The Perse School

How to Apply

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The next step

If you would like to apply for a place at the Prep for your child, please complete the Prep registration form and return it to us with the £125 registration fee by 8 December in the year prior to entry. Don’t hesitate to contact Elinor Schneider, Head’s Secretary, on 01223 403922 or, if you have any questions.

Download a copy of the Prep Registration Form


We assess all children who have applied for a place in the academic year prior to entry. We test English, Maths and reasoning and, while we are looking at children working at least one year above the national average, we are also interested in a child’s potential and general academic curiosity. During the testing the children will meet with the Head informally, but there is no interview.

We will request a confidential reference from your child’s current school prior to the entrance testing. Pupils with Special Educational Needs should discuss their application with the School prior to the entrance test.

The Year 3 entrance tests for entry in September 2019 will take place between 7 and 10 January 2019, either as a morning or afternoon session.

The Year 4, 5 and 6 entrance tests for entry in September 2019 will take place on the mornings of 14, 15 and 16 January 2019 respectively.

Please note that we only provide specimen papers for Year 3 entry.

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