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, using 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.

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 and will take place in the January preceding the year of entry.

4+ 2023 - Reception entry in September 2023

Applications for Reception (4+) for September 2023 are now open. Please click on the link on the right hand side to complete your child's registration. This entry is for boys with birth dates from 01 September 2018 to 31 August 2019.

All applicants will be invited to attend an informal assessment, in person at the school, in January 2023.

Key Dates:

Registration Deadline: Friday 2nd December 2022

Assessment Date: Tuesday 3rd January 2023

Results posted to families: By Friday 13 January 2023

Acceptance Deadline: Friday 27th January 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.

Boys 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 boys 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 2022/23 are:

Wednesday 5th October

Wednesday 15th March

Wednesday 7th June

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 2022/2023:

  • Staff INSET: 31st August 2022 (All day)
  • Staff INSET: 1 September 2022 (All day)
  • Autumn term begins: 2 September 2022 - 8:40am
  • Half Term: 17 October 2022 (All day) to 28 October 2022(All day)
  • Autumn term ends: 09 December 2022 - 12:00pm
  • Staff INSET: 4 January 2023 (All Day)
  • Spring term begins: 5 January 2023 - 8:40am
  • Half Term: 13 February 2023 (All day) to 17 February 2023 (All day)
  • Spring term ends: 24 March 2023 - 12:00pm
  • Summer term begins: 17 April 2023 - 8:40am
  • Staff INSET: Friday 26th May 2023 (All day)
  • Half Term: 29 May 2023 (All day) to 2 June 2023 (All day)
  • Summer term ends: Wednesday 5th July 2023 - 12:00pm

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September 2022:

Academic Year 2022/2023:

  • Staff INSET: 31st August 2022 (All day)
  • Staff INSET: 1 September 2022 (All day)
  • Autumn term begins: 2 September 2022 - 8:40am

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