Waverley Preparatory School & Nursery

Waverley School & Nursery

Admissions and Fees

Waverley School in Wokingham, ranked 22nd in the UK, provides a first-class education for boys and girls from Nursery through to Year 6. Waverley School is ranked number no 22 in the UK and is also the 'Best in Berkshire' as it has been ranked in the Times Top 100 Prep Schools consistently for the past nine years  based on our academic results (SATS results for Year 6 pupils). Our rankings are based on academic results of our Year 6 cohort.

Our school is a modern school which is a combination of traditional and modern teaching method. We are proud to maintain Waverley as a single-form entry school with 20 pupils per class and an excellent pupil-teacher ratio. 

Waverley Nursery is dedicated to providing excellent care and education for children aged 3 months to 5 years in a happy, nurturing atmosphere in our beautiful Lodge situated within the school grounds.


Please note that the standard ('core') school day is 8.30am-3.30pm. 

The Admissions Process

In summary, the process is as follows:

  • Visit to our school. We request that all prospective parents visit us first to ensure that they feel that Waverley is the correct setting for their child. This can be either via an Open Morning or an individual tour. More details about our Open Mornings here.
  • Registration: If you feel that Waverley is right for your family, your registration is welcomed. Our Registration requires completion of our Registration Form and a £75 Registration Fee.
  • Taster Day: Children are invited to attend at Taster Day at the School.
  • Offer of a Place: Offers are sent out according to place availability at the School.
  • Acceptance of a Place: To accept a place, you will be required to return our Acceptance Form along with a deposit of £1000. Due to the high demand for places, you are given a deadline by when the deposit and form are due back. 

Open Days and School Tours

We hold regular Open Days throughout the school year. Alternatively, if you would like to arrange a personal tour of our school and nursery at a more convenient time, please contact the school office on 0118 973 1121. For more information about our Open Mornings, click here.

Breakfast Club, After School and Holiday Club

For busy parents, we offer care 51 weeks per year, 7.30am-6pm. This includes breakfast club, after school club and holiday club with flexible session times which can be booked for the full term or on an ad hoc basis. Alternatively, these sessions can be part of our 'Extended Day' fees. These clubs are managed by Waverley staff to ensure consistent care from the beginning to the end of each day. 

Early Risers Club: 7.30am-8am. Click here for information and prices.

Breakfast Club - 8am-8.30am. Click here for information and prices. 

After School Club - 3.30pm-6pm. Click here for information and prices.

Holiday Club - Holidays and Half Terms, 7.30am-6pm. Click here for information and prices.

Sibling Discounts

Where there are two or more siblings attending the school at the same time a discretionary discount is applied. A discretionary discount may also  be  available for  the school pupil when the youngest sibling is attending the Nursery for a minimum of 40 hours per week. Please contact the school office for further information.

Scholarships and Bursaries

Occasionally the school may offer scholarships that are awarded based on merit. Existing Waverley families who require additional assistance with fees may apply for a means-tested bursary.

Admissions Information

For further admissions information or to visit Waverley, please contact 

Helen Jenkins

Head of Marketing, Admissions and Communication

Tel: 01189 731121

Email admissions@waverleyschool.co.uk