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Admission - Junior School

Admission to the Nursery at 3+

Pupils are eligible to join the Nursery aged 3 years and 3 months. In order to assess readiness for entry into the Nursery, pupils are observed during a short play session. These sessions are conducted without parental attendance. 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 pupils is into Pre-Prep 1 (Reception) at 4+. We offer 2 classes in each year group, with an optimum class size of 18 pupils and a maximum of 20. The assessments for entry in September 2020 will take place during the course of November 2019. The closing date for registration is Friday, 1 November 2019. Using the School’s admission criteria, pupils are observed in a classroom situation and 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 and a parental interview with the Junior School Headmaster. 

Admission to Pre-Prep 2 and 3 (Years 1 and 2)

Subject to availability

Admission to the Junior Department (Years 3 – 6)

There is a smaller intake of pupils at 7+ for entry to Lower Prep (Year 3) in September, 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 2020 will take place on during the course of February and March 2020. The closing date for registration is Friday, 10 January 2020. Pupils 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. A reference is also sought from the current school. We aim to select boys and girls who are academically above the national average.  

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