Boys join us at different stages in their educational journey, but they can all be guaranteed that a warm welcome awaits at Falcons Prep.

We are located in Richmond but welcome families from right across south west London, and also those families living overseas who plan to relocate to our special part of the world.

The main point of entry for our boys is Reception, for those aged four when the school year starts in September. We also have boys join us in Years 3 and 4, as well as Year 7 for those families looking for preparatory places ahead of a move to day and boarding senior schools at 13+.

Occasional places may also be available in other years up to Year 8.

While we are a selective school, we welcome applications from children with a range of academic abilities, and our application process has been carefully designed to ensure each boy is in the right place to succeed. These informal assessments take place in a relaxed classroom environment and include age-appropriate online adaptive tests in English and Mathematics. They are followed by an interview and we also request references from a pupil’s current school where appropriate.

Our assessment procedures and criteria are all based on pre-school and 7+ tests set by accredited organisations, but at a more fundamental level, we are looking to identify if a boy has long-term potential to thrive within our school environment. This means that we put just as much weighting on a pupil’s willingness to learn as well as their social interactions, kindness and personality.

For full details, please review our Admissions Policy.


We look forward to welcoming your son to Falcons Prep this Autumn Term!