Tel. 01481 721602
The Ladies' College

Apply For A Place

To apply for a place at The Ladies' College in all departments, please contact our Registrar, Rosalyn McClean on 01481 721602 or email

We welcome prospective pupils and parents to come and take a look around our school at any time. Ros McClean will personally take you on a tour of the College campus and answer any questions you may have. For prospective Preparatory and Junior pupils, the Junior School Acting Head Teacher, Mrs Rosie de la Fosse, will show you around Melrose, and from September 2023, we welcome our new Head Teacher, Mrs Mary Lawson who will look forward to meeting prospective new families.

Places are awarded on the following basis:

Pre-Preparatory Department The first twenty applicants per year group will usually receive a place at Pre-Preparatory Department with a guaranteed place for Lower Preparatory in Melrose. There are further non-conditional Pre-Preparatory Department places available but those girls will have to go on the waiting list for places in Lower Preparatory. Girls can be registered at The Ladies' College Pre-Preparatory Department from birth.

Melrose Usually, pupils from The Ladies' College Pre-Preparatory Department are automatically awarded a place in Lower Preparatory (Reception) at Melrose. Thus there are waiting lists for most year groups at Melrose. Where places are available they are awarded subject to relevant assessment.

Senior School Usually, pupils from Melrose (up to 24 per year) are automatically awarded a place in Remove (year 7). The remainder of places are offered to external Year 6 pupils who have been assessed in English (Reading and Writing) and Mathematics and are offered places to attend The Ladies' College.

Sixth Form Usually, students from the Senior School are automatically awarded a place in the Sixth Form. We welcome students from other schools who have gained a minimum of five GCSEs at grade 9-4 or above (to include English Language and Mathematics.) A suitable reference from a student's current school is also required. 


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