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Pre-Prep (3 years to 4 years)

The Pre-Prep is an exciting and fun environment where children grow and develop before they move onto School.

There are many things to consider when choosing a Pre-School setting and we welcome you to visit us to find out what we can offer your family so that your child can make the move onto School with confidence and excitement.

Welcome from Mrs Mason, Head of Early Years



We welcome enquiries for Pre-Prep places throughout the year but advise that early application is strongly encouraged.

Children can join Pre-Prep at the beginning of the term following their third birthday and there are three intakes per year:
  • September
  • January
  • April (internal intake only)

Open Events

We hold Open Events at different points during the year and these are an excellent opportunity to tour the facilities and speak to staff.

Personalised Visits

We welcome visits throughout the year and can organise a time for you and your family to visit and meet with Mrs Mason, Head of Early Years.

There is no formal assessment for a child to join Pre-Prep.  During the visit, children have an opportunity to play and engage with members of staff and other children to see how comfortable they are within the setting.

Offer of a place to join Pre-Prep During the welcome visit to Pre-Prep the Head of Early Years will confirm the availability of places to join Pre-Prep.  To ensure that each child receives a full and balanced curriculum, they should attend a minimum of 3 full days per week. 

If a place is available, and both parties are happy, an offer will be made to join Pre-Prep.

Places are confirmed upon receipt of the acceptance and registration forms along with a £300 reservation fee.

Details of fees are listed on the Fees page. 

*The reservation fee is refundable on the completion of the child’s education at the School.

What are the options available after Nursery?

Entry to the Prep is seen as a natural progression for children in Pre-Prep and children move on to Reception class in Prep in the September following their fourth birthday. 

Information on the Conditions of Admission can be found at:
About Us / Information / Policies

We look forward to welcoming you to Pre-Prep.

Admissions Contact Information

Early Years Admissions
Ms Jenny Hughes
0151 651 3008

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