Admission Process

Through our admissions process we aim to establish:

  • That you have a clear understanding of the distinctive education we offer before you commit to us.
  • That we feel satisfied we can meet your child’s needs before we commit to you.

Informal first steps

We recommend that you also attend our  'A Day in the Classroom' (learn as a child would, early booking is recommended) or alternatively visit the school by arrangement for a Private Tour. Ideally, a family new to the school should try all, as they give different insights into the school and our educational approach.  Together they aim to provide as full an understanding as possible of Michael Hall so that you can then make an informed decision whether to submit a formal application. If you are not sure which route is most suitable for you, do please call our Admissions Registrar, Adele Yeoman who will be happy to discuss this with you or email her on

Admissions Process

  • Once we have received your completed application form, supporting documents and the appropriate fee, we will arrange an interview subject to approval.


  • For applications to Kindergarten, you will be interviewed with your child present.
  • For Lower and Upper School, your child will normally be assessed by three or four members of staff in sequential meetings, and a separate meeting will take place with you as parents.

Through our child assessments we aim to determine whether we can meet your child’s needs.  Michael Hall is a comprehensive school and our aim is to create balanced classes containing children with a range of abilities.

Following interview, and assuming we are able to admit your child, you will receive a formal offer together with a copy of our parent-school contract.  It is at this point that you make your final decision whether to take up a place for your child at Michael Hall.

Financial Information

Fee Assistance

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