The Entry Procedure
Registering your child is an expression of your interest in pursuing a place at the School. Registration costs £60 and parents are required to complete, sign and return a copy of our Registration Form. In doing so, your child will either be provisionally allocated a place or their name will be placed on the waiting list for entry at the entry date specified on the Registration Form.
If your child is currently at an Independent Pre-Prep, Prep or a nursery attached to a Preparatory School, we are obligated to inform the school of your registration. There are no exceptions to this.
In circumstances where a child’s name is placed on the waiting list, the School will contact parents should a place become available.
The Registration Form and the Conditions for Entry are available to download below.
assessment and suitability
Greenfield School is academically non-selective for entry into Pre-Prep, until the end of Year 2. However, the Headmistress must be sure that the School can meet the individual needs of each child and will request to meet each applicant.
Before the deposit is called for, a Pre-Deposit Assessment is carried out to ascertain whether Greenfield is an appropriate school for the child. In the event that the decision is taken by the School not to offer a place the registration fee will not be returned.
For children hoping to join Year 3 or above, a formal assessment will take place during a taster day to ascertain suitability before a place is formally offered. Children in the Upper School are preparing for entrance exams to senior schools and it is therefore of utmost importance that new pupils are able to maintain the level of work being completed by the class as a whole. As a non-academically selective school, the parameters for entry in Year 3 and above will differ each year and each prospective pupil will be considered as to their suitability to join the dynamics of the current class.
securing a place
Once a place has been formally offered, the deposit will be requested and the Contract for Entry will be issued. Parents must pay the deposit and return the signed Contract alongside all necessary supporting paperwork by the deadline stated in the offer letter from the Headmistress. Failure to do so may result in the offer being withdrawn. The school is not obligated to remind parents to submit paperwork.
transition to the school
Pupils joining at rising 3 will be invited to an Afternoon Tea, which will take place at the end of the term prior to them joining the School.
Pupils joining Reception, the Lower or Upper School will be invited to a Taster Day at the end of the term prior to them joining the School.
At the Afternoon Tea and/or Taster Day, pupils and parents are presented with a Welcome Pack containing information on payment of fees, insurance policies, uniform lists and other important information. A copy of this year's Parent Manual is available to download below.