skip to main content


At Hurst Lodge, we’re proud of our school community and we want every pupil to embrace their education knowing they are in a place where they belong.

For new families and students, we encourage you to take part in tours, taster days and transition days to get a rounded picture of what we offer and to get a real flavour of day-to-day school life.

Our friendly admissions team are here to help, and they have plenty of experience of helping families make the same step.

We don’t restrict admissions to a single point of entry; we welcome students into school all through the academic year and into all Year Groups.

If you’re considering Hurst Lodge for your child, and you would like further information, please get in touch with Ms Marisa Parducci by email ( or call us on 01252 227002.

The Admissions Process

The first step in the admissions process is to make contact with our admissions team for an informal discussion about your family’s needs and your child’s education to date. We also encourage you to book in for a tour of the school.  

We then arrange taster sessions to help your child get a sense of the school and to meet students in their peer group. This might be for a couple of hours, a half day, a whole day or, occasionally, over a series of sessions spread out across a week. At this point we would ask you to register with us, which requires payment of a non-returnable registration fee of £100.

If all parties are in agreement that Hurst Lodge will provide the right environment for your child to thrive, you will receive an offer letter from us inviting you to join the Hurst Lodge family. On acceptance, a deposit of £600 is required. This is returned to you at the point your child eventually leaves us.

Specialist SEN provision

Admissions to our specialist SEN provision follow our admissions process outlined here, with differing pathways for private, fee-paying families and those securing borough funding through an Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP). If you would like any further information then please get in touch.

Our fees

The complex nature of our provision means there is no ‘one-size-fits-all’ approach in relation to school fees. What you pay will vary depending on the particular educational needs of your child and whether any funding support is available to you.

Discussion of fees forms part of the admissions process, and if you would like to know more or if you have any questions, please get in touch today and a member of our school team will be happy to help.

To join our school, please contact us via the form below.

The Village Hall

Along with our grounds the hall is an extra space for Performing Arts, indoor sports sessions, as well as nearby toileting facilities when we use the green.