Reception Admissions Timeline

The Preparatory Class (National Curriculum Reception) is the main entry point to St Mary's Lower School.

At the age of four, girls join St Mary's in the Preparatory Class, which is a superb introduction to school life. Pupils transfer from St Mary's Kindergarten as well as other nurseries. 

ENTRY TO the preparatory class IN SEPTEMBER 2017

Visit us! We are very pleased to welcome girls and their parents to our Open Days, which take place every Spring and Autumn, to get a feel for the school and to ask any questions. Individual tours are also available - please contact our Registrar to make an appointment.

The next step is to register. Please complete the Registration Form, which can be found at the back of the school prospectus. This should please be returned to the Registrar with the non-returnable Registration Fee of £50. We recommend early registration in the event of over-subscription. 

1 March 2017: Preparatory Tour and Play Session

This is an opportunity for parents and children to visit the Preparatory Class, meet key members of staff, tour the school and ask any questions of the Admissions Team.

18 March 2017: Lower School & Kindergarten Open Day

A chance to visit the school. Friends and family are welcome.

21 April 2017: Deadline for Acceptance of Places

Places in the Preparatory Class will be offered between January and April. It is important to accept an offered place by the deadline as unaccepted places will be offered to families on the waiting list. 

27 April 2017: Preparatory Tour Morning

Another chance to visit St Mary's Lower School, to see the Preparatory Class environment and meet key members of staff.

Summer Term: St Mary's Preparatory Class Induction Sessions

Weekly sessions designed to familiarise pupils with the Preparatory Class environment and staff. 


In the event of over-subscription

If the Preparatory Year is over-subscribed, pupils are offered places under the following criteria: siblings already in the school, pupil already in St Mary's Kindergarten, daughters of previous St Mary's families, date of Registration.

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Meet our Registrar!

Mrs Justine Tierney
01206 594180