The best way to get a real feel for our friendly and welcoming school is to come and see for yourself. We are offering families private socially distanced tours.

Anyone wishing to book a socially distanced tour should contact admissions@rydalpenrhos.com, call 01492 530155 or book online here.

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Click on one of the tabs below to find out more about our main entry points, but our admissions team are here to help should you need it on admissions@rydalpenrhos.com or 01492 530155.

To explore more of our campus, see our Open Day page – or sign up for a Private Tour.

 

 

 

ENTRY TO PRE-SCHOOL

 

Entry to Pre-School

Very much part of the Pre-Prep, the Pre-School has a warm, happy and stimulating environment. It provides two and three-year-olds with a varied, child-centred introduction to education.

Stage 1 – Enquiry

We hope you will find all the information you need on these pages. Our admissions department is also available to help with any questions you may have on 01492 530155 or by emailing admissions@rydalpenrhos.com

Pre-School is our main entry point into the Pre-Prep year groups.

The ideal way to see our Nursery and Kindergarten and meet our staff is on an individual visit with our Head of School Mrs Lucy Davies.

Stage 2 – Private Tour

Arriving at the Prep School reception right at the top of Pwllycrochan Avenue you will be greeted by Mrs Lucy Davies, Head of Prep school.

She will then take you on a tour of the thriving Pre-School department, which is the perfect place for a child to begin their journey through education.

She will discuss the specialised area for two-year-olds, art room, reading area, imaginative play and a more typical classroom along with the outdoor play area and Rydal Penrhos’ Coastal School initiative.

The tour will take between 1 and 1 ½ hours so leave yourself plenty of time to get a real feel for Rydal Penrhos.

To book a tour contact admissions@rydalpenrhos.com or call admissions on 01492 530155.

Stage 3 – Register

To register your child for a place in any of our Pre-School, Pre-prep & Prep year groups, please complete a Registration Form and pay the registration fee.

UK Registration form can be found here.

Or contact our admissions team at admissions@rydalpenrhos.com or 01492 530155.

If possible, we recommend that parents register their child at least one year in advance of their proposed start date as we do have limited places and we would not wish for you to be disappointed.

Stage 4 – Taster afternoons

These are NOT available at present due to coronavirus restrictions! Once registered, children who are between the ages of two and three are welcome to join us for a taster.

This gives both you and your child the opportunity to get to know us a little better.

Stage 5 – Offer and Welcome 

Places are offered following registration and payment of the registration fee.

At this point alongside the offer, we will ask you to choose the days or mornings you wish to have each week (dependent on availability). Upon your confirmation of acceptance, we will send you an information pack and all that you need to prepare for starting.

ENTRY TO PRE-PREP & PREP SCHOOL

 

Entry to our Pre-Prep and Prep School

Our Pre-Prep and Prep School provide children with a happy and caring community in which to grow and learn. Curiosity thrives in a vibrant and forward-thinking co-educational environment.

Children may enter our reception class in the Pre-Prep from their fourth birthday, which should fall on or before 31 August in their year of entry. Entry into Years 1 to 6 is also possible, dependent on availability.

Stage 1 – Enquiry

We hope you will find all the information you need on these pages. Our admissions department is also available to help with any questions you may have on 01492 530155 or by emailing admissions@rydalpenrhos.com.

The ideal way to see our Pre-Prep and Prep and meet our staff is on an individual visit with our Head of School Mrs Lucy Davies.

Stage 2 – Private Tour

Arriving at the Prep School reception right at the top of Pwllycrochan Avenue you will be greeted by Mrs Lucy Davies, Head of Prep school.

While having a tour of the school classrooms, the IT suite, science labs, the music department, art room, library and the ever-popular Forest School site, she will also be more than happy to answer any queries about the curriculum and activities, in addition to the free wraparound care provided.

The tour will take between 1 and 1 ½ hours so leave yourself plenty of time to get a real feel for Rydal Penrhos.

To book a tour contact admissions@rydalpenrhos.com or call admissions on 01492 530155.

Stage 3 – Register

To register your child for a place in any of our Pre School, Pre-prep & Prep year groups, please complete a Registration Form and pay the registration fee.

Prep School registration form can be found here.

Or contact our admissions team at admissions@rydalpenrhos.com or 01492 530155.

If possible, we recommend that parents register their child at least one year in advance of their proposed start date as we do have limited places and we would not wish for you to be disappointed.

Stage 4 – Tasters

These are NOT available at present due to coronavirus restrictions! Once registered, children who are between the ages of two and three are welcome to join us for a taster. This gives both you and your child the opportunity to get to know us a little better.

Stage 5 – Offers and welcome

Places are offered following registration and payment of the registration fee.

Upon your confirmation of acceptance, we will send you an information pack and all that you need to prepare for starting.

ENTRY TO SENIOR SCHOOL - YEAR 7

 

Entry to Senior School – Year 7

Year 7 is a key entry point for Rydal Penrhos pupils. Our Year 6 Prep School children are prioritised for places and they automatically transfer through. However, we do also have a lot of external candidates apply for Year 7 entry.

Stage 1 – Enquiry

We hope you will find all the information you need on these pages, but if not our admissions team is here to help.

The ideal way to see the School and meet us is through our virtual Open Day or with a private tour.

Please get in touch to arrange a visit by emailing our admissions team on admissions@rydalpenrhos.com or call 01492 530155.

Stage 2 – Registration

If you would like to apply for a place in Year 7 for your child for September 2021, please complete a registration form available from our admissions team. We recommend that you register as soon as possible and by the Friday 22 January 2021 at the latest.

A Senior School registration form can be found here.

Please contact admissions@rydalpenrhos.com if you are applying for a FREE (Fully Funded) Day Place as the registration fee is exempted.

Stage 3 – Assessments and scholarships

Year 6 Rydal Penrhos Prep School children are exempt from the assessment “Entrance Exam” day itself,  but will also be considered for academic scholarship premiums…see scholarship premium and bursaries: https://rydalpenrhos.com/admissions/scholarships-bursaries/

We invite all external children registered for our Year 7 to join us for an assessment day “Entrance exam”, which takes place on Saturday 6 February 2021.

They will be assessed in Literacy, Numeracy, Non-Verbal Reasoning and in terms of spatial cognitive skills and they will have a short meeting with a member of the senior leadership team.

All candidates are automatically assessed for an academic scholarship premium and we also offer FREE (Fully-funded) Day Places details of which you can find on our scholarship premium page.

Stage 4 – Offers and welcome

Year 7 places are offered at the end of February 2021. Once you have confirmed your child’s acceptance we will send you a welcome pack and an invitation to come and meet their new class during the summer term (if we are allowed to run tasters due to coronavirus restrictions).

All Year pupils are allocated pupil buddies to welcome them and help them settle in quickly.

Rydal Penrhos Prep School Year 6 pupils must actively reject offers by the end of the Easter holidays (Friday 16 April) or it will be assumed they will be moving up from Year 6.

External candidates must accept offers by Friday 16 April.

Letters will be sent to candidates who have successfully won and academic scholarship premium by the end of February also.

For families applying for Free Day Places and bursaries, following the entrance examination dependant on results you MAY be asked to move on to the next stage of financial assessment prior to offers being made. These will all be completed and final offers made prior to the end of March.

 

ENTRY TO SIXTH FORM - YEAR 12

 

Entry to Year 12 (Sixth Form)

Our Sixth Formers enjoy the best of all worlds: a supportive and dynamic academic environment, a friendly and caring school community, a wide range of sporting and extracurricular activities, and a beautiful campus close to the seaside and mountains.

The admissions process for sixth form starts in Year 11. Registration is recommended at least one year prior to entry, and you are warmly invited to attend view our virtual Open Day and have a private tour.

We also host a Sixth Form Information event, which gives specific information for this entry point.

If you have any questions about admissions or wish to book a private tour, please email admissions@rydalpenrhos.com or call 01492 530155.

Stage 1 – Enquiry

We hope you will find all the information you need on these pages, but if not our admissions team is here to help.

The ideal way to see the School and meet us is through our virtual Open Day or with a private tour or at our sixth form Information Event.

Please get in touch to arrange a visit by emailing our admissions team on admissions@rydalpenrhos.com or call 01492 530155.

Stage 2 – Registration

It is easy to register for a place in our Sixth Form – simply contact our admissions team for details.

A Sixth Form registration form can be found here.

Stage 3 – Assessments and scholarships

Applications for entry into the Sixth Form are accepted throughout the year.

An offer of a place in the Sixth Form will usually be conditional on the candidate achieving at least five Grade 5s (or equivalent) and getting a Grade 6 in a subject to study at the Sixth Form.

All candidates are expected to meet with a member of staff for an informal interview and will be asked to produce a satisfactory school report and a school reference.

The Year 12/Sixth Form Academic scholarships and FREE (Fully Funded) Day places will be awarded on the basis of predicted GCSE grades, school reports and an interview with a senior staff member (plus a financial assessment in the case of the FREE places)

Stage 4 – Offer and welcome

Following assessment, conditional offers are made. These offers are conditional upon GCSE grades achieved and released the following August.

Once you have formally accepted your place for Year 12, we will invite you to an induction afternoon. We will also send you your welcome pack, where you will learn about events planned to help you settle in quickly.

Senior School - Year 8, 9, 10 and Mid-Year entry

 

Entry to Senior School – Year 8, 9, 10 and Mid-Year entry

Although Year 7 and Year 12 are key entry points for Rydal Penrhos pupils we do have pupils join us in school in Year 8, 9, 10 and mid-year if places allow.

Stage 1 – Enquiry

We hope you will find all the information you need on these pages, but if not our admissions team is here to help.

The ideal way to see the School and meet us is through our virtual Open Day or with a private tour.

Please get in touch to arrange a visit by emailing our admissions team on admissions@rydalpenrhos.com or call 01492 530155.

Stage 2 – Registration

If you would like to apply for a place in Year 8, 9, 10 for your child for September 2021 or mid-year entry, please complete a registration form available from our admissions team. We recommend that you register as soon as possible.

A Senior School registration form can be found here.

Stage 3 – Assessments and scholarship

We invite all children registered to join us for an assessment day. They’ll be assessed in Literacy, Numeracy, Non-Verbal Reasoning and in terms of spatial cognitive skills and they will have a short meeting with a member of the senior leadership team.

In addition, we will also ask to see school reports and for references from their previous school.

All candidates are automatically assessed for an academic scholarship through the papers they sit on the assessment day.

Stage 4 – Offers and welcome

If you are offered a place then once you have confirmed your child’s acceptance we will send you a welcome pack and an invitation to come and meet their new class for a taster (if we are allowed to run tasters due to coronavirus restrictions) prior to their start day.

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