Joining the Pre-Prep
We are thrilled to be able to invite you in person onto the school site once more. Join our Pre-Prep Open Morning on 11 February, from 10am to 12pm. Email Julie or Emma at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 01962 854189 to book your place.
Or, join us for a Pilgrims' Play mornings for 2 to 4 year olds: on the following Fridays, 14 and 28 January ('All join in' music session), or 11 and 25 March (Teddy Bear Hunt), 10:00am to 11:00am. This is a great opportunity to meet the Reception staff and Debbie Ross our Head of Pre-Prep, whilst your child plays in the classroom or garden. Spaces are limited so click on the link below to book.
Joining our Reception class
We look forward to meeting you and to welcoming your pre-school son to our Pre-Prep for a Stay and Play session. This short visit forms the basis of our admissions process for Reception places and can be arranged most mornings of the week, usually no more than one year before your son starts school.
It is very similar to going to playgroup, except we ask you to leave your son with us if he is happy for you to go. If not, you are welcome to wait so that he knows you are nearby.
Your son will soon make new friends as he joins in and explores the activities on offer in the classroom or outside. He might like to play with the train set, or Lego (of course!) and other construction games, try on costumes in the role-play corner, enjoy an art activity, put together some puzzles, and play outside. There might be just enough time to enjoy a story and perhaps some music with the boys before it is time for you to collect him.
The little boys who visit us are at many varied stages of their social and educational development. We do not look for any particular level of academic ability in order to offer a place. We look instead for boys who are sociable, happy to follow instructions, and ready and eager to learn. During their visit, we encourage them to investigate and create independently whilst following their interests or learning new skills.
A magical school with excellent teachers.
Joining Year 1 and Year 2
If places are available, boys who are already in full-time school and wish to join the Pre-Prep are invited to spend a taster day with us. Your son will become a Pilgrim for a day, joining in with lessons, breaks, lunch and whatever sport and activities are scheduled that day. The class teacher will hear him read and the Head of the Pre-Prep will help him work through simple exercises to assess his basic numeracy and literacy skills. The atmosphere is informal, relaxed, and fun!