Admissions Process

Abbotsholme School looks for many things in addition to academic credentials. We seek young people with enthusiasm, integrity, commitment and a concern for others as well as for their environment – in essence, those who will contribute positively to our community.

We ask our pupils to aim to become the best version of themselves during their time at the School, to become lifelong learners and to contribute positively to the community every day.

It is important that you have all the information you need at this point to start this journey with Abbotsholme and the Abbotsholme family, and make that important decision to ensure your child’s happiness and future. If this type of educational journey sounds right for you because it resonates with your values and ethos and the education journey you want for your child or children, then Abbotsholme is definitely the right School for you.

Abbotsholme has an Admissions Policy which details the full process of admission for your child.

Abbotsholme School's Admissions Team

Stacey Wall - Head of Admissions and Marketing

Debbie Broughton - Admissions and Marketing Assistant

Application Process

Fact finding first

The first step in the Admissions process is to contact the Admissions Team on 01889 594289, or email and request our prospectus which give you a full picture of everything you need to know about every aspect of life at Abbotsholme.

For families looking at Pre-Prep, please take a look at our Pre-Prep School Prospectus.

Book a visit

You have read the literature and had your questions answered by the Admissions Team. The next step is to come and see us! You can come on a day and time to suit you, or you can visit one of our many Open Days. Contact Stacey Wall on 01889 594289 or email to find our more. Your visit will include a tour specifically organised to suit your needs as well as an informal interview with the Head or Head of Prep School as appropriate.

Taster day

Book a taster day/trial day with the Admissions Team for a day, or a number of days, to suit you and your child's interests. Your child can have as many taster days as necessary.


From Year 7, we request that all pupils sit a maths and english assessment purely for setting purposes. At this point, you will need to complete a Registration form. You can also download the Registration Form here. This should be completed and forwarded together with the £75 registration fee (£125 for International pupils).

Offer of a Place

All entrants are interviewed by the Head or Head of Prep School as appropriate, which gives everyone an opportunity to ensure that Abbotsholme is the right school for each child. In addition, reports and references may be obtained from the child's present school, and previous exam results may be taken into consideration, in order to ensure that we can accurately meet the needs of all children attending Abbotsholme.


We will ask you to confirm a place by signing an acceptance form, and returning it with a deposit of £500 (£1000 for overseas pupils).

Joining information

Before your child/ren start Abbotsholme we will send information to you to read and fill in about joining the school.

Before becoming a pupil

All you need to do now is organise School Uniform and then we look forward to welcoming you into the Abbotsholme family.

If you have any queries, questions or concerns, the Admissions and Marketing Department will endeavour to answer your queries.

Call us on 01889 594289