Oakfields Preparatory School is a co-educational, non-selective independent school, for ages 3 to 11. Our three main entry points are Nursery, Pre-Preparatory, and Year 3.

Step 1


Early registration is advised. A place can occur at any time in any year group, so please call our Admissions Manager, Mrs Helen Barkham on 01708 256721 for up-to-date information about availability. In all cases, you will be given the option to receive a prospectus and arrange a visit to the school.

Step 2

Visiting the school

You can either visit us on one of our regular Open Days or arrange for an informal tour and meeting with our Headteacher Mrs Katrina Carroll. Please call the Admissions Manager on 01708 256721.

Step 3

Registering your child

To request a place for your child at Oakfields, we ask that you complete and sign a registration form and send back along with the non-refundable £100 registration fee to our Admissions Manager. This will ensure that your child’s name is added to the waiting list for the next available place.

Step 4

Pupil taster and assessment

There is no formal assessment for pupils joining our Nursery. From Pre-Prep onwards, our Admissions Manager will organise a taster session for your child, which will include an assessment, to gain an understanding of the level your child is working at. This is to ensure that each child can access the full curriculum and is based on tasks done by the class they propose to join.

Step 5

Offer of a place

Offer letters will be sent out to parents of children within 2 days of taster and assessment.

Step 6


A £1,000 deposit is payable on acceptance and will be repaid by means of a credit without interest to the final payment of fees or other sums due to the school on leaving, unless otherwise stated in the contract terms and conditions. Once we have received the relevant paperwork, we will forward you confirmation of your child’s place at the school.

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