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Pre-Prep Admissions Process

Children in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 can join the Pre-Prep at any stage to begin their exciting Taunton School education.

Here’s our easy step-by-step guide to the Pre-Preparatory admissions process.

Pre-Prep Prospectus

Early Years Entitlement

Entitlements Somerset offers 570 hours per year of Early Years Entitlement (EYE) for all three and four year olds.

There are also a further 570 hours available to three and four year olds for qualifying families. These can be accessed flexibly in our setting and throughout 51 weeks of the year.

There is no minimum entitlement per day but the maximum hours per week that may be claimed is 15 hours, or 30 for those families qualifying for the additional entitlement.

Taunton Pre-Prep and Nursery are able to pass on the Early Years Funding Formula base rate worth £4.22 an hour, to be reviewed in April 2022. This is your free funding entitlement, free to all parents at the point of delivery.

Our hourly charge/rate is slightly more than the funded allocation as we have swimming teachers, specialist music staff and specialist facilities, which the children use. Our hourly rate also includes lunch and snacks. Before and after school care is free of charge for all pupils.

We also have information leaflets available; please contact our Nursery and Pre-Prep Admissions on tppsadmissions@tauntonschool.co.uk for a copy.


Admissions Process

1. Enquiry

Please make your enquiry by email tppsadmissions@tauntonschool.co.uk or telephone 01823 703339 with your child’s name and date of birth, copy of their passport or birth certificate and their most recent school report.

We’ll send you a Prospectus Pack containing a Registration Form and other relevant information.

Please complete and return the Registration Form along with the £100 registration fee – this will ensure that your child is on the future entrants’ reservation list.

Arrange to visit Taunton School to see what we have to offer, subject to any Covid-19 restrictions being in place at the point of enquiry.

2. Visit and Taster Day

Once we have received your registration form we will invite you in to meet the Head of Pre-Prep and have a tour of our School. We will then invite your child to a Taster Session to come and experience the Pre-Prep.

3. Offer A Place

Subject to a successful Taster Session we will be in a position to offer a place.

4. Acceptance of a Place

Once your child’s place has been allocated, please return the Acceptance Form along with the deposit.

5. Joining Instructions Sent

We will send you all the information you need regarding joining Taunton School, including term dates, fees schedule, new pupils’ booklet and uniform list.

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