Can I come and visit the school not during an Open Day?
What is the procedure for the admissions process?
Which Years are the main admission points?
Nursery, Reception, Year 3 and Year 7 are our main entry points. It may be possible to enter the school at other years, depending on availability of places.
Are there waiting lists?
We often have waiting lists for year groups although this differs by year. Please contact the Registrar for more information email@example.com or ring 01494 782619
Do you have a catchment area, where do most families live?
Do you have a sibling policy?
The Headmaster will, whenever possible and subject to availability, give preference to siblings of pupils already at the school provided that those parents have indicated on the registration form that this is the case.
We are relocating to the UK, can we apply from overseas?
Yes, please contact the Registrar for more information firstname.lastname@example.org or ring 01494 782619
Do you accept Childcare vouchers?
We do accept childcare vouchers for nursery children and for reception children up to and including the term they turn 5. We also accept them for late club for all our pupils.
We do not accept the Government funded 30 Free hours a week for 3 and 4 year olds.
What support did you provide to pupils during the Covid lockdown?
As soon as Chesham Prep School closed we set up a comprehensive online learning experience for all our pupils:
Timetabled lessons for all our pupils based on their normal timetable.
Regular live lessons in our core subjects of English and Maths on Zoom and Google Classrooms combined with a series of pre-recorded lessons.
All work set is marked and pupils given feedback from their teachers.
Regular additional activities in Sport, Music, Drama, Art and Science.
Daily contact with class and subject teachers, form tutors and most importantly class-mates.
Assemblies, videos and podcasts including Headteacher’s awards for excellence in work.
Access to our School counsellors
Our excellent pastoral care has continued for families.
Remote learning has continued for all pupils who are not able to return to school.
How many pupils are there in the School?
There are around 400 pupils in total.
How many children are in each class?
Classes are no more than 20 pupils.
What is the mix of boys and girls?
In years Nursery to Year 6, we have even numbers of boys and girls. Due to the way that senior school entry works in the local area, our Years 7 and 8 are boys only.
What are the term dates?
See Term Dates
What are your fees?
Is the school divided into Houses?
Yes, we have four houses, Columbus, Nightingale, Alyward and Stevenson.
See House System
How many teaching members of staff are there?
72 academic members of staff
What are the bus routes?
What is the cost of the bus per week and is it possible to have one way travel or to use the bus on an ad hoc basis?
See Fees for current bus costs.
Are there late buses?
Yes there is a late bus on all routes, leaving the school is 5.10/5.15pm after clubs.
At what age can children use the bus?
Children from Reception upwards can use the bus.
Are the children supervised on the bus?
All of our bus drivers are employed by the school and supervise the children while on the buses.
Are there seat belts on the bus?
Yes. These are adjustable for younger children.
Do you have before and after school care, what is the cost and at what age can you use this?
CPS run before school and after school clubs for children from Nursery upwards. They run from 8.00am until 6pm.
See Extended School
What are the contact details for Late Club?
The Late Club Supervisor may be reached from 4.00pm on 07856 022990 or 01494 782619 ext 298.
Where is Little Owls based?
Little Owls is based in the Nursery.
At what age can children start after school clubs?
Children can start the clubs from Year 1 upwards.
How do I pay for school buses and After School Club?
The fees will be added to your school bill.
What is the school’s policy on bullying?
What sports are played at the school?
The main sports at CPS are:
Boys – Rugby, Football, Cricket, Athletics, Swimming, Cross Country
Girls – Hockey, Netball, Cricket, Swimming, Cross Country, Rounders, Gymnastics
Also – Parkour, Tennis, Wycombe Wanderers Football, Samurai, Badminton, Ski Club, Zumba, Judo and a Girls’ Football club, Lacrosse, Cycling and Boys’ Hockey.
Where are the sports team-sheets?
Do you have provision for SEN?
See Learning Support
Where can I purchase school uniform and what is on the list?
When is the 2nd hand uniform shop open and where is it?
Is there a PTA? How can I get involved?
The PTA plays an important role at Chesham Prep. We run fun and lively events throughout the year, to fundraise for additional equipment or activities for all children beyond the normal remit of the school funds. We would love you to get involved, email email@example.com.
See What We do
Which schools do pupils go to when leaving Chesham Prep?
On leaving Chesham Preparatory School our children go on to a variety of schools. The Headmaster and Head of Teaching and Learning are always happy to meet with parents to discuss their children’s strengths and suggest suitable future schools. Approximately 2/3 will qualify for Grammar School places, but not all will take up these places, and will either stay at Chesham Prep or move to independent schools. See Leaver’s Destinations