Each year The Hall admits approximately 54 boys into the Reception year (aged 4+) or Year 1 (aged 5+). Normally 32 boys are admitted into the Reception year group in the September following their fourth birthday, and are allocated to two forms of approximately 16 boys, while a further 22 boys approximately are admitted to Year 1 in the September following their fifth birthday. At this point, we expect Year 1 to have three forms of 18 pupils each, and the composition of the forms is altered for the existing pupils from the previous year.
Due to the high current rate of applications to the school, parents are recommended to register their son as early as possible, and are required to do so before his first birthday. A duly completed Registration Form (obtainable from the website or from the school) must be sent to the Admissions Secretary at The Hall School, 23 Crossfield Road, London NW3 4NU, accompanied by a cheque for the Registration Fee of £100.
We regret that we are unable to accept registrations after the 12 month ‘cut off’ point which we are forced into implementing due to the enormous demand for places. Much as we would love to keep open the possibility of accepting late registrations, we simply cannot deal with more than 300 applications for 54 places, which is roughly the number of applications we receive with the current restrictions, and therefore we do stick quite strictly to the 12-month rule.
Admission to other years (Years 2 to 7); the Occasional Places Register
Please note that there is no other major intake into any year group in the school after Year 1. Very occasionally, places may arise in Years 2 (6+) to 7 (11+) when a family relocates from London or a boy leaves the school for other reasons. Only in very exceptional cases will the school consider offering a place in Year 8, since being in the school for just one year is unlikely to give the boy time to settle and prepare adequately for the Common Entrance examinations.
At the start of September, the beginning of the school year, boys who were assessed for a 4+ or 5+ place and were not offered a place in Reception or Year 1, but were placed on the ‘Waiting List’ following assessment, will be automatically moved to the ‘Occasional Places’ register. The boy’s details will remain on the Occasional Places Register for as long as the family continues to be interested in a place at The Hall.
Other parents who have missed the ‘window’ of registration (the year from birth to twelve months), yet still desire a place for their son in one of the higher year groups at The Hall, should contact the Admissions Secretary at the school and complete a registration form for the Occasional Places Register, for which there is an administration fee of £50 (made payable to The Hall School Charitable Trust).
The school will endeavour to keep in touch on a regular basis to check that families continue to be interested in a place. Since the main channels for communication between The Hall and the applicants is by email and telephone, it is very important, please, that prospective parents keep the school abreast of any changes in their contact details through contact with the Admissions Secretary (020 7449 6918).
Please find here links to The Hall’s Admissions Policy and Procedures and a Registration Form