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Working Open Morning Thursday 12 May 2022

Interested in finding out more about 2023 entry to Reception? Join our next Working Open Morning on Thursday 12 May (1030-midday). Prospective parents are invited to visit the school during a normal school day.

Our children are our very best ambassadors and there will be time to observe them at work and play during small group tours of the grounds and buildings. Afterwards, the Headmaster, Marcus Culverwell, Head of Lower School, Sam Selkirk, and other members of the senior leadership team will be there to meet you and answer any questions you may have, in a relaxed atmosphere over coffee. Parents are most welcome to bring their children with them.

Click here to register, or contact Admissions Officer Jenny Myddleton with your child’s name and date of birth by email

If you would like to find out more about joining our nursery classes in 2023 or 2024 (we take children from 2 1/2 years old), please register for our Early Years Open House on Saturday 14 May.

We have a few remaining spaces for Reception 2022. To find out more and to arrange an individual tour, contact Jenny Myddleton on

We have some spaces in Year 4 for September 2022. From time to time, spaces arise in other year groups. To find out more, contact Jenny Myddleton.

Some information about our Reception classes that you may find useful:

A typical Reception year group at RSM has 44 children, divided into three classes (two of 15 and 1 of 14). This is made up of approximately 30 children who move up from our Kindergarten and 14 who come to us from other settings. Many families who join at this stage are new to the area having moved from London or overseas.

The Reception children enjoy a purposeful curriculum with a strong focus on the individual and child initiated learning. There is an extensive outdoor learning programme in place throughout the school and the children spend plenty of time outside in the fresh air. They have regular Forest School as well as using the grounds, nature reserve, outdoor classroom and pond for daily adventures and fun with their friends.

The children’s Early Years Scores are exceptional, and they move on to Year 1 with a strong foundation on which to build their learning as well as the confidence to try new things and learn from their mistakes.

There is a comprehensive and flexible year-round wraparound care programme for all children at RSM from age 2 1/2 to 11 years.

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