Admissions Process

Admissions Process

We encourage you to visit the School with your child during one of our Open Events. To apply for your child to come to Ewell Castle School, you will need to complete an application form and send this together with a cheque for £125 payable to Ewell Castle School, to The Registrar. (Electronic bank transfer is also acceptable).

Existing Ewell Castle School pupils are not required to submit an application form when transfering from the Preparatory School to the Senior School. The same applies to our Year 11 pupils applying for a place in our Sixth Form.

The admissions process for each area of the school is as follows:

Nursery/Reception

A meeting with the Nursery Manager for you and your child.

Preparatory School

A meeting with the Head of the Preparatory School and a taster day for your child which will include an assessment through observation in the classroom.

Senior School

A taster day for your child to include an assessment in Mathematics, English comprehension and creative writing along with an interview with the Principal.

Sixth Form

To enter the Sixth Form, potential students will have an interview with the Principal and a lesson taster session. Places offered are conditional upon GCSE (or equivalent) grades in the public examinations.

Key Dates

Preparatory School

Applications for Nursery places are processed on a termly basis. Preparatory School applications will be processed during the Spring Term and will include pupils attending a taster day with their current year group which will include an assessment through observation in the classroom and a meeting with the Head of the Preparatory School. Outcome letters will be posted within a week of the taster day.

Senior School

We encourage applications to be submitted by the end of October but no later than early December, for September entry of the following year. Senior School taster sessions will take place during the Autumn Term and will include assessments and an interview with the Principal. Places will be offered early February. The School will accept applications throughout the school year space allowing.

The scholarship and bursary application (Senior School only) deadline for entry to the School in September 2019, is Friday 9th November 2018. (This date has been extended. It was previously advertised as Wednesday 31st October 2018).


Failure to disclose any Special Educational Needs pertaining to your child may result in the offer of a place at Ewell Castle School being withdrawn. Failure to pay the school fees constitutes a breach of contract and this will result in a place at the School being withdrawn.

For further admissions queries please contact the Registrar, Mrs Wilkins at admissions@ewellcastle.co.uk who will be happy to assist you.

We look forward to welcoming you and your child to Ewell Castle School.