Preparatory School

Prep School Admissions

The Prep School is an amazing place to learn for boys and girls up to 11. It is warm, friendly, high achieving and huge fun. Our Prep School is non-selective and one of the best prep schools in Hampshire. Entry to the Prep School is possible into all year groups.  We will consider entry in January and April as well as in September.

“We chose Alton School because of its promise of high academic attainment and pastoral care, combined with a sense of belonging and the ability to deliver a well-rounded education whilst giving the children a good balance of both work and fun.” Mrs Noble, Parent

If you would like to consider a place at Alton Prep School for your child, the first thing to do is to come and visit.

For information about entry into the Prep School please contact:

Mrs Pigott, the Admissions Registrar

Call: 01420 82070

Book an Open Day visit

We hold three Open Mornings a year, in the Autumn Term, Spring Term and Summer Term.

If you would like to find out more, or register for a place, please contact our Admissions Registrar at or on 01420 82070.

Book an individual visit

We offer individual school tours, by the Head of the Prep School and interviews with Mr Maher, the Headmaster during term time.

If you wish to book a visit please contact Mrs Pigott, the Admissions Register on 01420 82070 or email


Registration Form

By completing a Registration Form, you are showing a firm expression of interest and this is the first step towards securing a place at Alton Prep School.

You can access a copy of the on the Quick Links to the right. Once we have received a completed Registration Form and Fee, we will write to offer your son or daughter a place, subject to availability in the particular year group and you will be required to complete and return an Acceptance Form with a £500 deposit which is returned on the first term’s fees. Should the year group be full you will be offered the opportunity to put your son or daughter on the waiting list or your registration fee will be returned.

In the term before entry, we will send the full joining instructions containing detailed information about entry to the school. If your son or daughter is joining in September they will be invited to join us for an Induction Day in the summer term.

When joining at any other time during the academic year we will organise a taster day for your child.

New pupils come into school in full winter uniform and bring their PE kit and any stationery. Everything including shoes must be named.

Pupils assemble in the playground between 8.35 and at 8.45 will be escorted by staff and prefects to the Drama Studio. There they meet their teachers before heading to their new classroom.

At the end of the school day Years 1 and 2 parents meet their children at 3.30 pm in the playgorund – they will be escorted out by the class teacher.

Children in Year 3 to 6 will be ready to collect from 3.40 pm again in the playground, though older ones may meet their parents in the car park by using the school crossing.