Prep School (4+ and 7+)

The usual entry points to Abbot’s Hill Prep are 4+ (Reception), or 7+ (Year 3). Occasional vacancies do arise in other year groups.

We currently have some vacancies in Years 1-3. We have a waiting list for Year 5 and Year 6 for the academic year 2022-23 and are not in a position to call children forward currently. Please do register your interest for Year 7 2023.

Please do not hesitate to contact our Admissions Office for information regarding occasional places throughout the year.

A visit to our Prep School is highly recommended. We host a number of Open events throughout the year, and individual tours can also be arranged.

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For more information about the offer of a place please see here.


Entry to Reception (4+)

Starting school is a big step for any child. We understand and cater for the individual needs of every child joining our assessment process.

Entry assessments take place in December prior to the September of joining the School. Children work and play in a relaxed environment with expert staff on the assessment day, and spend approximately two hours with us. Toys, books and 1-1 tasks are used to engage conversation. Children enjoy the experience, as our staff ensure that they feel at ease at all times

4+ Reception 2023 timeline

Registration deadlineFriday 18 November 2022
Child Activity & Parent meetFriday 25 November 2022
Offers made (by post)Friday 2 December 2022
Acceptance deadlineWednesday 14 December 2022


Joining Pack & Invites to ‘Move up’ afternoonEnd of May 2023
‘Move Up’ afternoonMonday 20 June 2022
Reception Information eveningWednesday 7 June 2023
Curriculum eveningEarly September 2023
Whole School returnsSeptember 2023 (TBC)

 

 

Entry to Year 3 (7+)

Our Assessment Process for entry to Year 3 takes place in February prior to the September of joining the School.

Children will have an interview with a member of the Prep School leadership team, and will complete age appropriate assessments which are led by a facilitator. Children will have lunch with us and meet their peer group for a fun activity as part of their day.

No preparation is required for the interview. Pupils enjoy this opportunity as it is a chance for them to ask any questions they might have about the School. Parents will also be able to discuss their child’s application with the Head of Prep.

7+ Year 3 2023 timeline

Registration deadlineTuesday 31 January 2023
Reference request to current schoolSpring term 2023
Assessment / Activity & Interviewsw/c 20 February 2023
Offers made (by post)Tuesday 2 March 2023
Acceptance deadlineThursday 16 March 2023
Joining Pack & Invites to ‘Move up’ afternoonEnd of May 2023
‘Move Up’ afternoonTuesday 20 June 2023
Curriculum eveningEarly September 2023 (TBC)
Whole School returnsSeptember 2023 (TBC)

 

Prep School Occasional Vacancies

Pupils may join our Prep School in other year groups, subject to availability of places. We will be pleased to discuss current availability at any point during the year.

Prep School Occasional Vacancies

Pupils may join our Prep School in other year groups, subject to availability of places. We will be pleased to discuss current availability at any point during the year.

Occasional Vacancies Year 4-6 2023 timeline

Registration deadlineTuesday 31 January 2023
Reference request to current schoolSpring term 2023
Assessment / Activity & Interviewsw/c 20 February 2023
Offers Made (By Post)Tuesday 2 March 2023
Acceptance deadlineThursday 16 March 2023
Joining Pack & Invites to ‘Move up’ afternoonEnd of May 2023
‘Move Up’ afternoonTuesday 20 June 2023
Curriculum eveningEarly September 2023
Y6 Induction afternoonSeptember 2023 (TBC)
Whole School returnsSeptember 2023 (TBC)

Please contact our Admissions Office for further details.