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Lower School


To apply for a place at Norwich Lower School, please complete the appropriate online registration form below. Please note that online registration has taken the place of our previous paper-based system.

Complete the Pre-Prep (Reception to Year 2) application form here


Complete the Lower School (Year 3 - Year 6) application form here


If you experience any problems in completing the form, or if you have any questions regarding the financial aspect of the application process, please contact the Admissions Office on 01603 728449 or at

Please note that the application deadline for September 2020 has now passed (except for Reception entry). Please contact the admissions team directly if you wish to submit an application.



For Reception entry, the deadline for completed applications is 14 February 2020. Entrance assessments take place in February of the year of entry.

For years 1-6 entry, the deadline for completed applications is 10 December in the year preceding entry. Entrance assessments take place in January of the year of entry.


Application process:

When we receive an application, we will aim to acknowledge it within a few days. A fortnight before the first entrance assessment morning, we will send details about the morning to the contact(s) named on the application form. 

For entry into Reception and Year 1, children will be assessed for intellectual aptitude and a readiness to learn. For entry into Year 2, children will be asked to complete some simple age-appropriate tests. All candidates will also take part in group activities.

For entry into Years 3 to 6, children will undertake a number of activities to help us assess their verbal and practical skills in English and mathematics. Children who successfully complete their assessments are invited to interview.

For children in Year 1 and above, we will ask your child’s current school for an academic reference unless indicated otherwise at the point of application.

For entry to Reception in September 2020, small group assessments will take place from 24 February 2020 and all candidates are expected to the activity session on Saturday 29 February.

For entry to Years 1-6 in September 2020 assessments will take place on Saturday 11 January.