- About BPS
- Prep School
The usual ages of entry are 2+, 3+, 4+ and 7+, although children may enter at any age, dependent upon a place being available. To apply for a place, we would strongly advise prospective parents and their children to have a tour of the school with Mr Outwin-Flinders, Headmaster, who would be delighted to show you the school ‘in action’. Should you wish to proceed with an application for your child(ren), please complete a registration form and return this to the Admissions Manager with a non-refundable registration fee of £50. Your child will be invited to attend a Taster Day which will include an informal assessment.
For children aged 4 years and above, the informal assessment will focus on literacy and numeracy and a copy of the child’s most recent school report will also be required. After the Taster Day, the Headmaster will contact you to provide verbal feedback. Following a successful Taster Day, you will receive an offer of a place for your child, subject to availability. Your child’s place will be confirmed on receipt of your Acceptance Form, which should be signed and returned to the Admissions Manager with a refundable deposit of £250. For children joining Nursery or Pre-School an additional £750 deposit is payable, which is credited to the child’s termly fee invoice for the 1st term when the child does not receive Early Years Funding (usually Kindergarten, or the 1st term in Form I for those children with summer term birthdays).
Children joining our Nursery and Pre-School are expected to continue their education in our Pre-Prep, and progress to the Prep School. It is our hope that children will complete their time at Brooke Priory and progress to Form VI. However, if a child’s progress gives cause for concern, the Key Person or Form Teacher and the Headmaster will share these concerns with the parents.
The Headmaster will be able to offer support and advice to parents towards the end of the ‘Brooke Priory journey’ regarding the choice of senior schools available for their child(ren) including independent day and boarding schools, selective local authority grammar schools and maintained sector schools.
Parents must declare any particular known or suspected special circumstances relating to their child’s health – such as allergies, disabilities, learning or behavioural difficulties, or reports e.g. educational psychologist report or Educational Health Care Plan (EHCP). Should these come to light following a Taster Day, or once a child has started at the school, the offer of a place may be withdrawn.