Each year has a two-form entry with 26 places in each class. We aim for an equal split of boys and girls. We offer two entry points into our Nursery, in January and September each year. Click here to find out more.
Yes, we hold waiting lists for all year groups. 3+ and 7+ applicants are called for assessment on the dates published online.
For those applying for occasional vacancies, should a place become available we will contact families on the waiting list with an invitation to attend an assessment, prior to any offer being made.
We are a selective school and accept children by assessment, not on a first-come-first-served basis.
The curriculum at Blackheath Prep is rewarding and exciting but also challenging. Assessing a child’s concentration, perseverance, independence and imagination with age-appropriate tasks can provide an early indication of how they will rise to the challenges we will set them in the years ahead.
Our Nursery assessments take place in the morning and last for an hour. It is a play-based session involving up to 12 children and is led by our highly experienced staff. Our aim is for your child to have a positive experience with us, in a warm and friendly environment, with adults that are kind and responsive to their individual needs and interests.
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Talk to your child about what to expect. Explain to them that they will be in a room that has been set up with activities and toys, ready for them to have fun and explore.
Please call our Admissions Office to see whether it will be possible to rearrange the assessment for another day.
Blackheath Prep has two intakes: 3+ to join Nursery and 7+ to join Year 3.
Very occasionally a place may become available in Reception, however this is rare.
Yes, they do. A small number of places are usually available at 7+ for pupils wishing to join us in Year 3. The application deadline for 7+ entry is the January preceding the September entry point. Occasionally spaces become available in other year groups. Please contact the Admissions Office on 020 8305 5062 or email@example.com to enquire about availability.
We always take into account a child’s age and in which month they were born (e.g. summer-born children) when carrying out assessments.
At Blackheath Prep, we are proud to welcome children with a diverse range of languages. It’s important that parents tell us in advance which languages their child speaks and what percentage of time each language is spoken. During the assessment, we will quickly determine your child’s level of understanding of spoken English and may request that a parent support them with any language-based aspects of the assessment.
Yes. Our breakfast club operates is available to all pupils and runs from 7.45am to 8.30am (fees apply). Click here for details.
We offer a late stay until 6pm for all pupils (fees apply). An optional evening meal is also provided (fees apply). Click here for details.
We offer a great range of after school clubs for Reception class pupils upwards, with over 70 clubs taking place each week (fees apply for some clubs). Clubs usually operate from 3.50pm – 4.30pm.
If you have a specific question that isn’t covered here, please do contact the Admissions Team