Parents considering St. Andrew’s School for their child should first contact the School Office to request a prospectus and arrange a visit at a date and time convenient to you. Should you be interested in registering your son or daughter for a place at St. Andrew’s School, you must complete a Registration Form and send this to the school along with the required £75.00 registration fee. Once registered, your child will be placed on the school’s waiting list, should an immediate place not be available.
Your child is eligible to join St. Andrew’s Pre-School from the age of two and a half. The Pre-School is divided into two age groups, ‘Nursery’ for two and three-year-olds and ‘Pre-Reception’ for three and four-year-olds.
The vast majority of our Pre-School children transfer into Reception. All of the children who attend the Pre-School have a guaranteed place in Reception, as they have priority over children who attend other Pre-Schools. Children who do not attend our Pre-School will go on a waiting list and we cannot guarantee a place.
Parents, together with their child, will have a meeting with the Principal to discuss entry into Reception. Acceptance Forms will be handed out to parents, which should be returned with a £375.00 Acceptance Deposit, should a place be offered (£100 of which is non-refundable; £275.00 is refunded against your last term’s fees at St. Andrew’s School).
Occasionally places become available in Years 1 and 2. Children will be offered a Pupil Day Visit to ‘join’ their potential class, where they will have a non-formal teacher assessment on reading, writing and number skills; their conduct and behaviour will also be evaluated for class suitability purposes.
Occasionally, children join the School in other year groups. Prospective Junior School pupils will take formal tests appropriate to their age, so the school can assess their level of attainment and potential. Tests are set in Maths, English and Verbal Reasoning for Years 4 and 5.
Applicants will be asked to ‘join’ the class they may be going into, to give them the opportunity to familiarise themselves with the School and their future peers. Their conduct and behaviour will also be evaluated for class suitability purposes.
An offer of a place is made if there is a vacancy and the School feels that the child would be able to cope with the challenges of the curriculum.
Please note: We operate waiting lists for classes that are currently full. In a situation where the school has a place for only one child in a family, any other children in that family that are registered will be prioritised to the top of the waiting list for their required year group.