The Assessment Process
Farleigh is not an academically selective School but all applicants are asked to complete an entry assessment to ensure that the School is able to meet the child's needs. A copy of the School's Learning Support (SEND) Policy can be made available on request.
The Assessment Process begins in the academic year before joining. No specific preparation for the assessment is needed but we do require a report and, in some instances, a reference from the child’s current school/learning environment. Please contact the School to discuss any special educational needs or disability that your child may have with the School before they attend the assessment so that we can make adequate provision for them while undergoing that assessment.
Kindergarten and Pre-Prep (Reception, Years 1 and 2)
For all children considered for entry into the Kindergarten and Reception year groups, assessment is conducted informally while observing play in small groups. Children being considered for entry into the Pre-Prep in Years 1 and 2 will be invited to attend an assessment carried out by a member of our Learning Support Department. This
will include a Phonics check, Reading and assessments of understanding of language and basic number recognition.
The Prep School (Years 3-8)
Children intended for entry at Year 3 and above will be asked to attend one of two Prep School Assessment Days in the autumn term. In 2021 these dates are:
Wednesday 13th October
Wednesday 3rd November
The Prep School assessment will include Reading, Writing, Spelling, Vocabulary and Mathematics. Wherever possible, current reports should be sent to Farleigh in advance of the assessment. A member of our Learning Support Team may wish to contact the relevant teacher at your child’s current school during the application process and this will be done in consultation with you.
Assessment Days (for pupils entering Year 3 upwards)
Prospective pupils seeking places in the Prep school will be invited to attend an Assessment Day in the autumn term prior to joining.
Our Registrar will contact you ahead of the two Assessment Days to organise a convenient time for your child(ren) to be assessed.
Assessment Days (for pupils entering the Pre-Prep)
Children seeking entry into the Pre-Prep will be invited in for an assessment in the spring term prior to joining in the autumn. Our Registrar will contact you to organise a convenient time.