Admissions Process

Choosing a school for your child is such an important decision and we aim to make the admissions process as smooth as possible. Please fill in your child's date of birth below to see the correct admissions process for yourself and your child:

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Steps for Admissions

Stage One: Enquiry

Enquiring with us is the first stage of the admission process. To make your initial enquiry please contact Lisa Taylor on 01444 400526 and choose option 1, email [email protected] or complete an online enquiry form. Following your enquiry we will send you an information pack and invite you to attend one of our Open Mornings or arrange a visit to the school to meet with the Headmaster, Mr Richard Brown, or Head of Pre-Prep, Mr Jason Gayler.

Stage Two: Registering

Registering your child is the next stage of the admissions process. If you have visited us and would like to register your child, please complete the registration form as soon as possible.  This will register your interest for your child in the required year group, although it is not a guarantee of a place. You can register and pay the registration fee online here or you can contact the registrar for a hard copy. Once both the completed registration form and payment have been received, your application will be processed.

Stage Three: Assessment and Taster Day

Following registration, your child may be invited to either a Taster Day or an Assessment Morning (Years 3 - 8), so that we can carry out some informal assessments in Maths, English, and Non-Verbal Reasoning.  For children being considered for a place in the Prep School the Assessment Morning may be followed by a ‘Taster Day’ (or overnight stay for a boarder) so that they can experience a day in the life at Handcross Park. For children being considered for a place in our Nursery & Pre-Prep, your child will be invited to join us for a Taster Session. The length of this session will depend on your child’s age. For more information regarding Assessment Mornings and Taster Days please do contact Lisa Taylor, our Registrar, [email protected] or call 01444 400526 and choose option 1.

Stage Four: Admission

Your child will be offered a place on the basis of a successful Assessment Morning and/or Taster Day. Parents are asked to complete an Acceptance Form based on our Terms and Conditions to confirm acceptance of a place. At this time, parents are also requested to pay a deposit to guarantee the place. This deposit is refundable when your child leaves the school. Welcome and joining packs will be sent in the term before your child starts at Handcross Park. You may also be invited to join us for any relevant information meetings.

Need further information?

If you require further information about our admissions process, please take a look through our admissions policy, or please contact our admissions team, either by email [email protected], or by phone on  01444 400526 and choose option 1.

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