Admissions Procedure

Application

The Laurels School considers applications throughout the academic year but those arriving before 1 January 2018 will be considered as part of the primary intake and be more likely to receive an offer. We are currently single form entry with approximately 21 places available for Year 7 in September 2018. A non-refundable application fee of £100 is payable at the time of submitting an application form.

Forms are available to download via the link on this page or can be requested by contacting Admissions.

Email: admissions@thelaurelsschool.org.uk

Parental Interview

All prospective parents are invited to an interview with the Headmistress to discuss the ethos of the school. These are an integral part of the admissions process and will be scheduled at a mutually convenient time during term and within school hours.

Pupil Assessment & Interview

Each prospective pupil will be asked to sit an online assessment which consists of a series of Verbal, Non-Verbal, Quantitative and Spatial Ability tasks. Together, these tests provide us with a comprehensive profile of a prospective pupil’s reasoning abilities and future learning potential. Pupils will also be asked to participate in an informal interview with a member of the Senior Management Team.

References

References will be sought from the applicant’s current school.

Offer

Once the interview and the assessment have been completed, a place will be offered to all eligible candidates, subject to availability. If no places are currently available to eligible candidates, they will be placed on a waiting list. Parents of children who are not eligible will be informed as soon as possible.

To accept the offer of a place, parents should return the offer form together with a deposit of £2,290 by the date specified in the offer letter. This constitutes a formal acceptance of their daughter’s place, and the deposit is non-refundable if the place is not taken up.

Thereafter, a full term’s notice, in writing, must be given should they wish to withdraw their daughter from the school. The deposit will be returned during the pupil’s last term in the school, provided all outstanding fees and charges have been paid.

Open Day

Open Days are the best way to find out about the school, the dates are announced on the home page and in our Calendar.