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.

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 2023

  • Registration Deadline: Friday 30th October 2022
  • Reception Entry Assessment Day: Wednesday 9th November 2022
  • Reception Results Day: Wednesday 23rd November 2022
  • Reception Acceptance Deadline: Monday 12th December 2022

Dates for entry into Nursery in September 2023

  • Registration Deadline: Monday 24th April 2023
  • Nursery Assessment Day: Wednesday 3rd May 2023
  • Nursery Results Day: Thursday 18th May 2023
  • Nursery Acceptance Deadline: Thursday 1st June 2023

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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