Our main intake is at the beginning of the academic year in September, but Pre-prep children may join us at any point in the term in which they have their third birthday. Please click here to see our term calendar.
Registration and Taster Days
Application is made by means of the Registration Card and a Registration Fee of £50. If a place is offered, a £500 deposit is requested to reserve the place on acceptance. The deposit is non-refundable but is deducted from your first term’s invoice.
Pre-Prep children pupils may also attend ‘Taster Days’ during which they spend a day with their prospective new class. This gives them the opportunity to meet their new friends and teachers, and experience all the activities of the day, including using school transport.
A school lunch will also be provided and costs for this are covered in the Registration Fee, which should be sent with the Registration Card before the ‘Taster Day’. During the day the class teacher will informally assess the child to ensure that appropriate educational provision is made.
Pupils must be registered before they can attend a ‘Taster Day’
Please note that the completion of the registration form and registration fee payment does not guarantee a place. This will always depend upon a candidate satisfying the School’s entrance criteria. You are advised to make a copy of your completed form before returning it.
The information you provide on the registration form will be held confidentially and will be used to provide the school with better information about your child to ensure that we provide the best possible service. Any information you provide on ethnicity/religion/language will be used solely to help the school ensure that all pupils have the opportunity to fulfil their potential. These statistics will not allow individual pupils to be identified. From time to time, such statistical information may be passed on to the Department for Children, Schools and Families (DCSF) to contribute to local and national statistics. Registered in England No. 810183 Charity No. 526611
Places are limited, and are allocated in order of application. If your child’s name is placed on our waiting lists, you will be informed by telephone, with confirmation in writing, immediately a vacancy occurs. Priority on waiting lists will be given to children whose siblings attend Tower College as we pride ourselves on being a family school. Other than sibling priority, all other applications are treated equally, so church attendance, proximity to the school, ethnicity etc. have no bearing on place allocation.
The favoured option from the parents’ and children’s perspective is that the part-time pupils will attend for two or three days per week, rather than having the disruption of a split day. If pupils attend for only mornings or afternoons they would miss out on the balance of activities which are structured differently in the mornings (teacher led) and afternoons(child led). We have also taken into account the fact that parents would be making three journeys per day if other siblings attend the school.
The two / three / four days would have to be selected in advance so that appropriate staffing levels can be arranged. If parents wish to change their days, they should contact Ms McNamara in the office.
Fees will be charged on a pro rata basis, but invoicing procedures remain the same
As soon as St. Helens Council release the latest information pertaining to the EYG, we will post it here.