King's College School

Coeducational Independent Prep school in Cambridge



We welcome prospective parents and pupils for individual tours of the school with the Registrar during the school day. These enable families to ask questions, meet the staff and pupils, and get a feel for the environment and ethos. Due to Covid-19, we are currently holding tours on Saturdays (in June) and weekdays (from 3 July and throughout August).

The main entry points are Reception (aged 4), Year 3 (aged 7), Year 4 (aged 8, for Chorister Probationers) and Year 7 (aged 11, particularly for those applying to Senior Schools with a requirement for Common Entrance). We have some availability for pupils to join other year groups, including for September 2020 (

To register your child, please complete the registration form and send it to the school office. Please send a cheque (made payable to “King’s College School”) or make a bank transfer (details within the form) for the registration fee to the school.

Reception Entry

Pupils registered to join Reception will be invited for a 45 minute group assessment with members of the Pre-Prep teaching staff. These usually take place in May/June or October/November of the year preceding entry. If spaces remain, assessments are also organised in January or April of the year of entry.

We are now inviting registrations for pupils to join Reception in September 2021, 2022 and 2023. Assessments for entry in September 2021 will be in May/June 2020 and October/November 2020. Due to Covid-19, we are reimagining how these assessments will be run, and are in contact with the parents of registered pupils.

A very small number of places for entry to Reception in September 2020 remain. Please contact the Registrar for details.

Entry to other years

Once a pupil is registered, they will be invited to attend an assessment morning, which includes a tour of the school with pupils of their own age and a break with their year group. We are currently able to offer remote-assessments, due to the Covid-19 situation.

King’s College School, Cambridge is licensed as a Tier 4 Sponsor by UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) to sponsor international students to come to the UK under Tier 4 of the Points Based System