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Applying to Holme Grange

Admission Procedures

Little Grange – Early Years (Age 3 to 4)

Children may be admitted into Little Grange when they are rising three years of age, i.e. they may start in the Autumn term if their third birthday falls before 31st December, Spring term before 31st March and Summer term before 31st August.

To establish a good routine Little Grange children start with a minimum of five morning or five afternoon sessions which may or may not include lunch, whichever is your preference. Depending on the individual needs of each child lunches and afternoon sessions may also be added on request. Children may join at any point during the year subject to availability. We recommend that children should be toilet trained before starting school.

In the Summer Term of the academic year a child turns 4, we encourage all children to attend some full days if they are not already doing so in order to prepare them for full time attendance when they join Reception.

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“We are so happy with our decision, Little Grange has been just the right environment.”

Reception

The Little Grange offer 2 sessions for children to visit the Reception classroom for activities with the current Reception children. Alongside this, a member of the Reception teaching staff will go on a visit to the child’s current pre-school or nursery to see both the child in a familiar setting and to also speak to staff about how the child has settled in their setting.

The Reception staff will also offer a meet the teacher style meeting in July for all parents to come and meet the teacher of their child.

In the first two weeks of the Autumn term, the Head of Pre Prep will call parents of all new children that are new to the school. They will check with the parents to discuss how their child is settling in at Holme Grange.

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“The school worked really hard to help my son move from his nursery into Holme Grange Reception. A great school that I’m glad I found.”

Year 1 and 2

For entry to Year 1 or Year 2, pupils will spend a day with their current year group and are given an informal assessment to establish their level of ability and to allow us to place them in the most appropriate form. This assessment takes the form of discussion, and non-verbal reasoning assessments.

Pupils can enter the School at any time during the school year if there is a place available.

If a child has a learning difficulty, a further special needs specialist may be involved. A report will be required from the current school.

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“We have been so pleased with the school, staff and facilities.”

Prep – Year 3 to 6

For entry to Year 3 to Year 6, pupils will spend a day with their current year group and are given an informal assessment to establish their level of ability and to allow us to place them in the most appropriate form. This assessment takes the form of discussion, and non-verbal reasoning assessments.

Pupils can enter the School at any time during the school year if there is a place available.

If a child has a learning difficulty, a further special needs specialist may be involved. A report will be required from the current school.

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“We found everybody really helpful and willing to go the extra mile – but that is just part of the ethos of the school.”

Eaton Grange – Year 7 to 11

For Pupils New to Eaton Grange

We hold our senior school Admissions Day annually in the January before entry.  On the day we ask pupils to complete a one hour computer based test in verbal and non-verbal reasoning and Maths. This is followed by an English writing task. The rest of the day is spent completing a number of indoor and outdoor exercises and group activities.

Year 7 Admissions Timeline 

Scholarship Application Deadline 4th November 2022 

Registration Deadline 4th November 2022

Scholarship Assessments W/C: 8th January 2023

Admissions Day 21st January 2023

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“We joined in Year 7 and love the school. My son said after his first month his only problem was fitting in all the cool things to do.”