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Admissions

How to Apply

Entry to The Belvedere Preparatory School is by formal assessment. Offers of places are then based on a discussion with parents as to how the school can meet their child’s needs. This is regardless of religion, ethnic background or beliefs.

Registrations are now being taken for girls and boys to enter Nursery and Reception for September 2017 and 2018.

You may register your child for entry at any time during the academic school year. We have a large demand for our Nursery and priority places are allocated to those wishing to make a commitment to continuing their education in the Prep School. We accept pupils for direct entry into our Reception class in order of application.

The Headmistress is always available to meet with prospective parents and pupils to discuss these places, or any places which on occasion become available higher up the school.

If you are interested in applying for a place please contact Mrs Julie Hoey (Head’s PA) on 0151 471 1137 or email:j.hoey@belvedereprep.com to request a Prospectus, Registration of Interest Form, to find out about the availability of places and/or to organise a school tour.

 

Admissions Procedure

Parents expressing an interest in the school are asked to complete and return our Registration of Interest Form. This may be completed at any time prior to entry.

Once we have received your Registration of Interest Form we will contact you to book a suitable time for you to come and view the school. The tour is conducted by The Headmistress and a typical visit would last approximately one hour. You may bring your child with you if you wish. There is no formal assessment of your child at this stage.

There is the option to revisit the school. Sometimes parents bring back the prospective pupil for a visit before they complete the Application Form (for which there is a £50 Application Fee). The Application Form is not a guarantee of a place and we will advise you of the availability of places before you complete this form. However, this form does enable you to be placed on a waiting list (where one exists).

Once you have applied for a place we will ask your child to come for a school visit. This is prior to any formal offer of a place. For children in Year 1 and above this visit is usually for a full day and there is an element of formal assessment. For younger children (Nursery and Reception) this visit would typically be approximately one hour, spent in the classroom environment.

Based on the information we have gathered about your child (which would include his/her visit and the child’s previous school reports), we then discuss with you how we feel your child would be able to have his or her skills and talents developed at The Belvedere Preparatory School.

After this discussion and subject to available places, you will receive an Offer of a Place with a start date indicated. You are required to complete the Acceptance Form, accept our Terms and Conditions and pay a non-refundable deposit of £600. We require this offer to be accepted within 14 days or the place may be automatically offered to another child.

Once we have received your confirmation we provide you with all our necessary Consent Forms, uniform lists and any class information. Furthermore, you will have the opportunity to meet your child’s teacher and discuss your child’s transition to The Belvedere Preparatory School.