When it comes to choosing the right school for your child, it can be a daunting task to navigate the wealth of information available online. Prospectuses, exam results and the advice of parents whose children are already settled in schools certainly help to build a picture but we believe there is no better way to get a feel for a school than by arranging a visit. My name is Lily Lam. I am the Head of Admissions at Claremont School and a first point of contact for all prospective parent enquiries, however big or small.
There are several ways to find out what an education at Claremont could do for your child. Firstly, we hold three Open Days a year, in March, May and October but we also regularly arrange personal tours for parents who are looking for a more tailored visitor experience. Headteachers Ed Dickie (Senior School) and Gavin Bunker (Prep School) are always keen to meet prospective parents and children and conduct all tours personally. Both options provide an ideal opportunity to see the school during a normal day when classes are in session and pupils are busily going about their routines. If you are considering applying for a place to Claremont, we also encourage parents to arrange a Taster Day as it is the perfect way for a child to ‘experience’ Claremont for themselves, meet new friends and familiarise themselves with our fabulous grounds and facilities.
The Admissions process can differ from school to school and we understand that at times it can appear quite complex so my role is to also guide parents through, making the application procedure as smooth and straightforward as possible. I hope you find the following pages helpful and informative, however if you have any immediate questions about any aspect of the Admissions process or life at Claremont, please contact me or a relevant member of the team: