Admission to Pre School

As you would imagine, places are in high demand for our Pre-School so we are now operating a waiting list system from the age of 2 years. Entry, however, will not be available until the academic term in which your child will reach the age of 3. Our entry process consists of a pre-arranged assessment where we will consider whether our school is the right learning environment for your child. Our assessment criteria is not that of ability – we are aware that children grow at different rates and have good and bad days; we are looking for an alert, enthusiastic and enquiring child.

Applying for Pre School:

Stage 1 Contact our Admissions Manager for an initial conversation and to add your child’s details to our list for Pre-School entry or contact us via this website.

Step 2 Arrange to visit Buckingham Pre School and Prep School if desired.  A personal tour with our Headteacher, Sarah Hollis, should be booked in advance via the Admissions Manager.

Step 3 Following your visit, you will need to register your child for a place at Buckingham Pre-School . You can download the registration form and post it or, email it to the school office. The non-refundable £50 registration fee can be paid via cheque or bank transfer and the details are on the registration form.

Step 4 You will be invited to attend a short assessment for your child which can be arranged at a mutually agreed time. The assessments are done within the Pre-School setting with the Pre-School teacher and staff.

Step 5 Following the assessment, if your child is offered a place you will be asked to accept it within two weeks by paying the non-returnable £700 fee to secure the place. Your child may be added to a waiting list and you will be notified if/when a space becomes available. 

Registration form available HERE