Admissions Points

Children are welcome to join Danes Hill School in any year group but the main points of entry are Nursery (rising 3s), Reception (4+), Year 3 (7+) and Year 7 (11+). As places in every year group are limited early registration is encouraged in order to avoid disappointment. Once you have registered your child our Registrar, Claire Walsh, will be with you every step of the way to guide you through the admissions journey and be on hand to answer any questions you may have.




Main Points Of Admission

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Pre-Prep Nursery

Children are welcome to join our Nursery when they are 3 years old. Our Nursery places are allocated on a first come first served basis so early registration is recommended.

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Many new children are welcomed to Bevendean Pre-prep in Reception. There is no assessment for children joining Danes Hill School at this stage and places are offered in the order of which registrations are received so we urge families to register sooner rather than later to avoid disappointment.

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Year 3

Year 3 is a popular year for children to join Danes Hill School as they perhaps finish at the local state infant schools or their London Pre-prep School. Children joining Year 3 and above are invited to attend an Assessment Morning. This morning not only looks at their maths and English abilities but the whole child, how they work with their peers and how Danes Hill School will help them reach their full potential. We aim to make this day as enjoyable as possible and no preparation is need.

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Year 7

Many children choose to join Danes Hill School in Year 7 to reap the benefits of a nurturing prep school education before joining their senior school in Year 9. Children will be asked to attend an Assessment Morning ahead of being offered a place which we will do within 48 hours.


Entry in other year groups

While the majority of children join Danes Hill School in Nursery, Reception, Year 3 or Year 7 we are always delighted to welcome children into other year groups if space permits. We will ask for recent school reports for children joining in Year 1 and above. While we are a non-selective school in some year groups we may also arrange an Assessment Morning. Before registering please contact our our Registrar to ensure there is space in your desired year group.

Entry during the school year

We understand that it is not always possible to start at the beginning of the academic year particularly for families moving to the area or overseas families who are relocating. We always aim to be as flexible and as accommodating as possible and children can join Danes Hill in the Spring or Summer Terms if space permits. Before registering please contact our Registrar to ensure there is space in your desired year group.

Claire Walsh
+44 (0) 1372 849203