Choosing a school for your child

I am here to make the process of selecting your school of choice as easy as possible and understand that choosing the right education for your child is a big decision.

We are delighted to offer:


If you are new to London prep schools, you could begin by reading our introductory guide.

When you are ready to register, click the link below.

I look forward to hearing from you soon.

Kirsten Crossland

Admissions and Marketing at Bassett House School


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Visit us

Book a visit to Bassett House School

We welcome visits from parents who are considering Bassett House for their child.  Usually, we hold open events two or three times a year and we hope to publicise the date of our next open event as soon as Governmental guidelines permit.

The school is still accepting registrations and if you would like to register your child, we will acknowledge your registration and invite you for a Zoom meeting with the headmistress, Mrs Cawthorne. She will be able to talk to you about the school, answer any questions you may have and give you a virtual tour of our fabulous facilities.

For location details and a map see the Contact Us page.

We are hosting monthly Open House events for all parents of prospective pupils. Starting on Tuesday, 9 March, these will give you the opportunity to meet our Headmistress and other members of our School Leadership Team. 

Contact US 
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How to apply

Entrance procedure

Once you’ve registered and visited us, the next thing that happens depends on your particular circumstances. 

Offers for children starting the school year aged 3 or 4

Places are offered in registration order with priority given to brothers and sisters of children already at the school. In terms of timing, when you will receive an offer depends on how long it is before your child is due to start at Bassett House. For those children registered when they are babies, offers of places are sent out by post about 16 months before the child is due to start.

Offers for older children

If your child wishes to join further up the school, please contact us, to find out whether a place might be available in the relevant year group.  If it is, the school will then invite your child to undertake an assessment to establish your child’s level of attainment (focusing on Mathematics and English) to determine whether your child will be a good fit for the class and will be able to fully access the curriculum that the intended class is following.  For younger children, the assessment is more about whether your child will fit with the existing class than academic attainment. We will then let you know if and when you can expect to receive an offer.

How to accept a place

When you receive your offer, you will also be given instructions on how to accept the offer.  This involves an advance payment of fees and a deposit of £2,500.

Admissions Policy

You may access the full Admissions Policy (which takes precedence over this summary) via this link: 

admissions policy


Fees per term from September 2020


(including Local Authority Grant)


Mornings Only
Afternoons (attended regularly through the term)
Afternoons (per afternoon)


£1,919.20 / £3,070*


£4,989.20/ £6,140*



FORMS 3, 4, 5 AND 6


*Fees EXCLUDING local authority grant up to Reception age

Please note that these fees include a hot home-made lunch (or salad and vegetarian alternatives) and most excursions (but not residential trips).



Regular attendance – morning session from 7.45am

£5 per session

Regular attendance – after-school session until 5.45pm

£15 per session; but £5 if a child is already enrolled into an after-school club

To find out more about Wraparound care, click here.

To find out about paying on a monthly basis, please request further information from the registrar or click here.

For information about the Local Authority grant and other Government schemes to help reduce fees click here.

A deposit of £2,500 is payable upon entry to the school. This is returned when your child leaves the school, subject to the school having received payment of all sums due to it.