Menu
Contact
Menu
Contact
Prep Admissions Process
Share

Prep Admissions Process

Admissions Policy and Procedures

The overarching principle regarding entry to Kingswood Prep School at any stage is that offers will be made to those pupils who are, in the opinion of the Headmaster, most suited to the style of education that Kingswood provides.

The Headmaster’s judgement will be based on a number of factors, including, where applicable, entrance assessment papers, school reports and personal interviews. No boy or girl will be disadvantaged in any of the admissions procedures based on disability, religion or ethnicity. All admissions are made in accordance with the School Admissions Policy, which can be downloaded below.

 

Our Admissions Registrar, Rebecca Sharp, can be contacted on +44 1225 734462 or by email rsharp@kingswood.bath.sch.uk.

Kingswood Prep School Admissions Policy


Admissions Procedures

The basic outline of the process of entry to Kingswood Prep School is as follows:

  1. Enquiry and initial visit: Following your enquiry to the admissions team, you will be invited to tour the school and meet the Head.

  2. Registration: If you wish your child to be considered for a place, a registration form must be completed and a registration fee paid.

  3. Entrance Assessments: Children spend the morning at KPS to complete age-appropriate entrance assessment papers.

  4. Offer of a Place: Successful students will receive the offer of a place in writing, typically within 1 week of assessment.

  5. Acceptance of a Place: The place should be accepted within 10 days by returning a completed acceptance form and paying an acceptance deposit.

  6. Induction Morning: New pupils will be invited to attend a ‘moving on morning’ in the summer term to meet their new class and teacher.

For applications from overseas, please see our International Pupils page.


Registration

To formally apply for a place at Kingswood Prep School, families must complete a registration form, which is available from the Admissions Secretary or it can be completed online. The form should be completed and a registration fee of £100.00 must be paid. This can be done via our Online Payments page.


Sibling Policy

Kingswood Prep School is very much a family-orientated school, and wherever possible, the Headmaster will seek to offer places to siblings as a priority, provided that he believes that Kingswood Prep School is the right school for each individual child and that each candidate has satisfactorily completed our entrance assessments.


Late Applications

We maintain a waiting list for late applications, which will be considered if places become available.


Entrance Assessments

If you wish your child to be considered for entry to the Prep School, you will first need to complete a registration form and pay the non-refundable registration fee. We ask for assessment papers to be completed for entry into Years 3–6. These papers are usually taken at Kingswood Prep School, but can also be taken at the candidate's current school, provided that the school is based in the UK and that the school agrees.

For overseas pupils, Kingswood Prep School can send papers for administering at the child's current school, or they can be sat under the supervision of a registered Kingswood agency or at the offices of the British Council. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the Kingswood Prep School Admissions Secretary, who will be happy to help you.

Kingswood Prep School Entrance Assessments


Fees and Acceptance Deposits

It is the policy of the Governors to review the fees annually and to minimise fee increases. Parents are normally advised of fee increases prior to the beginning of the Summer term. The annual fee is payable in three equal instalments and is due by the first day of each term or by monthly instalments with the prior agreement of the Bursar.

Fees 2019/20

Registration Fee

A non-refundable registration fee of £100.00 is payable to Kingswood School when a child's name is registered for entry.

Acceptance Deposit

UK and HM Forces Families

An acceptance deposit of £300.00 made payable to Kingswood School is required to secure any place offered from Nursery to Year 6.

The acceptance deposit will be retained until the pupil leaves Kingswood School, in accordance with the School's standard terms and conditions.

Overseas Families

An acceptance deposit of £1,000.00 made payable to Kingswood School is required to secure any place offered from Nursery to Year 6.

The acceptance deposit will be retained until the pupil leaves Kingswood School, in accordance with the School's standard terms and conditions.


Scholarships and Bursaries

Kingswood Prep School does not offer scholarships.

Bursaries

Bursaries are not available for children attending Kingswood Preparatory School unless there are very exceptional circumstances. Parents who wish to be considered for bursarial support should complete the financial statement form, which can be requested through the Headmaster.

The completed form should be submitted, together with any relevant supporting information, for assessment by the Head of Admissions, who will receive it in confidence. As no awards can be made after an offer is made, we encourage families who feel they may be eligible for bursarial support to discuss the matter with the Headmaster and/or the Head of Admissions well in advance of making a formal application for entry and before any assessment papers are taken.

In Admissions