Anxious families across Gloucestershire find out if their child has been allocated a place at their school of choice on Friday 16 April 2021.
For those left disappointed with their primary school allocation, it’s a great opportunity to consider a local independent school – with Cheltenham College Preparatory School still accepting applications for Reception places in the 2021/22 academic year.
Promising a ‘perfect start to school life’, Cheltenham Prep provides a supportive environment for early learners with expert staff and small class sizes – with no more than 16 pupils in one group to ensure each child gets the attention they need to develop their skills.
Children also benefit from weekly swimming lessons in the onsite pool, as well as Reception’s very own outdoor learning environment and regular trips to forest school too – with each day filled with engaging activities that make learning fun.
As well as its fantastic academic offering and teaching staff, many parents are attracted to the atmosphere of Cheltenham Prep.
There’s also wrap-around childcare included as part of the price – which means that for parents who have been paying for their child to attend nursery, the school fees might not seem as daunting.
As part of the school’s wrap-around care offering, Reception children can come in from as early as 8am. After the end of the formal school day, there’s dedicated reading time; free play time; as well as a hot dinner served in the dining hall. Children can stay at school until 6pm, playing in the grounds or taking part in different activities.
The best way to find out more about Cheltenham Prep is to visit the school and see what it can offer, either by attending an open event or arranging a private tour.
Interested families can then complete a registration form and arrange a taster day for their child. Buddied up with a current pupil, they will experience a day in the life as a Prep school student – taking part in lessons and activities, with a discreet and informal assessment taking place in the classroom, too.
After the taster day, the school will get in touch to discuss the next stage in the admissions process.
For more information or to book a tour, visit cheltenhamcollege.org/the-prep/joining-reception.
By Annabel Lammas
Friday 16 April 2021
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