Boys join WCPS in the September following their fourth birthday. We ask for a report from their nursery school and spend time getting to know your son before we offer a place. We hope that this will help us to discover if our school will be a good match for your son and that we believe he will flourish here.

Online prospectusLeavers' Destinations

We understand that choosing the right school for your son can seem like a daunting process and as it is such an important decision, we aim to make it as easy a journey as possible.

Joining Reception

Admission is at 4 years old into Reception.

WCPS is selective from Reception upwards. Registrations are accepted from birth, as soon as the birth certificate is available. Please complete the registration form, this can be downloaded by clicking the link on the right hand side of the page, and paying online the registration fee of £150. Please return this form along with the birth certificate to or via the post.

Our 4+ Assessment Process

Our entry process is academically selective and assessments are held in a friendly, nursery-style environment, with activities designed to enable the child to relax and be themselves. At 4+ we are looking for potential, rather than what has already been learnt. The assessment covers language and social skills, number, physical and creative skills.

4+ 2024 - Reception entry in September 2024

This entry is for boys with birth dates from 01 September 2019 to 31 August 2020.

Please contact the school office for information on our current spaces.

4+ 2025 - Reception entry in September 2025

This entry is for boys with birth dates from 01 September 2020 to 31 August 2021.

Children who are registered with us, will be invited to an assessment. The assessment will act as a screening to select those children who have the potential to thrive in a school with an active curriculum.

Our assessment for September 2025 entry is on: Monday 8th January 2024

The deadline for registrations is Thursday 14th December 2023.

Occasional Places

Occasional places arise from time to time in the older year groups. Parents should contact the School Office for current details of availability. Selection for places in classes from Reception upwards is based on a child’s potential to thrive in our School environment, which is established through an assessment session, as well as a report from their nursery or current school.

Children registered for entry after 5 years of age (i.e into Year 1 and above) are invited to an informal interview and to complete some written papers. Once more, we ask for a report from his previous school as we seek to ensure WCPS will be a positive experience for your son.

All children entering WCPS will be preparing for entry to their future schools at age 7+.

For further information, please fill out the form on this website, or email your request to:

Open Mornings

We hold an Open Morning once every term when prospective parents are welcome to visit the school and meet the Head Teacher, learn more about the exciting life and opportunities at Wimbledon Common Prep School and take the opportunity to get your questions answered.

We have a virtual tour that can be accessed by clicking the link on the right hand side of the page.

Open Mornings are held once a term, the dates for the academic year 2023/24 are:

Wednesday 6th March 2024

Wednesday 5th June 2024

The event starts at 09:30 with a talk from Mr Forbes, our Head teacher and other members of the senior leadership team, after  this prospective parents are welcome to view the school.

Please click here to book onto the open morning of your choice.


WCPS is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. It is our aim that all pupils fulfil their potential.

Term Dates

Academic Year 2023/2024:

  • Staff INSET: 31st August 2023(All day)
  • Staff INSET: 1st September 2023 (All day)
  • Autumn term begins: 4th September 2023 - 8:40am
  • Half Term: 16th October 2023 (All day) to 27 October 2023(All day)
  • Staff INSET: 30th October 2023 (All day)
  • Autumn term ends: 14 December 2023 - 11:30am
  • Staff INSET: 8th January 2024 (All Day)
  • Spring term begins: 9th January 2024 - 8:40am
  • Half Term: 12 February 2024 (All day) to 16 February 2024 (All day)
  • Spring term ends: 26 March 2024 - 11:30am
  • Summer term begins: 17 April 2024 - 8:40am
  • Staff INSET: Friday 24th May 2024 (All day)
  • Half Term: 27 May 2024 (All day) to 31 May 2024 (All day)
  • Summer term ends: Wednesday 3rd July 2024 - 11:30am

Academic Year 2024/2025:

  • Staff INSET: 28th August 2024(All day)
  • Staff INSET: 29th August 2024 (All day)
  • Staff INSET: 30th August 2024 (All day)
  • Autumn term begins: 2nd September 2024 - 8:40am
  • Half Term: 21st October 2024 (All day) to 1st November 2024(All day)
  • Staff INSET: 4th November 2024 (All day)
  • Autumn term ends: 13th December 2024 - 11:30am
  • Staff INSET: 6th January 2025 (All Day)
  • Spring term begins: 7th January 2025 - 8:40am
  • Half Term: 17 February 2025 (All day) to 21 February 2025 (All day)
  • Spring term ends: 28 March 2025 - 11:30am
  • Summer term begins: 22 April 2025 - 8:40am
  • Staff INSET: Friday 23rd May 2025 (All day)
  • Half Term: 26 May 2025 (All day) to 30 May 2025 (All day)
  • Summer term ends: Wednesday 2nd July 2025 - 11:30am

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December 2023:

  • Wednesday 6th December - Reception Autumn Term Celebration for parents in Orchard Hall, 9:15-10:15am
  • Thursday 7th December - EYFS / KS1 Pantomime
  • Monday 11th December - Christmas Jumper and Party day.
  • Monday 11th December - Ash Class Forest School, Cannizaro Park
  • Tuesday 12th December - Year 1 & 2 Autumn Term Celebration for parents @KCS Wimbledon - 14:40
  • Tuesday 12th December - Elm Class Forest School, Cannizaro Park
  • Wednesday 13th December -Year 1 & 2 Autumn Term Celebration for parents @KCS Wimbledon - 14:40
  • Wednesday 13th December - Oak Class Forest School, Cannizaro Park
  • Thursday 14th December - End of Autumn Term - 11:30am

January 2024:

  • Monday 8th January - INSET Day
  • Tuesday 9th January - First day of Spring Term
  • Tuesday 9th January - Reception, Superhero Dress up Day.
  • Friday 12th January - Birch Class Swimming
  • Friday 19th January - Birch Class Swimming
  • Monday 22nd January - Spring Term Parent Meetings
  • Wednesday 24th January - Spring Term Parent Meetings
  • Friday 26th January - Birch Class Swimming
  • Tuesday 30th January - Chestnut Class Assembly, 8:50 Orchard Hall

February 2024:

  • Friday 2nd February - Birch Class Swimming
  • Monday 5th February - Year 2 v Year 3 KCS - Tag Rugby @KCS 11:20am
  • Tuesday 6th February - Birch Class Assembly
  • Tuesday 6th February - Safer Internet Day
  • Thursday 8th February - Florence Nightingale Workshop - Year 1
  • Friday 9th February - Birch Class Swimming
  • HALF TERM BREAK - Monday 12th February - Friday 16th February.

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