Prep School Admissions
The usual age for entry to Abbot’s Hill Prep is Rising 5 (Reception), or 7 (Year 3). Admissions are usually in the Autumn Term. Please contact our Registrar for information regarding occasional vacancies.
We are currently accepting applications for September 2020 entry. Spaces are available in Reception and Years 1-3. Year 4 has limited spaces and Years 5 and 6 are currently full and applicants are on a waiting list.
Prospective pupils may be registered for admissions at any time after their birth and ideally a full year before the desired date of admission. Registration takes place by completing the Registration and Confidential Information Forms which are included with the prospectus information pack, together with the £100 non-returnable Registration Fee.
As part of our induction programme for parents and children joining Reception, you will be invited, with your daughter, to see the environment that she will learn, play and develop in, led by the EYFS Leader. During your visit, you will also have an opportunity to look around the Prep School whilst your daughter will enjoy a play-led session to familiarise herself with the school’s surroundings. This also provides an additional opportunity for questions to be answered. Offers will be made within a week of your visit.
Please contact the Registrar for information on our next Reception assessments.
Entry for Year 1 – Year 6
Once registered we will contact you to arrange a two day visit for your daughter and then ask your child’s present school for a reference. The two day visit takes the form of a taster day and an assessment day. On both occasions, girls have the opportunity to spend time with their peers, familiarise themselves with the school’s surroundings and experience life as an Abbot’s Hill girl. Parents will have an opportunity to meet with the Head of Prep. For entry into Years 4, 5 and 6, applicants will have an interview with the Head of Prep.
The Offer of a Place
The offer of a place at either the Prep School is at the discretion of the Head of Prep at Abbot’s Hill who will take fully into consideration a child’s record at her previous school (where applicable), the recommendations of their Headteacher and the results of the entrance assessment. The offer of a place does not depend on the date when a child’s name was registered.
If your child is successful in the admission procedures for the Prep School and there is a vacancy, a place will be offered by letter. Places at Abbot’s Hill are offered only after assessment and interview. An Acceptance Form will be sent to you and the place can be accepted by completing the Form and returning it to us with your deposit of £1,000, £500 of which will be credited towards your first term’s bill. Scholarships are subject to some additional terms and conditions which are notified (where applicable) in an Award Letter.