Welcome to Twickenham Prep Admissions
We know that choosing the right school for your child is one of the most important decisions any parent has to make. In line with the slight easing of Government guidance, we are now able to offer limited on-site school visits to meet with Mr Barrett either after the school day ends or on Saturdays, for those families looking for Reception entry. There would of course be no pupils and very few staff on site at those times – which reduces risk for all. We realise this means you would not be seeing the school as it functions day-to-day but are sure that you understand. We look forward to more relaxed times ahead when we could once again offer visits during the school day so that you can see us ‘in action’. Please phone Joanna Marshall is you would like to arrange such a visit: 020 8979 6216.
Additionally, we will be holding an Open Day on Saturday 9th October, to which you would be most welcome if you would like to plan a visit to meet more of the TPS staff. More details to follow.
We are also offering the opportunity to speak with Mrs Barnes, Head of Pre-Prep about how the teaching and learning in Pre-Prep works, how the transition to Reception is managed and to answer any other questions that you may have.
Please also follow our social media accounts, as we will continue to keep these filled with lots of information about the school.
To register your child for Reception, an Admission Application Form (available from the Admissions office) should be completed and sent to us with a £75 registration fee. The application form must be signed by both parents. When we receive this we will send you an acknowledgement that your child is now on the Entry List. Forms are available when visiting the School. Please contact Mrs Marshall to request a form via email on firstname.lastname@example.org.
Parents of pupils registered at the school will receive a letter 18 months before they are due to start school. In order to secure a child’s place on the Entry List, parents will be asked to sign an Acceptance Form confirming acceptance of the school Terms and Conditions and to pay a deposit of £1000. The deposit is non-refundable if your child does not take up a place at the school. For pupils joining the school, the deposit will be retained by the school until it is credited without interest to the final payment of the fees or other sums due to the school on your child’s leaving. The level of deposit is subject to an annual review.
For entry into Year 3 we hold an annual 7+ Assessment Morning in the Autumn Term before the year of entry.
Prior to the 7+ assessment morning we will invite all those on the wait list for Year 2 2021 and Year 3 2022 to attend, asking for registration documents and a £75 registration fee to confirm the child’s attendance.
The assessment will run for the morning only and will cover Maths, English and Reasoning. Activities will be carefully explained at the start of each session so lack of experience of formal test conditions will not disadvantage the children. The assessment is as much to determine suitability to the school, in terms of attitude, potential and effort, as it is simply to determine current academic ability.
At TPS we don’t take on an additional class into Year 3 and so regrettably we are unable to offer many places – indeed we have had years when just one or two places are available. We endeavour to inform parents of the outcome of the assessment as soon as we reasonably can.
There is no placement as such on the wait list for entry into Year 3 as we offer any spaces that arise on the basis of the 7+ assessment results.
ENTRY AT OTHER AGES
Entry at other than 4+ is possible only if places are available. To enquire please contact Mrs Marshall and the method of entry will be explained to you.
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Early Education Funding
The school participates in the Early Education Funding Scheme operated by the Local Authority, in conjunction with the DfE, to provide all 4 year olds with 15 (or 30 if eligible) hours of free education per week. Find out more
The School grants scholarships and means-tested bursaries into Year 7 and 8 and occasional bursaries to pupils who may not otherwise have the opportunity to receive an independent school education or whose parents have suffered sudden financial difficulties. Application forms for financial assistance can be obtained from the Business Manager. All bursaries are reviewed annually.
TERMS AND CONDITIONS
A copy of the school Terms and Conditions are available here to download or upon request.