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Co-educational independent day preparatory school for children aged 3-13 years

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Admissions Process

We are delighted that you are considering Crosfields for your child and we would welcome the opportunity to meet you. 

An individual tour with the Headmaster is an excellent way for parents to get to know Crosfields better and provides an opportunity for parents to ask specific questions about their children and about life at Crosfields. An appointment to meet the Headmaster can be arranged at your convenience. To do so, please contact our Registrar, Pam Catterall, by email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by telephone (0118) 987 9902

We also hold termly Open Mornings, which give an excellent opportunity to see the school in action, meet our staff, the children and current parents. Read more about our next Open Morning and Pre-Register.

If you would like to receive our prospectus in the post, then please contact our Registrar, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

All pupils applying for entry are invited for an interview and age relevant assessment. Most pupils would enter the school in Nursery (September following their third birthday) or Reception (September following their fourth birthday). However, there may be opportunities for children to join at other entry points depending on the availability of spaces. In Year 5 an additional class is created in order to allow a new intake of pupils through to Year 8. We also welcome a number of new girls and boys for entry in to Year 7 for a final two years, before transferring to senior school. The benefits, to the children, of spending Years 7 & 8 at Crosfields are tremendous.


Once you have visited Crosfields and you have decided that we are the right choice of school for your family, we recommend that you complete a registration form as soon as possible. Once your child is registered with us, you will receive written correspondence from us regarding the next steps.

The registration form, which can be downloaded here, should be sent to our Registrar, Pam Catterall, together with the non-refundable registration fee of £100. For children entering in to Nursery and Reception the deposit of £500 is payable prior to interview.  Interviews normally take place in the February of the year of entry and, where applicable, a reference from the child's current school will be requested at this time. For entry into Year 1 and above, a place will be offered (subject to availability) in writing and to secure your child’s place, you will need to send a deposit of £500. The deposit is refunded once your child completes their education at Crosfields.

Read our full terms and conditions here.

Waiting Lists

Should a place not be available for your child, their name will be added to the waiting list for their year group. You will be advised where your child is on the waiting list and you will be contacted as soon as a place becomes available.

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact us.

Contact Us

  • Crosfields School
  • Shinfield Road
  • Reading, Berkshire
  • RG2 9BL
  • Main Office: 0118 9871810
  • Bursar's Office: 0118 9862535
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