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Claires Court

Claires Court Maidenhead

from Nursery to Sixth Form

Admissions, Prospectus & Tours

Claires Court is a selective school welcoming a broad range of academic ability whilst offering a through education from 2 -18 years. 

Pupils may join Claires Court at any time, subject to availability of places*, though the usual points of entry are:

  • Nursery School from age 2
  • Reception
  • Year 3* (from first schools who finish end of Year 2)
  • Year 7 (main secondary entry point)
  • Year 9* (from Prep schools and Middle schools who finish end of Year 8)
  • Year 12 for Sixth Form studies.

Choosing a school for your son or daughter is a major decision. We appreciate that you will want to take time to look around and meet the Heads, teachers and pupils to learn as much about Claires Court as you can before you come to any conclusion. The secondary academic programme is focussed on GCSE higher level performance, and Sixth Form for A level and level 3 BTEC studies. 


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Here’s a step-by-step guide of the admissions process:

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To register please complete a Registration Form and send payment of your £100 non-refundable Registration Fee.


Scholarships are available for children entering into Years 7 to 9 and Year 12.  Once your child is registered you will automatically be sent the Scholarship Information when it is published. Scholarship applications will be open in the Autumn term 2023. 

English as an Additional Language

This document is for parents and prospective parents whose children may require EAL support on entry into the school.

Entry Requirements

There are no formal entrance exams. Pupils are interviewed/assessed or visited in their current setting and reports/references are requested from their current school, these arrangements vary depending on the age of your child.



There are no formal interviews; but the Head will meet you and your child before making an offer, this may take place in their nursery setting or at home.

Year 1 to Year 6 

Having met you and possibly your child during an individual appointment with the Head, we will invite your child into School for a Taster Day. During their visit they will be informally assessed and the Head will review your child's school reference or report.

Year 7 and above 

Applications are considered the order they are received. Your son or daughter will be invited for an interview and assessment with the Head and/or Senior Staff. Interviews are on-going and take place from October. By the time of interview we will have received a reference from your child’s school along with any other specialist reports.

The format of the interview varies, depending on when we receive an application and the year of entry. More details are given with the interview invitation. There is no need for your child to feel nervous! It is our opportunity to find out more about their interests and strengths; for them to discuss with us their ambitions and school life to date, as well as answering any questions they may have.



Following a successful meeting/visit, a formal offer letter is sent out.

Years 1 and above 

Following a successful interview/trial day and assessment, along with receipt of satisfactory references, a formal offer will be sent.

If we are unable to offer a place the Registration Fee is non-refundable.


To accept the offer, you will need to complete and return the Acceptance Form together with a £500 deposit.

Please contact the Registrar if you have any queries regarding this process, 01628 327710

Nursery Admissions Policy 

main school admissions policy

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Student quotes:

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1 College Avenue, Maidenhead, Berkshire, SL6 6AW

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Ridgeway, The Thicket, Maidenhead, SL6 3QE

(use SL6 4QQ for satnavs, enter via Cannon Lane)

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