Admissions Procedure

Admissions Procedure

Children may join Mowden Hall School at any age from the term they turn three years old. They may join in the Autumn, Spring or Summer term and we are used to welcoming new children into all year groups at different times of year.

Please see updated information in Visits, Open Mornings & Events for opportunities to experience the School whilst we are not open to visitors, during Covid-19.

Individual Visit

We would be delighted to welcome you to the School for a visit and to hear more about your child. We will arrange for you to have a tour of the School and to meet the Head, Mrs Martin when possible. In the mean time we are offering Virtual Tours and meetings.

Open Days

We host two Open Days a year; our next Virtual Open Day is: 

Saturday 10th October 2020 10.00am until 12.30pm.


Following a visit to the School, registration is the first formal stage of the admissions procedure and early registration is advised. Registration Forms are available from Mrs Cathy Rooney, Head’s PA, or you can download the form below. A non-refundable Registration Fee of £100 should accompany your completed Registration Form, paid via bank transfer.

If you require this form in a different format or a paper copy then please contact Mrs Cathy Rooney.

Taster Days

During the year preceding entry, pupils registered to join the Pre-Prep and Prep School are invited to the School for a Taster Day (and overnight stay if appropriate). This not only provides an opportunity for each child to familiarise themselves with Mowden Hall School life, but also gives us the opportunity to spend time with every child to ensure we are a suitable provision, before an offer of a place is made.

Place Offer

If your child is offered a place, an Acceptance Form must be completed and returned to indicate acceptance of the place, which is then guaranteed. A copy of the most recent school report is requested on offer of a place. At this point a deposit of £500.00 is required, which is credited against your child’s final term’s fees.

If it is not possible for a child to attend a Taster Day – if living overseas for example – then we will request an English report and a Skype interview with the Head.

Summer Term Preparation Day

Children registered to enter the Prep School in the Autumn Term are invited to a Preparation Day towards the end of the Summer Term. This will provide your child with an opportunity to further familiarise themselves with the School and to start building new friendships in preparation for September.

New parents will have the opportunity to meet each other as well as the staff. There are also representatives from Stevensons, our school uniform suppliers, who will run a shop for the duration of the day. An option to look at the second-hand uniform will also be available.