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Grimsdell is a co-educational pre-prep school for children aged 3-7. Entry is available at 3+ (Nursery) and 4+ (Reception)

**Assessments for 3+ and 4+ entry in September 2021 have now taken place. Please contact us to find out about possible Chance Vacancies for September 2021 admissions@grimsdell.org.uk . **

3+ and 4+ Entry 2022

You can Register your child for a possible place in our 3+ Nursery or 4+ Reception from birth.

The entry cut-off date to a year group is 31st August.

We offer either an A.M or P.M. Nursery provision and parents are asked to submit a preference at the time of Registering with us. Our Nursery assessments take place in the November prior to the year of entry.

Alternatively, you may wish to Register your child with us for entry into our 4+ Reception. Assessments for this Year Group take place in the January of the year of entry.

The first eighty Registrations received (Initial Registration List) for 3+ Nursery and 4+ Reception will be invited in for interview and assessment. Subsequent Registrations will be placed on our Reserve Registration List.

Interviews and Assessments

Our interview and assessment process consists of an informal parent interview with the Head and a child-led, play-based assessment for the child. The process takes place in our superb outdoor Cabin, our ‘Cabin in the Woods’ and the family group will remain together for the duration of the assessment.

We do operate a Sibling Policy and priority is given to applicants who already have a sibling in the Foundation.

3+ Entry 2022

The Initial Registration List for 3+ entrance for September 2022 is still open – Registration can be made via our on-line Registration Form here.

Please note that our Initial Registration List for 2022 entrance is almost full, we therefore encourage early Registration. Applications received after the Initial Registration List has closed will be placed on the Reserve Registration List.

4+ Entry 2022

The Initial Registration List for 4+ entrance for September 2022 has now closed. Please contact the Admissions team to discuss placement on the Reserve Registration List.

Chance Vacancies

  • Occasionally there are places available in other years, known as ‘Chance Vacancies’.  Contact us to find out about possible places.

The Best Way to Visit Us

We love nothing more than welcoming new families to our School and sharing with them all that we have to offer at Grimsdell Pre-Prep. Our School sits within a spectacularly green setting and we are surrounded by nature, we make full use of this and the children are fully immersed in their outdoor learning – our outside facilities are a real highlight of a visit to Grimsdell.

The Foundation hosts two Open Mornings a year and this is the best way to visit us. Our next Open Morning will take place on Saturday 9th October, to register your interest for this event please click here. We look forward to welcoming you.

Registering Your Child

If you are ready to Register your child with us, please complete our on-line Registration Form here, making payment of the non-refundable Registration Deposit of £150.00.

Register your child