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Registration is the first step for parents who wish their children to be considered for a place at Quainton Hall (John Lyon’s Prep School)

The usual entry points are at 3+, 4+ and 7+ although children may be considered for other years if places are available. Please see our Key Dates for a complete list of dates and deadlines.

To apply for admission please click on the link below.

Online Registration Form

Please contact the Admissions Team for overseas registration on [email protected].

3+ Nursery Admissions

Children aged 3 to 4

When children apply for Little Lyons, parents will need to complete the registration form. They will then be invited to attend an assessment in which the children will get to see the classroom and interact with the current students and staff. The sessions will last around 30 minutes and there might be another prospective child attending too. The assessment will look at how each child interacts in the environment, how they communicate and respond to questions and how suitable we think the setting will be for the child. It will also give parents the opportunity to see the school and the classroom, share any relevant information and ask questions. The assessment will be conducted by the Head of Little Lyons as well as Little Lyons staff.

John Lyon Prep is an approved provider authorised to offer 15 hours of childcare funded by Harrow Council to 3 and 4 year old children.

Families are eligible to claim the funding in the term after their child turns 3 years of age and up to and including the term they turn 5.

Please note: We only offer 5-day places at Little Lyons – there are no part week places available. Visit our Little Lyons to find out more.

Online Registration Form

4+ Reception Admissions

Little Lyons – Reception, children need to turn four prior to the September they start in Reception.

Children joining Quainton Hall at Reception will take part in a fun group activity as part of the admissions process. This would typically be a 45-minute session with five or so other children. This assessment will look at each child’s interaction with the other children, how they respond to questions, their listening skills and their communication and language.

At the end of each of the Pre-Prep years, children will sit short assessments in English and Mathematics.

Online Registration Form Read our main prospectus

Pre-Prep Admissions

Year 1, Year 2

Candidates looking for a place in Key Stage 1 are invited to spend the morning at school to meet potential classmates and explore the school. Potential candidates complete a reading, writing and maths assessment in a classroom environment with a designated member of Pre-Prep staff. Each child is given an opportunity to play with other children and engage in conversation.

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7+ Admissions

Year 3, Year 4, Year 5, Year 6

Children moving into Prep from Pre-Prep, or joining the School, will be assessed in English and Mathematics and will need to online Cognitive Abilities Test, which looks into areas such as reasoning, perception, memory, verbal and mathematical ability, and problem solving.

Online Registration Form Read our main prospectus