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Joining Us at 4+

The admissions process may seem daunting, but our Head of Admissions, Lucy Walton, and Deputy Head - Pre-Prep, Eleanor Henery, will guide you through the entire process and they are available to answer any of your queries. 

From September 2020, girls will be admitted into Reception and, thereafter, will move through the school year on year. Willington will be fully co-educational by 2026. 

Please note that children joining us in the Nursery, (click here for more information) are guaranteed entry to Reception.

Registration
 

Early registration is advised and many parents like to register with us even before their child has celebrated their first birthday. For entry to Reception 2022 and beyond, children should be registered at least 18 months in advance of their expected start date in order to be invited to the Stay and Play Sessions (see next section). We are mindful that many new families move in to the Wimbledon area and, if you have not yet registered within this timing, please contact Lucy Walton on 020 8971 0452 to discuss availability. Please note that we are still accepting registrations for September 2021.

Click here for our online Registration Form.  Those families who have not yet visited the School are invited to book a meeting with the Headmaster by contacting Lucy Walton on 020 8971 0452.  

Stay and Play Sessions  

For families applying for places in Reception 2022 and beyond - all children will be invited to attend a Stay and Play session 18 months in advance of joining Reception. The Stay and Play sessions are run by the Early Years' team who will spend individual time with all the children.  Offers of places will only be sent to children who have attended the Stay and Play session.

Offer and Acceptance of Places 

Offers will be sent 18 months in advance of children joining Reception and following the Stay and Play session. Places will be allocated on a first-come-first-served basis on receipt of both the deposit and the signed acceptance form of the Parent Contract.  Priority will be given to those families who already have a child at the School.

At the end of the Spring Term before your son/daughter is due to start at Willington, the School will invite you to confirm your allocated place by paying the first term’s fees by the first day of the Summer Term.  Otherwise, 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 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.

Play Afternoon - an informal event open to children from the age of 2.5 years. 

Nursery Visit - our Reception team visit your child in their nursery setting during the Spring/Summer Term prior to starting with us. 

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’ Picnic – 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.

 

 

 

 

 

Our full admissions policy may be downloaded below.