Admissions Procedure

From September 2020 The Hall will admit approximately 54 boys into the Reception year only (aged 4+). Assessments for these places are held in the Spring Term prior to entry each September.  Please note that there is no other major intake into any year group in the school after Reception.

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 Registrar 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 1 to 7); the Occasional Places Register

Very occasionally, places may arise in Years 1 (5+) 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+ place and were not offered a place in Reception, 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 Registrar at the school and complete a registration form for the Occasional Places Register, for which there is an administration fee of £50 (cheques 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 Registrar (020 7449 6918).

Please click on the links below to download The Hall’s Admissions Policy and Procedures and Registration Forms 

 Admissions Policy and Procedure 2018-2019  Please note that this is due for imminent revision for 2019-2020

Application Form for the Admission of a Pupil into Reception

Application Form for the Admission of a Pupil to the Occasional Places Register (Year 1 or later)