Admission to The Mall School is normally at Reception. We also admit boys into Year 3 and Year 4 following an assessment day in the Autumn prior to entry and places in other year groups may be 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. All boys now joining us at Reception will leave at the end of Year 6. As we offer places on a first-come-first-served basis, 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 have now been made for September 2020 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.
We do have a limited number of places still available for entry into Reception in September 2019 and we are currently confirming places for entry in September 2020. If you are interested in your son joining us in 2019 or 2020 please get in touch to arrange a visit.
Entry into Year 3 (7+) and Year 4 (8+)
Entry into Year 3 and 4 in September 2020
Tuesday 15 October: 7+/8+ open morning 9.30am
Friday 1 November 5.00pm: deadline for receipt of registration form and fee
Wednesday 6 November: assessment day for registered boys runs from 9.15am-3.15pm
Wednesday 13 November: offer letters sent out
Friday 31 January: deadline for acceptances
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.
ENTRY INTO other YEAR groups
If you are considering entry into another Year Group, please email email@example.com for current availability. All boys will be invited to come into school to spend a day with their peer group, during which an age appropriate assessment will take place.
Bursaries at 7+ and 8+
The Mall School is committed to broadening access to the school by awarding a range of bursaries to parents who are otherwise unable to afford school fees. Means-tested bursaries can be assessed for up to 100% of the total fees and are awarded to new pupils (entry at 7+/8+) who are recognised as being able to make a contribution to the life of the school, and to existing pupils in cases of financial hardship. Applications are dealt with in confidence, and again, we would always recommend a tour and meeting with the Headmaster before a boy sits an assessment.
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.