Foundation Age 4+

There is a 3 class intake into Foundation at St Faith’s.    

We recommend that prospective parents book a tour of the school before application, so that you can see the school in action and feel confident that it is the right setting for your child.

Priority consideration is given to children who have siblings already in, or due to start at the School, children of staff teaching at, or who are about to take up appointments at either of the Foundation’s schools, and the children of Old Fidelians (former pupils). Further details are available in our admissions policy.

If you would like to apply for a place at St Faith’s, please visit our admissions portal by clicking on the ‘Apply Online’ button. You will then be able to register for a parent account and start a new application.

Creating an account will enable you to save information and return to the portal later.

In Step 7 of the process, you will be asked to confirm that you have made payment of the registration fee of £100. Please make payment before submitting the application.


Key Dates

Places are still available for Foundation 2024. We recommend that families book a tour of the school before making an online application.

Play Sessions:

We invite applicants to a play session here at St Faith’s and will write to parents with a link to book your child onto one of those play sessions. For Foundation 2024, our next play session will take place on 7 February 2024, 9:30am – 10:30am. Once places are filled, we will offer a waitlist. Please note that for children in a nursery or pre-school setting, we also require a copy of their latest report before making an offer.

What happens in a Play Session?

  • Welcome to Southfield (Pre Prep Buildings)
  • Free play, including informal assessment, in a small group
  • School tour for parents plus refreshments
  • Departure

What happens next?

We will write to everyone with a decision following the play session by 9 February 2024 and our acceptance deadline will be 16 February 2024. Please note that where an offer is made, the place will not be guaranteed until the £500 deposit payment is received.

Foundation 2025
Deadline 3rd May 2024

Our next Pre Prep Open Morning will be held on Thursday, 25th April 10:00-12:00. We recommend that you attend the morning if you are considering St Faith’s for your child, or if you have already applied for Foundation 2025. Please register here.
If unable to attend the Open Morning, we recommend booking a tour of the school. Please contact

Play Sessions:

For Foundation 2025 play sessions will be held in the weeks commencing 13th and 20th May 2024. We will write to parents who have made an application with a link to book your child onto one of those play sessions. Following the play sessions, offers will be made on Tuesday, 28th May and the acceptance deadline will be Tuesday, 11th June.