How to Join KHS

Current Streamlined Admissions Process

Prospective parents are invited to make initial contact with our Head of Admissions, Mrs Zoe Ashton on 01372 723590 or via email admissions@kingswoodhouse.org

She will ask for information about your son or daughter, check availability of places and arrange an appointment in person, or online, with the Headmaster or any other key members of staff, as required. This will naturally depend upon the national situation in respect of the pandemic and may vary if there is a lockdown or sudden change in the tier status in Epsom & Ewell. It is always our preference to invite prospective families into the school, if it is safe to do so.

At present, we are operating a streamlined process for conditional offers based upon receipt of reports and an academic screening, either online or in person. This will replace the normal ‘taster day’ experience until further notice due to the logistical difficulty of mixing bubbles, especially indoors, at the school. If possible, we prefer that an academic screening occurs on site, with due precautions in place, and aim to schedule a ‘taster moment’ for candidates to briefly meet their prospective classmates outside, at a safe social distance, and have an informal ‘get to know you’ chat with the Form Teacher or Divisional Head.

In summary, the current process is as follows:

  1. Initial enquiry via admissions@kingswoodhouse.org
  2. Meeting with the Head of Admissions and Headmaster, in person or online, with a socially-distanced / Covid-safe tour of the school
  3. Registration
  4. Academic Screening, in person or online, with the SENCo or Assistant SENCo and ‘taster moment’ (when possible)
  5. Conditional Offer and feedback

Looking ahead, we are open for business as usual and aim to offer a schedule of Open Mornings and admissions events at regular intervals throughout the school year. We look forward to welcoming you to Kingswood House in the near future.

 

Taster Day and Offer of a Place – normal process

A mutually agreed day will be arranged for the child to attend the school. During the Taster Day the child will have the opportunity to experience a day at Kingswood House and meet the peer group of the class. During this visit, the SENco will meet with the child on 1:1 basis to talk and do a few informal tests to assess the level of performance. The Headmaster will contact the parents after all feedback has been gathered in order to make a fair decision, based upon a range of evidence. A decision will always be made in the best interests of the child. If a pupil satisfies our entry criteria, a place is available and a satisfactory reference from the pupil’s current school received, then an offer will be made. Written confirmation will be sent – and once accepted – full joining details will follow.

We do ask that you pay a Registration Fee of £100 before attending a Taster Day.

When you visit us, please park at the front of the School.

 

Registration

If you would like to register your child for a place at Kingswood House, please contact our Head of Admissions, Mrs Zoe Ashton  on 01372 723590 or email admissions@kingswoodhouse.org. You will also need to pay a Registration Fee of £100. You may download the Registration Form below and send it to us via post or email.

Download the 2020 Registration Form

 

Scholarships

Scholarships are awarded to bright and talented boys for entry into Year 3, Year 5, Year 7 and Year 9. Assessments take place in November (6+ & 9+) and February (11+ & 13+) the year prior to entry and applications are open to both internal and external candidates. Academic or All-Rounder awards are offered up to a value of 30% of tuition fees. Additional bursarial support is available, where there is a genuine need, of up to 100% of tuition fees.

The Governors of Kingswood House School are committed to broadening access to the school by offering to eligible parents or guardians means-tested financial support with the payment of schools fees. Such support is known as a Bursary and these may be awarded in the form of a discount of up to 100% on tuition fees payable, depending on the financial, compassionate or other pertinent circumstances of applicants.

Further information is available on our ‘Scholarships and Bursaries’ page.

Please Note: Parents have a responsibility to inform the prospective school of any issues/conditions and disclose any reports both medical and academic relating to the applicant. Withholding information may necessitate the School reviewing their offer of a place.

 

Cancellation

For information about cancelling your Parent Contract and a model Cancellation Form please download these documents:

Cancellation Notice        Cancellation Form

 

Contact Us 

Our Head of Admissions is Mrs Zoe Ashton please telephone 01372 723590 or email admissions@kingswoodhouse.org

 

Mrs Ines Witts, Admissions Registrar

Whether you are just starting your search for the right school, or if you feel you have made your decision with Kingswood House, I look forward to meeting you and welcoming you to the school.

Admissions Update re: Coronavirus

Kingswood House remains open for applications to join the school although additional
safeguards are in place to protect the interests of all parties. Please follow the link to our
admissions page in order to read more about our streamlined process and how to apply for a
place.

 

More information