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Admissions Process

Registration

Prospective Parents are encouraged to register their child once they have visited. There is a £75 non-refundable registration fee applicable. Each registration form is acknowledged in writing and, where places are available, confirmation is given. Please note, however, there are waiting lists in some year groups. Although the majority of children join in September, children can be admitted at any time during the academic year as long as space is available.

A £500 deposit is requested before a pupil joins us. At this time an Acceptance Form and Parent Contract will be sent. The deposit will be offset against fees at the end of the child’s career at Dolphin.

We look forward to welcoming you to Dolphin School.

To apply please complete our Registration Form or contact Diane Rebbeck at  admissions@dolphinschool.com or call 0118 9341277.

For Early Years children, a Familiarisation Session is booked in the term before their proposed term of entry. We also offer Nursery 'Stay and Play' sessions each term which you are invited to attend, which will give you plenty of opportunity to get to know the Early Years staff.

Children aged 5 and above are invited to spend a Taster Day at Dolphin with their peer group. An offer of a place will be made if we feel, after consultation with the staff, that your child would flourish and be happy at Dolphin.

Children can join Dolphin Nursery at any time from the age of 3 and they are eligible for entry into the Reception class in the autumn term following their 4th birthday. We do also accept children, particularly at this young age, at other times in the school year. Spaces are sometimes available in other year groups and we can offer waiting list places.

What if my child is not yet three?

Dolphin is pleased to welcome children into our Nursery who are 'rising 3' for as many days in the week that you and the school agree are suitable for your child. In the following term, when children become eligible for government funding, they must attend for 3 days or more.