Admissions

Prepared.
To find out more.

We'd love to see you at one of our open events which run regularly throughout the year.

At an open event, you'll have the opportunity to meet our Headmistress, Mrs Alison Melrose, and hear all about her plans for the school, which opens in September 2020.

Our Admissions Team will be pleased to advise you about forthcoming events and the registration process. Then, if you decide to apply, you can register online. Ready to take the first step?

Attend a Prince's Gardens Prep information event

Admissions process

A smooth and simple journey from your initial enquiry to your child's first day at school.

  1. Receive an invitation to attend a readiness session or assessment

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  2. Receive an offer of a place

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Registering your
child

Our online admissions process is designed to make it easy for you to apply for a place at Prince's Gardens Preparatory School.

Getting started

The registration form can take up to 20 minutes to complete, but you may save your application at any time by clicking the "Save" button – and then return to it later.

We recommend early registration as applications will be considered in the order they are received. Simply complete and submit the online registration form and the Admissions team will contact you to confirm safe receipt of your application. A non-refundable registration fee of £150 is required to complete the process.

We look forward to receiving your application. If you have a question at any point, please contact our Admissions Team.

First time users

First time users will need to create an account to access our online application form. This is a one-time account set-up and will only take a few moments. Shortly after, you'll receive an email confirmation with a link to set your password and create your account. Once this is complete, you can log in and submit your application(s) at any time.

Returning users

To continue an existing admissions process, please log in to your account to submit your registration form and/or upload documents.

3+ admissions

Children may join Prince’s Gardens Preparatory School in the half term after their third birthday, subject to a successful Nursery readiness assessment.

The purpose of the assessment is to ensure that children offered places will thrive during their time at Prince’s Gardens Preparatory School. The sessions are run by our Head of Pre-Prep, who will spend time getting to know each child as an individual.

See 3+ admissions booklet for start dates after September 2020.

Key dates for September 2020 start
  • Register by 13 December 2019, 4pm
  • Assessments take place January 2020
  • Offers are made within one week of a child’s readiness session

4+ admissions

A key point of entry to Prince's Gardens is to Reception when children are 4+ years.

The purpose of the assessment is to ensure that children offered places will thrive during their time at Prince’s Gardens Preparatory School. The sessions are fun, engaging, age-appropriate and interactive.

Key dates for Septemeber 2020 start
  • Register by 13 December 2019, 4pm
  • Assessments take place January 2020
  • Offers by Friday 31st January 2020

7+ and 8+ admissions

Applications are invited from parents who wish to register their child for a 7+ or 8+ assessment.

These will assess mathematical and problem-solving skills, your child’s ability with language, creativity and their social skills.

Key dates for September 2020 start
  • Register by 13 December 2019, 4pm
  • Assessments take place January 2020
  • Offers by Friday 31st January 2020

Scholarships

Scholarships are awarded to those pupils who achieve outstanding results in the 7+ and 8+ assessments.

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

Fees

Our fees for September 2020 will be confirmed in Spring 2020. We are sure that they will represent excellent value and will be competitive versus other Independent schools in the Kensington area.

If you would like to be notified of the fees when they are available, please contact us and we will send them to you as soon as they are confirmed.

Pupil year group Fee per term
Nursery (full time) Released Spring 2020
Reception Released Spring 2020
Year 1 and 2 Released Spring 2020
Year 3 and 4 Released Spring 2020
Year 5 and 6 Released Spring 2020
International pupils Released Spring 2020
Registration fee

Together with the registration form, a non-refundable registration fee of £150 is payable for all pupils wishing to register for entry to Prince’s Gardens Preparatory School.

Deposit to confirm acceptance

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

Lunch

Lunch is included as part of the school fees for all year groups.

Music

Music lessons are available with dedicated, talented teachers. These lessons are charged per hour.

Prospectus

Find out more about how Prince's Garden's Preparatory School can help prepare your child for their future.

Next up:
Attend an event

Meet our Headmistress, Mrs Alison Melrose, and hear all about her plans for the school.