Admissions Frequently Asked Questions

All your questions concerning Application & Admissions at Abercorn School.

How can I arrange to see the school?

We hold monthly Discover Mornings which give parents the opportunity to join us at our Early Years school to hear about our approach to early years education and the importance of settling your child in the right environment. To book a place for our next Discover Morning or to arrange a personal tour of the school please send us your details through our enquiry form here.

When and how should I apply?

We recommend early registration as our places are offered according to the date of registration, however we do offer priority places to children of existing pupils. Applications for the Nursery are best made soon after birth. You can register your child by completing a registration form and returning this to us via post or email along with the registration fee of £225 per child and a copy of your child's birth certificate. If you are a foreign national please also enclose a copy of your child's passport and any relevant visa documents.

Is there a registration fee?

There is a fee of £100 payable upon registration. The fee is non-refundable and ensures your child a place on the registration list. When we begin the offer process for each intake the applicants are considered in order of the registration date.

(If you are applying at a late stage in the process for an oversubscribed year group we can offer a reduced waiting list fee of £75. Should a place become available and be offered to your child the remainder of the registration fee would be payable).

What happens after I've registered?

Approximately one year before the desired entry date, we will contact you to confirm whether you are still looking for your child to join Abercorn School. Subject to availability for our Early Years, we will send out an offer letter and an acceptance form. Places in Years 1-3 are subject to a successful taster day and children entering Years 4-8 are asked to sit an assessment in English and Maths.

Is there a deposit?

On accepting the offer of a place for your child we will ask you for a deposit, currently £6000, which is needed in order to secure the place.

The acceptance deposit will be repaid during the first week of the term after the pupil leaves Abercorn. This deposit should not be taken to be payment in advance of school fees. Please refer to our Terms and Conditions section C13.

Will we be expected to contribute to a school development fund throughout my child's time at Abercorn?

No, we incorporate all our expenditure and development within the fees.

Is financial assistance available?

Yes, for our existing pupils whose parents may be in need.

Do you offer sibling discounts?

No, because we feel it is only fair to treat all parents equally.

Why is the fee for a 4 year old the same as that for a 13 year old?

The cost of educating a child is similar whatever the age. Obviously there is always the need for a classroom with the appropriate furniture, light, and heat etc. Younger children require a higher staff to pupil ratio which is compensated by the extra costs incurred in supplying the older pupils with the appropriate specialist textbooks and equipment.

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