How to apply


We are delighted that you are considering our school as the educational destination for your child. Typically, children commence their educational journey with us in the reception class at the age of 4. However, we also accommodate in-year admissions for students in various year groups. Our primary objective is to ensure a seamless admissions process for all families interested in becoming a part of our school community.

While the majority of our students commence their studies in September, we maintain a rolling admission process that allows us to accept applications year-round. This flexibility means that children can start their schooling at any point within our academic year, subject to availability. Our admissions process has been designed to be user-friendly, and our dedicated team is available to assist you at every stage.

We cordially invite you to consider Imperial Oak as the place where your child can embark on a journey towards an outstanding educational experience’.

Applying for a place

Prospective parents are encouraged to visit to see the school in action. The school hosts regular open days, which is an opportunity to tour the school, meet the staff and see what we have to offer. Details for open days are published on the school website. Any enquiries regarding ad hoc visits should be made to the school admin office.

Prospective parents from overseas are encouraged to visit the school where possible prior to application. Where this is not possible parents can contact the admissions team to discuss their interest.


Following a visit, parents wishing to register their child should complete a registration form and return it with a payment of £150 for the registration fee. This covers the cost of administering the registration procedure and is non-refundable. Registration is an indication of interest and is not a guarantee of a place.

The school will respond by confirming that the child’s name has been placed on the admission list for the relevant term and year. If the year group is at capacity, they will be placed on a waiting list.

We offer a taster session for all prospective students to experience life and learning at Imperial Oak. This will also be an opportunity for the school to make an informal assessment (a play session in which teachers observe children’s social interaction, language, numeracy, physical development and concentration skills appropriate for their age). This is to ensure that the setting is right for the child and that they will benefit from what the school has to offer. The admission of a pupil to Imperial Oak is at the discretion of the headteacher.

Where possible the school will give priority to siblings of current students.