Prep School Admissions

A visit to our Prep School is highly recommended. We host a number of Open events throughout the year, and individual tours can also be arranged.

The usual entry points to Abbot’s Hill Prep are 4+ (Reception), or 7+ (Year 3). Pupils can also join other year groups, subject to availability of places; please do not hesitate to contact our Admissions Office for information regarding occasional places throughout the year.

Entry to Reception (4+)

Starting school is a big step for any child. We understand and cater for the individual needs of every child joining our assessment process.

Entry assessments take place in December prior to the September of joining the School. Children work and play in a relaxed environment with expert staff on the assessment day, and spend approximately two hours with us. Toys, books and 1-1 tasks are used to engage conversation. Children enjoy the experience, as our staff ensure that they feel at ease at all times.

4+ Reception 2022 timeline

Registration deadline Monday 22 November 2021
Child Activity & Parent meet Friday 3 December 2021
Offers made (by post) Friday 10 December 2021
Acceptance deadline Friday 14 January 2022
Mad Hatters Tea Party Saturday 5 March 2022
Joining Pack & Invites to ‘Move up’ afternoon End of April 2022
‘Move Up’ afternoon Tuesday 21 June 2022
Reception Information evening Early July 2022
Curriculum evening Early September 2022
Whole School returns 6 September 2022

Entry to Year 3 (7+)

Our Assessment Process for entry to Year 3 takes place in January prior to the September of joining the School.

Candidates will have an interview with a member of the Prep School leadership team, and will complete age appropriate assessments which are led by a facilitator. No preparation is required for the interview. Pupils enjoy this opportunity as it is a chance for them to ask any questions they might have about the School.

7+ Year 3 2022 timeline

Registration deadline Monday 31 January 2022
Reference request to current school Spring term 2022
Assessment / Activity & Interviews w/c 21 February 2022
Offers made (by post) Thursday 3 March 2022
Join Us Again Wednesday 9 March 2022
Acceptance deadline Thursday 17 March 2022
Joining Pack & Invites to ‘Move up’ afternoon End of April 2022
‘Move Up’ afternoon Tuesday 21 June 2022
Curriculum evening Early September 2022
Whole School returns Tuesday 6 September 2022

Occasional Places

Pupils may join our Prep School in other year groups, subject to availability of places. We will be pleased to discuss current availability at any point during the year.

Occasional Vacancies Year 4-6 2022 timeline

Registration deadline Monday 31 January 2022
Reference request to current school Spring term 2022
Assessment / Activity & Interviews w/c 21 February 2022
Offers made (by post) Thursday 3 March 2022
Join Us Again Wednesday 9 March 2022
Acceptance deadline Thursday 17 March 2022
Joining Pack & Invites to ‘Move up’ afternoon End of April 2022
‘Move Up’ afternoon Tuesday 21 June 2022
Curriculum evening Early September 2022
Y6 Induction afternoon Monday 5 September 2022
Whole School returns Tuesday 6 September 2022

Please contact our Admissions Office for further details.

Click here to register for a place at Abbot’s Hill Prep School.