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Admissions

The Admissions Process

Interested families can request a prospectus by completing our online form.

Following receipt of the prospectus pack parents are welcome to arrange a tour of the school, with Headmaster Nick Copestick. Alternatively, parents can attend any of our upcoming Open Mornings.

You may wish to visit our Staff Page to learn more about our friendly office team consisting of our Registrar, Mrs Suzanne Copestick, and our School Secretary, Mrs Clair Wardle.

Registration

Parents wishing to register their interest in the School should complete the Registration Form and return it with a non-refundable fee of £20.

School Registration Form

For children already in the Edenhurst Nursery, there is no fee at this stage but parents are required to complete a Nursery to School Transfer Form.

Nursery Transfer Registration Form

Once registered, your child will be placed on the waiting list and we will invite your child to attend a Taster Day. Offers for places at the school are made following the Taster Day.

Admissions criteria 

Admission into Edenhurst School is academically non-selective, but is subject to the prospective pupil meeting the criteria required to maintain the ethos of the school.  

A child with a place in Edenhurst’s Nursery is guaranteed entry into Reception, whereas entry into other year groups is dependent on places being available.  Other than children entering Reception from Nursery, prospective pupils will be assessed according to academic ability and other strengths. A member of staff at school carries out assessment, appropriate for the age of the child, during a school day.  

The normal year of entry is Reception, after the child’s fourth birthday.

Entry is recommended at the beginning of a school term, but other times of entry are possible dependent on circumstances.

The Headmaster, Registrar and Secretary administer admission into the Preparatory School.  The Nursery Manager controls admission into Edenhurst Nursery for children aged three months to four years.   

Offer of a Place

A place at the school may be offered following a Taster Day.  

Acceptance of a Place

Once the Head has offered a place, parents are required to complete the Acceptance Form. We also require a deposit of £150, which will be refunded when the child leaves Edenhurst, subject to any outstanding amounts.

Waiting List

If a place in the appropriate year group is not available, the Head may still offer a place on the Waiting List. Parents would then be informed at the earliest opportunity when a vacancy occurs.

Withdrawal of Offer of a Place

The school reserves the right to withdraw the offer of a place subsequent to the receipt of an Acceptance Form, in which case the Registration Fee would be refunded.

Admissions process for Edenhurst Nursery

You may request a prospectus pack by either completing our short form or by contacting the School Office.

Interested parents are very welcome to contact the Nursery to arrange a suitable time for a viewing.

Parents can confirm a place in the Nursery by completing our Registration Form and returning it, along with a copy of the child’s birth certificate and a non-refundable registration fee of £75.00.

Nursery Registration Form

Two weeks prior to the agreed start date, settling in visits are arranged in order to familiarize the child with the Nursery setting and staff.