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Prep School Admissions

Our Preparatory School (Prep School) is made up of our Reception Class and Years 1 to 6. We are a selective school which means that Prep School places are offered at the discretion of the Headteacher and following successful completion of our school admissions process for your point of entry. As a guideline, Prep School applicants should be performing academically at nationally expected levels. We welcome mid-year applications for all year groups, subject to the availability of places.

Contact admissions@manorhouseschool.org or call us on 01372 457077 for more information or to make an enquiry.

Admissions Procedure for the Prep School

Reception Class 

We hold a Reception Class Discovery Afternoon every Autumn term preceding September entry for interested families.  Whether your daughter attends the Discovery Afternoon or you enquire at a later point, we will  arrange for an on-screen appointment and tour with our Head of Early Years.  We will then ask you to register your child (£50 non-refundable registration fee), which holds a school place for your daughter and allows us to progress with the administration of your school application. We will ask you to attend a second on-screen observation meeting or on-site taster session.  If your daughter is currently attending a Nursery or Pre-School, we will request a reference before making a formal offer. To start a school application in Reception, please contact: admissions@manorhouseschool.org 

Year 3 and all other Year Groups

Our Year 3 Experience Day is typically held in the Autumn term for all registered Year 3 applicants. Please register by 31 October to attend the Experience Day. We accept later applications subject to availability of places.  To progress an application for a school place in Year 3, we will also arrange an on-screen appointment with our Headteacher and ask for a copy of your daughter’s latest school report. Future pupils must sit and pass our on-screen digital assessments in addition to providing a satisfactory reference from their current school, before a formal offer is made. We may conduct a further short on-screen interview with our Head of the Prep School.

The Prep School registration fee is £50 for Reception and £75 thereafter. The deposit payable on acceptance of a Prep School place is £500 for Reception Class and £800 thereafter (this is refundable less any outstanding fees/disbursements at the end of your daughter’s education at Manor House School).