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FAQs - Newton Prep and Apple Nursery Admissions

1991 The year that Newton Prep opened
Newton Prep is a school of consistency, conviction and moral purpose. We expect our pupils to learn about their rights and responsibilities in equal measure.

Below you will find a selection of Frequently Asked Questions relating to the admissions process here at Newton Preparatory School

When should I register my child for Newton Prep?

For admission to the Apple Nursery, parents may register their child at any time up to 30th September of the year before entry. For admission to Reception, parents may register their child at any time up to 9th September of the year before entry. For entry into Year One and above, parents may register right up until 8th December. For those late to the registration process, we operate a reserve list system. For more information about late registration, please contact the Registrar, Susan Symes, on 020 7720 4091 ext: 1207.

How do I register my child for Newton Prep?

To register, parents must complete and return a Registration Form below and enclose a cheque for £100 to cover administrative costs.

Registration Form

Will my child qualify for free nursery education at Newton Prep?

No. Newton Prep is not part of the Government's Early Years Funding Scheme (formerly Nursery Education Grant).

What is the difference between a scholarship and a bursary?

Scholarships are awarded by the school on academic merit and are worth a fixed amount (currently £750 per academic year spread over three terms).  They are not means tested.  Scholars are publicly acknowledged as such.

Bursaries are available to children of scholarship ability.  Bursaries are paid by the Newton Scholarship Fund which is a registered charity.  They are means tested.  The award of a bursary is confidential.

I am struggling to pay my child’s fees - can we apply for bursary funding?

Long term bursary funding is only available to children who have been assessed by the school to be of scholarship ability but there may be short term funding available in certain situations.  If you have a child at the school and have short term difficulties meeting the fees or your circumstances have changed for the worse you should contact Peter Farrelly, the school’s Finance and Administration Manager in the first instance and he will be able to provide guidance as to the help that may be available.

What sort of income levels might attract bursary funding?

There are no absolute figures that can be given.  When considering a request for bursary funding the Trustees consider the position holistically, taking all relevant factors into account.  This will include, but is not limited to, the total household income from all sources as well as expenses, the number of dependants and their ages, the value of any assets and the ability or otherwise of the parents or guardians to work.

What is the process for applying for bursary funded place for my child?

This will depend on the age of your child on entry.

View More information about applying for a place in Year 3 (age 7 on 1 September)

View More or information about applying for a place in Year 7 (age 11 on 1 September)

If you want to find out about applying for entry into any other year please contact the Clerk to the Trustees

What information do I need to provide to apply for bursary funding?

Please download an application form below for the application form which sets out all details required.  If you need help in completing this form please do not hesitate to contact the Clerk to the Trustees, Peter Farrelly

Application Form

It is possible that further queries may arise out of the information you provide eg we may ask you for further documentary evidence.  In addition representatives of the Trustees may visit you in your home to assess the learning environment you are able to provide for your child.

How long does bursary funding last for?

Once awarded this will continue until the end of year 6 or year 8 whichever leaving date is the sooner subject to the terms and conditions of such funding.  Each year the financial information form will need to be completed and the actual amount of bursary funding for each year will depend on your circumstances at that time.

1991 The year that Newton Prep opened
Newton Prep is a school of consistency, conviction and moral purpose. We expect our pupils to learn about their rights and responsibilities in equal measure.