The Forder Programme

Named after one of our previous Headmasters, the Forder Programme boasts over 100 clubs, societies and activities available every week in a dedicated timetable slot.

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Junior School

The main points of entry to St Dunstan’s Junior School are Nursery (age 3+), Reception (age 4+) and Year 3 (age 7+).

Our entry processes are designed to help children show us what they can do and we always take great care to put candidates at ease, so that they can perform to the best of their ability and demonstrate their learning potential.

In keeping with the School’s family ethos, where possible, priority will be given to siblings of current St Dunstan’s College pupils and to those with a recent family connection with the school.

For Junior School enquiries please contact:

 Miss A Kothari, Head of Admissions                                                                                                                     Miss D Jackson, PA to Junior School Headmaster                                                                                       Miss G Morrison, Admissions Assistant 

on jsadmissions@sdmail.org.uk or by telephone on 020 8516 7225.

Information and Key Dates

Visiting the College

You are very welcome to attend one of our Open Days for the Junior School, during which you can tour the school with one of our Junior School pupils and listen to talks by the Head of Junior School and the Junior School Leadership Team. Open Days will be taking place on the following dates:

DATE TIMINGS
Thursday 12 September 2019 0930 - 1130
Thursday 19 September 2019 0930 - 1130
Tuesday 1 October 2019 0930 - 1130

Click here to book a place

Nursery (age 3+)

3+ is our first point of entry into St Dunstan’s Junior School.

For entry in September 2020, children will have a date of birth between 1 September 2016 and 31 August 2017.

We accept registrations for our Nursery from birth, and early registration is advised.

The assessments are relatively informal and take place in small groups.  During the session a child's engagement, application and social interaction will be observed and evaluated.  Parents remain in the assessment room and work on similar activities with the Head of Junior School in order to put the children at ease.

Key dates for entry in September 2020:

Registration step Date
Registration from birth Applicants are called for assessments
Registration period closes 10 October 2019
3+ assessment session Wednesday mornings during October and December 2019
3+ offers sent by first class post  Late December

 

Reception (age 4+)

4+ is our second point of entry into St Dunstan’s Junior School. For entry in September 2020, children will have been born between 1 September 2015 and 31 August 2016.

The process is designed to help the children show us what they can do and everything is undertaken in a thoughtful, caring and friendly manner. During the assessment we invite children to:

  • Listen and respond to a story
  • Draw a picture
  • Match letters and words
  • Play memory games
  • Discuss shapes and colours
  • Follow patterns

The children are assessed in small groups, which enables us to also evaluate their social skills and interactions. All parents are invited to meet with the Head of Junior School prior to the assessment day.

Key dates for entry in September 2020:

Registration step Date
Registration opens From birth
Registration period closes 4 October 2019
4+ assessment sessions Wednesday mornings during September and October 2019
4+ offers posted by first class Late October

 

Year 3 (age 7+)

7+ is our third point of entry into St Dunstan’s Junior School. For entry in September 2020, children will have been born between 1 September 2012 and 31 August 2013.

Assessments involve spending a full day at the College as well as:

  • an assessment of the child's academic ability and potential, with tests focusing on numeracy and literacy;
  • an evaluation of their in-class learning behaviours;
  • an evaluation of the child's' social skills and interactions with both peers and adults;
  • consideration of reports and/or references from their current school.

Parents of children registered for Year 3 entry are invited to meet with the Head of Junior School prior to the assessment day.

Key dates for entry in September 2020:

Registration step Date
Registration opens 1 January 2019
Registration period closes 2 December 2019
7+ assessment sessions 8 January 2020
7+ offers posted by first class End of January 2020

 

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