King Henry VIII Preparatory School is a feeder school for King Henry VIII (11-18) School and therefore tries to ensure that each child offered a place has a good chance of passing the senior school entrance examination taken at the age of 11 during Year 6. King Henry VIII Senior School is academically selective and accepts pupils who work at a level typically well above age related expectations.
The main points of entry to King Henry VIII Preparatory School are at the ages of 3, 4 or 7. Children may gain admission to the school at other ages subject to there being vacancies in specific year groups.
Once a child has been accepted at the School, education at King Henry VIII Preparatory School may be continued by the child up to the age of 11, without there being any examinations to prevent progress through the School. After the point of entry any assessments undertaken are to monitor progress and guide teachers’ planning to ensure that the curriculum is well matched to the need of individuals.
Nursery and Reception
The school is not academically selective for children joining in these years. However, all children must show a good level of competency for their age in spoken English and have sufficient independence to meet their personal needs during the school day.
Children can be registered from birth onwards by completing a Registration Form and forwarding it along with the registration fee of £50 to the ‘Swallows’ Campus.
Years 1 and 2
Children joining the school in Years 1 and 2 will be assessed, as to the suitability of King Henry VIII Preparatory School for them, during individual ‘taster days’.
The completed Registration Form and registration fee of £50 should be forwarded to the ‘Swallows’ Campus. The school will contact you to arrange a suitable day.
Year 3 to 6 – Key Stage 2
Children joining the school from Year 3 onwards are required to be assessed more formally by way of an Entrance Assessment. This will take place in early February 2019 for entry in September 2019 and applications should be received by the end of January 2019. Sample questions are sent on receipt of a completed registration form and fee.
The completed Registration Form and registration fee of £50 should be forwarded to the ‘Swallows’ Campus for Years 3 to 6 entries.