In light of COVID-19 and the restrictions that have been put in place to minimise risk to us all, we have made a variety of adjustments to our admissions process for prospective pupils looking to join us.
We can confirm that we are still accepting registrations for new pupils and that our Admissions Team are available to contact via email and telephone.
We understand that choosing the right school for your child is one of the most important decisions that you will make as a parent or guardian. Your decision may be based on reputation, location, academic performance or the range of extra-curricular activities that you will be considering when choosing a school. Here at Repton Prep we aim to guide and support you throughout your decision making process, while offering you an efficient, streamlined and professional admissions process from start to finish.
We welcome new pupils ranging in age from 3 to 13 year olds, with places available all year round for day and boarding pupils from a variety of social, economic and cultural backgrounds.
We very much look forward to providing you and your family with a warm and friendly welcome to Repton Prep.
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Miss Ellie Jones, Admissions Manager
You can register your child to join Repton Prep by downloading the Registration Form.
Once this form has been completed it can be forwarded on, with the registration fee, to Miss Ellie Jones, Admissions Manager via here. The main intake of pupils is in September although entry is possible into all year groups during January and April.
If you would like to consider a place at Repton Prep for your child to come and visit us first, we would be delighted to meet you and provide you a tour of the school.
Nursery to Year 2 Admission Process
Children can join Pre-Prep from 3 years old. For the early years in Lower Prep, Nursery to Year 2, there is no selection criteria and is open to all. Children accepted into these year groups in Lower Prep will be invited to spend a day within this environment to meet other pupils and staff. This is a good start in becoming comfortable with a typical school day and staff will assess whether the prospective pupil will be suitable for attending further.
Once a formal offer of a place has been received, parents will then be obliged to provide the school with the child’s original birth certificate. This is to prove the nationality of the child.
Year 3 to Year 8 Admission Process
From Year 3 upwards there is a certain criteria candidates must meet before joining. A good report from the child’s school must be received after which an informal assessment of maths and English will be undertaken within a taster day within the school. This taster day will be with his/her current year group.
The final decision will come to the Headmaster who will approve the enrolment of the child based on successful references, assessment and comments made by staff. Candidates for Year 7 will have a more strenuous examination process where the prospective 11+ pupil will have to take an exam.
As with Lower Prep, parents will have to provide an original birth certificate.
Prospective pupils are invited to spend a day at school during which they are assessed in their English and maths skills.
We try and keep these tests as low-key as possible but the results ensure that your child is placed in the appropriate class or set upon arrival at Repton Prep.
We invite children who are going to be boarding at Repton Prep to have one night with us in a boarding house as well as a full day at school. We recognise that boarding can be a big step for families and their children. A boarding taster often helps ease little worries or concerns about what life as a boarder might be like.
Places are offered subject to performance and a satisfactory written report from the pupil’s present school. The return of the acceptance form and deposit completes the entry procedure.
Equality, Diversity and Disability
Repton Prep is committed to ensuring equal treatment for all children regardless of gender, ethnicity, religion, disability, sexual orientation or social background.
We offer dedicated support for special educational needs of pupils via our Learning Enhancement Department. An enhanced admissions process is offered to children with special educational needs and disabilities to ensure that the school can fully meet their academic and social needs.
Scholarships and Bursaries
In line with Repton Prep's dedication to openness, bursaries may be applied for through the blue form process for pupils who cannot afford the term fees. Details of Scholarships, along with a detailed version of the admission policy can be on our scholarships & awards page.
Whilst the normal deadlines for applying for the next academic year have passed, spaces do become available throughout the year and we would encourage you to make an enquiry.
Please contact the Admissions Manager, Miss Ellie Jones, to discuss the availability of places for the different year groups.
Tel: 01283 707112
For more information about attending Repton Prep, please view our prospectus which is available to download below.