Welcome to Admissions

There’s no better way to get a feel for Brookes than to come and see it for yourself!

We pride ourselves on our relaxed, family-friendly atmosphere where children of all ages can flourish. We recognise that social and emotional development is just as valuable as academic development, so our programme ensures students have a well-rounded experience during their time at Brookes.

We accept applications in any year group all year-round where space permits.  Please do not hesitate to contact admissions on (+44) 01284 760 531 or email admissions@uk.brookes.org.

Our Team

Natalie Taylor



Natalie Taylor



My passion for teaching started with my passion for sport. During my teenage years I coached gymnastics and then attended college to complete my sport and teaching degree.
I have always had a passion for Early Years and teaching younger primary children. I started teaching in London and over the years I have moved and taught in different counties. During this time, I have held senior positions in schools including that of Deputy and Head teacher. I moved to Cherry Trees in 2012 as Nursery manager and thoroughly enjoyed retraining as a Montessori teacher. I have spent the last few years working in KS1 until I took on the position of Principal this year.


We host a number of open days throughout the year, but you are always welcome to arrange a private tour.


We are an inclusive school, so there is no entrance examination. We are also non-denominational and accept students from all faiths.


All places are subject to a taster session and some places may be subject to an interview.

Book a Tour

We would be delighted to welcome you to the school for a personalised tour.

You will get the opportunity to meet with our Principal Natalie Taylor well as class teachers and other members of the team. We can also arrange for you to meet parents of current pupils.

Our Head of Early Years, Lucy Golland, is also available for enquiries for Cherry Trees, which is our Early Years provision (Nursery and Reception).

Taster Days

Taster sessions are available for your child to experience a day in the life at Brookes.

These are free and can be booked in at any point during term time.

Scholarships and Bursaries

We have four scholarships available for students in Year 4 and above.

To view our latest scholarship and bursary information, please click here.


After enquiring and having a taster, you will be offered a place at Brookes.

Following an offer of a place, you should complete the enrolment form and return it along with the registration fee and deposit.

Once this is complete, you will receive all of the necessary information regarding joining Brookes.

If you have any concerns or require further information about the enrolment process, our staff are here to answer any questions you may have.

SEND admissions

Brookes welcomes children with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities as well as those having difficulty with some aspects of their learning or development.

The application process for all children is the same, and places are allocated on a first come, first served basis. Siblings of children already at the school are given priority. Parents are asked to disclose as early as possible any information about their child’s early development which might lead to the need for additional support at school. Following disclosure of any medical condition, allergy, learning difficulty, disability or emotional/social difficulty, and once an offer of a definite place has been made, the school will need to ensure that the child’s needs can be met, using the following criteria:

  • Whether the child will be able to access the mainstream curriculum and inclusive environment at the school.
  • Whether the school has the skills, knowledge, facilities and resources to meet the child’s needs.
  • Whether any adjustments are required to accommodate the child in the school, and if so whether these are reasonable for the school to put in place.
  • Whether the child’s attendance would be incompatible with the efficient education of others and detrimentally affect their good progress.

This will be achieved through: a meeting with parents and tour of the school, sharing of all specialist reports relating to the child, a visit to the child at home or in his/her nursery setting, and if necessary, an assessment by an Educational Psychologist or other professional.

If there is evidence that the school is not able to provide a suitable setting for the child, then a meeting will be held with parents to explain the situation and to make clear the reasons why the offer of a place is being withdrawn. This will be followed up in writing and any deposit that has been paid will be refunded.