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Admissions Process

Step by Step Admissions Process

Visit Us

  • Whole School Open Mornings - come and experience Chandlings Prep.
  • Nursery Open Mornings - Stay and play
  • Meet the Head Tour - Start with a coffee with Head followed by your own personal tour with our Year 6 pupils. 
  • Virtual Meeting with the Head
  • Personal Tour - we recommend a personal tour of our school where you can focus on the areas you are interested in and ask any questions you may have.

To find out more please see our Visit Us section or our Open Morning Booking Form.


Following a visit to the School, registration is the first formal stage of the admissions procedure and early registration is advised. You will receive a registration form after your tour.  This needs to be returned to the school with the registration fee of £100 payable by bank transfer. Your child will then be invited in for a taster session (Early Years) and assessment (Y1-Y6).  Following this, if you receive an offer, the deposit of £750 becomes due to secure your child's place. 

Taster Days & Assessments

Reception and Nursery

There is no formal assessment for entry into Nursery and Reception. Once registered the children are invited to come and spend time with their class for a Taster Session for around an hour. 

Years 1 - 6

Children are invited to spend a Taster Day with us, after they have registered, during which time they will complete assessments in English and Mathematics.

The taster sessions for all children not only provide an opportunity for each child to familiarise themselves with Chandlings Prep School life, but also give us the opportunity to spend time with every child to ensure we are a suitable provision before an offer of a place is made.


If your child is offered a place you will be required to complete our acceptance documentation and to make the deposit payment of £750 which secures your child’s place with us. This deposit is credited against your child's final term fees at the end of Prep. For nursery children, the deposit secures their place in Reception when they continue their educational journey and will be retained if the child does not continue into Reception Class.

Welcome Pack

Our Welcome and Information Pack will be sent prior to joining Chandlings Prep giving you all of the information you will need about starting at the School.

Further Information and Contact

For further information about how to apply, please contact:

Admissions Registrar
Catriona Pitt
tel: 01865 730771

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