Admissions and Registration

General

Chiswick & Bedford Park Preparatory School (“the School”) is a non-selective, non-denominational, co-educational school for boys aged 3 to 7 years and girls aged 3 to 11 years.

The School welcomes applications for admission for all children regardless of disability, race, ethnicity, religion, language, social or cultural background.

Entry

The main entry into the School is via the Nursery.   For admission to the Nursery children must have had their third birthday before 1 September in their year of entry.   Children joining the school in the Nursery have automatic entry into the Reception Class the following year and are expected to progress through the School.

Entry into the School after Nursery, is via occasional places, as they occur.

Information for Parents of Prospective Pupils

A copy of the School’s prospectus is available from the School Office and is sent to parents of prospective pupils on request.

The Headmistress shows prospective parents around the School and Nursery by appointment arranged through the School Office.   Prospective parents are advised to contact the School as early as possible.

Registration

Details of prospective pupils are entered on the School database when prospective parents request a prospectus.

Registration for entry into the Nursery takes place in October and November of the academic year during which the child becomes two years of age.   Registration forms are sent at this time to parents of all children (including siblings) on the database, with appropriate dates of birth for this cohort.

Place Offers

Following registration, places are offered to siblings, and the remaining places are allocated by ballot and meeting with the Headmistress.  Children to whom a definite place cannot be offered at this time are placed on a waiting list.   Thereafter, admission takes place as vacancies arise.

Sibling Priority Places

Sibling priority places are offered, at the discretion of the Headmistress, to children whose siblings have been pupils in the School until 7 years for boys and 11 years for girls, or whose siblings have places at the School and will remain pupils in the School until 7 years for boys and 11 years for girls.   If, after a sibling priority place has been offered, any of these circumstances changes then the sibling priority place will be withdrawn.

 

For full procedure details, please refer to the Admissions Policy in the Policy Section of this website.