Admissions

We are delighted that you are considering St Michael’s Prep School for your son and/or daughter. There are three main points of entry to our school; Nursery, Year 3 and Year 7. Due to families relocating out of area spaces do become available at other stages. Please do contact us if you would like to enquire about the current availability of places.

The first opportunity to join St Michael’s Prep School is our Nursery where we have 40 places available for children who are two years old by the 1st September of that academic year. Registrations for a potential place are accepted from birth. Places are offered to the first 40 on the waiting list in June 15 months before entry e.g. Nursery September 2017 places will be offered in June 2016. Siblings are given priority.

Occasionally places become available higher up in the Pre-Prep and, when such a vacancy arises, the next child on the waiting list will be invited to attend an experience day (keeping in mind the balance of boys and girls in the year group). An offer of a place will be made following a successful informal assessment.

Candidates for entry at 7+ (Year 3) will be invited to spend a full day in school during the Michaelmas Term when they are in Year 2. During the day their assessment will include reading aloud, written English and a standardised maths test. An offer of a place will be made following a successful assessment.

Candidates for entry at 11+ (Year 7) will be invited to spend a full day in school during which they will be assessed in maths and English and observed as they participate in a full range of normal school lessons and activities. An offer of a place will be made following a successful assessment.

Occasionally places become available in the Prep School and the next child on the waiting list will be invited to attend an experience day (remaining mindful of the balance of boys and girls in the year group) during which they will be assessed in maths and English and observed as they participate in a full range of normal school lessons and activities. An offer of a place will be made following a successful assessment.

St Michael’s Prep School aims to offer the best possible access to the curriculum for every pupil in its care. It is therefore necessary to have a full understanding of each pupil’s needs. If the needs of the pupil are greater than that for which the school can realistically provide, given the constraints of the school facilities, levels of staffing and expertise, etc. the school will inform the parents accordingly.

For further details please:

  • Look at the Admissions policy page on our website
  • Or contact Jane Thornton, Director of Admissions by phone (01959 526042) or by email jthornton@stmichaels.kent.sch.uk

 

St Michael’s Preparatory School
Otford Court
Otford
Kent
TN14 5SA