Pre Prep Kids

Admissions Process

We will support you throughout the admissions process and look forward to welcoming you to the Hoe Bridge family.

Below outlines the admissions process:

Our biggest intake is at the start of each academic year in September. We also have rolling admissions throughout the year as long as space is available. Please contact admissions to discuss your family needs and check whether space is available.

To register your child for a place at Hoe Bridge School you can complete our online registration form and fee by clicking on the below button.

Register Online 

 

Hoe Bridge School is non-selective when joining our Nursery and Reception classes.

Informal assessments are made for entry into Year 1 and above during taster days which happen over two consecutive days. This allows children to fully experience life at Hoe Bridge. These informal assessments are conducted by the class or subject teachers, Assistant Heads and Heads as appropriate.

 

Nursery (3 - 4 years old)

  • Children join the Nursery in the September after their 3rd birthday. There is maximum of 45 children in our Nursery.
  • The offer of a place is sent to parents in the spring term, one year before the child's entry to the school. You will be required to sign our school contract and pay a £500 deposit by the date indicated in the offer letter to confirm your child’s place. Please note that this deposit is non-refundable if you choose not to take up the place.

Reception (4 - 5 years old)

  • Existing Nursery children move automatically into Reception classes.
  • New Reception children are admitted each September and are integrated with our Nursery children to form three Reception classes. There is a maximum of 20 children per Reception class.
  • The offer of a place is sent to parents in the spring term, one year before the child's entry to the school. You will be required to sign our school contract and pay a £500 deposit by the date indicated in the offer letter to confirm you child’s place. Please note that this deposit is non-refundable if you choose not to take up the place.

Years 1 and 2 (5 - 7 years old)

  • Existing Reception children move automatically into Year 1 and on into Year 2.
  • If places are available, they are offered to new children on the waiting list following successful taster/assessment days. You will be required to sign our school contract and pay a £500 deposit by the date indicated in the offer letter to confirm you child’s place. Please note that this deposit is non-refundable if you choose not to take up the place.

Entry to Year 3 and above (7 - 13 years old)

  • Existing Pre-Prep children in Year 2 have a place allocated for them in the Prep Department in Year 3. An additional deposit of £250 is paid in the September of Year 2 to confirm their entry into our Prep department. This brings the deposit total to £750 which is reimbursed after settlement of the final term’s invoice. For a very small number of children with specific learning needs an alternative school may be recommended in discussion with the Heads.
  • If places are available, they are offered to new children on the waiting list following successful taster/assessment days. You will be required to sign our school contract and pay a £750 deposit by the date indicated in the offer letter to confirm you child’s place. Please note that this deposit is non-refundable if you choose not to take up the place.

 

Playsessions

Nursery children visit Hoe Bridge once in the summer term prior to joining and Reception children visit once in the Autumn term and once in the summer term for playsessions to meet our teaching staff and new friends.


Pre-Prep Moving On Day

New children and parents from Nursery to Year 2 join us for Moving On Day in the summer term. Children visit their new classrooms, meet their new teacher and any new classmates. Refreshments are served in the hall for new parents and this is a good opportunity to meet other parents new to the school, as well as parents currently on our Parents’ Circle. Staff will be on hand to answer any questions you may have and our uniform suppliers, Stevensons, have a pop up shop.


Prep Taster Day

New children joining Year 3 to 8 are invited for a Prep Taster Day in the summer term ensuring they are well prepared for September. Children experience a variety of lessons and meet Prep staff including their new form teacher. There is an information evening during thesummer term for parents with children joining Prep. This will be an opportunity for our Headmaster to explain more about life in the Prep department and for you to meet your child’s form teacher and to ask any questions you may have.

 

On your child’s first day at school we are all on hand to ensure a smooth transition and an exciting start to your time at Hoe Bridge.

Before October half term we host information and parent evenings for each of our year groups, giving you an update on how your child has settled and the plans and goals for the coming term.

To enquire about the availability of places, or more information we would love to talk to you.

Call our Head of Admissions, Kate Adams on 01483 227909 or click below and complete our enquiry form.

Contact Admissions

Open Morning

March 3

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