Admissions process

  • Contact us

    If you would like to know more about Prince's Gardens please contact our Admissions Manager over the telephone or over email. Alternatively you can book a place on our next upcoming Open Morning. We can't wait to meet you.

    Book an open event
  • Registration

    Please complete our online registration form. Our application deadline for the 2022 academic year is 10 January 2022. Our application deadline for the 2021 academic year has now passed, however occasional places may arise so if you would like to discuss a September 2021 entry, please contact our Admissions Manager on 020 7591 4620.

    Register
  • Invite

    After registration we will invite your family to meet with a member of the Senior Leadership Team. This is the perfect opportunity for us to get to know your child better, determine their current academic level and learn how we can help them to fulfil their potential.

  • Receive an offer

    If there is space available and we believe Prince's Gardens is the right school for your child, an offer letter will be sent to you. Priority places will be awarded to siblings of Prince's Gardens pupils.

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

From September 2021.

Pupil year group Fee per term
Nursery (Mon – Fri 9am -12 noon) £3,460.00
Pre Reception £6,310.00
Reception, Year 1 and 2 £7,400.00
Years 3 - 6 £7,860.00

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

Each year we are able to award a number of scholarships to pupils who demonstrate exceptional potential. Designed to recognise and reward excellence, we attract some of the best candidates in London.

Scholarships can be awarded for entry to Year 3, 4 or 5, depending on which Scholarship your child is applying for.

The application and tasks are designed to enable us to see each child’s potential for creativity, talent and innovation and 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. Successful candidates will be informed in writing in January.

All-Rounder Scholarship

Prince’s Gardens has an engaging and active curriculum which inspires a love of learning, far beyond the taught curriculum. Using London as our classroom, and with some of the world’s greatest museums on our doorstep, Prince’s Gardens is a fantastic backdrop for cultivating inspiration and developing independent thinking skills and enquiring minds.

The outstanding and engaging curriculum at Prince’s Gardens enables talent to develop and to shine. We are keen to offer our All-Rounder scholarship to applicants wishing to enter the school in Years 3 or 4. Pupils who demonstrate academic excellence as well as a talent in art, drama, music, sport, STEM or languages are invited to complete the scholarship assessments in January.

Music Scholarship

Prince’s Gardens has an outstanding music department with close ties to the Royal College of Music. All pupils are introduced to an exciting range of instruments and musical styles during class music lessons.

We are delighted to offer music scholarships to children keen to join the school in Year 4 or 5 who show excellent potential and commitment in music. Scholarships are awarded by the Headmistress, following an audition with the Head of Music.

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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