Admission to West House Nursery is open to both boys and girls with places allocated on ‘first comers’ basis and thereafter if there is a vacancy. The Nursery is heavily over-subscribed and early registration is recommended.
Moving from West House Pre-School to Reception for existing boys is usually automatic, but parents are required to complete a transfer form. Admission to Reception from within the School is not subject to academic ability. Otherwise, admission to West House School is subject to a place being available and depends upon a prospective pupil meeting the criteria required to maintain the educational and general standards for all pupils in line with the ethos, aims and expectations of the school.
While the school does not wish to exclude any prospective pupil on the grounds of disability, it is important that it is in a position to deliver an education and individual development in line with the general standards achieved by the pupil’s potential peers. However, should the school be made aware of a disability in respect of a prospective pupil, it acknowledges its obligation to make reasonable adjustments so as not to put any disabled pupil at a substantial disadvantage to any other pupil. The School has a policy on Disability and Discrimination and a three year Accessibility Plan, which should be read in conjunction with this policy (copies are available upon request from the school office).
Prospective pupils for Reception to Year 6 are invited to attend a trial morning, where they join their potential form in timetabled lessons. In Years 1 and 2, satisfactory results in reading, spelling, writing and maths tests are also required. Pupils entering Years 3 to 6 undergo an assessment in Maths and English, in which satisfactory results, in line with national expectations, are required.
Where the school agrees to provide additional educational input, such as in the case of addressing aspects of dyslexia, there is no additional charge for the service.
The offer of a place at the school remains at the discretion of the Headmaster, after consultation with appropriate members of staff.
While the school does not actively seek to recruit from overseas, such enquiries are given due consideration based on the criteria above. The school is registered with the UK Border Agency and in making an offer of a place to a foreign national, follows the requirements of UKBA.
The school provides a small number of means tested bursaries which are subject to an annual review. Further details are available from the school bursar who can be contacted via the main office.
The full Admissions and Admissions Register Policy is available upon request from the school office.