Prep Admissions' Steps

  • Contact Prep School Registrar
    Contact Prep School Registrar Sally Manhire (sally.manhire@stcatherines.info) to ask any initial questions you may have about the school
  • Book to attend an Open Morning
    Book to attend an Open Morning via the website Open Event Request Form .  This is a chance to tour the Prep School with our Year 5/6 girls, meet staff and see the school in action.  Miss Bartholomew, the Prep School Headmistress, gives a presentation and holds a Question and Answer session alongside her Senior Team.  There is also an opportunity to tour facilities across the school site.  Private tours can be arranged on request by contacting Prep School Registrar, Sally Manhire.
  • OCTOBER
    We recommend that registrations for the Prep School (Year 1 – Year 6), for entry the following September, are received by Friday 15th November 2019
    Registrations for Reception entry (4+) are required by Thursday 17th October 2019.
    Taster Afternoon (Friday 4th October 2019) - for all girls and parents interested in Reception (4+) Entry for the following September.
  • NOVEMBER
    Informal  4+ (Reception) assessments (Wednesday 6th November – Thursday 14th November 2019) - for entry the following September.
    Offer letters are sent out by the end of November.
    Thursday 21st November 2019 - Taster Afternoon for all girls (Year 1-Year 6) interested in learning more about the Prep School.
  • JANUARY
    Tuesday 7th January 2020  - Assessment day for girls aged 5-10 (Year 1 – 6).  There are typically four spaces for Year 1, Year 3 and Year 5 entry.  In other year groups, ‘occasional’ places come up when girls leave. Current schools contacted ahead of assessments.
    Offer letters are sent out by the end of January.
  • Over the next few months, important information is sent out including the uniform list, school Houses.
    Your daughter will be allocated a ‘shadow’ from their class to help them to settle in.
There are other opportunities to join the school community:
  • The Nativity Play, The May Fair, Open Day in June and the LIII Production.
  • New Girls are invited to our ‘Meet Your Friends’ afternoon in early July.
  • New Girls can bring their PE kit into school, the day before the Frist Day of Term.