Admissions process

  • Book

    Book a place on an open day.

    Book an open event
  • Registration from

    Complete our online registration form together with payment of a non-refundable registration fee of £150. The admissions team will confirm the safe receipt of the registration.

    Register
  • Invite

    We will invite your child to attend a readiness session or assessment to determine their current academic level and how we can help them to fulfil their potential.

  • Receive an offer

    A deposit of £3,000 becomes payable within 7 working days on acceptance of an offer.

Readiness sessions and assessments

You'll receive an email inviting your child to attend a Nursery Readiness session, Pre-Reception or a Reception Readiness session or an Assessment for Year 1 upwards.

Those entering Nursery, Pre-Reception or Reception will meet with our Head of Early Years Education. The session for Nursery Pre-Reception and Reception aged children is informal, lasts approximately 30 minutes and is designed to ensure children will thrive at Prince's Gardens Preparatory School.

Children wishing to enter Year 1 or Year 2 will have an assessment and will be interviewed by the Headmistress.

Children wishing to enter Years 3 to 6 will complete assessments in both English and mathematics with a member of the Admissions Team and an interview with the Headmistress.

Readiness sessions are designed to help your child feel at ease

Open days

At our open events, you’ll have the opportunity to meet our Headmistress, Mrs Alison Melrose.

We have been holding these events locally and, whilst we have restrictions in place, we will be hosting these events ‘virtually’ – via Zoom. Mrs Melrose would also be delighted to Skype or FaceTime on an individual basis in the meantime. Please contact the Admissions Team for more information or to arrange a suitable time.

Fees

Pupil year group Fee per term
Nursery (Mon – Fri 9am -12 noon) £3,250.00
Pre Reception £5,925.00
Reception, Year 1 and 2 £6,925.00
Years 3 - 6 £7,380.00

Fees are invoiced and all other costs can be paid for via Cognita Connect, our communication app.

Lunch


Lunch, a morning break snack and milk are included as part of the school fees for all year groups, except the Nursery class which finishes at 12 noon.

Music


Additional instrument lessons are available with dedicated, talented teachers. These lessons are charged per 30 minute lesson.

We make payments as easy as possible

Scholarships

Pupils who demonstrate academic excellence are invited to complete the scholarship assessments in January.

Scholarships can be awarded for entry to Year 3 or Year 4. The scholarship assessment consists of a written paper along with a group task.

The tasks are designed to enable us to see each child’s potential for creativity and innovation. The atmosphere will be relaxed and friendly. References from the child’s current school will be required.

All Scholarships are awarded solely on merit and each scholarship pupil is awarded with a fee remission of 20%.

Children who participate in the Scholarship assessments are automatically offered a firm place for Year 3 or Year 4 entry. Successful candidates will be informed in writing at the end of January.

Uniform

At Prince's Gardens Prep, we are proud of our pupils and provide a uniform in which girls and boys can be identified as members of our school community.

We expect pupils to represent the school appropriately and wear the smart, traditional uniform with pride, kindly supported by their parents. You can purchase your child's uniform from Perry. Simply click the link below to learn more.

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