The Admissions Process

Dean Close welcomes new children into the Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory and Senior schools at various different ages and times throughout the year, subject to places being available.  Whilst the majority of children join the School at the beginning of the academic year, it is still possible to join mid-term and mid-year if circumstances require.

We appreciate that the Admissions process can seem quite daunting, and so here at Dean Close, we have a very experienced and friendly Admissions Team who are here to offer continual advice and guide you through the whole process. We are here to help all families – whether relocating to the local area, moving overseas for employment (such as in the oil industry or military postings) or international families wishing their child to attend schooling in the UK.

Each of the three Dean Close schools has their own dedicated Admissions Team who are available on weekdays from 9am to 5pm and on some Saturdays from 9am until 12noon.There is always a member of the team available throughout the School holidays, excluding public holidays.

Next Steps…

The Admissions Teams are able to help you in the following ways:

  • Answering your initial questions when you contact the School, either by phone or email.
  • Sending you a digital prospectus or other relevant brochures
  • Organising a bespoke visit (Monday to Saturday)
  • Registering your attendance at an Open Morning
  • Organising a ‘Taster day’ for your child
  • Talking you through the registration process
  • Talking you through the Scholarship process and Bursary process, if appropriate.
  • Conducting your child’s entry tests in our offices, in a sensitive and supportive way or, if necessary, sending the entry tests out to your child’s School.
  • Conducting Zoom interviews with children where necessary
  • Sending out letters offering your child a place at the School
  • Providing you with all the joining literature
  • Providing details of uniform and how it can be purchased
  • Finally, welcoming you and your child on your first day at Dean Close.

To make an enquiry contact the Admissions Team Registrars.

Rebecca Chaplin
Rebecca Chaplin
Director of Admissions (Dean Close Foundation)

Pre-Preparatory (Squirrels)

Lesley Miller
Lesley Miller
Registrar - Pre-Preparatory School

Preparatory School

Katie Fergusson
Katie Fergusson
Head of Admissions at the Preparatory School
Rhian Hayes
Rhian Hayes
Registrar - Preparatory School

Senior School

Kelly Serjeant
Kelly Serjeant
Head of Admissions - Senior
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