Summary of Admissions Policy and Procedures
Children are admitted into Reception in the Autumn Term of the school year in which they turn five. Offers of places are made on a first-come first-served basis, taking into account the desire to achieve a balanced intake of girls and boys and a mix of birth dates within the academic year, as well as sibling priority. Occasional places may be available.
Prep and Senior
Entry to the Prep is automatic for pupils from the Pre-Prep. We do not prepare children for 7+ or 8+ entry to other prep schools. Entry to Fulham Senior is in turn automatically available for pupils from the Prep.
External applicants to join from ages 7, 8, 11 and 13 (school years 3,4, 7 and 9) must register by 31 October in the year prior to September entry. All registered candidates complete a process of assessment and interview by the January of the school year before they start. The process is designed to help us maintain a balanced cohort with a diverse mix of abilities. Academic ability is one element and helps to inform the support we offer successful applicants but in line with our inclusive approach children are not selected on purely academic grounds. Non-academic abilities and aptitudes are given significant weight in the process. Occasional places may be available.
Siblings and Equality of Opportunity
Siblings of children currently being educated at the school are given priority subject to the availability of places. A 10% discount is applied to the younger child’s fees while the oldest child remains in the School. In line with the Equality Act 2010 and our own passionate belief in equality of opportunity, Fulham welcomes applications from pupils of all social and cultural backgrounds, regardless of ethnicity, religion, home language, family background, disability or other attributes.
Registration and Deposits
A non-refundable fee of £125 per child is payable at time of registration (note that registration does not guarantee a place). This fee is £135 if paying from an overseas bank account. Acceptance of offers must be confirmed with a deposit of £2,000 per child and signed acceptance of the terms and conditions. Deposits will be returned at the end of the final term of attendance at the School, subject to a term’s notice and after the deduction of any monies owed. New parents should note that if they decide not to take up a place which they have already accepted the deposit is in these circumstances non-refundable. All parents, including new parents, must give a term’s notice of intended departure or pay a term’s fees in lieu of notice.
Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND) and Medical Conditions
It is a condition of entry that parents provide the School with full details of any SEND before offers are confirmed at the Pre-Prep and before assessment at Prep and Senior. Any medical condition, health problem, or behavioural, emotional and social difficulty should also be declared. All children with SEND and medical needs will be considered on an equal footing with other applicants provided that the School feels able to adequately support the child’s needs.
Non EEC Nationals
EU /EEA and Swiss pupils who have been resident in the UK prior to the 31st December 2020 will need proof of pre-settled or settled status. EU /EEA and Swiss pupils arriving in the UK after 31st Dec 2020 will need to have a points based visa.
Children whose first language is not English may be required to take an EAL test via UKiset prior to assessment.
Fees are reviewed annually and published before the end of the Spring Term. Additional charges apply for lunches, some school trips and bus routes, and additional one-to-one SEND tuition. Fees are payable on or before the first day of term. For children entering Reception fees are payable on or before 15 June prior to September entry.
View the full Admissions Policy. Other relevant policies are available via the website or via the School Office.
School uniform is compulsory and is available to purchase close to the Fulham Prep site from:
Sogan’s School Outfitters
6 Greyhound Road
London W6 8NX
Registrar, Fulham Pre-Prep School, 47A Fulham High Street, London, SW6 3JJ
Registrar, Fulham Prep School, 200 Greyhound Road, London, SW14 9SD
Registrar, Fulham Senior School, 1-3 Chesilton Road, London, SW6 5AA