Prestfelde is an inclusive, non-selective independent school and we are delighted to receive all applications.
The first step towards joining the school is to arrange a visit to ensure that Prestfelde is the right place for you and your child. Open Mornings are run in the Spring and Autumn and private visits can be arranged to suit you.
Admission and entry are subject to the availability of a place and the pupil satisfying the admission requirements at the time. The school operates an equal opportunities policy. Pupils are considered for entry to the school once registered with a non-returnable registration fee of £100. This is a good stage for your child to experience the school first hand and a taster day allows them to meet their class mates and experience the school first hand.
It is at this point that a place will normally be offered and a deposit of £500 will be payable when the place is formally accepted. This will be refunded less any outstanding fees or other sums due to the school, when a pupil leaves.
Withdrawal from the school
We very much hope that your child will enjoy a happy and successful time here at Prestfelde until they leave Senior School at the end of Year 8. However, there are sometimes reasons for a child to leave before that time, and if so, we ask that a term’s notice must be given before a pupil is withdrawn.
If a term’s notice cannot be given, a term’s fees in lieu will be immediately due and payable as a debt at the rate applicable on the date of invoice whether or not the place can be filled. The main reason for this is to ensure that the school has sufficient notice with which to plan fee levels, other resources and the curriculum.