7+ 8+ Entry

Some families choose to join us in Year 3 or 4, when their child is 7 or 8 years old.  For many pupils, this is the ideal time to join our school and we receive children from both state and independent schools at this point.  Parents choose our school for a variety of reasons, including smaller class sizes, a more tailored approach to learning, preparation for 11+ and the experience of a broader curriculum, with arts and sport given status alongside academic subjects.

Unlike some traditional prep schools, we do not have a formal 7+ entry examination. We consider entry at 7+ and 8+, or in other year groups, subject to places being available.


Prospective pupils applying for a place are required to spend half a day at the school, where there will be an assessment of their reading, writing and maths.  Offers are made subject to this assessment and a satisfactory report from a child’s current school.  To be considered for a place at 7+ please contact us to make an appointment to visit the school and to meet one of our senior staff.