Admissions Process

Step 1.

Download our prospectus via the link on the homepage. Alternatively you can request a copy from the school office by calling 01883 348 349 or emailing

Step 2.

Contact the office to arrange a tour of the school with the Headteacher, Mrs. Ali. This will give you an opportunity to ask all relevant questions and gain a ‘feel’ for the atmosphere and nature of the school. This will also give you an opportunity to discuss your child’s specific educational needs and current progress in preparation for entry.

We also hold several Open Mornings throughout the school year.  Parents and children are very welcome to attend any of these days, details are available from the school office.

Entry to our Pre-School takes place at the start of the term in which the child turns 3.  Priority is given to children in our Pre School Department to follow through to our Reception class.  As our class sizes are kept small, we recommend you register for a place in our Reception class as early as possible.

We offer “taster days” and follow a “settling in” procedure to ensure your child is happy and confident in their new surroundings.

Step 3.

If a place is available in your chosen year, your son or daughter will be invited to spend a taster day in class. This will give them the opportunity to meet teachers and classmates, gain an introduction to school routines, teaching styles and expectations. We are an inclusive school and no formal entrance tests are required, however please be aware that there may be a waiting list for your chosen year.

Step 4.

A completed application form and a registration fee of £100 is required to reserve your child’s place.

An acceptance deposit of £500.00 is required to secure your child’s place. This will be refunded when your child leaves Essendene Lodge School, less outstanding disbursements.

The school reserves the right to request academic reports from previous schools prior to the offer of a place.