We want you to be sure that Raphael School is right for your child, so we encourage you to visit us by attending one of our Open Days. Once you have visited us and are ready to register your child, then all it takes is a few simple steps.
Step 1: To request a copy of our Prospectus please contact us via the following methods:
Telephone: 01708 744735
Or select the ‘Information’ dropdown on our website, then ‘contact us’. Please give your child’s Date of Birth, current year group, along with your contact details and query.
Step 2: To book an Appointment for a Tour of the School
Please telephone us on 01708 744735 to book a mutually convenient date and time to view our school. The Tours are normally given by our Head of Infants for Reception & Infant places, by our Head of Juniors for all Junior places, and by our Headmaster for all Senior places. As our switchboard is often busy, if you are unable get through, please leave a message on our answer-phone and we will get back to you at our earliest convenience.
Step 3: Register with us
You will be required to Register your child with us before we can offer an Assessment/Taster Day/Entrance Exam. This can be done by downloading a Registration form from our website or completing the Registration form included in our Prospectus pack. We will also require a £50 Registration fee, a copy of the child’s full Birth Certificate, a copy of a their latest School Report, a copy Passport, and a copy of a recent utility bill (for proof of address).
Admission for our Reception Class
After meeting with the Head of Infants and having a tour, your child would be invited to attend an Assessment morning where we are able to observe their academic ability, social skills and behaviour. If your child meets our criteria then an offer of a place is usually made within 2 days.
Admission to Infant Classes (Prep 1 & Prep 2)
After meeting with the appropriate Head of Infants and having a tour, your child will be required to complete a Taster Day with us. Children will be assessed, particularly on their English and Maths levels, together with social skills and behaviour. If your child meets our criteria then an offer of a place is usually made within 2 days.
Admission to Junior Classes (J3 – J6)
After meeting with the Head of Juniors and having a tour, your child will be required to complete a Taster Day with us. Children will be assessed by being given an English and Maths Test to assess their levels, together with social skills and behaviour. If they reach the required levels, then an offer of a place is usually made within 2 days.
Admission to our Senior School
The majority of Senior Entrance Exams take place in November, re-sits take place the following January. Scheduled dates are notified on our website under ‘Admissions’, then ‘Entrance Exams’. Late applicants will be required to attend at a mutually agreed date and time. Once the exam has been taken the papers are marked and a decision is normally reached within one week.
New Pupil Day
All new pupils joining in September are invited to our New Pupil Day which takes place at the end of June/1st week of July. New Reception children come in just for the morning session. All of our pupils here move up a class for the day. This gives new pupils the opportunity to familiarise themselves with the school, meet their teachers and the pupils in their new class. Meetings are also held on the day for new parents, so that we may convey helpful information about our school.