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Admissions Process

A smooth journey from your initial enquiry to your child’s first day at school


The Admissions Process

Welcome to St. Nicholas Preparatory School where remarkable things happen every day!  We invite you to visit us and learn more about our community, our facilities and the many opportunities our pupils enjoy.  Our admissions team will be pleased to assist you with arranging a visit, registration or answering any questions about our admissions process.  We look forward to hearing from you.

Step 1

Book and attend an open morning or private tour

We encourage prospective parents to see our school in action during one of our open events which run regularly throughout the year.

  • Open mornings are held during term-time. They start at 9:30am with a welcome from Jill Walker, our Headmistress followed by a school tour with a member of the senior leadership team and a Q&A session.

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  • Private tours are also available

Step 2

Complete and return a registration form

To apply for a place at St. Nicholas Preparatory School please complete our online registration form together with payment of a non-refundable registration fee of £100. The Admissions team will then contact you to confirm safe receipt of your child’s registration.

Step 3

Invitation to attend a taster session or assessment

You will receive an email inviting your child to visit St Nicholas. We are a non-selective school but we do assess potential pupils to determine their current academic level and how we can help them to fulfil their potential.

Those entering either our Montessori Nursery or Reception year group will spend time with the Head of Pre-Prep.  The session is informal, generally lasts approximately 30 minutes and its purpose is to ensure children will thrive at St Nicholas. Children wishing to enter in either Year 1 or Year 2 will spend a day in school.  They will participate in classroom activities and will also complete assessments in both English and mathematics with our Head of Pre-Prep.

Children wishing to enter Years 3 to 6 will also spend the whole day with us and take part in normal class activities. They will complete assessments in both English and mathematics with a member of the admissions team.

Lunch and snacks will of course be provided for all children joining us for the day.

Step 4

Offer of place

Further to a successful taster session or assessment, places are offered within 2-3 days.  Should the assessment provide further reason for reflection, the Admissions Team will contact you for further discussion.

 

St. Nicholas School is committed to securing equality of opportunity through the creation of an environment in which individuals are treated on the sole basis of their relevant merits and abilities. Parents are required to disclose their knowledge of any specific learning difficulty, behavioural issue, disability or medical issue relating to their child on registration and to provide copy of any assessments that have occurred. We also require details of any language issues recognising that for some children English is an Additional Language (EAL). Failure to disclose and provide details could lead to the withdrawal of an offer of place.