Whilst most pupils normally start in the Autumn Term, we welcome applications to the Prep School throughout the year, as long as there is availability. Places in popular year groups such as Reception, Year 3 and Year 5 can be subject to a waiting list.
The first step is to find out more about Leweston Prep either by joining one of our Open Events or visiting to meet the Head.
Prospective pupils are then invited to attend a taster day, when they come into school and spend the day with their potential year group. There will be an informal assessment in literacy and numeracy at this time which typically forms part of the joined lesson. A ‘guardian angel’ (another pupil in their class who will stay with them all day) will look after your child and you will have the opportunity to meet and speak to their class teacher on arrival and collection. After a successful taster we will request a reference from your current School.
It is at this stage that offers are made. This is typically by way of a letter to parents. Offers may be open to acceptance for a limited time only. You will be asked to secure your place by completing the Acceptance Form and paying a deposit (which is returned against your final school bill). Joining information will then be shared with you ahead of your child’s start date.
If you have questions about joining the Senior School please visit our Knowledge Base, a library of frequently asked questions which can tell you more about the admissions process as well as life at the school.