1. Visit Us
The best way to get a feel for our School is to visit us.
We warmly invite you to see the School for yourself, and to meet our wonderful pupils and staff.
We offer open events and small group tours throughout the academic year. Please click on the link below to see our admissions events dates and to book your place.
BOOK YOUR PLACE
2. Register Your Child
BY FRIDAY 17 NOVEMBER
To apply for a place you will need to register your child by clicking on the button below.
For Prep School entry in September 2024, you must register your child by our deadline of Friday 17 November 2023.
We operate a rolling registration system and welcome early registrations for later years. The fee for registration is £160, which you will be asked to pay upon submission of the form. Please note that this fee is non-refundable but may be transferred to a subsequent year.
If you experience any difficulties with the online registration process please contact our Registrar who will be happy to help.
REGISTER YOUR CHILD
3. Assessment Day
SATURDAY 13 JANUARY 2024
An assessment day for pupils wishing to join Prep 3 in September 2024
On the 7+ assessment day, children will sit papers in Reading, Arithmetic and Mathematical Reasoning (non-verbal reasoning). The assessment follows the National Curriculum so will cover what children have already learned at their current school. We encourage parents not to tutor their child as this is not helpful in providing an accurate picture of their current level or their potential.
The children also take part in a number of workshops focusing on the other subjects that we offer at Ibstock. These are designed to be fun and give children the opportunity to show how they work with others and how they might enjoy the activities that we have on offer. We want to get to know each child, so as part of these workshops we are looking to see how they engage with other children and whether we think that they will enjoy the Ibstock curriculum.
4. Places Offered
If a child is successful following their assessment, a formal offer of a place will be made.
This will be sent to you by email. You will be asked complete an online acceptance form and pay the acceptance deposit. Our offer of a place will be deemed to have lapsed if it is not formally accepted by the deadline stated in the offer.
5. Deadline for acceptance of offers
You will be asked to confirm acceptance of our offer by a deadline (stated in the offer letter) and pay an acceptance deposit of £1,750.
The deposit is not refundable should the place subsequently be declined, if more than 14 days have elapsed after the acceptance deadline. This deposit will be returned to you when your child leaves the School.
6. Welcome Tea for Parents
Our Welcome Tea is an opportunity for us to welcome parents and carers of Prep School pupils to the School.
During this adults-only event you will meet some of your child's teachers, explore our Prep facilities, and meet fellow Prep parents and carers.
7. Prep Welcome Morning
New Prep School pupils are welcomed into school to meet their classmates and teachers.
The morning provides an opportunity for pupils to familiarise themselves with the School setting, meet their teachers and to make new friends.