Most children join Lockers Park at 4 or 5 years old, starting in the Autumn Term (from early September). We are also happy to welcome boys at 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11 or 12 years of age. Start dates within the academic year are also possible, and we find that children who join us during the year settle in quickly and easily.
Our Application Procedure
Get in touch
Please contact us to indicate your interest, and to let us know your child’s date of birth and the entry year you are considering. We can then let you know whether we have availability in the particular year group, or whether we may be able to offer you a place on our waiting list. The earlier you contact us to indicate your interest, the better, as some year groups do have waiting lists.
Come for a tour
We will invite you for a personal tour of Lockers Park, or a video meeting, with our Headmaster. We are hosting individual personal tours and video meetings in lieu of our traditional Open Morning, as a better way to protect both our community and visitors against the risks of COVID-19.
It is ideal that both parents visit or meet with our Headmaster. There is no need for your child to do so at this stage, although they are very welcome to, and we enjoy the opportunity to meet our potential new joiners.
If the tour or meeting goes well, we will invite you to submit a Registration Form and the non-refundable £100 Registration Fee (£50 for those who have a sibling at Lockers Park). Submitting this form means that your child has a guaranteed place at Lockers Park, subject to the result of the test for children in the Prep School (Years 3 to 8).
If you are considering a place in our Prep School (Years 3 to 8), we will offer your son a couple of tests, which he can sit online, at home, independently. The purposes of the test are to ensure that the boy will cope with all that the school has to offer, and to identify pupils who may need extra support or, alternatively, more stretch or an alternative approach in teaching to achieve their potential.
Boys who start in our Pre-Prep will be assessed prior to joining our Prep School in Year 3, to ensure that Lockers Park is still the best school for them.
Recent school or nursery reports
We ask you to share your child’s most recent school reports (for children in Years 1 to 8) or nursery reports (for Reception children, if available) and any other relevant reports, such as from an academic tutor, or an educational psychology report.
When we have the test results and reports, we can let you know whether we are able to offer your child a place at Lockers Park.
Offer letter and Acceptance
If we have the pleasure of offering a place, we ask you to complete our Acceptance Form (noting the Terms & Conditions) and return it with the Acceptance Deposit (£1,000 for UK pupils and £1,500 for non-UK pupils). The Deposit will be repaid to you after your child’s final term at Lockers Park.
You will be liable for the first term’s fees after having sent us the Acceptance Form and Deposit.
The first term’s fees are required one month in advance of the start of term. We reserve the right to re-allocate the place if the fees are not received by that date.
Overseas pupils pay their first year’s fees before joining Lockers Park.
Subsequent fees are payable on or before the first day of each term, as set out in the Terms & Conditions.
We will then send you a Welcome Pack, which contains all the information you need to prepare your child for a smooth start at Lockers Park, such as uniform requirements.
If your child is joining us at the start of an academic year, in September, you’ll receive the Welcome Pack in June. If your child is starting mid-year, you’ll receive the Welcome Pack shortly after you have accepted the place.