Admissions Guide - Thorpe Hall School


Admissions Guide

Applying for a place at Thorpe Hall School

Applications are welcome at any time depending on places being available in the chosen year group

Below is an outline of the admissions process for our Preparatory and Senior Schools – so for children joining us in Reception through to Year 11. If you are looking for a place in our Nursery School, please visit our Nursery Admissions Pages



Ask for an appointment with the Headteacher, Mr Stephen Duckitt or a member of our Senior Leadership Team.  Contact our Admissions Officer, Mrs Karena Sedgwick on 01702 582340 or email to book.

Please do bring your child to this appointment if you think it is appropriate.



Complete and submit an Application Form and pay £100 registration fee.

You can pay by cheque, credit or debit card. Please note, applications are registered from the date payment is received.

Please provide a copy of your child’s latest school report with this form.

You can view and download the form below:

For our Nursery School

For our Prep and Senior Schools


Day Visit

We will arrange for your child to spend some time with us.

We will arrange for your child to spend the day with us (other than for children entering the school at the beginning of Year 7), during which he/she will be assessed to ensure an education at Thorpe Hall School is appropriate for them. There is no additional cost for this day visit (lunch included) as it is covered by your Registration Fee.

For our Prep School, this is extended to two days and for our Nursery, the ‘settling-in’ sessions can be arranged over a number of days to suit the needs of the child/ren.

For entry at the beginning of Year 7: no day visits will be arranged; instead, a full written school report is required.


Offer of a Place

Subject to a successful visit, the school will offer you a place for your child

We will invite you to complete the relevant documentation for admission.


Contract & Deposit

To complete the application process and secure a place, parents/guardians are required sign a contract with the school and pay a deposit.

For entry into Reception to Year 11, the deposit is £1,000.

This deposit is returnable when you leave the school, provided the required notice has been given.

Admissions Policy

Admission is offered to children who satisfy the entry criteria and are deemed to be suitable recipients of a Thorpe Hall School education.

Places are offered to completed applications on a first come, first served basis with the following exceptions: preference is given to children of staff, siblings of current pupils, siblings of ex-pupils.

The school will also give priority to creating a balance of genders. All decision will be made on the school’s ability to meet the educational needs of each child applying for a place.

Click here for the full Admissions Policy