Children may be registered from any age. To register a child formally, the registration form (which is enclosed with the prospectus, or can be found below) must be filled out and signed by all those with parental responsibility. This must be returned to the School, together with a cheque or bank tranfer, for the non-returnable registration fee. At this stage if parents declare any special educational, medical need or disability the School will make all reasonable adjustments for the admissions process.
Allocation of Places
There are two main points of entry to the School. In our Nursery we admit children the term following their third birthday. We recruit 16-18 children into our Reception Class (EYFS) at the beginning of the Autumn term following their fourth birthday; however the precise numbers vary from year to year. Priority is given to siblings of existing pupils wherever possible, as the school appreciates the difficulty for families with children in a number of different schools. Entry at other ages are considered on an individual basis.
Assessment of Prospective Pupils
Entry is non selective, although children must be toilet trained (we do not have nappy changing facilities)
The children are informally assessed by the Headteacher or Reception staff, we assess language, mathematical concepts, social skills and enthusiasm and interest levels. As the children are so young, we explain clearly to all prospective parents that no child fails at this age.
Entry to Year 1 to Year 6
Entry at other ages will be considered on an individual basis and is dependent on availability of places. Vacancies beyond Reception are filled by inviting children to a taster day which gives us an opportunity to observe and gain an insight into their current academic attainment.
A deposit is payable on acceptance of a place at the school. This deposit is refundable only at the end of the final term of Year 6.
Once a child has been accepted, a full term’s notice of removal, in writing, is required by the first day of term at the end of which the notice is to take effect, or a term’s fees will be charged in lieu.