The choice of a school is one of the most important decisions parents will take for their child and it has to be right. Our prospectus (available in soft copy here, or in hard copy by emailing the school office at firstname.lastname@example.org) can give you only a flavour of Prospect House. We encourage you to come and see for yourself.
Children enter the school in the autumn term (starting early in September) unless a place becomes available at other times. They start either in the Nursery aged 3 or into Reception aged 4.
Places occasionally become available for older children. Children starting in the autumn term of the Nursery or Reception are not assessed for entry but children starting at other times are invited for a taster day. For older children going into later year groups, the school will assess your child’s level of attainment (focusing on mathematics, verbal reasoning and English) to determine whether your child will be a good fit for the class.
The school may also ask you for current school reports and other information about your child’s aptitude and level of attainment. We seek to build up a good picture of who your child is to help us judge whether your child will be able to fully access the curriculum that the intended class is following.
The final decision whether or not to offer a place always rests with the head.
House Schools Trust is an independent charity that raises funds and awards means-tested scholarships to bright and promising children whose parents would not otherwise be able to consider sending them to an independent fee-paying school. Means-tested scholarships are available, as funds permit, for children aged 7+. Candidates must currently be attending a state school and must have the right to reside in the UK. The scholarships are for places at one of the three schools in the House Schools Group: Prospect House and its sister schoolsBassett House in Notting Hill and Orchard House in Chiswick. For more information, please visit houseschoolstrust.org.