Apply to the Prep School

Applying for a place at the Prep School is a smooth process which begins with a visit.

1. Visit us:

The first step to joining us at the Prep School is to visit us and experience the School in action. You will be toured around the School by our Prep School Registrar, Mrs Daisy Davidson, and have the opportunity to meet with the Head and experience the day-to-day life of our children. Please contact our Prep Registrar to arrange a visit.

2. Register for a place:

Once you have visited the Prep School, you will need to register your child for a place. This can be done by completing our registration form and paying our non-refundable £100 registration fee.

3. Taster day:

Once registered, children are invited to join us for a taster day. During the taster day, your child will be buddied up with a peer and will participate in a full day’s timetable, allowing them to experience what life is like at Ashford Prep School. This is a great opportunity for your child to meet their prospective classmates, friends and teachers, and helps them to feel comfortable when joining us on their first day.

The taster day will also serve as your child’s assessment for a place at the School. Throughout the day your child will be assessed through informal Maths, English and literacy assessments. At this stage, we also request to see the child’s previous school reports.

4. School reference request:

With your permission, a reference from your child’s current school is requested.

5. Accept the offer of a place:

If your child is offered a place, completion of the acceptance pack (which will be shared at the time of offer) and payment of a refundable deposit of £500 should be made in order to secure the place.