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Admissions Process

 

The majority of children join Reigate St Mary’s into Green Shoots, Kindergarten or Reception, but we are pleased to welcome children into other year groups when spaces arise.

Please do contact Admissions Officer; Jenny Myddleton for further information on 01737 244880 or jmy@reigatestmarys.org.

  • Enquiry

Please contact Jenny Myddleton (as above) or complete a brief online enquiry form in our Admissions portal OpenApply, so that we have your family’s essential details and requirements saved and can advise on availability of spaces in your year group/s.

  • Visit Us

Parents are warmly invited to one or more of our Open Morning events, or to have a private tour on a date to suit you.

So that we can meet your children, we also run regular Stay & Play sessions for prospective Green Shoots, Kindergarten and Reception entry. Please contact Jenny Myddleton for dates, information and to register.

  • Registration & Taster Sessions

Registration is the first official step in the Admissions process, which may mean joining the waiting list if the year group is currently full. This step incurs a £100 fee and you are requested to complete an online form and upload your child’s birth certificate. Registration can happen at any time once a baby is born and you have his/her name, DOB and birth certificate.

Once registered, and if we have a space, we will invite your child/children in for a Taster Day (Year 1 entry and above), a shorter Taster Session (Reception entry) or a Stay & Play session (Green Shoots & Kindergarten entry).

We endeavour to meet all children personally before an offer of a place is made, where possible. We hope very much that your child/ren will enjoy their taster visit, which also provides us with an opportunity for informal observations. We will also request your child’s most recent school or nursery report and with your permission will seek our own  ‘reference’  from your child’s current setting, where applicable.

  • Confirmation

Subject to availability and after a Taster or Stay & Play session, we then make a formal offer of place and request the deposit accordingly. The earliest that this stage will occur is a year in advance of start. After an offer has been made and accepted, we will keep in regular contact and invite you to transition events as appropriate.

Entry into Nursery – Green Shoots & Kindergarten 

Children enter Green Shoots from 2 1/2 years old (Sept/Jan intake, according to age) or Kindergarten from 3 years, for the pre-school year.

Entry into Reception 2022

We currently have spaces for families to join us into Reception in September 2022. Please ensure that your child is registered in our Admissions portal and that you have arranged to visit us.

Entry into Upper School

If you are considering us for entry into the Upper School (Years 3-6), we will invite your son or daughter in for a slightly more formal assessment of his/her current position and learning potential.