The admissions process at St Edward’s Nursery and Prep is simple and straightforward, and we are always happy to help parents with any questions along the way.

Pupils generally join St Edward’s in Little Griffins Nursery Class after their third birthday, in Reception the September after their fourth birthday, or in Year 3 the September after their seventh birthday. However, places in other year groups are sometimes available, and occasionally children also join us mid-year. We will do our best to accommodate you.

Step 1 – Initial enquiry

Register your interest using the link below. Please complete as much information as possible. Our Registrar will be in touch to give you any details that you would like about the school and to discuss next steps. If you prefer, you can call Admissions on 0118 957 4342.

Step 2 – Personal tour

You may already have visited us on one of our Open Days, but we will invite you for a personal tour of the school so you have the opportunity to tell us more about your child. You will also have the opportunity to discuss any questions you have with our Headteacher, Jonathan Parsons.

Step 3 – Taster Session

Following your visit, Nursery-aged children will be invited in to meet Mrs Turner and spend some time with the Nursery children in Little Griffins. Children joining the main school will be invited to join us for an informal assessment and taster day, and we will ask you for a copy of a report from your child’s current setting. Before the session, we will ask you to complete a registration form and pay the registration fee of £50 (non-refundable). All being well, we will then offer your child a place at St Edward’s Prep.

Step 4 – Acceptance

If you wish to proceed, we will send you:

  • Offer Letter
  • Terms and Conditions
  • Parental Acceptance Form

A £500 deposit is required which will be refunded upon your child leaving St Edward’s.

As soon as the relevant documents and payments are submitted, your place at St Edward’s Prep will be secured.

Step 5 – Transition

Once you have accepted your place, we will be in touch to make final arrangements. For children joining Nursery we offer two settling-in sessions free-of-charge from 9-11am to help them get used to the new setting. For those joining us in September, your child will be invited to our Step-Up Day in July where they will spend the morning with their new classmates and teacher in preparation for the transition.

If you have any questions about the process please don’t hesitate to get in touch. You can call 0118 9574342 or email We look forward to hearing from you and hope to welcome you to our school.