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Prep School Admissions

Our Preparatory School is made up of our Reception Class and Years 1 to 6. We are a selective school and therefore places are offered at the discretion of the Headteacher and following our admissions processes below. As a guideline, applicants should be performing academically at nationally expected levels. We welcome applications mid-year for all year groups, subject to the availability of places.

Contact or call us on 01372 457077 for more information and to make an enquiry.

Admissions Procedure for the Prep School

Reception Class 

We hold some Reception Class Discovery Events every Autumn term preceding September entry for interested families.  Whether you attend a Discovery event or 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 confirms your interest in a Reception Class place, holds a place for your daughter and allows us to progress with your 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 school, we will request a reference before making a formal offer. To start a school application in Reception, please contact: 

Year 3 and all other Year Groups

Our Year 3 Discovery Events run in the Autumn term however we accept later applications.  To progress an application for a school place in Year 3, we will arrange an on-screen appointment with our Headteacher and ask for a copy of your daughter’s latest school report. We may conduct a further short on-screen interview with our Head of the Prep School. Pupils must sit and pass our digital assessments in addition to providing a satisfactory reference from their current school, before a formal offer is made.

We are currently unable to undertake on-site taster and assessment days but hope that this will change soon, subject to national restrictions.

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).



Manor House School
Manor House School, Bookham


Book a place at our next Open Event on Wednesday 12 May at 9.30am here. You can also view our Virtual Open Day

Our Admissions Team are available to discuss new applications for the Prep and Senior Schools for 2021 and 2022. Please email:

As part of the national response to Covid-19, the School site is currently closed to pupils, except those of key worker and vulnerable children. We continue to teach and support all our Prep and Senior School pupils via a virtual (on-screen) learning approach, enabling live lessons and engagement across all subjects.

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