Joining Lancing Prep Worthing

There are three main entry points into Lancing Prep Worthing: Nursery, 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 the Lancing Prep Worthing Registrar, Mrs Kay Piper.

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 15 hours per week of free childcare sessions, subject to certain restrictions. Please contact us for more information.


Our main Pre-Prep entry point is into our Reception year, for those moving up from our Nursery 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.

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 Scholarships & Bursaries page

Admissions Policy (PDF)