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How to Apply
Whatever age your child is, applying for a place at a new school can sometimes be a daunting experience. We aim to make the process from initial enquiry through to the very first day at school as simple, transparent and stress-free as possible – in fact, more than that, we strive to make it an exciting time for everyone.

Heathfield Preparatory School
Heathfield Prep is one of West Yorkshire’s leading independent Prep Schools for boys and girls aged 3 to 11 years. Many children join us at the age of 3 and we admit around 30 children each year into our two Reception Classes. Children join us from a wide range of nursery and pre-school settings across Halifax and the surrounding area. We also have lots of children who join us throughout the year in other year groups as families move into the area, or choose to move schools for other reasons. 

We aim to make the process of joining Heathfield Prep a very personal experience as we understand that every child and every family has individual needs. We currently are welcoming families in for an individual tour of the School as all of our Open Events are on hold for the moment due to the current situations. 

Entry into Year 7 
Our biggest intake into Rishworth is in Year 7. Students join us from a wide range of Prep and Junior Schools across Halifax as well as other parts of Yorkshire plus Lancashire, the UK and the world.  Throughout the application process, students and parents have the opportunity to get to know the school, the teachers and the other families looking to join our community.

Entry into other Years
While our largest intake is in Year 7, we also accept applications for entry into all other year groups including 13+ and 16+ entry, subject to availability.  

Please download and complete the relevant application from and send it to

Rishworth and Heathfield Application Form

Nursery Application Form