Q. How soon should I register my child?
A. As soon as possible after birth.
Q. Should I register at other schools or does registering at other schools prejudice the application?
A. We encourage you to register for other schools. It is important to have other options as Kew College is a popular choice and we cannot guarantee a place.
Q. Is there a registration fee and is it refundable?
A. The registration fee is £75, which is non-refundable.
Q. Do we have to live in a certain area or within a certain distance from school to be eligible to register?
A. We do not have a 'catchment' area, but we encourage parents to think about how far they should travel with small children. In addition, as parking space is limited in the roads around the school and if you are considering driving, you may have to park some distance from school and walk.
Q. Do you require a child to be assessed or take a test to gain a place?
A. We are a non-selective school for entry to Nursery. For occasional places further up the school we carry out an assessment to ascertain a child's level of ability and parents are required to meet the Head.
Q. Does the school have any religious affiliations?
A. We are a non-denominational school.
Q. Do you require a deposit to secure a place?
A. We ask for a deposit of 50% of main school fees (current fees at the time the offer is made). The deposit is returned when your child leaves the school.
Q. At what age can children join Kew College?
A. Our main intake is into Nursery when children are three years old. We have one intake in September each year. Older children start in the school when occasional places become available.
Q. How many children do you take into Nursery?
A. We have 40 places for Nursery each year. There are two Nursery classes with 20 children per class.
Q. Is the Nursery full-time and does it offer extended care into the evening for working parents?
A. The Nursery is part-time; there is a morning session, known as Nursery Red, which runs from 8.30am to 11.30am and an afternoon session, known as Nursery Yellow, which runs from 12.30pm to 3.30pm. Both Nursery classes are Monday to Friday in term time. We do not offer after hours care. A child may only attend one Nursery class.
Q. Can I defer an offer for the Nursery to Kindergarten in the next academic year?
A. If a place in Nursery is offered and rejected, there is no guarantee that there will be a place in Kindergarten the following year. Your child may go on a waiting list for a possible place in Kindergarten; Kindergarten places are dependent on pupils leaving the school.
Q. If one of my children is offered a place, will their siblings be able to come to the school?
A. Siblings are given priority for places in the school, subject to availability.
Q. Do you have after school clubs?
A. There is a wide range of after school clubs; typically they run from 3.30pm to 4.30pm each day.
Q. Do you offer hot school lunches?
A. Children bring packed lunches to school each day and a mid-morning snack. We encourage children to eat healthily. Nursery children bring a mid-session snack. We are a nut-free school.