We hope this step by step guide will help you understand the Danes Hill admission process. Carolyn Ward, our School Registrar will be your first point of contact and is happy to answer any questions you may have.
Step 1: Initial enquiry
If you are considering Danes Hill as the school for your child, or would just like some more information, please fill in the Initial Enquiry Form or contact Carolyn, via phone +44 (0) 1372 849203, or by email [email protected]. At this stage, we will ask for your contact details, arrange to send you a hard copy of our prospectus (if desired) and find out what you are seeking for your child or children.
Step 2: Tour of the School
If you like the look of what Danes Hill has to offer, the most important thing for you to do next, if you're able, is to visit the school to get a feel for it and decide whether it is an environment which feels right for your child.
Tours generally include a visit to both the Bevendean (Pre-Prep) and Main School sites, if appropriate. We always endeavour to give prospective parents the chance to meet our Headmaster during their visit. Tours normally take place on three mornings each week during term time but, if this proves inconvenient, we will do everything we can to arrange a day and time to suit.
To book a personal tour, please contact Carolyn via phone +44 (0) 1372 849203, by email [email protected] or through our Initial Enquiry Form.
Step 3: Registering your child
Some parents are keen to register their child straight after the school tour but we always advise them to go home and think about it first - this is a big decision and it is very important that you are absolutely sure Danes Hill is the school for your child.
Once you have finalised your decision, please complete and submit the online Registration Form which will be sent directly to Carolyn. You will also be required to pay the registration fee (£100). A deposit £750 will be requested when the place is confirmed. You may, of course, take as long as you need to make this decision, provided that there is no waiting-list. Carolyn is always available by phone or email to answer any further questions you may have.
Step 4: After registration
Once you have registered with us, we will keep in touch with you every step of the way. Our staff ensure that new pupils are made to feel really welcome from day one of their time at the school. Depending on their age, this might include another pupil being allocated as their ’buddy’ to help them find their feet. Our parent body, Friends of Danes Hill (the FODH), are equally welcoming to new parents and there are plenty of opportunities and events for new Danes Hill families to immerse themselves quickly into the school community.