Entry Process

We understand that choosing a new school can be a daunting task and will possibly be one of the most important decisions parents will make for their child.  It is therefore important parents have a full understanding of the School’s ethos and aims to enable them to make an informed choice, which is why we would always recommend parents read our website, visit the School and speak to our Registrar, ahead of registering their son.

If parents decide to proceed to registration, the information below provides an overview of how to register for entry to Shrewsbury House School and guides parents through the key stages of the admissions process. 

If parents have any questions or require any further information, at any stage of the admissions process, they should not hesitate to contact our Registrar, Ms Sweetland, 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 parents would like their 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 download the form below:

Once completed the form can either be emailed as a PDF to our Registrar, Ms Sweetland (registrar@shstrust.net) or posted to the School at 107 Ditton Road, Surbiton, KT6 6RL. Please mark for the attention of the Registrar.

At the time of registration, a £150.00 registration fee is payable, bank details are on the registration form.  The name on the registration form should be used as the payment reference.  Upon receipt of the completed registration form and fee, parents will receive an email confirming the entry point their son is registered for.

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, 2021 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

Key dates for entry into Year 3, 2022 will be published once the 2021 entry process is complete.

If you have any further questions please contact the Registrar, Ms Fi Sweetland, 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, 2021 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 (Registrar@shstrust.net).

Full Terms and Conditions are supplied at the time of making an offer.

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 Johns: registrar@rowans.org.uk