Joining The Mall

Admissions during the COVID-19 outbreak:

Please email for any admissions related enquiry. Please do not call the school as your message is unlikely to be picked up until the school reopens for the Autumn term on Thursday 3 September . We are still processing registrations for places into Reception to Year 4 for September 2020 and can organise online meetings and assessments (where appropriate) to facilitate this. If you are considering the school for 2021 entry then do fill in our open morning or prospectus form and we will let you know when we plan to hold small group tours in the autumn or we can arrange an individual visit.

We are delighted that you are considering The Mall School for your son. We are a small friendly school and we welcome prospective families to visit us either at one of our regular open mornings or for an individual visit.

I do hope you will come and visit us. Our open mornings are very informal and we limit numbers coming along so that you can get the best possible experience, including a tour of the Pre-Prep with the Head of Juniors or one of her team and a tour of the main site with a pair of our pupil guides who will answer all your questions and give you a real insight into life at the school. Your visit will also include a meeting with the Headmaster.

Most boys join The Mall in Reception, aged 4. They come from a variety of nurseries with some boys having been in full-time nursery education and others in part-time settings or with a childminder or nanny. We are non-selective for entry into Reception, so if you are interested in your son coming to The Mall, an early registration is advised to secure his place.

Boys may also join us at the age of 7 into Year 3 or age 8 into Year 4. Entry is competitive and registered boys are invited to come to our assessment day, held annually in November.

Entry into other year groups and immediate entry

If you are considering entry into another year group, either for an immediate place or for the following academic year, please email for current availability. All boys, including those looking to join during Reception, will be invited to come into school to spend a day with their peer group, during which an age appropriate assessment will take place.

Unfortunately, we do not usually admit boys into the school during Year 5 or 6.

If you have any questions about any aspect of admissions into the school, please do not hesitate to contact me on or 0208 614 1082.

Ms Alex Penny
Headmaster’s PA & Admissions

Mall Parents say....

We were made to feel very welcome. We started midway through the year and were worried about our son fitting in but the School managed it very well so that it wasn’t an issue.

RSAcademics Parent Survey 2019

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