How to get into Sheffield High School


Independent girls’ day school (aged 4 to 18).

Registration Fee (as of the publication of this blog):


Visit them or fill out the registration form online to apply for a place for your daughter.

Fees (as of the publication of this blog):
  • Reception to Year 2: £3381 per term
  • Year 3 to Year 6: £3509 per term
  • Year 7 to Year 11: £4757 per term
  • Year 12 to Year 13: £4757 per term

An acceptance fee of £300 will also be due if an offer is accepted.

Reception to Year 7 lunch is mandatory and costs £218.75 per term. Monthly fee information can be found by clicking here.

Current Head (as of the publication of this blog):

 Mrs. Nina Gunson

About Sheffield High School GDST

Sheffield High School GDST is one of the top performing schools in Yorkshire, founded in 1878 with only 39 students and now having a roll of 1000.

They also provide scholarships and bursaries to outstanding students. To know who is eligible for a bursary, click here.

Is Sheffield High School GDST good for you?

Choosing the right school for your daughter is very important, and Sheffield High School knows that importance very well. The value of their school is based on positivity, kindness, and courage. As per The Sunday Times, Sheffield High School is currently the Independent Secondary School of the Year in the North, which means your daughter’s future is in safe hands.


To secure admission at Sheffield High School GDST, parents must fill out the online registration form and follow the assessment procedures conducted in taster sessions in school. For more information on Sheffield High School registration, click here.

Exams and interviews

Procedures for securing a place in Sheffield High School GDST are different for each age group. However, their admission process is relatively easy.

For Reception (Ages 4-6)

The application form available on the Sheffield High School website needs to be filled out completely. Acceptance documents must be completed after receiving a formal confirmation letter. Your daughter will have the opportunity to attend Stay & Play sessions to meet her new classmates before the first day of school.

For Year 1 to Year 6

The girls will be assessed in English, Maths, and reading on the taster day. After the successful completion of their assessment, they will offer a place for the girl. A deposit of £300 (the acceptance fee) is required at the time of offer acceptance.

For Year 7

The Entrance Examination is scheduled in January, and the school will notify you about the test date. The entrance examination includes Maths and English, and the girl will also participate in team-building activities. After accepting the place, the acceptance fee listed above would be due.

For Years 8 to Year 10 (Ages 11 to 16)

After registration, the girls get a chance to spend a taster day with the class of their same age group and complete their assessment test in English and Maths. Further visits will also be arranged before the first day; after accepting the place offered by the school, make a £300 deposit payment.

Sixth Form (Ages 16-18)

New entries in the Sixth Form require at least 7 GCSEs with English and Maths at grade 4 or above. In Advanced Level subjects, the grade must be 6 or above. A copy of the progress report from the student’s last school is also required.

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