St. Helen's College is a popular school and early registration is advisable.
Children may enter the Kindergarten (St. Helen's College 'Ducklings') in the September following their second birthday. The school writes to parents of registered children with information about the entry procedure.
Children enter the Nursery in the September following their third birthday. The school writes to parents of registered children in the October/November of the year preceding entry with information about the entry procedure. Children who are registered are invited to an entry meeting, which takes place before places are offered.
A small number of 4+ places may become available for children to enter Reception in the September following their fourth birthdays. Again, registered children are invited to an entry meeting before places are offered.
If classes are full and the school cannot therefore accommodate a child, his or her name will be put on a waiting list until a place becomes vacant.
Entry At Other Times
The main points of entry are at 2+ and 3+, as described above, and all Kindergarten and Nursery children join in the September of the year of entry. Places occasionally become available at other times, in which case the parents of children who are on the waiting list will be contacted. Entry at all levels will be subject to assessment and report from the school or nursery previously attended by the child.
At all entry points, children are admitted on the understanding that it is the intention of the parents for their child to continue through to Year 6.