Entry into Pre-Preps (Nursery – Year 2)

Candidates wishing to enter Nursery and Reception are invited to attend classroom assessments. All applicants and their parents from Nursery upwards meet with the Headteacher as part of our selection process.  Candidates applying for places in Year 1 or Year 2 will be invited for a classroom assessment. If you are interested in an occasional place in Year 1 or Year 2 please contact our Admissions department directly at admissions@sapriory.com to find out if there are places available.

Please note that we are currently full in the Nursery for September 2023 and if you would like for your child to be added to our waiting list, please complete our online waiting list form.

For entrance into Nursery and Reception we look at candidates’:

  • Confidence to undertake tasks
  • Ability to follow simple instructions
  • Communications and language skills
  • Fine motor skills
  • Social skills

For entrance into Years 1 and 2 we look at candidates’:

  • Reading, Writing and Numeracy skills
  • Confidence to undertake tasks during the classroom assessment
  • Ability to follow simple instructions
  • Social skills

Dates for entry into Reception in September 2024

  • Registration Deadline: Friday 27th October 2023
  • Reception Entry Assessment Day: Thursday 9th November 2023
  • Reception Results Day: Wednesday 22nd November 2023
  • Reception Acceptance Deadline: Wednesday 13th December 2023

Dates for entry into Nursery in September 2024

  • Registration Deadline: Monday 22nd April 2024
  • Nursery Assessment Day: Wednesday 1st May 2024
  • Nursery Results Day: Friday 17th May 2024
  • Nursery Acceptance Deadline: Friday 31st May 2024

New Joiners’ Taster Days and Parent Information Sessions take place in mid-June 2023.


We encourage parents to register their child as early as possible and details of timings and assessments for the next academic year can be found on the individual entry point pages.


Once a completed Registration Form is received your child’s name will be placed on the Applications Register appropriate for her age.

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