Thank you for your interest in Casterton, Sedbergh Prep School. Families are warmly invited to visit us and see at first hand all that on offer for their child/ren.
To find out more, or to arrange a visit, please don’t hesitate to contact us:
- For British families (living in the UK or abroad): Mrs Mandy Marshall, Registrar, +44 (0) 1524 279 200 or firstname.lastname@example.org
- For International families: Mrs Anna Cooper, Overseas Admissions, +44 (0) 1524 279 200 or email@example.com
- Or please complete the Admissions Enquiry Form below
Pupils can start at the Prep School from the term that they turn 3 through to 13. Applications are accepted throughout the year, although early applications in Yeasr 5 - 7 should be encouraged due to popularity.
Visit Sedbergh Prep: families may wish to bring their child/ren on the first visit, or may prefer to pay an initial visit alone, then return for a second visit with them; both options are warmly welcomed.
Prep School Taster: Children wishing to enter the Preparatory School are encouraged to spend a taster day with their year group, as part of the admissions process. This can include boarding as applicable. During this session an assessment interview with English, maths and cognitive ability tests will also be given for children looking to enter the School from Year 6 upwards. Please do contact the Registrar to book a taster or to discuss this further.
Register Your Child/ren: to formalise your application, we would invite you to then register your child/ren. Registration forms are available from the Admissions Team; the registration fee is £125.00 (non refundable). A copy of your child/ren’s most recent School Report is required alongside the Registration Form.
Senior School Transition: parents who are intending their child to move on to the Senior School should be aware that Boarding House places are at a premium and an early entrance to the Preparatory School would be beneficial. Prep School parents are invited to confirm their child's Senior Boarding House place selection in Year 7.
To discuss the process for overseas applications, please contact Mrs Anna Cooper at firstname.lastname@example.org or call +44 (0)15242 79200.
If you have any questions regarding our admissions process, please contact email@example.com or call +44 (0)1524 279200.
We hold an organised Open Morning each term throughout the academic year, the dates of which will be publicised in advance. However, in order to ensure interested families can visit the school at a convenient time for them, at Sedbergh Prep EVERY DAY IS OPEN DAY!
To find out more about Sedbergh Prep School, we would encourage families to visit, meet our staff and pupils and take a tour of our first-class facilities.
To book an appointment or for further information, please contact the Registrar, Mrs Mandy Marshall:
T: 015242 79200
Means-tested support is also available through the School’s Bursary programme and more information can be found on the Bursaries information tab below
A limited number of Scholarship Awards are available for talented boys and girls entering the Preparatory School, at age 11 i.e. as they transition between Year 6 and 7. Scholarships are our highest award, whilst exhibitions are awarded to those pupils close to gaining a scholarship. For further information please contact our Registrar, Mrs Mandy Marshall, at firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone 015242 79200.
Scholarship Awards for entry into the School in September 2020 will be awarded following scholarship assessments during the week commencing Monday 7th October 2019. The assessments are designed as an information gathering process for us as a School. We aim for the children attending to enjoy themselves without experiencing any undue pressure or anxiety.
Scholarships are offered in the following areas and a full information brochure is available to download here and an application form here. Completed forms should be returned to the Registrar email@example.com
The academic scholarship papers at the Preparatory School are internal examinations appropriate to the age of the candidates. Papers will be set in mathematics, english and science. In addition, all candidates will sit cognitive ability tests.
All-Rounder scholarships and exhibitions at the Preparatory School are offered to boys and girls who show some academic ability combined with potential in two other areas from: art, drama, music or sport.
Art scholarships at the Preparatory School are awarded for outstanding performance in the visual arts. Candidates should bring with them any pieces of art they wish to show and/or discuss.
DESIGN TECHNOLOGY AND ENGINEERING
Design, technology and engineering scholarships at the Preparatory School are awarded for outstanding performance in design, technology or engineering. candidates should bring with them a portfolio of design work, which can include the rich history of design, an understanding of iconic design, design ideas, development sketches and/or models, technical skills, craftsmanship, CAD work, innovation, manufactured work completed outside of school or work that displays engineering principles.
A practical examination will be set by the Preparatory School according to the age of the pupil. This will involve playing two musical instruments or playing one instrument and singing. There will also be a sight-reading test, aural tests including sight-singing, and an informal interview. Candidates should bring their own instruments and music.
Sports Awards are based on an assessment at the Preparatory School but it is also necessary to provide evidence of achievements to date and references from previous teachers or coaches at school and/or club levels.
Sedbergh School welcomes bursary applications from families who might, under ordinary circumstances, not consider Sedbergh School for their child for financial reasons.
|Old Sedberghian||10%||Either a parent or grandparent would qualify|
|1st Sibling||5%||When a 2nd sibling registers, accepts and pays the required deposit for a place in either the Prep or Senior School, then the first sibling will enjoy 5% gross fee reduction. All sibling concessions are non-concurrent.|
|HM Services||10%||Any parent who is a serving member of HMS|
For parents of children who will be joining Sedbergh, please click HERE to find all the information needed for new starters, including:
- The Parent Handbook (coming shortly)
- Term Dates 2019/20
- Pupil Arrival Dates and Times for September 2019
- Sedbergh School Terms and Conditions
- Medical Information
- Information about Insurance
- The Direct Debit Mandate
- Information about School Uniform
- Boarders’ Kit List
- Extra-Curricular Paid Activities information
- Medical Information
- New Parent Checklist
- New Pupil Admissions Forms
- For all new pupils
- For new pupils resident outside the UK
- Medical Information and Forms
Meet the Admissions Team
Admissions Enquiry Form
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