Inspection Report 
In our most recent ISI Inspection Report   "Quainton Hall School has been judged ‘excellent' -   the highest possible rating  -   in every single category of the inspection report by the Independent School Inspectorate"


The School recently underwent an inspection in February 2020: inspectors observed lessons, examined samples of pupils' work, and talked with and surveyed pupils, parents, governors, teaching and non-teaching staff.

Our most recent ISI Inspection Report is available to read view here...



Admission to Quainton Hall School & Nursery  

We normally encourage prospective parents to come and visit our School before registering their child. Unfortunately due to current restrictions, we are unable to offer tours in person, However, we invite you to register for our virtual open day tour. Once registered we will send you an exclusive link where you will have access to be able to watch our video and 3D virtual facilities.

Please click  the following links to view the School Virtual Tour

Main School Virtual Tour
Nursery and Reception Tour

We hope you enjoy our virtual open day. In the meantime, if you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact the school with any questions about admissions.

Here is the  Link to our 2019-2020 Destinations: Leavers where you can view our academic achievements and see where our children have moved onto.

Nursery AdmissionsQHS Welcome

We accept children into our Nursery aged between 2½ - 4 years. 

The Nursery year begins in September and places are offered to children who will be aged 2½ + and have been on our waiting list.

Although the Nursery does not have Open Days as such, we advise parents to call the school and make an appointment to visit the Nursery.

See our Nursery Prospectus here...

If you would like to take your interest further, please use our 
Nursery Application Form

Main School Admissions

The School Prospectus is ready for you to view online.

If you would like to take your interest in the main School further, please use our School Registration Form.

Many children join the School into the Reception class, although there are often spaces available in older classes.

Entry into our Reception Class: 

We are now taking Registration Forms for Reception class entry for September 2021  (Children born between 1 September 2016 to 31 August 2017).  Please contact our Admissions Secretary, Mrs Aleksin-Shah for more information.

Registration Forms and a passport-sized photo are needed for entry to our Reception Class in September 2021. They must be received by the Admissions Secretary by Monday 7th December 2020.

Our assessments are held in January in an age-appropriate and stimulating environment. Activities are designed to enable your child to relax and be themselves. At this age, we are looking for potential, rather than what has already been learnt. The assessment covers language and social skills, number, physical and creative skills.

Key Dates For Reception Class Admissions for September 2021 entry:

Registration Opens: Friday 1st May 2020
Registration Closes: Monday 7th December 2020
Offers posted to existing QHS Nursery children: Monday 11th January 2021
Offers posted to applicants from other Nurseries: Friday 15th January 2021
Deadline for acceptance of an offer of a place: Friday 5th February 2021 (by 12 Noon)

Entry into other Year groups:

Year 1 to Year 6: By Assessment and parental interview.  We may also request a copy of your child’s most recent School Report from their current school.  If a place is not immediately available, parents may be offered the opportunity to join a waiting list.

Entry at 11+ (into Year 7)
Applications are welcomed for pupils to enter Year 7 in September of each new academic year.  Pupils are assessed and parents are interviewed.  Please see our Leavers page for details of the destinations of our recent 13+ leavers, some of whom will have joined us into Year 7.

The full School Prospectus is available for viewing or download, and if you wish to take an application further, you may use our School Registration Form.

In all circumstances, letters offering a place at the main School will be sent out to parents within one week of their child having an assessment.  Replies to such offers are normally required within 10 working days.