Admissions Procedure

Applying for a Place

Applying to Elstree is very straightforward. The first step is to call our Registrar, Tish Gauci on 0118 971 3302 or email her on : to request a prospectus, book a place on the next Open Morning, or alternatively to arrange a convenient date to visit, to check availability or to discuss any aspect of the admissions process.

We do suggest that you register your child, either before or after your visit, by completing and returning the Registration form together with the Registration fee of £100 to ensure that your child’s name is on our Entry List. As we are a non-selective school, we offer places on a first come, first served basis to those who have registered and therefore it is advisable to do so as early as possible.

You will then be contacted in the year before your child is due to start – in order to confirm the place, you will need to complete an Entry Form and make a Deposit payment of £500 which will be credited to your final account.


Where appropriate, a report will be requested from the Headteacher of the child’s current school. All new pupils will be invited either to a New Pupils’ Day or to spend a session with their prospective class in the term preceding their start date. During the day, informal assessments will take place in order to gain a broad view of a child’s ability and aptitude.

All boys joining Elstree in Years 5 to 8 will be required to take some assessment tests in a minimum of English and Mathematics, and some Cognitive Ability Tests. This is not an entrance examination but an attempt to ensure that the School can most effectively gauge the suitable entry for that pupil into a particular form, set or stream. These tests may also be applied to pupils entering in Years 3 and 4, at the discretion of the School.

Please click here to download our Admissions Policy.

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