Admissions Process

At Elmhurst, we offer a nurturing, academically rigorous 11+ preparation taking our learners to a range of excellent senior schools. That offer is opening to girls, as well as boys, and we are now accepting applications girls to join our excellent Nursery. From September 2024, girls are invited to apply for places in Reception to Year 3. With small class sizes and a broad, engaging offer demand for places is high, so, if you are interested in joining our wonderful community, please note the steps below.

The Elmhurst Admissions Process

If you are ready to move forward with an application to join us at Elmhurst School, there are some important details to consider.

Entry at 3+, 5+ and 7+

Every year we accept applicants for entry at 3+, 5+ and 7+ to join our Pre-Reception (Nursery), Reception and Year 3 classes.
Entry at 8+ and 9+ can be successful for the right pupil and if you are considering moving your child to Elmhurst for 11+ preparation from Year 4 or 5, please do contact us to discuss. Please note until September 2025 these places will only be available to boys.

Registration process and deadlines – Secure your 2024 place now

If you would like to register your child for a place at Elmhurst School, we ask that you kindly complete our Registration Form below, and transfer the registration fee of £100. This non-refundable fee covers any subsequent test or interview with Mrs. Marriott.

Name, address, Head/Manager and start date
Please provide details including date of last appointment

Mother / Guardian Details

Father / Guardian Details

Other Contacts

Names and emergency telephone numbers of two relatives / friends if parents cannot be contacted


We request that the name of the above-named child be registered as a prospective pupil AND agree to pay the registration fee of £100 (payment details at the bottom of the page).

We understand that:

  1. Registration of our child as a prospective pupil does not secure our child a place at the School but does ensure that our child will be considered for selection as a pupil at the School;
  2. The School may process personal data about our child, including sensitive personal data such as medical details, for the purpose of administering its list of prospective pupils and administering its selection procedures and we consent to the processing of our child’s personal data (including sensitive personal data) for these purposes;
  3. In the event that our child is offered a place at the School, such an offer will be subject to the School’s terms and conditions for the provision of educational services, which will bind us in the event that we accept the place.
This form requires the signature of each of those with parental responsibility.

This form should be completed and signed by the Parent(s)/Guardian(s) accepting responsibility for the payment of fees and a registration fee of £100 should be paid via BACS using the following account details, to accompany your application.

Sort code: 20-95-87 Account Number: 23640442

Please use pupil’s name as the reference when making payment. If you would prefer to pay by another method, please contact the School Office.

Consideration of an offer of a place

As a small caring school, we are able to offer most pupils a wonderful journey through preparatory school. In considering applicants, we aim to ensure that any child offered a place at Elmhurst will be able to fit happily into the school and be able to benefit from, and cope with, the challenging, broad curriculum we provide. We always look beyond the current ability of the child and try to gauge their possible potential in our assessment process, which is conducted individually for all age groups.

Offers for places at the school are made following assessment. Those entering scholarship applications may be asked to take part in an additional assessment depending on the individual situation.

Accepting a place

A deposit of £700 is payable upon acceptance of a place offered. This deposit will be returned when your child leaves Elmhurst in Year 6, subject to any outstanding amounts. It is non refundable in the event your child does not join the school.

Should you have any questions about the application process, our Admissions Manager can be reached via email on admissions@elmhurstschool.net, by phone on 0208 688 0661 or you can complete our online form and we will get in touch with you.

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