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

A short, informal baseline assessment of children is undertaken for children applying to join Nursery or Pre-Preparatory. Subject to places being available, children can join the school at any stage. If a place becomes available in Years  1-6, an invitation will be sent out for the child to attend a taster day, during which they will be provided with a short activity to complete which allows us to baseline each child. For all year group applications, parents will be asked about their child’s general development and any identified special educational needs prior to a place being offered.

Step 5

Offer of a place

Offer letters will be sent out to parents/guardians of children within one week 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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