Normal entry ages are:
The Ark Nursery (rising 3),
Reception (rising 5) and
Year 3 (rising 8).
Occasionally places become available in other year groups; please contact the Registrar for further details.
In the nursery, children often start on a part-time basis, attending a minimum of three of the ten available sessions. They can build these up to full time as they gain confidence.
All children are invited for a "taster" morning before joining, and meet the Headmistress with their parents. The older the child the more formal the entry assessment.
“Ripley is a tight knit community where everyone knows everyone else” - Ex Year 8 pupil