You may wish to come and visit the school on a tour. These take place during term time and give prospective parents the opportunity to meet the team and to see the school in action on a normal school day.
4+ (Reception) Entry
Most children join Falkner House in the September after they turn four (4+), into our Reception class.
If you would like to apply for 4+ entry at the girls’ school, please complete the registration form at the bottom of this page. We are delighted to accept a registration after the birth of your daughter and up until her first birthday. If your daughter is older than one please contact the girls’ school at email@example.com, +44 (0)20 7373 4501) about the registration reserve list.
4+ Application and Assessment
Approximately one year before your daughter’s proposed year of entry, we will contact you to invite her in for an assessment. This includes those in the Falkner House Nursery at Brechin Place. The staff work hard to make sure that the assessment experience is both friendly and personal. We are looking for potential rather than attainment and we balance a wide range of factors before offering places. Our key objective is that your daughter should be successful and happy at Falkner House.
Places are offered as quickly as possible after the assessment process. We try to keep to a time scale in accordance with other preparatory schools to make it easier for parents to reach their final decision.
Places do become available on an ad hoc basis for children further up the school. We always welcome enquiries from parents who would like their daughter to be considered for an occasional place, so please contact the girls’ school at firstname.lastname@example.org, +44 (0)20 7373 4501).
As part of our family ethos, we support a sibling policy. However, we do not always guarantee a sibling place and, if we believe a sister will flourish more in another environment, we discuss the matter with parents. We strongly recommend that parents register any of their younger children at other schools as well as Falkner House.
There is a co-educational Nursery at Brechin Place, which offers places on a first come first served basis, i.e. the sooner a child is registered after birth the higher the priority. Children must be registered within a year of birth because the small size of the nursery means that it would be unreasonable of us to accept unlimited applications. The Nursery Timings table indicates what term your child would be due to start Nursery, depending on their birthday. Please note that a place in Nursery does not guarantee a child a place at either the boys’ or girls’ school.