Frequently Asked Questions

Everything you need to know about Scarisbrick Hall School

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Our frequently asked questions hub is the place to find an answer to any of your Scarisbrick Hall School questions. If you are looking for the very best private school near you, Scarisbrick Hall School is one of the top nationally rated independent schools as rated by the Independent Schools Inspectorate. Read our frequently asked questions below to learn more about Scarisbrick Hall School Bursaries, how much private schools cost and so much more.

To find out more about our admissions procedure, visit our admissions page Here we outline the step by step process of your admissions journey, from your initial enquiry right the way through to acceptance and admission into Scarisbrick Hall School. As one of the leading independent schools in the North, our admissions process consists of a number of crucial steps, including two taster days at Scarisbrick Hall School, a meeting with the Headmaster and references from your child’s current school.

To find out more about our admissions procedure, visit our admissions page Here we outline the step by step process of your admissions journey, from your initial enquiry right the way through to acceptance and admission into Scarisbrick Hall School. As one of the leading independent schools in the North, our admissions process consists of a number of crucial steps, including two taster days at Scarisbrick Hall School, a meeting with the Headmaster and references from your child’s current school.

After your child attends two taster days here at Scarisbrick Hall School, your child may be offered a place to study at our school. You and your child will also have an opportunity to meet the Headmaster and discuss important matters such as your child’s development, their integration into our school and the extracurricular activities available to your child.

You will then be asked to complete the Admission Form and return this, along with a non-refundable registration fee of £250.00, to the Admissions Office.

We will be able to reserve your child’s place for one academic term. However, if your child has not joined Scarisbrick Hall School by this time, we may request that your child joins us for another couple of taster days.

If you opt to not accept the place that has been offered to your child, your application for admission will be withdrawn. As the registration fee is non-refundable, you will not be entitled to the return of your £250.00 registration fee. This registration fee covers the cost of any administration procedures, as well as the cost of assessments and taster days.

We have a waiting list available for students who would like to join Scarisbrick Hall School. Your child will be invited to two taster days at the school. Over these two days, your child will complete a number of assessments. Following these two days, if a place is offered but the class is full, your child will be placed on a waiting list. You will then be expected to complete the admission form and pay the £250.00 registration fee. This will secure your child a place on the waiting list.

The earlier you register your child with Scarisbrick Hall School, the better. We do offer a priority place to any student who attended our Beautiful Beginnings Day Nursery, however it is not compulsory that your child attend our nursery in order to be offered a place..

Students join Scarisbrick Hall School from a wide range of private day nurseries, private preparatory schools and state primary schools. We have a significant intake from our own Beautiful Beginnings Day Nursery who are given priority on places in the main school to start in our Reception class.

As part of the admissions process for Scarisbrick Hall School, your child will be expected to undertake our entrance examination. If you would like to apply for your child to undertake the entrance examination, please contact our Admissions Office.

All prospective students will be informed of their entrance examination result via first class post. We understand that it may be disappointing, but as a selective independent school, it may not be possible for every student sitting the entrance examination to be offered a place. If you would like to find out more about the entrance examination, please contact our Admissions Office.

We are able to arrange individual appointments for prospective students to undertake the entrance examination. If you need to make alternative arrangements as your child is unable to take the examination on the assigned date, please contact our Admissions Office.

Of course! We are happy to arrange individual appointments for your child to sit the entrance examination. This may mean the examination is scheduled to coincide with their next visit to the UK, or alternatively we can liaise with your child’s current school and email exam papers which can be completed prior to them arriving in the UK. As one of the North West’s best private schools, we are proud to accept students from all over the world. However, we would still require your child to attend two taster days at our school before their place is confirmed or declined.

Scarisbrick Hall School is a selective independent school, which is one of the key reasons that we are recognised as one of the best private schools in Lancashire. As a selective independent school, our student numbers are relatively small.

We currently have around 600 students studying at Scarisbrick Hall School. This is split approximately 45% male and 55% female. We also have 90 students at the Beautiful Beginnings Day Nursery and in the Scarisbrick Hall School Pre-School.

Scarisbrick Hall School offers small class sizes. This ensures that all of our students receive the personal attention that they require to flourish in their learning environment. These small classes also ensure that our students are able to contribute to class discussions with ease. Our policy states that we have a maximum of 22 students per class.

Here at Scarisbrick Hall School we understand that changes in personal circumstances can make it difficult to meet private school costs. With this in mind, we have options to help with school fees including the Scarisbrick Hall School bursary for proven financial need.

We also offer scholarships and sibling discounts for families with more than one child at the school. You can find out more about our fees by visiting our fees page.

Additional costs can include lunches, snacks and transport. We also deliver extracurricular activities that may have additional costs, such as school trips and tuition for Peripatetic lessons.

Yes. Our students in Years 2 to Year 4 are taken to a local swimming pool once a week as part of their PE curriculum. The cost of these swimming lessons are included in tuition fees.

Our school transport covers a wide area around our school including South Ribble, Wigan, St. Helens, North Liverpool, Crosby, Formby, Southport, Ormskirk and Burscough. We operate all of our transport in-house which enables us to have a degree of flexibility in the areas covered. Transport is not included in our school fees, however if you would like to learn more, please contact our Admissions Office.

Scarisbrick Hall School does not encourage parents to book holidays within term time. However, we do request that parents write to the Headmaster to request holidays. Whilst these would be noted as ‘unauthorised’, this would be at the discretion of the Headmaster.

Here at Scarisbrick Hall School we run a special Gifted and Talented Programme for our most gifted students. These activities offer personalised learning for every single student to ensure that they are able to meet their full potential. Scarisbrick Hall School teaches via the RIVER learning method, which promotes independent structured learning.

We have a number of students who have specific learning needs. Our excellent Learning Support department tests all applications with specific learning needs such as dyslexia, dyscalculia and dyspraxia. Our Learning Support department is able to work with students who have specific learning needs to ensure that their requirements are met.

Throughout the school our pastoral support staff ensure that they are attending to the emotional and educational wellbeing of each and every child. This is why we have an open door policy, for both students and parents, to allow them to air any concerns in a safe, supportive environment.

Here at Scarisbrick Hall School, we have a zero tolerance approach to bullying. Our effective anti-bullying policy is in place and practiced throughout the school. Any bullying issues are resolved very quickly and discreetly.

You can access our anti-bullying policy on the school Intranet.