We warmly welcome all enquiries and are here to guide you through every step of the admissions process. We offer private tours of the school during the week, although these may be conducted online, dependent on the restrictions in place.
Some frequently asked questions are answered below, but please do get in touch if you'd like further information about any aspect of the admissions process.
Mrs Laura Lachevre
Admissions & Marketing Manager
At what age can my child join Lady Barn?
Our Early Years Department welcomes our youngest pupils, our 'Baby Barners’, to Nursery in the September following their third birthday. Places are offered in order of the date of registration, although siblings of current pupils are given priority. Registrations for a potential place are accepted from birth and we encourage parents to visit us and register for Nursery well in advance wherever possible, particularly as offers are made around a year ahead of the proposed start date.
Is there an opportunity for my child to join Lady Barn in Reception?
Yes, there are 22 additional places available at this point, to reflect the number of classes expanding from two to three.
Children registered for Reception entry are invited for a pre-arranged two-hour nursery visit in the autumn term prior to entry and places are offered subsequently.
Is it possible to join Lady Barn in Years 1 to 6?
Yes, we welcome applications for children to join Lady Barn in Year 1 and above and places are offered subject to the outcome of an assessment visit.
Assessments are arranged on an ad-hoc basis for children in the lower year groups. Each spring, we hold assessment days for entry the following academic year into Years 3, 4, 5 and 6. However, we also offer ad-hoc assessments throughout the year and are happy to accept mid-year admissions for all year groups, subject to the availability of a place. We operate waiting lists for all year groups where there is not currently a place.
Can I apply from overseas / out of area?
We welcome out-of-area and overseas applications.
If you are unable to visit us in person, we can arrange for applicants to complete our assessments remotely. It is important for remote assessments to be carried out by the child independently, so that we can ensure that Lady Barn is a school in which they will thrive and be happy.
At what age do children leave Lady Barn?
Most children stay at Lady Barn House School until the end of Year 6.
The Lady Barn journey paves the way for entry to the full range of senior schools, locally and further afield. Parents are guided by our many years of experience in pinpointing the right school for their child's next educational step.
Details of our recent academic successes can be found here.
Lady Barn House School is pleased to accept applications for children to join in various age groups and maintains a partially selective policy for admissions. The school is, therefore, mixed-ability by nature and in keeping with its aims to provide an holistic, well-rounded education.
Lady Barn House School welcomes applications from all sections of society and is non-discriminatory in line with the Equality Act (2010) and the School's Equal Opportunities Policy. This applies to all pupils including EYFS and rejects inappropriate discrimination on the grounds of gender, age, race, religion or belief and physical ability or disability.
The School does not operate within a catchment or priority area.