The admissions process

Choosing a school for your child

As a mother myself whose child is going through the London independent school system, I understand that choosing a school for your child is a big decision.  My job as Registrar is to make the decision-making process as easy for you as I can, by making sure you have all the information you need to be able to decide whether Prospect House is the right school for your child.  You might want to start by calling me and having a chat (I’m on +44 20 8246 4897), you might like me to send you our prospectus, or you might feel that you really want to get on and visit us so you can see us for yourself. Whatever way works best for you, I will do my best to help.

This page sets out the types of visits we offer, lets you download a soft copy of our prospectus, sets out when and how most children join Prospect House and finally tells you how to apply for a place for your child, if you would like to do so. 

You may also find useful information on the site on bursaries, and the flexible entry points to the school.

Emily Porter, Registrar

Download our Prospectus
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Prospect House girl

Visit us

Open mornings & book a visit

We welcome visits from parents who are considering Prospect House for their child. We hold open events two or three times a year. Our next open event will take place on Thursday 27 February 2020 from 9.15am to 11.30am.

For all other parents, please register for an upcoming tour or contact Emily (at registrar@prospecths.org.uk or by calling 020 8246 4897). Tours start at the Lower School at 76-78 Putney Hill, London SW15 6RB.

For location details and a map see the Contact Us page.

Contact Us
Register for a tour of the school

How to apply

Entrance procedure

There are four steps to our entrance procedure: visit, register your child, receive the offer of a place (if available) and, finally, acceptance of the offer.

If you can, please start by visiting us.  You’ll find more information about coming to see Prospect House under the VISIT US section above.  You do not need to have visited the school before you register your child (more on registration below).  But that said, we do require you to have visited the school before you finally commit to sending your child to us. So please do make time to schedule a visit before the offers of places are sent out.

Once you have decided that Prospect House is the right school for your son or daughter (or think it might be), the next step is to register your child.  Registration has two steps: completing the online registration form and paying the registration fee of £100 per child. (Alternatively, you can fill in a hard copy form, available from our registrar, telephone 020 8246 4897, and arrange payment by bank transfer or credit/debit card.)  By registering you are formalising your interest in Prospect House and you are securing your child’s position on the waiting list for your chosen start date.  We will acknowledge your registration.

Once you’ve registered, the next thing that happens is either that you visit the school (if you didn’t visit before registering) or that you await an offer of a place for your child.  Places are offered in registration order with priority given to brothers and sisters of children already at the school.

In terms of timing, when you will receive an offer depends on how long it is before your child is due to start at Prospect House. For those children registered when they are babies for entry into the Nursery (which is most of our entrants), offers of places are sent out by post about 16 months before the child is due to start. For children who are registered closer to their start date, the registrar will let you know when you can expect to receive an offer (subject to a place being available).

When you receive your offer, you will also be given instructions on how to accept the offer.  In brief, this will involve:

  • Returning the acceptance form, agreeing to the terms of the contract with the school.
  • Making a payment of the amount indicated on the offer letter, which will be equivalent to a term’s fees at the time the offer is sent.
  • On your child’s first day at Prospect House, paying (via direct debit) the balance of fees for the first term at the rate that then applies, along with a deposit of £2,500. (The school will return the deposit to you when your child leaves Prospect House, so long as the school has received payment of all monies due.)

We have tried to keep the entrance process as straightforward as we can, but we know lots of parents will still have questions about it. We are here to help. If you would like to discuss any aspect of admission, please contact the school’s registrar, Mrs Emily Porter, by emailing registrar@prospecths.org.uk or by calling +44 20 8246 4897.

The above is a summary of our Admissions Policy.  You can access the full Admissions Policy (which takes precedence over this summary) via this link: 

Admissions Policy
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Fees

Fees per term from September 2019

  FEES PAYABLE PER TERM
THE NURSERY  
Mornings only (5 mornings each week): £3,070
5 mornings plus 1 afternoon each week £3,684
5 mornings plus 2 afternoons each week £4,298
5 mornings plus 3 afternoons each week £4,912
5 mornings plus 4 afternoons each week £5,526
5 mornings plus 5 afternoons each week £6,140
Occasional afternoon attendance £63
RECEPTION, YEARS 1 AND 2 £6,140
YEARS 3, 4, 5 AND 6 £6,400

Please note that these fees include a hot home-made lunch (or salad and vegetarian alternatives).

To find out about paying on a monthly basis, please request further information from the registrar or click here.

For information about the Local Authority grant and other Government schemes to help reduce fees click here.

A deposit of £2,500 is payable upon entry to the school. This is returned when your child leaves the school, subject to the school having received payment of all sums due to it.