Pupils generally join Belhaven Hill at the age of eight but, so long as places are available, they may also come at a later stage. They can be registered at any time in advance, but may be placed on a waiting list. Boarding places, in particular, may be over-subscribed and early registration is advised in order to avoid disappointment. A non-refundable fee of £50 is requested on registration and a deposit to confirm the child’s entry is payable a year in advance.
Whilst the website and prospectus provide a glimpse of life at Belhaven Hill, prospective parents are strongly encouraged to come and visit the school in order to obtain a feel for what makes it special. The visit will provide an opportunity to meet the Headmaster and other staff and, most importantly, to talk to, and have lunch with, the pupils.
There is no formal entrance examination but prospective pupils spend a day, and sometimes a night, at the school prior to entry. This normally happens during the summer term in groups of two or three but it can be earlier in the year, especially when a pupil is not entering the most junior form or is applying for a bursary. The ‘taster’ day is an invaluable experience which enables school and pupil to get to know one another. Children attend lessons, enjoy some sport and activities, and meet a few future friends. More often than not they return home full of the joys of Belhaven and eager to start as soon as possible!
For further information please contact the School Secretary, Tessa Coleman.