How to apply for a private primary school place

March 8, 2021

Hulme Grammar School 581

Choosing the right school for your child can be a consuming time for parents with young children as ultimately, it is one of the most important decisions you will ever make. Finding the right primary school for your child is very important so to help you in your search, and to make the process a little easier, we’ve shared all the information you need on primary school admissions.

Starting to Look at Primary Schools

Children usually start their primary education at the beginning of the school year in which they will turn five years old. The first dilemma that parents face before this however is knowing when it’s the right time to start looking at schools. Although there are no specific requirements to look at schools before a child turns four, many parents do actually start planning and visiting schools after their child’s third birthday. If you’re looking for private schools, this process may need to start even earlier so you can ensure your child is able to gain a place.

Applying to a Private Primary School

All private primary schools have their own admissions procedures and require direct applications. At our private school, , we have different main points of entry for admissions: Nursery, Reception, Year 3 and Year 7, however it is possible for children to join in other year groups providing places are available.

To apply for our Infant and Junior School, where we focus on academic excellence for children age four – 11, we recommend parents start by visiting our website and completing the online enquiry form. Following this, we will contact you to invite you to visit our school which will help you get a feel for what our school is about, and you can vision whether it is right for your child.

If you are unable to attend one of our open mornings, we believe that ‘every day is an open day’, so please feel free to arrange a private tour to see our school first-hand.

After this, we will ask you to complete a registration form and return it to us with a non-refundable fee to apply for your place. Then, our dedicated Admissions officer will be in touch to discuss the next steps and invite your child into the school for a taster day, session or assessment.

When Do You Find Out About the Results of Private Primary School Admissions?

At our private primary school, and after a successful taster day or session, parents will receive a letter from the Head Teacher officially offering their child a place at their school. Our Admissions Officer will then support you through the admissions paperwork and, after a receipt of a deposit, we will discuss a start date for your child.

To find out more about our admissions process, contact our Admissions Officer on admissions@ohgs.co.uk and we will be happy to help.