Entry Process & Registration

Choosing a new school is an exciting time and will possibly be one of the most important decisions you will make for your child.  It is therefore vital that you have a full understanding of the School’s ethos and aims to enable you to make an informed choice, which is why we welcome parents to visit the School, meet the Head and speak to our Registrar, Mrs El Bachir, to answer any question you may have.

Once you are ready to proceed to registration, the information below provides an overview of how to register for entry to Shrewsbury House School and guides you through the key stages of the admissions process.

If you have any questions or require any further information, at any stage of the admissions process, you should not hesitate to contact our Registrar, either via email registrar@shstrust.net or by phone 020 8399 3066, she would be delighted to hear from you.

How to Register your Son

If you would like your son to be considered for a place at the School, whether for our main Year 3 entry or for an occasional place, a registration form will need to be completed – please complete the form here:

Once completed you will be taken to our online payment screen where a £150.00 registration fee is payable. Upon receipt of the completed registration form and fee, you will receive an email confirming the entry point for your son.

Entry Points

There are two entry points to the School:

Year 3: via the 7+ Assessment

Other: via an Occasional Place Assessment

If parents are looking for late entry into Year 3, 2023 for their son, please contact the Registrar.

For boys to be considered for any entry point, they must be registered.

7+ Assessment

This assessment takes place in the November preceding the year of entry, ie, when a boy is in Year 2.

Once registered, parents will be contacted at the start of the Autumn term and asked to confirm their son’s attendance at the assessment, by completing an online form and paying a £100 assessment fee. School reports are requested at this time from parents and permission is sought to contact the current school for a Head’s report.

During their time with us, boys will undertake a range of Maths and English based assessments in small groups and staff will spend time getting to know the boys. Boys will need to demonstrate they have the potential to thrive at Shrewsbury House, to obtain an offer of a definite place.

Key Dates

The key dates for 7+ entry to Year 3, 2024 are as follows:

Registration deadline: Monday 2nd October, 2023
Assessment fee deadline: Monday 9th October, 2023
Date of 7+ assessment: Friday 17th November, 2023
Outcomes published: Wednesday 22nd November, 2023
Acceptance and deposit deadline: Tuesday 5th December, 2023

If you have any further questions please contact the Registrar,
Mrs El Bachir either via email registrar@shstrust.net or
telephone 020 8399 3066.

Occasional Place Assessments

If parents missed the 7+ Assessment for entry into Year 3, 2023 they should contact the Registrar to discuss the possibility of entry via an Occasional Place Assessment. Subject to availability and circumstances, Occasional Place Assessments may be offered at short notice, for entry to other year groups.

For overseas candidates, arrangements can usually be made for an assessment to be taken in the country of residence.

If a child is not a British citizen, a Swiss citizen or a national of a country within the EEA, parents must provide evidence of their child’s right to live in the UK and study at the School, ahead of being assessed, as we are unable to sponsor students.

Acceptance Deposit

An Acceptance Deposit of £2,500 is payable on acceptance of a place at Shrewsbury House School. The deposit is retained until the end of Year 8 or the end of the pupil’s final term at Shrewsbury House, providing a term’s notice is given. 

If the offer of a place and its acceptance are both made entirely at distance, by means of post or electronic communication without either parent meeting face-to-face, the parents may cancel this agreement at any time within 14 days of the day after the School receives the completed and signed acceptance form. 

After this period, should parents wish to cancel their son’s place, ahead of starting at Shrewsbury House, the Acceptance Deposit will be forfeited, and unless a full term’s notice of the cancellation is given, a term’s fees will be payable. The Cancellation Notice Form below should be submitted to the Registrar, Mrs El Bachir (Registrar@shstrust.net).

Nursery & Pre-Prep School (3+ to 7+)

Shrewsbury House School Trust has two Pre-Prep schools: Shrewsbury House Pre-Prep in Esher www.shrewsburyhousepreprep.net and The Rowans in Wimbledon www.rowans.org.uk.

For further information on entry to these schools, please contact the relevant Registrar below:
Shrewsbury House Pre-Prep, Mrs Akhurst: shppadmissions@shstrust.net
The Rowans, Mrs Manhire: registrar@rowans.org.uk