The main point of entry to the school is at 4+ for Reception.
Prospective pupils are invited to attend in groups of 6 or 7 for about 40 minutes to be observed interacting by three or four adults, during the latter part of January of the year in which they would start. Parents are not expected to be present at these sessions. The skills being sought are mainly social maturity and readiness to learn in a group situation. Cooperation, flexibility, a “can do” approach and facility with the English language are all highly regarded. We are also looking for numeracy skills, letter recognition and a basic ability to follow instructions.
Following these informal assessments, 36 places are offered for entry into Reception the following September. A short waiting list is kept in case of subsequent cancellation of a reserved place. Younger sisters will be assessed in the same way as non siblings.