What is a day school?

A day school is a school taking day pupils only

What is an Independent School?

An Independent School is a school that is neither financed nor controlled by the government or local authorities

What is a Non Selective School?

A non-selective school is a school, which does not have an academic selection process; pupils do not sit an entrance exam.

What is a Selective School?

A selective school is a school, which admits pupils on the basis of some sort of selection criteria, usually academic. This often involves sitting an exam.

What is a Prep School or Preparatory School?

A prep school (preparatory school) is a school, for children between the ages of 7 and 11, generally preparing pupils for senior school.

What is a Pre Prep or Pre Preparatory School?

A pre prep (pre preparatory school) is a school, and for children below the age of 7, generally preparing pupils for prep or preparatory school.

What is a Boarding School?

A Boarding School is a school where pupils live in during term time.

What is Flexi Boarding?

A private school where students are lodged and fed as well as taught on a non-permanent basis.

What is Kindergarten?

A Kindergarten is a preschool for children to prepare them for pre prep school.

What is Pre School?

A preschool for children to prepare them for prep school.

What is Nursery School?

A Nursery School is a preschool for children to prepare them for pre-prep school.

What is Ofsted?

Ofsted (Office for Standards in Education, Children’s Service and Skills) is a government department that inspects and regulates institutions in England providing education to learners of all ages and providers of care for children and young people.

Ofsted inspect or regulate the following services:
Childminders, Full and sessional daycare providers, out of school care, crèches, all state maintained schools and some independent schools.

What is SEND?

SEND – Special Educational Needs & Disabilities (SEND).  The SEND department supports pupils with additional learning needs throughout their time at the school. The SEND co-coordinator offers support in a number of ways: one to one sessions, group work or in pairs. Individual education plans are compiled to provide learning support where it is needed.  This also covers the special educational needs of gifted and talented children.

What is a private school?

A private school is established and controlled privately.

What is a Co Educational School?

A Co-Educational School (Co-Ed) is a school that is of mixed sex, suitable for boys and girls.

What is a Primary School?

A primary school is where children receive the first stage of compulsory education. Children generally attend primary school from around the age of 4 or 5 until the age of 11 or 12.

What age can my child attend Pre-Prep?

Children commence pre-prep school from the Autumn Term of the year that they turn 5.

What age can my child attend Prep?

Children commence prep school in the Autumn Term of the year they turn 7.

What age can my child attend Senior School?

Children commence senior school in the Autumn Term of the year they turn 11.