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FAQs

How do I find out about place availability at Warwick Prep?  

In the first instance, we would always advise that you contact the admissions team to find out the latest position on available places. You are welcome to email admissions@warwickprep.com or telephone 01926 491545: we would be delighted to hear from you, talk you through the admissions process and arrange a personal visit.  

What makes Warwick Prep stand out from other schools in the area?  

As a nurturing and supportive school, we aim to be the very best in what we do. There are many key areas that Warwick Prep excels in:  

Specialist teaching in:  

  • Science 

  • Music 

  • Maths 

  • Computing 

  • French 

  • Swimming  

  • Art and Design  

  • Technology  

Small class sizes:  

  • Recognising unique talents and skills.  

  • Fostering a lifelong love of learning.  

Part of something bigger: 

  • The ‘Warwick Independent Schools Foundation’ comprising of King’s High School with Warwick Preparatory School, Warwick Junior School and Warwick School.  

  • Access to exceptional facilities including the Bridge House Theatre, 25-metre swimming pool, state of the art sports facilities.  

  • A brand-new purpose-built music school. 

Additionally, a whole host of clubs and activities are available to introduce our pupils to a wide range of experiences.  

What clubs are on offer at Warwick Prep? 

Creative:  

Drama, Dance (Irish, Ballet, Mini-Morris), Arts, Design & Technology, Construction Club, Brilliant Braids, Crafts, Yoga. 

Musical: 

Choir, Wind Ensemble, Percussion Club, String Ensemble, Orchestra, Harp Club, Groovy Guitars, Ukulele Club. 

Sport:  

Hockey, Football, Netball, Swimming (Developmental, Optional & Squad), Rugby Tots, Karate, Cricket Club, Multi-Sports, World Sports Spectacular, Gym Squad, Cross Country. 

Additional:  

Code Club, Chess Club, German Club, Mindfulness Colouring.  

Do pupils go on trips outside of school? 

We offer a wide range of both day visits and residential trips across the Year groups.  

Day trips include The British Motor Museum, Warwick Castle, The National Space Centre and The Workhouse.  

Residential Trips from Year 4 onwards see our pupils visit  Naturesbase in Wales, the Chateau du Perron in Normandy and the Cranedale Centre in Yorkshire.  

What are the class sizes? 

Pupils at Warwick Prep benefit from small class sizes, with a maximum of 20 per class in the Pre-Prep. From Year 3 onwards, the class sizes are 23 on average, with 25 being the maximum. 

Will my child have to pass an entrance exam to get in?  

Entrance assessments are required from Year 3 upwards and comprise of:  

  • Maths and English assessments  

  • Comprehension, speaking and listening tasks  

For children applying for Years 1 and 2 a Taster Day will enable us, and you, to see if the environment is suitable for your child, prior to a place being offered.  

Satisfactory school references and reports are also required. 

How do pupils progress through the Foundation? 

Warwick Prep is the start of an exciting journey through Warwick Independent Schools Foundation for both girls and boys. Our 55-acre campus is home to 4 foundation schools.  

Progression is as follows: 

Girls:  

Warwick Preparatory School

 

King's High School
Nursery - Year 6 Year 7 - Upper Sixth

Boys:  

Warwick Preparatory School Warwick Junior School Warwick School
Nursery - Year 2 Year 3 - Year 6 Year 7 - Upper Sixth

Where do Warwick Prep pupils come from?  

Being a popular school with an excellent and long-standing reputation we have pupils joining us from a variety of local schools in Warwick, Leamington Spa, Kenilworth and Stratford upon Avon and the surrounding villages. 

From further afield pupils join us from Coventry, Rugby, Solihull, Birmingham and Banbury.  

There is a foundation bus service available from a variety of different locations, for pupils aged 7-18. You can check the proximity of a bus-stop to your home here.  

What arrangements are there for before and after school supervision?  

There is a huge range of after school clubs and activities which children may like to take part in, but we also offer wrap around care for all children at Warwick Prep.  

Before school:  

Children can be dropped off from 7.45am each morning as there is full supervision until the day starts formally at 8.40am. There is no additional charge.  

After school:  

Children can join our After School Care provision for either a short time, or through to 5.45pm. If the children stay until 5.45pm they will receive a light tea of sandwiches, cake and a drink. There is a small charge for after school care. 

How do I apply? 

The Admissions Team is always on hand to guide you through the admissions process; please contact Ms Charlotte Harvey who will be delighted to help you on 01926 491545 or admissions@warwickprep.com