We encourage parents to arrange taster days for their children. Children experience a full day in the classroom and sample a typical lunch at St Andrew’s Prep. Some children may benefit from more than one taster day prior to entry to ensure a smooth transition and we are very happy to support this.
Taster days offer children the opportunity to get to know pupils in their year group and experience a normal school day. We are very flexible and your child is invited to come on a day when their favourite lesson is on the timetable, whether it be science, sport, music, art, DTi or drama.
On the day, your child will be allocated a ‘buddy’ (which usually expands to two or three buddies!). Your child’s buddy will stay with them all day, playing with them during break times and guiding them between lessons around the school. Taster day buddies can become the first of many life-long friends your child will make once they join us.
Children may attend taster days in the Pre-Prep and Prep departments at any point during the school year. We also offer 2 x two-hour settling in sessions for Nursery children, free of charge, prior to their start date to ensure they feel safe and secure.
For more information about arranging a taster day, please contact the Registrar who can help choose a day that would most suit you and your child: firstname.lastname@example.org or 01323 744820.