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Admission - Junior School

Boys and girls are admitted to the Junior School with an expectation that they will transfer to the Senior School at 11+.

Admission to the Nursery at 3+

Children are eligible to join the Nursery aged 3 years and 3 months. In order to assess readiness for entry into the Nursery, children are observed during a short play session. Admission into the Nursery does not guarantee a place in the Pre-Preparatory department, however the expectation is that in most instances this will be the case. There is a maximum of 35 places in the Nursery.

Admission to Pre-Prep 1 (Reception)

The main intake of children is into Pre-Prep 1 (Reception) at 4+ when assessment is more formal. We offer 2 classes in each year group, with an optimum class size of 18 children and a maximum of 20. The assessments for entry in September 2018 will take place during the course of November 2017. The closing date for registration is Friday, 3 November 2017. Using the School’s criteria for admission, children are observed in a classroom situation and asked to carry out certain tasks individually and in small groups.

Prospective parents will have the opportunity to meet the Junior School Headmaster and undertake a guided tour of the Junior School. The offer of a place is subject to the successful outcome of the assessment morning and a parental interview with the Junior School Headmaster.

Admission to the Junior Department (Years 3 – 6)

There is a smaller intake of children at 7+ for entry to Lower Prep (Year 3), when assessment is more formal, and at other times for occasional entry, if places are available. In the Junior department there are up to 3 classes per year group, with a maximum of 24 in each class. The assessment for entry in September 2018 will take place on during the course of February 2018. The closing date for registration is Friday, 12 January 2018. Children seeking admission to the Junior department attend a full school day during which they are assessed in literacy, numeracy and verbal reasoning; they are also observed in various social and classroom situations to ensure that they will integrate well with their year group. We aim to select boys and girls who are academically of above national average ability.