Following a visit, if you would like your child to be considered for a place at Hurst Prep School please complete the online Registration Form together with payment of the registration fee. This is an expression of interest and does not guarantee a place. Please register your child at least 18 months prior to when you would like them to join.
Taster days and assessments
We welcome pupils for taster days where they can join pupils in their year group, participate in lessons, activities and join them for lunch. This is a valuable opportunity for your child to feel less anxious about a potential school move.
Year 7 entry (11+)
Assessment days are held in late November of year 6. Pupils sit Verbal and Non-Verbal Reasoning tests, which are standardised tests to measure ability and attainment. These tests are designed so that pupils do not need to prepare for them, in order to give fair results. In addition, pupils will be asked to complete a writing task and will participate in interactive tasks which will usually include Design and Technology, Science and games. All pupils will have an interview with a senior member of staff and join current pupils for lunch.
All pupils sitting the Year 7 assessments will be automatically considered for an Academic Scholarship based on the results of the tests.
Year 3 entry (7+)
Assessments for entry into Year 3 will be held during the Michaelmas (Autumn) term of Year 2. Pupils will be invited to spend the morning with current Year 2 pupils, joining them for lunch in the dining hall before then completing a small number of entry tests. The tests will consist of Maths, English and Reasoning tests.
Assessment days are held in November of the year prior to entry. Your child will be invited to spend an hour in the current Reception classroom – a friendly, informal environment – where they will participate in small group activities and games. The sessions are relaxed and parents are invited to stay for refreshments in a room close by.
Based on the results of the assessments in conjunction with school references and interviews, offers of a place will be made to pupils and a deposit requested. All offers are conditional upon receipt of a satisfactory reference from your child’s current school.
Pupils who currently receive Learning Support will be invited to meet with our Learning Support department so that, if required, support can be put in place for when your child joins Hurst.