Senior School admissions

Senior School admissions are handled by me, Miss Sue Callaghan. I help to guide parents and pupils through our admissions process. If you have any queries about the process or would like to arrange a visit to the school and / or an informal meeting with the Head please contact me by phone: 01332 514267 or by email: admissions@derbyhigh.derby.sch.uk .

Girls wishing to join Derby High in Year 7 sit the 11+ Entrance Examination which takes place each year in January.  Girls are assessed not only on their ability to cope with the curriculum on offer but also on their willingness to make a full contribution to the life of the school. Girls who are already in our Junior School are regularly assessed and are generally able to take their place in the Senior School without taking the Entrance Exam.

Academic, Music, Art & Design, Drama and Sport Scholarships are available. There is also a Headteacher’s Scholarship awarded to any girl who has demonstrated outstanding all-round ability. The Senior School runs its own Assisted Places scheme, which offers financial assistance to qualifying families who would like their daughters to benefit from a Derby High School education but who would find it difficult to meet the full fee.

Girls are accepted into other year groups, assuming there are spaces and on a satisfactory performance on assessment papers along with a reference from their current school.

Throughout the admissions process I am available to answer any questions and I look forward to welcoming you and your daughter to our Senior School.


Miss Sue Callaghan, Registrar