Frequently Asked Questions
Why should I choose Park School for Girls?
Park School for Girls has been providing an outstanding education since 1974, and we are already planning our 50 year celebrations! In a small environment, we are able to really get to know your daughter, identify her strengths and work with her on areas she may need extra help with, and offer a tailor-made education to ensure she reaches her potential.
At the end of Year 6, our pupils are well prepared to transition into our Senior School, or, in the unlikely event that you choose to leave us at this stage, are well-prepared to sit entrance examinations for other Independent or Grammar schools.
After leaving us at Year 11, our pupils move into other outstanding local Independent or Grammar establishments to complete their education.
What position is my child on the waiting list?
We are unable to divulge the exact position of any pupil on our list as this can change due to the registration of siblings, staff children, etc. We always recommend early registration to avoid disappointment.
Is my child likely to be offered a place?
Subject to early registration and your daughter meeting our Assessment criteria, places are usually available, although demand is high and places cannot always be guaranteed.
Will my child assessed?
Assessment for entry into our Prep School will be completed by our Early Years Practioners and/or Prep teachers. Every child will be required to have reached their age-related expectations in English and Maths.
Entry into our Senior School will consist of an online computer adaptive assessment provided by CEM plus a written assessment. Your daughter will be required to spend a morning with us to complete these assessments.
Do siblings take priority?
Siblings do have priority status as long as the other sibling/s are still on roll when the child is due to start school.
Do siblings get a discount?
For families with 2 or more children in school, we offer 5% discount against the younger sibling's fees. For families with 3 or more children at the school, a discount of 15% will be applied against the fees of the youngest child for the period of time three children are at the school.
Are Assisted Places available?
Assisted places are available, subject to criteria. Applications will be means-tested. Details of how to apply for an assisted place are available on our website. The assessment will take into account the full household's income and expenditure, assets and liabilities. Awards up to 25% may be offered.
When will I be notified that my child has been offered a place?
Places will be offered as soon as assessments have taken place. This may be at our main assessment period in February (or November), or if places are still available outside of our assessment period, you will be notified when you have completed the application process.
Our fees are published on our website, and a downloaded 'Schedule of Fees' is available. Fees and charges are payable on our before the first day of term.
What is the registration process?
Contact the school or complete our enquiry form on our website.
Mrs Bhudia, our Admissions Officer will contact you to assist with your enquiry
There will be an opportunity for you to visit the school and meet the Head Teacher, Catherine Redfern
Your daughter will complete our Assessment process
Subject to satisfactory assessments and submission of a current school report, an offer of a place will be made
If you wish to proceed, Mrs Bhudia will arrange a formal offer
Can I visit the school?
In addition to our scheduled Open Day events, a visit to our School can be arranged at any time. Our Head Teacher, Catherine Redfern, is always keen to meet prospective families and we look forward to welcoming you.