Entry into the Pre-Preparatory and Pre-School
We encourage all prospective families to attend one of our Open Mornings
as they offer the ideal occasion for you to view the School and talk to our pupils and staff. You can also find out about the subjects on offer, as well as the many extra-curricular activities and opportunities available to students at Bromsgrove Pre-Preparatory and Pre-School. Please contact Liberty Chance
in the Admissions Department for further information.
Visits to the School are possible at other times by appointment with our Admissions Department. We are always happy for families to visit as many times as they wish and Amanda James
our Visits Co-ordinator will be happy to organise this for you.
Prior to entry, children are invited to spend a morning in school with their prospective year group, during which informal assessments will take place. Children seeking admission into Year 2 will also be assessed more formally in Mathematics and English. This trial morning provides an opportunity for the children to experience life at Bromsgrove Pre-Preparatory and Pre-School and to get to know the children in their future class.
If a child is moving from another school they will be asked to bring examples of their current work in Mathematics, English and Reading. We will also contact the child’s school for a written report about their academic achievements and behaviour.
Children may join the Pre-School at the beginning of the term in which they turn three. Children are required to attend a minimum of five sessions and we recommend all children attend Monday and Thursday mornings to ensure they have access to the full range of the curriculum provided. However, sessions can be taken in any combination of full / half days regularly each week, if places are available.
Transfer to Pre-Preparatory School
Almost all Pre-School pupils continue through to the Pre-Preparatory School. Confirmation of places is made after discussions between the Heads of Pre-School and the Headmistress, taking issues of behaviour into consideration if necessary. The Heads of Pre-School can advise on the transfer procedure.
Children join the Reception class of the Pre-Preparatory section in the September following their fourth birthday. Pupils may join the School in other year groups, subject to availability of space in each year group. Parents are encouraged to visit with their child before registering for a place. Prior to a place being offered, your child will be invited to spend a morning of informal assessment at the Pre-Preparatory & Pre-School and, where appropriate, a written report from the child's current school or nursery will be requested.