Admission to The Mall School is normally at Reception. We also admit boys into our recently expanded Year 3 following an assessment in the Autumn prior to entry. Places in other year groups are occasionally available. Entry to The Mall after Reception is based on an assessment. Please contact me, Ms Alex Penny, for more information: firstname.lastname@example.org or 020 8614 1082.
Reception Entry 4+
Admission into the pre-prep at the age of 4 is non-selective. Two classes (maximum 18 boys per class) join Reception each September and will automatically transfer through the school until they leave. From 2019 all boys will leave at the end of Year 6. As we are often fully subscribed, it is advisable to register as early as possible. A place will be reserved when you register unless we are full at that stage in which case we will operate a waiting list. Formal offers are made at the end of February the year prior to that of entry (i.e. formal offers will be made on 28 February 2018 for September 2019 entry). At that point, you will be offered a short window in which to accept formally and pay a deposit. We would always recommend a tour and meeting with the Headmaster before this stage.
Year 3 Entry (7+)
In September 2017 we expanded our provision at Year 3 from two to three classes. Each class has a maximum of 20 boys. This is an exciting development for The Mall and we are delighted that more boys will be able to experience the opportunities on offer here from Year 3, whilst still benefiting from the small classes and excellent teaching that contributes so much in preparing them for their senior schools.
Due to this expansion we do still have places for entry into Year 3 in September 2018. We are holding an additional assessment day on Monday 23 April 2018. Please email email@example.com for more information. If you would like your son to join this assessment day we will need completed registration form and his latest school report by 16 April 2018.
Boys sitting the assessment come in for the whole day so it includes time in the classroom and playground, as well as sitting short tests in English and Mathematics. Successful candidates will be offered places within a few days of assessment at which point a deposit to secure the place will be requested.
There are limited financial bursaries available for entry at 7+ to help those who would not otherwise be able to afford a Mall School education for their sons. Assistance is means-tested and applications are dealt with in confidence. Again, we would always recommend a tour and meeting with the Headmaster before a boy sits an assessment.
Year 4 Entry (8+)
Due to our recent expansion to three forms from Year 3, we do have a limited number of places available to join the school in Year 4 (8+) in September 2018. Places will be offered following an assessment day, when your son will join one of our Year 3 classes for a day during which he will take short assessments in English and Maths.
If you are interested in your son joining us in Year 4 in 2018, please contact the school on firstname.lastname@example.org for more information on availability of places and to discuss the admissions and assessment process.
Open Mornings and tours
We would like to invite all parents considering The Mall School to come and see our facilities and meet the team. We hold regular Open Mornings so you can get a genuine feel for the school.
If you are unable to attend an Open Morning, please contact us to organise a personal tour of the school and to meet the Headmaster prior to registering.