On registration, a fee of £100 is payable before the child's name is placed on the list for entry.
When a place is offered, completion of the Form of Agreement and payment of a £250 deposit will secure it. Once your child has been registered you will need to complete the following Parental Agreement and send an admission deposit of £250. Details are on the Parental Agreement form.
We are delighted to be able to currently offer one bursary place for Prep entry into Year 3 (although other year groups may be possible - please enquire) each year. Each bursary, up to 100%, is subject to means testing, and is offered to a child who would flourish in the Lorenden environment and would otherwise have no opportunity whatsoever to access such a wonderful education.
Sports Scholarships are now available for pupils moving into Year 3 or 4 in September 2020 for both internal and external candidates and are awarded on sporting merit and potential.
Sports Scholarships are usually retained until the end of Year 6 where it is anticipated that the holder of a Lorenden Sports Scholarship will be in an excellent position to gain a Sports Scholarship to senior school. Each year, pupils at Lorenden receive Sports Scholarship offers from independent secondary schools and we pride ourselves on giving them an outstanding start to their sporting careers at Lorenden.
Fees for pupils cover their tuition, school stationery and books. Fees also include school lunches, non-residential school outings and personal accident cover for pupils.
Traditional Open Mornings happen three times a year but you won’t find us standing on ceremony on these occasions. Rather, you will be welcomed to see us as we work and play as normal so you can appreciate what really happens in the school! You are very welcome to visit on any day, whether an Open Morning or not.
Once your child has been registered you will need to complete the following Parental Agreement and send an admission deposit of £250. Details are on the Parental Agreement form.
Tours and Visits
Tours and visits are the best way to really experience Lorenden. We welcome you to come on any day to meet us, our staff and our children and to see the fantastic environment we have for your children to thrive in.
Nursery children are welcome full or part-time. We accept nursery vouchers up to fifteen hours per week. For part-time pupils we recommend that the number of sessions attended are increased throughout the year as children who are able to attend full-time during the Summer term are gently prepared for full-time education in the September.
Entry to Reception is in the September after the child's fourth birthday.
Entry to the Pre-Prep is usually after a child has successfully visited for half a day.
Entry to the Prep Department (7-11 year olds) may be subject to an Entrance Test comprising Verbal/Non Verbal Reasoning and Mathematics: this to give us standardised scores that will give a projection of success at 11+. Children are invited to spend a day with their peers where any tests and observations will be undertaken alongside a typical day.
Allocation of places
When allocating places, priority is given if there are siblings already at Lorenden. When there is more than one child competing for a place in the Prep Department, priority will be given to the child with the highest marks in the Entrance Test. Extenuating circumstances will always be considered.