Children join our Pre-School in the September that they have turned age 3.

There are 40 spaces to fill in our Pre-School for each academic year – the biggest intake of children into one year group at Edge Grove. Click here for more information about Edge Grove Pre-School.

At our 3+ Assessment we invite children to participate in a number of age-appropriate activities in small groups, split by age. During the 30-minutes session the children are observed by our teaching staff and offers of places are made on the basis of this assessment.

Pre-School entry in September 2021

Our 3+ Assessment is likely to take place in March 2021. We will review government guidelines at that time and decide how we will run our assessment process this year. We will advise parents as soon as we have an update.

The registration deadline is Friday 26th February 2021.


How can I apply for a place in Pre-School?

Stage 1
Contact Mrs Morrison, Marketing and Admissions Manager, for an initial conversation and to add your child’s details to our list for Pre-School entry.

Step 2
Arrange to visit Edge Grove to tour the school. You can visit at our Open Mornings or alternatively we offer small group tours of the Pre Prep and Pre-School on various dates during the term from 9.30am, led by Mrs Gill Emmerson, Head of Pre Prep. These tours must be pre-booked with Admissions so please contact Mrs Morrison by emailing admissions@edgegrove.com or calling 01923 855724.

Step 3
Following your visit, you will need to register your child for a place at Edge Grove. You can download the registration form below and post it or email it to Admissions. The non-refundable £100 registration fee can be paid via cheque or bank transfer and the details are on the registration form.

Click to download the Edge Grove Registration Form

Step 4
You’ll be invited to attend the 3+ Assessment for your child’s year group and beforehand we will also contact your child’s current Nursery (if applicable) for their confidential feedback. The 3+ Assessment takes place in February/March prior to starting later that same year in Pre-School.

Step 5
Following the assessment, if your child is offered a place you will be asked to accept it within two weeks by paying the non-returnable £2,000 deposit to secure the place. Your child may be added to a waiting list and you will be notified if/when a space becomes available.