Our admissions process is straightforward. As a non-selective school, places are offered at a first come basis. We recommend early registration to avoid disappointment.
Prospective parents and students are warmly invited to pop in and visit the school at any time subject to prior arrangement with the school office. We will endeavour to give you as much time as possible to tour the school, meet our Head, and ask any questions you may have about the education and life of the school.
For a place in our Preschool we recommend that you register your child by the age of 2 – please see the Preschool registration page for the enrollment process for children under 5.
REGISTRATION MAIN SCHOOL
If, following your visit(s) you feel that The Vine Christian School is the right school for your child, the next stage in the admissions process is to complete and return our Registration Form. For a place in Reception we recommend that you register your child by the age of 4.
Upon receipt of which, the parent/carer and child will be invited to attend an interview with the Head. Following a successful interview, the child will be registered, and a deposit of £450 becomes payable. This deposit is returned to the parents when the child leaves the school having first been set against any unpaid fees, fees of a term’s notice, and any charges. If your child has moved up from preschool into Reception, then the deposit is payable after the term your child turns 5, ie when all state subsidy has been withdrawn.
Entrance is not based on IQ, achievement, or ability, but once a student has become registered we will carry out a set of assessments to enable us to start them off at the exact stage of learning appropriate to their needs. The unique ACE curriculum allows every child to do this. It also enables us to start an individual learning plan, allowing parents to see the stages we will expect their child to reach.
The registrar will remain in touch with you at every stage to guide you through the admissions process.
PARENT ORIENTATION EVENINGS
Please note that as part of their contract with the school, Parents/Carers are required to attend a Parent Orientation, typically spread over two consecutive evenings, every two years, to cover a wide range of updates. These are in addition to the usual parent/staff meetings to review individual pupil progress.