We are a co-educational, non-selective school. We are committed to equal treatment for all and we welcome all children, irrespective of their ethnic origin.
Deciding on the right school for your child is very important, and we believe that a personal visit is invaluable. We very much hope, therefore, that you will visit us.
There is no entrance exam or interview for children joining us in Reception but we do prefer that children have a conversational ability in the English language and we insist that they are out of nappies before they join us. Places are offered in order of registration, although priority is given to siblings of children already in the school and those living within 1.2km of the school.
For children wishing to join us after the Reception year, we ask for a report from their current school and invite them to come and visit us for a morning assessment.
Our policy is to apply our admission criteria to all potential pupils. We welcome pupils with learning difficulties, providing that our Learning Support Department can offer them the support that they require. We welcome children with physical disabilities providing that our site can cope with them. We will discuss thoroughly with parents and their medical advisers the adjustments that can reasonably be made in order for the child if he/she was to become a pupil at our school. We will need to ensure, however, that we are able to make the necessary adjustments to ensure that the prospective pupil is not put at a substantial disadvantage compared to a pupil who is not disadvantaged because of a disability.
Prior to being offered a place for their child, all parents are required to complete a pupil questionnaire requesting information regarding any significant dietary, medical or learning difficulties and/or disabilities in respect of their child. In assessing any prospective pupil we may take any such advice and request any such assessments as we regard appropriate.
Above all, we must feel that we will be able to educate and develop the prospective pupil to the best of his or her potential and in line with the general standards achieved by the pupil's peers.
Siblings of current pupils are automatically given a place provided that they are registered. We rely on you to give us details of your new babies no later than the 1st September of the year before they are due to start. Siblings registered after this date cannot be guaranteed a place.
Prospective parents are shown around in small groups throughout the year. Please contact the School office to arrange a visit.
We also hold open mornings when prospective parents are shown around by current pupils either in the Summer term or early in the Autumn term for parents of children registered for the following year’s intake.
You can register your child at any age from birth.
The registration fee of £75 is non-refundable. Because we are non-selective we recommend you register your child as early as possible. The admissions secretary will also be able to advise parents on any occasional places which might be available for children in the years above reception.
Once you have registered you may be offered a firm place in the Autumn Term the year before your child is due to start. Subsequently, we require a non-refundable deposit of one term's fees payable in two instalments, on acceptance of a place, which is returned by cheque after a pupil has left the school (less any deductions for outstanding amounts owing), providing our conditions regarding notice of withdrawal have been met.
In order to secure a place for your child you will need to send the first instalment, which acts as an acceptance fee, together with the signed form of acceptance to the admissions department by the appointed date. It should be noted that the deposit is non-returnable in the event that you do not ultimately take up the place.