Nursery & Reception FAQs

Nursery & Reception FAQs

We have curated a number of the most commonly asked admissions questions and provided some responses to aid your understanding of our admissions process and hope these will prove to be of use.  You may find the following of assistance:


Nursey and Reception Application deadlines for September 2023

Please contact Admissions regarding all September 2023 places in our School.


Mid-Year place

If you are interested in an immediate or Mid-Year place for your child, please forward your email to


Giving notice

If your child is an existing pupil and you would like to give notice that your child will be leaving Ewell Castle School, please forward your email to


Schools requesting a pupil reference

If you are a School requesting a reference for a pupil, please forward your email to


Current queries from Ewell Castle School families

If you are currently within the Ewell Castle family and have a general enquiry about School life  - please check the School website, My School Portal or resend your email to


Below are answers to some of the most commonly asked admissions questions.

A completed application form (available on the website) should be emailed to the Admissions Department along with copies of the pupil’s most recent school report and either their passport or birth certificate. The registration fee can be paid via bank transfer using the following details:


Barclays Bank

Account Name: Ewell Castle School
Sort Code: 20-29-90
Account: 30357960

Please quote 'Reg fee' together with your child's name.

Nursery to Year 6

Applications are welcomed throughout the year.

We currently have a few places available throughout our Prep School, please contact


Your child will have a Taster Session in our Nursery the term before they are due to start to enable us to informally assess their readiness to join.


Reception to Year 6 

Your child will be invited to have a Taster Day with their current year group which will include assessments through observation in the classroom (younger years) and assessments in Maths and English. (Years 1-6).

Registration Fee

£125 for all years  


Acceptance Deposit  

Nursery and Reception - £500

All other year groups - £1,000


Fees per term:

Refer to the Fees document on the website

Fees are reviewed annually.

Currently we do not offer school transport.  From September 2024 we will be introducing a School minibus service from Year 3. 

Routes will be published in due course.

We offer the 15 hours Funded Early Education for children aged 3 or 4. The School does not offer the 30 hours Funded Childcare. Please see the Surrey County Council Website for further information.

We aim to have approximately 15-20 pupils per class.

School starts at 08:30am and finishes at 15:30pm. There is Early Morning Care available from 07:50am - 08:25am at Chessington Lodge. After School Care runs until 18:00pm and is based at Glyn House.