Joining Us at 4+
Children joining us in the Nursery, (click here for more information) are guaranteed entry to Reception.
For full details of the Reception year, including curriculum and specialist teaching click here.
Read on for details of how to register your child, offers of places and our unique programme of events to ensure a smooth transition to 'big school'. Lucy Walton, Registrar, and Eleanor Henery, Deputy Head Pre-Prep are always available to help and guide you through this exciting time.
Click here for our online Registration Form. Those families who have not yet visited the School are invited to join one of our Open Mornings or Headmaster's Coffee Mornings.
Stay and Play Sessions
Offer, Acceptance of Places & First Term's Fees
Offers will be sent 18 months in advance of children joining Reception, following the Stay and Play session and in line with our admissions policy. Priority will be given to those families who already have a child at the School. Due to limited places, pupils may be given a waiting list place and will be offered a place in line with our admissions policy, when a space becomes available.
Acceptance of Places
Parents will receive a formal offer letter and will be asked to return the signed Parent Contract and deposit payment (non-refundable if the child is withdrawn from the School before joining) with a two-week acceptance deadline.
First Term's Fees
The first term's fees will be payable by the first day of the preceding Summer term. Once your child has started at the school, invoices will be sent out at the end of each preceding term and fees will be payable by or on the first day of the term.
Willington Induction Programme
We hold a number of formal events to familiarise your son/daughter (and you) with ‘big school’. Our tried and tested formula sees children starting with us confidently in the September and it gives our teachers the opportunity to get to know the everyone.
Induction Morning – held on a Saturday morning around June, children visit us for one hour and enjoy a host of activities and our teachers spend time individually with each child.
Meet the Teacher morning – a midweek visit for the children to familiarise themselves with their new environment.
New Parents’ Evening – a midweek event for our new parents, where the Reception team take parents through day-to-day logistics and helpful tips for getting the children ready for school.
New Joiners’ Afternoon Tea – this annual event sees parents and their children, often accompanied by brothers and sisters, joining staff to usher in the new academic year and the start of a wonderful journey together.