In the first instance, parents who are considering Bede’s Prep School for their child can arrange to visit the School on an open day or on a private visit to the School.
Following this visit, you will be asked to complete a registration form, supply your child’s last set of school reports and you will then be invited for a taster day or overnight stay if you are considering applying for a boarding place.
During their taster experience, your child will spend time with others in their year group including a buddy who will look after them during their stay. This taster day is designed to allow children to experience a normal school day at Bede’s but if your child has a real interest in or passion for something such as sport or music, we will endeavour to arrange it on a day when those activities are timetabled.
During the day, your child will undertake an informal assessment which includes reading, writing, arithmetic and non-verbal reasoning which will allow us to ensure that we are able to meet their pastoral and educational needs. Places are offered on the basis of the taster day, assessment and a recent school report. Once a completed Acceptance Form has been received and deposit paid, your child’s place will be guaranteed.
Although most children will start at Bede’s at the beginning of the academic year, we do accept applications for in-year starts and are accustomed to supporting children who join at later points.