Joining Lancing Prep Worthing

There are three main entry points into Lancing Prep Worthing: Nursery & Pre-School, Reception and Year 7. 

There may be opportunities for pupils to join the school in Year 3, or other year groups, subject to space being available. Children may start at any point in the school year. Whenever this takes place, we make every effort to integrate and settle pupils as soon as possible.

To discuss joining options please contact our Registrar, Mrs Catherine Fauvel, on 01903 201123 or email

Nursery & Pre-School

Entry to our Nursery & Pre-School is available to girls and boys from the age of 2. We work with parents to settle children into our beautiful Nursery & Pre-School setting. A range of attendance options is available and we offer Universal Early Years Funding of 15 hours per week, subject to certain restrictions. Please contact us for more information. We do not offer Early Years Funding places for 2 year olds or Extended Early Years Funding places for 3/4 year olds.


Our main Pre-Prep entry point is into our Reception year, for those moving up from our Pre-School or joining us directly. We seek to make this exciting step into our Pre-Prep as smooth a process as we can, for children and parents alike.

As part of our Virtual Open Morning, we made a tour film where Mrs Stephens, our EYFS Co-ordinator & Reception class teacher, talks about our provision and also shows parents the Nursery & Pre-School, Reception and Pre-Prep classroom spaces, largely without any children, although we were able to incorporate some footage of our Reception class that was taken pre-lockdown. The film is available to view below:

Year 3

We welcome children into Year 3, which is the first of our Prep School year groups. For some families, it is an ideal time to move to Lancing Prep Worthing, as their children will have completed the Key Stage 1 years of their education in their current schools. Early application for Year 3 is recommended as there are limited places available.

Year 7

We welcome a number of new pupils into Year 7 each year, joining us from state primary and other schools. It is an excellent introduction to independent education for those considering Lancing College or other senior schools at 13+. We offer means-tested 11+ scholarships for children joining Year 7. For more information see our dedicated Year 7 Entry page


Admissions Policy (PDF)