Admissions information

We are delighted that you are considering Loyola Preparatory School for your child and are pleased to provide admissions information below.

We recognise that selecting a school for your child will be one of the most important decisions that you will make as a parent, involving much research and discussion. If you have any questions about our admissions process or any other questions about the school, please do contact us on telephone number 020 8504 7372 or email us at


An application form should be completed and following receipt, the school places pupils on a waiting list in date order of application and according to the criteria set out below.

Candidates for entry are invited to visit the school with their parents as soon as possible and at least by the term prior to their anticipated entry. The following criteria are used for calling pupils up for interview (in order of priority):

  • Siblings of pupils attending school at the time of registration.
  • Roman Catholics
  • Other Christian denominations
  • All other candidates. The school has an Equal Opportunities Policy which seeks to welcome and assimilate all religious denominations and creeds within the school community.The school recognises its obligations under the Special Educational Needs and Disability Discrimination Act 2001 and the Equality Act 2010.

Admission is normally at the age of three or four but occasionally vacancies become available higher in the school.

Prospective entrants aged three will initially spend a little time with the Kindergarten teacher followed by a second visit when they will have the opportunity to meet all the other new pupils starting with them.

Parents of pupils receiving Early Years Funding should note that the number of sessions that provision is available is identical to the published term dates for the school with each day corresponding to two sessions - morning and afternoon.

Parents should note that in Lower Kindergarten there is the option for half-day morning only sessions from 8.30am until 12.30pm including lunch, although most pupils attend for the full day.

Applications for school places from 7+ upwards are also welcome, with candidates invited to spend a day (or half day) at the school during which an assessment of their current working standards are made.   This assessment is so that the school can ensure that applicants will benefit from the education that is offered here.  Once assesssments are completed and reviewed, a decision regarding a place offer is made.

Interviews and assessments continue until the number of allocated places are filled. Precedence will be given to candidates whose parents are committed (under normal circumstances) to remaining at the school until Year 6 (Rudiments).

Registration fee: £50 (to accompany application form - not refundable)
Entrance Fee:  £1,000 (payable upon acceptance of a place at the school)

This entrance fee is made up of a £250 non-refundable payment (which covers set up administration costs) and £750 which will be deducted from your son’s last term’s fees in Rudiments (year 6). If an accepted school place is not taken up, the whole £1,000 is forfeited and is not refundable.