Open mornings and visiting the school

We always encourage parents considering Gayhurst to visit us so that they can personally experience the friendly, happy and stimulating atmosphere of our school. Individual appointments take place throughout the week – please contact our Registrar to arrange a mutually convenient time. We hope that the opportunity to visit the school will enable you to see why Gayhurst could be the right choice for your child.  If you would like to book to come and see us please use the form below.

Once you have submitted your form you will receive an automated response to your given email address.  If you do not receive this response please call the School.

Book a personal tour

Registering your child for entry

In order to register a child for entry to Gayhurst (subject to any waiting lists) a registration form must be completed and returned to the school along with a registration fee of £50 (£25 for siblings).

To register online, please click here.

There is no assessment for entry into Nursery or Reception. The return of a deposit  (£750 for Nursery and Reception) when requested by the school will secure a place. For entry into Years 1 and 2 there is a gentle, informal assessment. Formal assessments are carried out for entry into Years 3 to 6. A deposit (£250) will be requested when the child comes for assessment. Should a child not be offered a place after assessment, the deposit will be refunded. However if a place is declined after being offered the deposit is not refunded.

Our Vision, Mission and Culture

Vision

Gayhurst aims to be the leading co-educational prep school in the area and offers its pupils a rounded education so they may flourish in either private or state secondary education.

Mission

Gayhurst strives to give its pupils the best start in life. The School provides a happy and caring environment. It treats every child as an individual and gives all its pupils the opportunity to achieve their potential in academic, cultural and sporting pursuits.

Culture

  • Gayhurst sets out to develop in its pupils:
  • The acquisition and use of knowledge
  • The ability to learn and work hard
  • The desire to care for others as well as themselves
  • A sense of tolerance and decency
  • The emotional strength to cope with adversity
  • Enthusiasm, persistence and resilience
  • Leadership and teamwork
  • Confidence and self-discipline.