Joining St Edward’s Prep

Admissions process

Pupils can join at any age from 3 to 11. You may already have visited us on one of our Open Days. We will invite you for a personal tour of the school where you will be able to discuss any questions you have with our Headteacher, Jonathan Parsons.

Pupils generally join St Edward’s in Little Griffins Nursery Class after their third birthday, in the Pre-Prep department they join in September after their fourth birthday, or in the Prep department the September after their seventh birthday. However, places in other year groups occasionally become available, and we will do our best to accommodate you.

Once you have registered your child and paid a registration fee of £50 your child will be invited for a taster day with the year group he or she will be joining. Children joining Early Years will spend a morning in the class they will be joining while children entering from Year 2 and up, will be invited to visit the school for the day to undertake a series of short tests and spend the day with their current class. A taster day is a wonderful way for your son to enjoy some time with us and see what school life is like at St Edward’s Prep.

Following this, we will report back to you on how your child got on, with input from any staff involved in learning that day. Our Headteacher will then make a formal written offer which is accepted by confirmation in writing along with a £500 deposit to secure the place.

Contact our Admissions Team for more details:

Our Admissions Process

Step 1 – Initial Enquiry

Please click on the ‘Register an Enquiry’ link above completing as much information as possible.

Call our office 0118 957 4342


Step 2 – Enquiry Response

The admissions team will be in contact to assist further with your enquiry.

Step 3 – Tour & Meet the Headteacher

We would be delighted to take you on a tour of the school and answer all of your questions along the way. We can also arrange a meeting with our Headteacher. This will be a two-way opportunity for you to ask questions and for Mr Parsons to give you an insight into life at St Edward’s Prep.

Step 4 – Registration

If you wish to proceed, you may fill in our registration form (£50 registration fee is required) and email to the registrar

Your son will be invited to attend a taster day in his year group. This will be arranged with the admissions team.

Step 6 – Offer Letter

After discussions with the class teacher, the Headteacher will send you an offer letter for a place at St Edward’s Prep along with an Acceptance pack.

  • Offer Letter
  • Terms & Conditions
  • Parental Acceptance Form (£500 deposit is required)

Step 5 – Acceptance

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