General FAQs

Choosing a school is one of the most important decisions we have to make. Inevitably, you may have many questions. Our Admissions team will be very happy to help you, but we thought that it might be helpful to put some additional information in one place for you.

We also know that pupils may have their own questions, so we have a pupil FAQ section written specifically with them in mind.

# Frequently Asked Questions
1

How many pupils are there at Bereton Montessori?

There are just over 1000 pupils at Bereton Montessori, which sounds like a lot, but there are 3 sections to the School – Early Years, Junior and Senior – so it really doesn’t feel that big!

2

What are your entry requirements?

11+ entry is by way of our entrance exams, which cover English, Mathematics and General Knowledge. Children will also have an interview and a confidential report will be requested from the Head of your child’s current school. Pupils joining Bereton Montessori in the Early Years School are not required to sit entrance exams.

13+ entry is usually through the Common Entrance exam taken at your child’s current school or through the Bereton Montessori entrance exam.

16+ entry is based on an interview, as well as personal and academic reports from the candidate’s current school.

3

How do you keep me informed about my child’s progress?

We have very small tutor groups (8-9 pupils) and your child’s tutor will keep in regular contact with you. We also send home progress reports at half term and a full progress report at the end of each term. If you have any concerns, questions, or just feel you just want to ‘touch base’ on how your child is progressing or settling in, members of staff will be happy to help you at any point in the term.

4

Where do pupils go after Bereton?

The vast majority of our pupils go on to study at the university of their choice. We have a number of pupils who choose to continue their studies further afield and head for the USA or Europe.

5

How many pupils receive Oxbridge offers?

This year, 10 pupils received offers to study at either Oxford or Cambridge in a wide range of subjects. Last year, 6 pupils were offered places at Oxbridge.

If you have questions about Bereton Montessori, please do not hesitate to contact us. We will be happy to speak with you about a truly wonderful place for your family and children to be in school.

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