Thomas's Kindergarten - am I too late to apply?

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SherryM
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Thomas's Kindergarten - am I too late to apply?

Postby SherryM » Sat Feb 02, 2019 11:33 pm

Hi All - apologies for the random message but how early should one apply for a place at Thomas' Kindergarten. Our son is 10 weeks old and I am stressing we left it too late. Thanks!
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Re: Thomas's Kindergarten - am I too late to apply?

Postby dudette » Mon Feb 04, 2019 10:20 pm

Why don’t you ring them up and ask them?!
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Re: Thomas's Kindergarten - am I too late to apply?

Postby rubyonrails » Tue Feb 05, 2019 10:09 am

I don't think so. In any case they run a wait list and it does move. Many people hedge their bets and keep several options open.

 
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Re: Thomas's Kindergarten - am I too late to apply?

Postby AltenburgMum » Mon Feb 11, 2019 6:43 am

You register for a place to do the assessment.
I think they assess about 120kids and run a waitlist for assessments. So you’ve got awhile before it might be an issue. You also have both Thomas Clapham and Thomas Battersea.
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Re: Thomas's Kindergarten - am I too late to apply?

Postby heatherross » Wed Feb 13, 2019 10:29 am

You should be fine.  We didn't apply for my daughter until she was 15 months old and we were able to get in to the Upper Kindergarten class when she was 3 years old (lower kindergarten starts at 2.5 years). There aren't any assessments for acceptance into Thomas's Kindergarten; it's simply done by the waiting list (the assessments don't happen until primary school).  However, you must apply separately for the primary school and those lists fill up VERY quickly, so I would apply ASAP if you want to get on the list at Thomas's Battersea, Clapham, etc.  Attendance at Thomas's Kindergarten doesn't guarantee acceptance into their primary schools, but it does guarantee you an assessment.  Best of luck!
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