Admissions

For Nursery, Pre-Prep and Prep

Choosing the right nursery and first school for your child can be a daunting prospect, so we are here to guide you through every step of the process.

The restrictions put in place because of Covid-19 has meant we haven't been able to welcome you on a visit in the past year, but Summer Term 2021 will see on-site visits resume, with Meet the Head sessions now available for you to register for.

You can learn much more about us from our ISI School inspection, which rated us the highest Excellent-Excellent.
ISI



Visit the School

We are currently taking registrations from parents looking to visit Quainton Hall in June and July, for entry to both the School and the Nursery.

Meet the Headmaster events are 45-minute small group sessions which include a tour and an opportunity to speak to and ask questions of the Headmaster, Mr Simon Ford. 

We have two types of Meet the Headmaster events, one for Nursery and Reception (EYFS years), and the other for Years 1 to 6. Please select the appropriate button below to register.





At present, all sessions are limited to just three families (with two people for each family), we advise early registration.



Nursery Admissions

Quainton Hall Nursery begins at age 2½.

We have a well-resourced and welcoming setting, which was renovated in the summer of 2018 to create an open plan environment for our 50 pupils. We are very well-staffed as we maintain the ratios of 1:4 for 2-year olds and 1:6 for 3-year olds. We have additional volunteers and support staff throughout the school. This enables our children to enjoy a rich curriculum and make accelerated progress.

We are currently taking Nursery applications for entry in 2021 and 2022.

Visit our Nursery Pages >
Go on a Nursery Virtual Tour >
Apply using our Nursery Application Form >

For more information please contact Admissions Secretary Mrs Nishma Aleksin-Shah at nishma.aleksin-shah@quaintonhall.org.uk or 020 8861 8851.



Pre-Prep (Reception, Year 1 and Year 2) Admissions

Quainton Hall Pre-Prep begins at age 4 and ends as children enter Year 3 / Prep aged 7. 

There are four classes in the Pre-Prep department. Our emphasis is on making our pupils feel excited about their learning and showing the children how they can develop to their best ability in a caring environment. We focus on building firm foundations in Literacy and Maths skills and ensuring the children are learning through cross-curricular themes and topics. The small classes have one class teacher and one teaching assistant which means that each individual child is able to receive attention and support. 

We are currently taking Pre-Prep applications for entry in 2021 and 2022.

Visit our Pre-Prep Pages >
Go on a Pre-Prep Virtual Tour >
Apply using our Pre-Prep Application Form >

For more information please contact Admissions Secretary Mrs Nishma Aleksin-Shah at nishma.aleksin-shah@quaintonhall.org.uk or 020 8861 8851.


 

Prep (Years 3 - 6) Admissions

Quainton Hall Prep begins at age 7 and ends as children leave to enter Year 7 aged 11.

From the age of 7, pupils in Year 3 begin to attend lessons with subject specialists, including in science, computing, art and French, together with a full games programme. Each child's effort and attainment is regularly assessed and homework becomes a feature of school life. 

Visit our Prep Pages >
Go on a Prep Virtual Tour >
Apply using our Prep Application Form >

For more information please contact Admissions Secretary Mrs Nishma Aleksin-Shah at nishma.aleksin-shah@quaintonhall.org.uk or 020 8861 8851.


 

Entry Assessments

Requirements for entry at each stage of Quainton Hall are very different and entirely relevant to each age group. Our assessments are held in an age-appropriate and stimulating environment. Activities are designed to enable your child to relax and be themselves. At this age, we are looking for potential, rather than what has already been learnt. The assessment covers language and social skills, number, physical and creative skills.



Entry into other Year groups

Entry into non-standard years or mid-year is by assessment and parental interview.  We may also request a copy of your child’s most recent School Report from their current school.  If a place is not immediately available, parents may be offered the opportunity to join a waiting list.