We encourage all parents to visit the school and meet with Mrs Kerrie Daunter, Head of the Prep School. A tour of our stunning grounds and spacious classrooms, an opportunity to see the school community on an ordinary day will help you understand we are anything but ordinary! If you visit at a lunchtime you might hear African drumming or handbells, see our children out enjoying the fresh air and open spaces; visit after school and you will encounter a quieter, more studious environment as those staying for After School Care get on with their homework and prepare for the next day. Virtual meetings with Mrs Daunter are also available.
Once registered, and as soon as we are able to introduce visiting children into the bubbles, applicants will be invited to a two-day taster visit where they can spend time in one of our classrooms and meet peers and teachers. Assessments in Mathematics and English take place during this visit. The taster days are designed to be enjoyable and relaxed, and no preparation is required. An offer of a place will be determined by the applicant’s level of attainment in relation to that of his / her peer group and his / her relative social and physical development.
For a more immediate start, and whilst we are unable to access the bubbles, we encourage families to tour together with assessments taken remotely, either from home or from their current school.
Applications for the Prep School are not restricted to September entry if space is available.
The majority of our pupils transfer to The Royal Senior School and children from our Prep School do not need to sit the entrance assessments, although they are encouraged – where appropriate – to apply for exhibition scholarships and will automatically be considered for academic scholarships alongside external candidates.