Thank you for considering Conifers School, in Midhurst, West Sussex for your child. Conifers School is a small school that prides itself on really knowing each individual within a family environment. At Conifers, academic excellence is underpinned by a focus on the individual which enables first-rate teaching and learning to thrive. We offer a broad curriculum with many opportunities, enabling children to not only experience a wholesome school life, but leave with memories of a fantastic childhood.
Located in the heart of Midhurst we are easily accessible from Petersfield, Chichester, Graffham, Haslemere, Ditcham and other West Sussex areas. We are a school with a real heart and soul, where we look beyond the grades to offer a breadth of opportunity which allows every pupil to flourish and every staff member to develop and succeed.
COVID-19 – New enquiries and School admissions
Whilst Conifers School is temporarily unable to offer our usual full school tour due to Government advice, whilst it may not be possible to visit us in person we do have various other options including virtual tours, virtual meetings with the Head or socially distanced tours of the outside of our wonderful school and its ground, including forest school.
Our admissions department is very much open, and we encourage families who are interested in joining our school to get in touch with our admissions team by email at or by calling 07947 791774. We are busy working and are on hand to provide information, offer a virtual tour or video meet, answer any questions that you may have and to help you with anything that you may need. We are also taking in person tour bookings for as soon as the restrictions are lifted.
Please note, we have updated our admissions process which has been tailored according to Government advice on social distancing. We are continuing to process new applications to the school throughout this period ready for new pupils wishing to join the school during the current academic year as well as for September 2021 entry.
1. Make an appointment to visit us
Either call our Head of Admissions, Mrs Chloe Pestell, on 01730 813 243 or 07947 791774 or e-mail her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We welcome families to visit our school at any time. We always recommend that for your initial visit that you join us for an individual tour, where you will be given our full attention, without the bustle of an Open Day. You will have more time to meet our experienced, knowledgeable staff, view our school and its grounds, including forest school, and at the end of your tour spend some time with our Headmistress, Mrs Emma Smyth, for a cup of tea and a chat, asking any questions you may have.
2. Taster Days
Following your visit, your child will be invited to spend two days with us in their current year group. They will sit some informal assessments (Conifers School does not have formal entrance exams and is non-selective). Following your taster days, parents will be invited in for a feedback meeting so that we can talk to you about how your child got on, as well as answer any questions that you may have. Please note that Taster Days are not able to take place during Covid-19 restrictions.
3. Register with us
As soon as you decide that Conifers School is the school for you, we request that you complete the Registration Form and return it to us along with the non-refundable Registration Fee of £100.
On acceptance of a place at Conifers School, you will need to pay a Deposit of £500 (this is refunded to you when your child leaves at the end of Y3 or above providing due notice is given.) This will secure your child’s place at the school. If your child is joining Nursery or Pre School then we will request a Deposit of £250 at the time of joining and then a further amount of £250 as they move into Reception Class.
4. Welcome Pack
This pack will be either emailed to you or printed for your collection and it contains everything you will need for your child’s start at Conifers School including consent forms, medical forms, parents’ handbook and so on.
A private appointment will be made for you at school for you and your child to purchase all that is required at a date and time that suits you best. The well stocked on-site shop holds both new and secondhand uniform.
To request more information, please contact the Admissions Team at:
Tel: +44(0) 7947 791774
Alternatively, send us a message: