID safety measures with entrance procedures

We are reviewing all our entrance procedures, scholarships and taster days to reduce any risk of infection around the schools. We are adhering to the latest safety measures and government guidelines to minimise contact between pupils and staff and restricting the number of visitors to our sites. We will make further announcements as soon as we can.

Our Admissions Registrar, Mrs Karen Stafford-Smith, is here to assist you at every step of the entry procedure.

She can be contacted by phone, +44 (0)1600 711104, fax +44 (0)1600 711118

Points of Entry

We normally admit new pupils in Years 3, 7, 9, and 12 at the start of the Michaelmas term. However, we are happy to consider applications for other year groups and at other times, subject to places being available.

Open Days and Visits

Mrs Stafford-Smith arranges Open Days each year for prospective pupils and their parents to visit the school. These are deliberately chosen to be during term time so that you can see the school in action and be guided round by current pupils who will give you a pupil’s viewpoint. Bespoke visits can be arranged at other times if the dates are not convenient for you.

Register for one of our Open Days

‘Taster Weekends’ for prospective boarders can also be arranged.

Scholarships and Bursaries

Academic, sport and music scholarships are available for entrants at 11+ (Year 7), 13+ (Year 9), and 16+ (Year 12) with sport and creative arts scholarships for entry at Years 9 and 12. Special awards are available for service families. Please contact the Admissions Registrar for further details of all scholarships and bursaries.

Entrance Tests

Monmouth School for Girls is selective.  All prospective pupils are invited to complete our entrance assessments and have a short interview with a senior member of the teaching staff. Pupils at 13+ can opt for the Common Entrance route. We will also contact your current school, so that we get a complete picture of your daughter. The decision to offer a place and/or a bursary will be made on the basis of ALL the information we are provided with, not just the test results.

 Further details of our Entry Assessment dates

As for the open days, if these days are not convenient we are able to arrange tests on alternative days. However, we would encourage you to attend on the published dates if possible as this will ensure that you application is assessed along with your peers.

Co-ordination with Monmouth School for Boys

Visits and tests can be co-ordinated with Monmouth School for Boys  aged 7-18, if you also have children applying there.

Subject Choices

Both new entrants and returning pupils have access to guidance and counselling with their subject choices. Haberdashers’ Monmouth Schools offer over 30 A-level subject choices.


Successful candidates will be invited to attend an induction day during the Summer term so that they are familiar with the school layout and organisation when they join in the Michaelmas term.

All new girls will start school one day early in the Michaelmas term. This day consists of a structured programme of events designed to help them settle in as quickly as possible. New boarders will return two days early.

Haberdashers’ Monmouth Schools Registration Form (PDF – 570kB)