Your Admission Frequently Asked Questions Answered

We understand that enrolling your child in a new school for the first time, can be a daunting experience, not only is it new for them, but it’s often a new experience for you too!

We have aimed to make our application process as smooth as possible from your initial enquiry, through to your child’s first day with us here at Le Hérisson.

As an independent school in London, we know that parents can feel overwhelmed by the choice in education available, so we will guide you through every step and, answer any questions you have, so you can make a well-informed decision.

Here is a list of common questions we are asked when it comes to applying, if you have any further questions, please contact us

* When can I apply?

We accept applications for all ages at any time in the year, but places are usually offered in February prior to starting school the following September. We welcome enquiries throughout the year, with our dedicated team having availability to discuss your child’s needs on an ad-hoc basis.

Applying for your place at Le Hèrisson couldn’t be easier, with our online application that is available to access at any time.

* How do I apply?

You can download our school application form here, or simply visit https://www.leherissonschool.co.uk and follow the links to the application form, please note that there is an application fee of £100.

Once your application form and application fee has been received, a member of our admissions team will be in touch to arrange the next steps with you.

Our team will arrange for you to come and visit the school, meet our teachers, see our classrooms and find out more about what it is like to learn and grow at Le Hérisson school.

* When should I apply?

We recommend applying before your child’s second birthday if possible, however, we accept applications up until 31 st August for any year.

Applying for your child’s first year of school is particularly important, as we need time to find out more about them and their abilities so they can be best matched with our teachers, groups, and activities.

We would also recommend visiting each school you are considering before making any decisions on applications. Applying for your child’s place early will ensure you secure your preferred school, and with bilingual education growing in popularity, it is best to enroll as soon as possible.

* How much will it cost?

The application fee for one child is £100, and our fees for a full-time place at Le Hérisson bilingual school are £ 3,540 for Nursery Class. Termly Fees for Primary class are £ 3,380 per term.

We ask for payment of the first term’s fees in June in advance of the start of the school year in September.

Please contact our Admissions Team for further information and details on applications for bursaries and government subsidies.

You will find further details regarding fees and payments available on our website here.

* How do I find out about the school?

We encourage all parents and carers to come and visit Le Hérisson school before making a decision on applying for their child. It is important that your child can start at our school as soon as possible after they have been offered a place.

If you would like to arrange a visit, please contact our admissions team, by calling +44 (0) 20 8563 7664 or emailing us at administration@leherissonschool.co.uk.

We are conveniently located in the heart of Hammersmith, just a short walk from Hammersmith tube station on the District and Picadilly lines.

* How do you select who gets a place?

We take into account your child’s date of birth, which decides their placement in either the Nursery class (ages 2-4) or Primary class(ages 4 -6).

Applicants are not considered based on their level of French, but the family having a keen interest in the French culture and language will be crucial to your child’s learning and development at Le Hèrisson. The ability to speak the language is important for pupils’ continued success at school. and so, full immersion into the language is essential whilst your child is at school.

We also take into consideration any sibling links; therefore preference will be given to siblings where possible; however, if more than one family applies for separate siblings, the only factor taken into consideration is the date of birth.

If you are not on our admission register and would like your child to attend Le Hérisson school please contact us or complete the online application form.

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