Admissions Procedures

Reception entry

  • Thank you for your interest in a place in our Reception. Please complete the registration form and return it to the Admissions Manager together with the fee of £100. The registration form can be downloaded from our website.
  • Observation play mornings – all children are asked to attend a ‘play morning’. These are very informal and nothing to worry about. Please call the Admissions Manager to book a place for your child. 
  • Observation mornings are designed to be fun and enjoyable and no preparation of any sort is needed. During the morning the children will join Linda our Reception teacher and the Head of Pre-prep, Rachel the Head of Phonics and other Pre-prep staff, who will observe them at play. This involves some simple games and tasks which encourage conversation and interaction between the children.
  • You can book a place for your child on an observation play morning via the online form. The Admissions Manager will then confirm this date with you.
  • In addition to the play mornings, we ask for a copy of your child’s 2 year check as provided by his current early years setting.
  • Places are offered on the basis of the observation mornings. We will also offer places on a reserve list.
  • If a child is offered a place, parents are asked to respond by a predetermined date given in the offer letter. Parents wishing to accept the place will be asked to sign the parent contract and pay a non-refundable acceptance fee of £500 to indicate their acceptance of the School's offer. The School is happy to provide further guidance where special arrangements relating to the duty of care of the child and the payment of fees for the child are necessary.
  • Joining Papers will be sent to parents in the following June.
  • During the summer term there will be an induction morning for all new children coming into the School. The first two weeks in school in September will have a staggered day to give the children a chance to settle in without getting too tired.

Years 1 and 2 entry

  • Please complete the registration form and return it to the Admissions Manager together with the fee of £100. The registration form can be downloaded from our website.
  • Assessment morning. This can be arranged on an individual or group basis and on availability of a place. It is very informal and nothing to worry about, and involves taking part in the usual lessons and activities of the candidate’s current year group and some short evaluation tests. Please ring the Admissions Manager to arrange a convenient date.
  • A reference and recent report will also be requested from your child's current school. Places are offered on the basis of these and the assessment morning.  
  • If a child is offered a place, parents are asked to respond by a predetermined date given in the offer letter. Parents wishing to accept the place will be asked to sign the parent contract and pay a non-refundable acceptance fee of £500 to indicate their acceptance of the School's offer. The School is happy to provide further guidance where special arrangements relating to the duty of care of the child and the payment of fees for the child are necessary.
  • Joining Papers will be sent to parents in June.
  • During the summer term there will be an induction morning for all children coming into the School.

Year 3 entry

  • Please complete the registration form and return it to the Admissions Manager together with the fee of £100. The registration form can be downloaded from our website.
  • Assessment afternoon. This is very informal and nothing to worry about.  
  • You can book a place for your child on the assessment afternoon via the online form. The Admissions Manager will then confirm with you that your son has a place on the assessment afternoon.
  • During the afternoon the children will join Trudi, the Head of Year 3 and 4, Rachel, the Head of Phonics, Steve, Year 2 class teacher, Elizabeth and Lenka, Year 3 class teachers who will set a reading and writing assessment plus a maths task. There will also be some fun activities to encourage interaction between the children and they will have the opportunity to go out to play with boys already at the school. We aim to make the afternoon as fun as possible, while getting the information we need.
  • We will also contact your son’s current school for a reference and recent report before the assessment date.
  • Places are offered on the basis of the assessment afternoons and the current school reference and report. There will also be places available on a waiting list. 
  • For ad-hoc assessments at other times of the year for entry into Year 3, please contact the Admissions Manager regarding place availablity.
  • If a child is offered a place, parents are asked to respond by a predetermined date given in the offer letter. Parents wishing to accept the place will be asked to sign the parent contract and pay a non-refundable acceptance fee of £500 to indicate their acceptance of the School's offer. The School is happy to provide further guidance where special arrangements relating to the duty of care of the child and the payment of fees for the child are necessary.
  • Joining Papers will be sent to parents in June.
  • During the summer term there will be an induction morning for all new children coming into the School.

Years 4 to 8 entry

  • Please complete the registration form and return it to the Admissions Manager together with the fee of £100. The registration form can be downloaded from our website.
  • Assessment day. This is arranged on an individual basis and on availability of a place. Please ring the Admissions Manager to arrange a convenient day.
  • The assessment day programme is relaxed and informal. It includes: CAT Tests (computer based Cognitive Assessment Tasks in English, Maths and Non-Verbal Reasoning)
  • Taking part in the normal lessons of the candidate’s current year group
  • Observation of academic ability and social interaction
  • A reference and recent report will be requested from the candidate’s current school before the assessment day. Places are offered on the basis of these and the assessment day. Parents usually hear within ten working days (as long as all information has been received).
  • If a child is offered a place, parents are asked to respond by a predetermined date given in the offer letter. Parents wishing to accept the place will be asked to sign the parent contract and pay a non-refundable acceptance fee of £500 to indicate their acceptance of the School's offer. The School is happy to provide further guidance where special arrangements relating to the duty of care of the child and the payment of fees for the child are necessary.
  • Joining Papers will be sent to parents in June.
  • During the summer term there will be an induction morning for all new children coming into the School.