Admissions

Admissions

Dear Parents,

Choosing a school for your son or daughter is an exciting task that we believe should be joyful and positive. However, we recognise that for both parents and children it can also seem daunting.

We recommend that you visit the school with your child, either at one of our Open Days, a small group visit or an individual tour.  These visits are offered throughout the year and are the best way to get a real feel for the school.  Group visits and tours are available most Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday mornings, during the term-time.

We have designed an admissions process that values your child as an individual, is as straightforward as possible and which is stress-free for you as parents. As Head of Admissions, I am the first point of contact for all prospective HSW families. Please contact me by email or telephone and I look forward to meeting you soon.

Suzi Abensur
Head of Admissions

JUNIOR SCHOOL – CO EDUCATION

One-form entry.

Our Junior School will be relocating to our Senior School site in SW20, in September 2020. 

Entry to Reception Class (Age 4-5)

Automatic entry is offered to registered siblings and children of Alumni.

A taster day will be offered to your child, where they will be observed in the classroom for School Readiness.  Lisa Scoones, Head of Pre-Prep, will be available to answer any questions you may have.  If your child is at a nursery, an informal reference request will be made.  Outcome letters will be sent following the taster day.

Year 3 Class (7+)

Parents considering 7+ entry to Year 3, will be invited to visit the school and to meet Mrs Susan Harding, Deputy Head.  A taster day will be offered to your child and they will be observed in the classroom, to help us gain a sense of your child’s level in Maths and English.  We will also request a reference from their current school.  Outcome letters will be sent following the taster day.

Occasional places may become available in other Junior School year groups and the school will accept applications throughout the year – please contact Admissions for up to date information about available places.

SENIOR SCHOOL – CO EDUCATION

Two-form entry.

Year 7 Class (11+)

The main entry point to our Senior School is into Year 7 (Age 11+).  Children join from our Junior School and are offered places as a matter of course.  In addition girls and boys join the Senior School from a wide selection of local primary schools, prep schools and children relocating with their families to South-West London, from abroad.  In total the Year Group is around 36 pupils.

Entry to Other Year Groups

We understand that it is not always possible to start at the beginning of the academic year and children often join Hall School Wimbledon at different times throughout the academic year. We try to be as flexible as possible, shaping the school’s pastoral care around your family’s needs. Occasional places may become available in other Senior School year groups – please contact Admissions for up to date information about available places.

Year 9 Class (13+)

These are dependant on places being available, as our main point of entry is in Year 7.

SIXTH FORM

More details to follow soon; our Sixth Form will be opening in September 2020.  Children from the Senior School will be able to join as a matter of course.

To enter the Sixth Form, pupils will have an interview with the Headmaster.  Places offered will be conditional on GCSE (or equivalent) results. 

International pupils

International pupils benefit from a broad and exciting curriculum taught by subject specialist teachers who are experienced working with children whose native language is not English. Furthermore, we provide specialist EAL support for pupils who require it. For children unable to visit the school and experience a taster day, we will request references and reports from their current school. We will also require these children to sit an English and Mathematics assessment – this can be completed at their current school.

Entry during the school year

We understand that it is not always possible to start at the beginning of the academic year and children often join Hall School Wimbledon in the Lent or Summer Terms. We try to be as flexible as possible, shaping the school’s pastoral care around your family’s needs. Please contact Suzi Abensur, Head of Admissions, for more information on 020 8394 6144 or admissions@hsw.co.uk

APPLICATION PROCESS

To apply you will need to complete a Registration Form and return it, together with a non-refundable registration fee of £125.00 (£175.00 for overseas pupils), one for each child.  Payment may be made by cheque or bank transfer.  Bank details can be found on the second page of the form.

An application is not required for pupils transferring from Year 6 in the Junior School to the Senior School.  The same applies for our Year 11 pupils wishing to transfer from the Senior School to the Sixth Form.

Hall School Wimbledon does not have an 11+ examination.  A taster day will be offered to all registered pupils in November and another in January.

A 20 minute interview with the Headmaster will follow the taster day and forms an integral part of our admissions process.  It is an opportunity for the children to share their interests and abilities.

Confidential references and reports will be sought from the Head of the child’s current school.  Any Special Educational Needs must be disclosed.

Offers of places will be sent in a formal letter and there is a deadline for acceptance.  An offer is to be formally accepted or declined within the time stated, after which a deposit of £3000.00 will become payable.  This is held in full, until the pupil leaves the school, when it will be refunded according to the school’s terms and conditions.  Please note that the deposit is not refundable, in the event of a pupil not joining the school, having accepted a place.

OVERSEAS ADMISSIONS

International pupils benefit from a broad and exciting curriculum taught by subject specialist teachers, who are experienced working with children whose native language is not English. We provide specialist EAL support for pupils who require it.

The application process is the same.  However, we are used to liaising with parents, pupils and their schools, all over the world.  Offers are dependant on the applicant having the right to study in the UK.  For children unable to visit the school and experience a taster day, we will request references and reports from their current school. We will also require these children to sit an English and Mathematics assessment – this can be completed at their current school.  An interview can also be arranged remotely.