The Lyceum educates children between the ages of 4 and 11 years. We are able to offer places in our Reception class following your child’s fourth birthday.

All parents will be invited to meet the Head and their children will spend some time in their respective classrooms being observed to ensure that the setting is the right one for them.

Parents wishing to apply for a place in Year 2 – Year 6 undergo a more formal assessment, consisting of a Maths and English paper, to determine that they will be able to access the curriculum at the correct level and have a sufficient standard of reading, communication and social skills to allow a successful transition into the school.

Nursery Provision

Our Nursery provision is offered next door in the brand new Hopes and Dreams Montessori Nursery, which takes children from the age of 3 months. Babies, toddlers and indeed parents there benefit from strong links with The Lyceum and the setting provides a strong foundation for transition into Reception. Find out more here.


The school makes the final decision about entrance and children from all backgrounds are welcome.  We do not stream our intake.

However, where a parent indicates that their child may have a special need or medical or behavioural condition, then the child will have an assessment based on observation and reports from previous schools.

Terms and Conditions

The school has a small number of clear rules which parents accept by signing their terms and conditions.  There is a clear emphasis on traditional manners and good behaviour is expected at all times.  Pupils who are disruptive may be asked to leave the school.  The school has a Behaviour Policy that can be viewed on request.

Next Steps

Prior to entry, parents need to read and complete the application form carefully and note that there is a non-refundable registration fee.  A refundable deposit is required to secure the offer of a place.

Click here to complete the application form online.

Which year should my child start Reception?

Date of Birth Start School (Reception Class)
1 September 2018 to 31 August 2019 September 2023
1 September 2019 to 31 August 2020 September 2024
1 September 2020 to 31 August 2021 September 2025
1 September 2021 to 31 August 2022 September 2026
Celebrating 11+ Success

Congratulations Year 6! We are delighted to share this year’s 11+ results.

7 pupils sat exams for top independent schools in the country achieving 15 offers from 9 top senior schools.

See the full results here