At Oxford High Prep, we select girls with innovative minds who are enthusiastic to learn, imagine, explore and care for the world around them. We believe in our pupils – we know that they are passionate about learning and eager to take risks.

We welcome girls from ages 4 – 11 years old. The majority of our pupils join the Prep School via Reception (4+) and Year 3 (7+).

Beginning the Admissions Process

We recommend applying as early as possible in the year preceding entry. The first step is to complete our online application form here.

A non-refundable registration fee of £100 (£150 for overseas applicants) is payable at the time of applying. Once you have completed this form you will receive confirmation of receipt. Following your confirmation email, your daughter will be invited for an assessment followed by a virtual meeting with our Head of Prep, Mrs Jessica Williams.

Reception (4+) Applications

Applications for Reception 2021 are now open.

All applicants for Reception are invited to an Admissions Morning for a friendly, informal assessment.

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Year 3 (7+) Applications

Applications for Year 3 2021 are now open.

Your daughter will be invited to an Admissions Day during which she will complete assessment papers in English, Mathematics, and Reasoning, followed by a short interview with our Head of Prep, Mrs Jessica Williams. She will also have the opportunity to participate in classroom-style lessons with her prospective year group.

Apply now for Year 3

Occasional Vacancies

Applicants are able to join the Pre-Prep and Prep schools at other entry points throughout the academic year in a selection of year groups, depending on spaces being available. If you are looking for a place for your daughter from Reception to Year 6, please contact Maria Blick, Prep School Registrar at admissions@oxf.gdst.net.

Admissions Days

All applicants sit the school’s entrance assessments on Admissions Days, which are held once a month throughout the school year. We do not recommend any specific preparation for these.

Girls hoping to join the Early Year Foundation Stage will join a Reception class for a few hours and take part in our morning routine and lessons. They will also complete a short, teacher-led, informal assessment.

Girls hoping to join a Year 1 or Year 2 class will spend the morning with the current Reception or Year 1 class undertaking some phonics and early numbers assessments in an informal setting. They will also be able to interact with the current students and experience a typical school day.

Girls hoping to join the Prep School in Years 3-6 will join a class in their current year group to get a flavour of the day and take part in lessons, with a ‘buddy’ to show them around. During the day, she will sit assessments in Maths and English as well as having a short interview with the Head which will usually involve discussing her interests and perhaps some reading.

Completing the Admission Process

Offers of places will be sent to parents within two weeks of the Admissions Day.

Upon acceptance of a place, a deposit of £1,000 is payable, which the school retains until the end of your daughter’s final term in the school and it is refunded within 12 weeks of her leaving, less any sums owing to the Girls’ Day School Trust or Oxford High School. It is forfeited if the pupil does not take up the accepted place. Once the acceptance letter and deposit are received, your daughter’s place at Oxford High Prep is confirmed.

Settling in to your new school

We believe it is crucial to ensure girls settle quickly and happily into their new surroundings. We aim to send out all relevant information to new parents well in advance and, once your place has been confirmed as accepted, we will invite you to come along to age-appropriate events or concerts in school so you can meet your future classmates or fellow parents. Buddy systems, parent handbooks and ‘getting to know you’ events are all part of the warm welcome you will enjoy when you join Oxford High School!

 

If you have any further questions regarding the admissions process, please do contact Maria Blick, Prep School Admissions Registrar, at admissions@oxf.gdst.net

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Come and see for yourself

We are always happy to welcome you for a visit to our school, so that you can see for yourself how our girls learn, flourish and excel. Check for the next open morning or get in touch.