Entry Points

We are delighted that you are considering Sevenoaks Prep for your child. These pages explain the admissions process in more detail. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact our Admissions Department. Mrs. Clare Harrison and Mrs. TJ Richards will be very happy to speak to you.

We have four main points of entry into Sevenoaks Prep: Nursery, Reception, Year 3 and Year 7.  Occasionally, places do become available in other year groups. Applications are welcome from all children. Please contact our Admissions Department to discuss your child’s requirements and any additional educational needs.

Make an enquiry about entry through this form, or ring the school on 01732 762336.

Nursery

We welcome children in the academic year of their 3rd birthday.  Most children join us in September, some in January.

To begin with, children usually attend morning sessions only from 8.30 am to 12.30 pm, including lunch.  The number of mornings that children attend is up to the individual, though we encourage at least two sessions. Once your child is ready, afternoon sessions can be added so the school day runs from 8.30 am to 3.00 pm, or to 6.00pm with our wraparound care facility.

Following their Nursery year, the children then feed into Kindergarten where morning and afternoon sessions are available.  We encourage at least 5 sessions at this stage including 3 morning sessions.  Attendance in both classes can be reviewed throughout the year and increased termly.

To secure a place, early registration is highly recommended. We accept registrations from birth and many parents register their child during their first year.

We are now registering children who will start Nursery from September 2021, although early enquiry is recommended.

Reception

Full time education begins in Reception where there are two forms.  Children in our Kindergarten are usually guaranteed a place in Reception and, as a result, places are limited.  Early registration is recommended.

Year 3

We open up 4 new spaces for entry into Year 3 every year, across two forms. Candidates are invited to attend for a taster day and assessment.

From September 2022, Year 3 will no longer be an entry point into the school.  Occasionally, places may become available.

Year 7

Children wishing to join us in Year 7 will be invited to spend a day with our current Year 6. Places are offered subject to a successful taster day and assessment.

In all cases, offers are made once the school is confident that the prospective pupil will be able to cope with the academic curriculum and life at the school and that standards of behaviour will meet our expectations.

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