As an independent, day preparatory school, boys usually join Solefield in September of each academic year, with the main entry years being Reception, Year 3 and Year 7. However, boys are able to join us at other times and into other year groups if we have places available. We have limited availability in certain year groups. Contact us now to register.
Class sizes are small so that our specialised and dedicated teaching staff can ensure that each boy fulfils his potential.
Most boys stay with us until the end of Year 8 (age 13), although we also prepare boys for 11+ entry to senior schools.
For full details of our admissions process please refer to our admissions policy
Please contact the Registrar, Mrs Barbara Volpato, to discuss the enrolment process for your son firstname.lastname@example.org, phone 01732 452 142. We look forward to hearing from you.
"I have lots of friends and I am very happy at school" Year 1 pupil
Our Registrar looks forward to hearing from prospective parents either by telephone on 01732 452142 or email email@example.com. After an initial discussion regarding availability of places and timing of entry it is usual for parents to visit Solefield, to meet with our Headmaster, Dougal Philps, and to have a tour of the school. Please allow one and a half hours for your initial visit. We hope that following your visit you will decide to apply for a place at Solefield for your son/s.
Reception Class Entry
We offer a maximum of 18 places per year for our Reception Class. This class is taught by our Reception Class teacher and benefits from a full time teaching assistant as well as specialist teachers for certain subjects, such as Music and PE.
We make provisional offers to those children registered for Reception from the late August of the preceding year. For full details of the steps involved please refer to our Admissions Policy. To accept a place we ask for a deposit of £500, which is returned, less any disbursements owing, after your son’s final term at the school.
A Reception Information meeting is held in the summer term prior to your child starting school and our Reception teacher meets your son at least once as part of his transition to Reception. On the day before school starts in September we hold a tea for all new boys to help them feel comfortable about starting at Solefield the next day.
Higher Years Entry
We are pleased to accept applications from boys for Years 1 – 7 (as well as for Year 8 if the Common Entrance syllabus has been studied in Year 7), subject to availability of a place and a taster morning or day (depending on the age of the child).
The taster session is a gentle introduction to Solefield, in which your son can experience normal lessons with his current year group. Age appropriate assessments will be incorporated into the taster session and feedback is given to parents at the end of the session, with an immediate indication as to whether we are able to offer a place to your son.