FAQs

Admissions

When are your Open Days?

 

Wednesday 10th October 2018 9am – 11am
Saturday 13th October 2018 9.30am – 12 Midday
Wednesday 6th March 2019 9am – 11am
Saturday 9th March 2019 9.30am – 12 Midday
Friday 10th May 2019 9.30am – 11.30am

Can I come and visit the school not during an Open Day?

Yes, please contact the Registrar at registrar@cheshamprep.co.uk or ring 01494 782619

What is the procedure for the admissions process?

Which Years are the main admission points?

Nursery/Reception/Year 3/Year 7

Are there waiting lists?

There are currently waiting lists for most Year Groups for this Academic Year.  Please contact the Registrar for more information registrar@cheshamprep.co.uk or ring 01494 782619

Do you have a catchment area, where do most families live?

Please see our four Bus Routes to Chesham Preparatory School.

Click to download the attached files:

Little Chalfont/Amersham/Chesham here.

Great Missenden here.

Wendover/Choleysbury here.

Tring/Berkhamsted here.

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 registrar@cheshamprep.co.uk 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.

PRACTICAL INFORMATION

How many pupils are there in the School?

407

How many children are in each class?

20

What is the mix of boys and girls?

176 girls and 231 boys

What are the term dates?

See  Term Dates

What are your fees?

See Fees

Is the school divided into Houses?

Yes, 4 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?

Please see our four Bus Routes to Chesham Preparatory School.

Click to download the attached files:

Little Chalfont/Amersham/Chesham here.

Great Missenden here.

Wendover/Choleysbury here.

Tring/Berkhamsted here.

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?

School Bus Costs

Full Week (refunds not normally allowed) £165.00 per term.

Ad-hoc per trip (please advise School Office) £3.00

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?

There is supervision on our large bus from Little Chalfont, the other buses are small minibuses and the driver knows the children very well.

Are there seat belts on the bus?

Yes.

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?

In the Nursery

What after-school activities are available?

See Socs xxx

At what age can children start after school clubs?

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?

See https://www.cheshamprep.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/Anti-bullying-Policy.pdf

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?

See our Sports App http://www.cheshamprepsport.co.uk/Fixtures_Teams.asp?Id=1004

Do you have provision for SEN?

Where can I purchase school uniform and what is on the list?

The School Shop, 17, The Highway, Station Road, Beaconsfield, Bucks, HP9 1QQ

To book an appointment: Telephone: 01494 677710 Email: sales@theschoolshoponline.com

Website: http://theschoolshoponline.net/

Uniform

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 pta@cheshamprep.co.uk.

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

Chesham Preparatory School
Open Day

Wednesday 10th October 9am – 11am

Saturday 13th October 9.30am – 12pm