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Admissions FAQs

How many pupils attend Witham Hall?

There are c255 pupils at Witham, 175 in the Prep School and 80 in the Pre-Prep.

How does the admissions process work?

If after a visit with the Headmaster you wish to pursue a place at Witham Hall for your child(ren), prospective pupils must first be registered for entry by completing and returning a Registration Form with a non-refundable registration fee of £100 to be included on our entry lists.

During the Michaelmas Term of the academic year prior to entry parents are asked to complete an Acceptance Form to accept the offer of a place for their child based on the terms and conditions. At this point, we ask for a deposit of £1,400 to secure the place. This deposit is credited against the last account payable, with any surplus refunded.

Families who have accepted a place are invited to welcome events the term prior to their child’s entry to begin the transition to Witham.

What are Witham Hall's entry requirements?

Demand for places across the School is strong and early contact is advised. For Pre-Prep, places are allocated on a first-come, first-served basis.

While there is no formal entrance exam to the Prep School, we will ask to see previous school reports and informally assess each child when they visit the School. The preferred age of entry to the Prep School is at eight when a child joins Year 4, but late entry will always be considered where places are available.

Where do pupils go after Witham?

The vast majority of pupils leave Witham at the end of Year 8 to some of the country's leading senior schools including Oakham, Oundle, Uppingham, Rugby, Eton and Wycombe Abbey. Please visit the Destination Schools page for full details.

Do you provide any school transport?

There are two buses leaving from Oakham and Uppingham that provide transportation to school on Monday to Friday mornings. Please visit the Bus Routes page for more detail.

Do you offer after-school/wrap-around care?

In the Pre-Prep, there is a crèche available each day until 1715. The Prep School day finishes at 1715, but pupils can stay for Tea and attend a club or activity from 1800-1900.

Do you offer scholarships or bursaries?

Witham Hall does not award meritocratic scholarships, but the School does offer means assessed bursaries. For more information about how to apply for a bursary, please contact the Registrar.

Are you able to cater for special dietary requirements? 

Absolutely - the catering team plans menus and options that can meet a wide variety of dietary requirements. Please visit the Nutrition and Catering page to see our weekly menus.

What are the options for boarding?

Witham offers a fun, flexible and family-friendly boarding model. Pupils can board one or two nights a week up to weekly boarding from Monday to Saturday. Regular taster boarding evenings are planned throughout the year so that pupils can try boarding with their friends before making a commitment for the term. Please visit the Boarding page to learn more about Boarding at Witham.