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Greenfield School

Applying for a Place

The sections below provide a brief explanation of the various stages of admission to Greenfield School. For more information, please contact the Admissions Office

The school's Conditions for Entry and Registration and Admissions Policy are available to download below.

 registration

Registering your child is an expression of your interest in pursuing a place at Greenfield Little School or Greenfield School. Registration costs £100 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 Conditions for Entry document is available to download below and Registration Forms are available on request.

 assessment and suitability

Greenfield School is academically non-selective. 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 setting 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.

Pre-Deposit Assessments take place for children of all ages, including those due to enter Little School. Parents hoping for their child to join Little School will be invited to bring their child to visit the setting and meet our nursery staff, as well as discussing their child's development. This usually takes place four to five months before entry.

For children hoping to join Reception or above, they will be invited for a Taster Day. Children in Year 1 upwards will complete some Maths and English work to ascertain suitability before a place is formally offered. Children in the Upper School (Years 3-6) 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 an academically non-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

Children joining Little School will receive several settling-in sessions to enable the child to get used to the setting, and have appropriate exchange of information between the parents and nursery staff. These usually take place two to three weeks before entry.

Pupils joining at rising 3 or rising 4 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.

Prior to the Little School settling sessions, and 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.

sibling priority
 

We offer sibling priority wherever possible, providing that all the usual admissions criteria and assessments have been met and the Headmistress is satisfied that the sibling is well suited to Greenfield School.