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.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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).