Transition to Lower School

St Mary’s Lower School consistently ranks as one of the top performing Prep Schools in the country. Many of the girls in our Preparatory Class (Reception) progress from our Kindergarten and their familiarisation with the setting, staff and events help make the transition as seemless as possible.

Registering for a place at the Lower School

It is very important that Kindergarten parents complete a Lower School registration form as soon as possible as places in our Preparatory Class are limited.

Offers of places are made in the December prior to entry the following September, and must be accepted by parents by the deadline specified in the offer letter and which follows National Primary School Offer Day.

Familiarisation sessions

Once a place is accepted, Kindergarten children making the transition to the Preparatory Class take part in a series of familiarisation sessions designed to introduce the Preparatory Class and staff. In the summer term, the Preparatory Class teacher also holds informal meetings with parents in preparation for their daughter starting school.

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