Early Years Admissions
How does it work?
Applications are accepted from birth but ideally should be made when the child is 2 ½ years of age.
Girls enter the Nursery in the term that they reach the age of 3. They are invited to attend a play session which lasts for about 45 minutes in the term prior to entry. They are observed by the Nursery staff, who assess their social and developmental skills
Girls enter Reception in the September following their 4th birthday. There are a number of additional places for external candidates at this stage. Girls are invited for an informal one-to-one assessment with the Head of Foundation Stage Co-ordinator. This lasts about 30 minutes. They are assessed in accordance with the developmental expectations for their age.
We are currently considering applications for Spring 2021(January intake) and Summer 2021 (April intake) although you are welcome to apply earlier if you wish. In order apply you will need:
- A passport photo of your daughter as .jpg or .png (no more than 1MB)
- Payment card for £125 registration fee
The next step following the Open Day is to register for a 1:1 play-based assessment visit with our Head of Early Years Miss Lockyer or with our Nursery Teacher Mrs Agnew, both of whom have a wealth of knowledge
and experience in teaching the youngest of learners. Tailored expertly to the age of your daughter, Miss Lockyer and Mrs Agnew and will observe how she settles into the environment, what she is interested in and how she interacts with other children.
Your daughter will be engaged in a literacy or mark making activity, a form of counting or number task and other activities such as jigsaw puzzles, drawing, building or roleplaying. The visit will be adapted to suit each individual child. This is an opportunity for us to fully get to know each child and for you to be confident in the choices you are making for your daughter.
The deadline for applications for Spring 2021 (January intake) nursery places is 12 November 2020.
The deadline for applications for Summer 2021 (April intake) nursery places is 29 January 2021.