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Guide to Independent Schools auTumN 2013

Welcome to the Autumn 2013 edition of The Guide to Independent Schools. As your child begins their educational journey in the independent sector, whether it is at the early years stage, at pre-prep, or later on at senior school, there are a multitude of factors to consider. To make it easy for you, we have split our guide into sections to cover each stage of your child’s school career: from nursery through to sixth form, we aim to leave you with a real understanding of the sector and how it all works. Our features are written by leading headmasters and headmistresses who are experts in the field of education. In each chapter, we also take you behind-the-scenes to give you a real flavour of what school life is like outside the classroom.

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Why choose an independent school? Dr Tim hands, Master of Magdalen College School, Oxford, talks about the value of an independent school education for your child

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y family seems always to have had a respect for education. It also seems always to have seen education and the state as closely linked. This goes back a long way. My grandparents met at night school, one of their ancestors having been schoolmaster on board Lord Nelson’s flagship, HMS Victory, in Napoleonic times. My parents met when they were teaching in a state school and my father went on to become headmaster of one of the country’s largest comprehensives. My sister, being bright, won a scholarship to an independent school, then spent all her life teaching in the state sector. Being not anywhere near as bright, I didn’t get such a scholarship; so it was the state sector for me.

a much better education

Many years later, I found myself as a lecturer at Oxford. I had wonderful accommodation – it was free – and wonderful food – also free. The salary, on the other hand, was, shall we say, nothing to write home about. I wanted to get married, and the state sector wouldn’t have me, as I didn’t have a post-graduate certificate in teacher training. So, I took a job in the independent sector. The job was at The King’s School in Canterbury – the country’s oldest school. I’ve never forgotten walking past the cathedral, through a passage known as The Dark Entry, while reading on my second day an account of how new pupils were settling in. I was astonished at the quality of care. I couldn’t believe the difference between this independent school and the school I had attended as a boy. Indeed, my chief daily pleasure is knowing that I’m able to offer to the children in my charge a much better education than I experienced myself. www.independentschoolparent.com

Tim Hands is the chairman of the HMC, which is an association of the headmasters and headmistresses of over 250 independent day and boarding schools in the UK.

So what are the chief things that an independent school has to offer? First, I’d pick out the emphasis on pastoral care. Since the 1980s, successive governments have been obsessed with raising academic standards. By contrast, the independent schools that I’ve worked in have all had the same principle: first let us ensure that your child is happy; only then might we have some chance of ensuring their success. Inside the state sector, the long interfering arm of government has denied teachers the opportunity to be respected for such pastoral commitment.

sport, drama and cheese clubs

Second, all the schools I’ve worked in have emphasised the importance of extra-curricular activity: sport, music, drama and a host of other things – my current school even has a Cheese Club. Alas, the industrial unrest of the late 1970s removed the emphasis on extra-curricular activity in state schools. If the First World War was won on the playing fields of Eton, then the 1966 World Cup was won on the school playing fields of East Ham. But the battle for pupils in the state sector to have first rate educational opportunities is now a lost one, in East Ham and in most other places, reducing the capacity for extra-curricular activity to develop personality and raise self-esteem. The last reason for choosing an independent school is the easiest to measure. It is the academic results. At A-level in 2012, 18% of entries from independent schools gained an A* grade (compared to a national average of 8%).

At GCSE, it is even more marked, with 31% of independent entries gaining an A* compared to a national average of 7%. Parents may be seduced by league table positions and success rates at top universities but what is at least as important academically is that, because independent schools are not bound by the National Curriculum, teachers have the luxury of being able to teach beyond the syllabus. At my current school, our practical expression of this is an extended research project for all Lower Sixth pupils, which is known as Waynflete Studies, (named after William of Waynflete, founder of the College). Pupils begin the year with lectures and gradually choose a title to research, finally submitting a 5,000-word essay. It doesn’t get them any qualification – that indeed is the point. They have acquired something invaluable, something beyond any government-imposed metric.

schools for “toffs”?

Many people view independent schools as “toff schools”. They aren’t. What many independent school parents want is what’s best for their children. They just value education over an expensive holiday, an expensive car, or an expensive house. British education is famous the world over. “In my opinion,” the historian Niall Ferguson remarked in the recent BBC Reith lectures “the best institutions in the British Isles today are the independent schools.” We live in an age when state interference is high. Long may independent schools continue to express their principles, turning the children of today into the happy, successful adults of tomorrow.

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And they’re off! Aged 2, your little darling is on the cusp of a school career, which will span 16 years, finishing at 18. However, with exams and homework still way off in the distance, at this tender age, it’s all about natural curiosity and learning through play.

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If you’re going to spend huge amounts of money on private school, then it’s got to deliver the goods. And independent schools do. This term, most pupils are heading into the sixth form with an average of seven As and two A* grades at GCSE. That’s impressive!

Prepare to be amazed with a staggering range of subjects from which pupils choose their A levels. There are the traditional disciplines like history and maths as well as newbies like psychology and media studies. It’s crunch time and all in aid of securing a place at university. Illustration by Louise Quirke

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Learning through play

From the moment they are born, children are learning. With exams and essays, however, still way off in the distance, the early years are a time when natural curiosity and imagination can guide development. Pre-school education – starting from the age of two or three, until a child enters a primary or pre-prep school reception class in the school year they turn five – is all about learning through play. It sounds – and should be – fun but most experts agree that it is also a very important stage of a child’s school career.

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In recent years, the Government has become ever more keenly aware of the value of good nursery education, and there has been much focus on its role in preparing children to make the best possible start to their subsequent formal schooling. “There is lots of research showing that high quality early years education helps prepare children not just for school but for life,” says Purnima Tanuku, Chief Executive of the National Day Nurseries Association (NDNA). “Children learn how to engage and interact with other children and express their needs.”

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What is the Early Years Foundation Stage?

Last September, the updated Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) curriculum became compulsory for all organisations providing care for children of pre-school age (independent and state nursery schools, day care nurseries and including childminders). The EYFS is the statutory framework that sets the standards that all providers must meet to ensure that children learn well and are kept healthy and safe. It’s a simplified version of its predecessor and pin points three areas of learning for pre-schoolers: communication and language, physical development and personal, social and emotional development. In addition, there are also four specific areas of learning: literacy, mathematics, knowledge of the world and expressive arts and design. AUTUMN 2013 INDEPENDENT SCHOOLS 9


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At their own pace

A good nursery education will help a child develop in all these fields, but crucially it will allow the child to do this at their own pace, and always in a stimulating and supportive environment. The EYFS places a great deal of emphasis on every child as an individual in their own right. For many children, nursery school is the first experience of being away from home in a group setting for extended periods of time. It is, acknowledges Alison Collings, a big step. As Head of Bankfield, an outstanding nursery school as rated by the Government’s Office for Standards in Education, Children’s Services and Skills (Ofsted), attached to Highfield Prep School and Harrogate Ladies’ College in Harrogate, she is used to the anxieties of both children and parents.

A gentle introduction

“We reassure them that really it is a very gentle introduction to education. The child’s keyworker [the Government requires that each nursery setting designates one key staff member to each child] will place a huge emphasis on the child’s interests. We make sure the nursery environment is stimulating and nurturing and early on we tend to do a lot of carrying about on hips,” says Collings. Like most early years specialists, she believes that while it is important to ease children into nursery school, most children are ready for the opportunities it can offer by the age of two or three. “Nursery allows them to learn and explore in a group. Gradually they start to share and take turns, be part of the group and communicate within it. They learn mutual respect and that the world is a much bigger place.”

Plenty of messy play

A nursery setting often allows for children to take part in creative and physical activities on a bigger scale than may be possible at home. “Plenty of messy play and arts and crafts and time spent outdoors are wonderful for children,” says Collings. Activities such as these will be guided by the way staff provide resources and support the children, but it is important at this stage that activities are mostly led by the child.

Essential first lessons

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as listening, language development, enjoyment of stories, fine motor skills) and learning about shapes and numbers in the environment.

How to find early years education?

For parents choosing nursery education, the array of options can seem baffling. Early years education may be provided in an independent or state stand-alone pre-school; as part of the provision in a day-care nursery; in a nursery class within a primary or prep school; or by a parent-run cooperative pre-school. Some nurseries are run according to Montessori principles (a system which emphasises holistic child-led learning within a more structured environment) though these too will obviously adhere to the EYFS. Many different factors affect choice – including childcare requirements for working parents, local provision and waiting lists, ethos and cost. The key issue, says Purnima Tanuku, is to find high quality provision. “There 12 INDEPENDENT SCHOOLS AUTUMN 2013

is good and bad practice in all sectors, so parents really need to do some research, looking at Ofsted reports and asking for recommendations.” Research conducted by the NDNA found that word-of-mouth was the single most influential factor for parents. Collings, like Tanuku, belives that this research must be accompanied by visits to nurseries to get a personal feel for a setting. “I tell parents they will get an instinctive feeling if the nursery is right for them and their child.” She advises parents to look for a nursery with experienced and wellqualified staff – who will be able to answer the needs of all children. The Government has minimum requirements in terms of staff ratios and qualifications, but an outstanding nursery, says Collings, usually exceeds these minimums. “I deliberately employ well-qualified teachers and we have a very low staff turnover. I do, however, employ two younger staff as well and they bring a valuable fresh perspective but I

Above, The Elms School, Malvern, right, Montessori children in action at school

personally wouldn’t be happy with an exclusively very young staff. ”

How many hours per week?

There is no definitive guideline for how many days or hours of nursery education children should receive. The Government provides funding for 15 hours of free nursery education per week over 38 weeks each year (basically school term times) from the term after your child’s third birthday. Many parents opt to use their vouchers in the independent sector and top up as necessary to meet the cost of the sessions they require. Collings suggests that two or three sessions per week is a good starting point but believes the number of hours is much less important than selecting a creative, nurturing nursery which will allow each child to thrive. “Childhood is getting shorter and specialist early years education allows them to really enjoy some of its innocence and magic. It should be a wonderful time for them.” www.independentschoolparent.com


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First steps Principal Dawn Nasser describes a typical day at Rose House Montessori School, south London

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ed is three years old and has been coming to this nursery for over a year now. He knows the nursery environment and is confident because it feels a little like home. Even at such a tender age he is beginning to understand the ground rules of the Montessori system. These are simple rules, which are based on a respect for the environment, an understanding of his own needs and a respect for the needs of his friends. He knows he will find all his favourite Montessori activities on the same shelf where he returned them after playing yesterday. As he enters the room, he looks around and might have a go at seeing if he can continue with the tasks he tackled yesterday. -As£2,500 he takes off his coat he struggles to get a button out of the hole but luckily remembers the lesson the teacher showed him a little while ago and thinks again and tries to practise doing it for himself. Meanwhile, his friend, Amber, aged two, is sweeping up some beans that have spilt on the floor at the side of the table she is working on. He spots three other friends, Samuel, aged three, Eliot, aged four, and Leila, aged two, all 14 INDEPENDENT SCHOOLS AUTUMN 2013

Above, pupils at Montessori enjoy their favourite activities

at the snack table. Samuel is cutting an apple, Eliot is peeling a banana and Leila is watching the two of them. Ted hangs up his coat on a peg, takes his lunch bag, puts it on the trolley and skips off to the book corner. A teacher has just started to read We’re Going on a Bear Hunt to a small group of his friends. Ted knows that as always there is no timetable to his morning. Soon, once everyone has arrived, he will be able to not only choose where to play in the classroom but he will also be able to go outside to the garden. In the classroom next door, Hannah, aged seven, has just arrived. Like Ted, she has the freedom to work and play alone, in pairs, in a small group or to learn something new with a teacher. Montessori gives them the chance to be independent and take control of their learning. What is different for Hannah is that now she is older and consciously aware of what she is learning, she will be recording what she has done during the day on her own daily chart. Hannah will share it with her teacher at various times during the week who will make comments on her progress. This morning, Hannah has decided to finish

sewing the hem on the napkin she is making for lunchtime. Hannah sits down at a table with Oliver, who is eight years old and who is finishing writing a story he started yesterday. Oliver loves writing stories and she also notices that he has an activity in front of him. Another friend of Hannah’s, Joshua, aged six, is on the floor working with the continent map and flags. I wonder if he will remember all the countries, she thinks. Next to Joshua is Amelia. Amelia has recently joined from the pre-school class and is six years old. Hannah has been Amelia’s buddy and she has been showing her around. She is working with the large number cards up to 1,000. She is already on to the hundreds. Hannah glances around again and notices the sign has gone up for the garden. Yes!!! Everyone has arrived so she can take her work outside if she wants and as it is a lovely day the afternoon small group lessons will be outside too. Hannah loves these lessons as they cover topics including all the humanities, geography, history and science. There is always an exciting experiment, something to touch or even smell, so much to find out about! www.independentschoolparent.com


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Ready, sTeady, GO! A good pre-prep education ensures a child’s smooth transition to prep school and beyond, writes Thea Jourdan

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hy send your child to pre-prep? I know why I do. My three children, aged three, five and six all go to the same lovely pre-prep school in leafy Hampshire. Paying for three children from such an early age is a hefty investment, but in our case, we feel it is money well spent. I didn’t actually intend to put any of my children through pre-prep. I thought that they could easily move sideways from the state sector into the private system at a later date. But fate intervened. My eldest daughter didn’t get into the over-subscribed local primary school with an outstanding Ofsted report, or her second choice for that matter. Her third choice school was keen to take her with lots of empty places, which spoke volumes about the quality of the education on offer. Two years down the line, my children are thriving and we think we made the right choice. But would it be the right choice for everyone? Janette Wallis, senior editor at The Good Schools Guide, believes that pre-prep schools are appealing to a growing number of parents who in the past would have waited until their children reached seven, eight or nine. “There are lots of reasons why this is happening. It makes parents feel more confident that their children will have the educational basics they need.” www.independentschoolparent.com

Pre-prep schools sell themselves on small class sizes – up to 18 children maximum is normal – and having outstanding facilities, often shared with a linked preparatory school. Oak House, the Pre-Prep and Nursery school attached to Aysgarth School in North Yorkshire, caters for boys and girls from three to eight. It has access to the prep school facilities such as the games fields, sports hall, swimming pool, computer suite, library and chapel. Pre-preps also routinely use specialist teachers for subjects such as French, IT sciences and the arts. In a state primary school, with 30 children in many classes, a single teacher will usually coach across the board. You may not find French on the curriculum either as you will at Brookham Pre-Prep in Hampshire which follows its own “creative” curriculum’. “A significant number of specialist teachers coupled with small classes provide an atmosphere in which standards rise across the board. And that’s because children become active participants in their learning and want to know more,” explains head teacher Diane Gardiner. There is also the matter of convenience: pre-prep pupils can be dropped off early and picked up late. “Some state schools will have breakfast clubs and clubs after school but provision is patchy,” explains Wallis.

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Hodder House, the pre-prep school of Stonyhurst St Mary’s Hall school in Lancashire has Teatime Club which runs until six. Marie Lea, head of pre-prep, says that the longer school day is perfect for working mothers and the children benefit too. “Children can learn Mandarin and can take part in physical activities including judo and fencing, alongside more cerebral ex-curricular activities including science and ICT.” The emphasis at Hodder House is thinking forward and skills-based learning. Children are given iPads when they start reception. “We have found that it helps them to read and write very early,” explains Lea. Canny prep schools have also cottoned on to the fact that if you get children in early, they are more likely to stay on at your establishment. “As a marketing opportunity, a great nursery as part of a pre-prep, is a good idea,” explains Wallis. Many pre-preps participate in the Government’s Nursery Grant scheme for three and four-yearold children so it may end up cheaper than a state nursery. In London, the rise of the pre-prep attached to an established prep school is a notable trend. “There is so much competition to get into good prep schools that parents feel duty bound to start their children as early as possible. It may well be easier to get in at age three than at age seven for example,” says Wallis. At Devonshire House in London, a co-ed prep school catering for boys and girls from the age of two and a half, the first point of entry is the Oak Tree Nursery. Children from the nursery are automatically accepted into Devonshire House Prep School. For those applying at Reception age, entry is by assessment. It isn’t simply a trend restricted to London. The pre-prep department of Glebe House School in Norfolk is fed by

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❝ Pre-prep schools sell themselves on small

class sizes and on their outstanding facilities ❞ its well-established nursery and those children get priority. They can’t guarantee a place for children wishing to enter the school at reception stage, although they aim to offer places when they can. The same rule doesn’t always apply. At Thomas’s London Day Schools, even those children starting at the nursery need to go through an

Above, Cheadle Hulme School, Cheshire, below, Brookham Pre-Prep, Hampshire

assessment process to enter the pre-prep. Some mums even resort to hiring tutors for teenies – a new phenomenon which is rooted in parental anxiety fuelled by the ultra-competitive world of London independent schools. It is not considered to be necessary by the schools, however, which say that tests are only designed to pinpoint potential. When it comes to what children learn, state school pupils have to follow the national curriculum – and the whims of government ministers. Private pre-prep schools are not bound by the same rules: they can create their own curriculums and many of them do. It is also rare for privately educated children to sit the Key Stage One SATs, at the age of seven. This doesn’t mean, however, that children at pre-preps avoid rigorous testing. At Brookham, children are assessed “discreetly” from Year One to determine whether they are performing to the expected standard and if they need help in any weak areas. Starting down the private school route so young does involve a financial commitment, but a growing number of parents believe it is worth it. Janette Wallis explains: “For many people, they do the calculations and the price is right.” AUTUMN 2013 INDEPENDENT SCHOOLS 19


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always to “have-a-go” at something… even if that ultimately means “learning from mistakes’. In terms of fit with the Wandsworth Prep philosophy, Forest School fosters a sense of teamwork and develops the qualities which will help children grow from learners into leaders. For Forest School to work properly, though, it can’t just be something that’s tagged on to the learning experience in the same way as after-school clubs. The discoveries that we make beyond the classroom will often follow us back to school in both a physical and a conceptual way. We take cameras along to record moments, collect materials to make collages and always review the fun we’ve

had at the end of the day. This creates a buzz among the parents too and, as a result we have had many parents accompany us to the Common, to take part in the Forest School experience. Learning to take risks safely plays an important role in Forest School and some observers may say we have taken a pretty big gamble ourselves by allocating so much of our curriculum to it. Fresh air and open space are not things you would associate with a London school – in fact they’re the reason why many parents look beyond the capital for their child’s education. But Forest School could well be why our pupils and parents go wild for it! AUTUMN 2013 INDEPENDENT SCHOOLS 23


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It wasn’t that there weren’t brilliant state schools in the area; there were,” says Suzanne, a mother who recently went through some fairly major soulsearching before opting for an excellent co-educational prep school for her son. Anyone in the fortunate position of having two excellent education systems to choose from faces a dilemma that prep school heads, who make something of a speciality of understated salesmanship, are quick to acknowledge. “A good primary school is going to be better than a bad, independent prep,” says Ben Thomas, the headmaster of Thomas’s, an achingly desirable establishment in Battersea. The costs involved are substantial.

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Average annual prep school fees top £10,000, according to the Independent Association of Preparatory Schools (IAPS). It’s even more for boarders. With means-tested bursaries becoming the norm, low-income families shouldn’t let the costs put them off. A small number of scholarships are also available: Newland House School in Twickenham awards music scholarships to its “most deserving” instrumentalists. For most, however, it adds up to a stomach-churning level of investment that should be embarked on only if the advantages over the local state sector offering are sufficiently worth it. “There is really no excuse for (prep schools) not to be offering more,” says Ben Thomas.

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operate in,” as one puts it. In the opposite corner are bodies extolling the benefits of an education where boys and girls can develop emotionally and intellectually at their own pace, distraction-free. Then there are leaving ages. Some highly effective prep schools finish when the child reaches 11-years-old. Others, geared towards Common Entrance exams, which are generally taken at 13, don’t. And heads are keen to stress that those two extra years can be a very precious time indeed. “The joy of children having the opportunity to go through to 13-plus is about allowing them to be a child in a

smaller environment with a family feel,” says Nathan Cheesman, the head of St Richard’s, a co-educational day and boarding school for three-13 year olds in Bromyard, Herefordshire. Another factor to consider is whether you want your child to board. It’s a speciality of many preps, and can take a bit of getting used to. Its supporters point out that it provides not only a gentle introduction to public (senior) school life but also adds a unique dimension that benefits day pupils too. “It gives children time,” says Benedict Dunhill, the head of Port Regis, Dorset. “Even our day pupils work to boarding routines, coming out from prep, having www.independentschoolparent.com


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supper at the school. Breaking bread with other pupils three times a day means you really get to know people.” There are other blindingly obvious differences. Take the class sizes which average 16, according to IAPS data, ensuring teachers have the time to focus on each individual. It’s telling that educational consultant Niall Browne, who has taught in both state and independent schools, says “the small class sizes in the independent sector means that, to this day, I could look at a piece of handwriting by one of the children I’ve taught and tell you exactly whose it was.” Stand-out facilities are another big selling point. Parents visiting Chandlings, a highly successful independent day school for children aged two-11 years in Oxfordshire, “love the fact that it’s very green and the environment is so calm,” says Sophia Ashworth Jones, the headmistress. “We have swans on the lake and a golf course. www.independentschoolparent.com

It’s wonderful.” And if parents are not already bowled over, the school has the ultimate weapon – “ponies in the paddock.” It rarely fails. Even if delights of an equine nature aren’t your thing, the dazzling range of subjects, exuding breadth as well as quality, could well do the trick. “We offer art, drama, music, sports, French and ICT as part of the timetable from the age of four,” says Ben Thomas. “You just won’t get that in primary school because they simply haven’t got the resources.” There’s also the expertise of the teachers to factor in. “You will be taught geography by a geography graduate, history by a history graduate, so it’s specialist teaching all the way,” stresses David Alexander, headmaster of Newland House School, Twickenham. It’s a lot to fit in, which explains why the school day tends to be longer than in the state sector, a stretched version that enables subjects to be not merely ticked

Left to right, Knighton House, Dorset, Newland House, Twickenham, Queen’s College, Somerset

off the list but studied in depth, says Richard Follett, the headmaster of Vinehall School, a day and boarding prep for boys and girls in Robertsbridge, East Sussex. The result? “It gives children the chance to find something they absolutely love doing.” And it’s that chapter and verse understanding of their pupils’ strengths and potential, coupled with dazzling teaching that is ultimately what preps are all about. The clue, after all, is in the word “preparation” and it’s something they do supremely well. “Parents choose us because we make it absolutely clear that what we do is prepare children for 13-plus education. We know how Common Entrance works and we have very good links with senior schools. That makes a massive difference,” says Ben Beardmore-Gray, headmaster of Mowden Hall School in Newton, Northumberland. Each leavers’ class can go to a multitude of senior schools. Pupils at AUTUMN 2013 INDEPENDENT SCHOOLS 27


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Vinehall School will head off to 16 different destinations between them, while at Port Regis, “we send 80 leavers each year to over 30 different schools, from Ampleforth down to Truro and everything in between: Eton, Harrow, Winchester – you name it,” says Benedict Dunhill. It adds up to a virtuoso exercise in differentiation for the staff. “The teachers have to teach imaginatively in lots of different ways because the schools each have special requirements. It stops us […] teaching to the majority,” explains Richard Follett. For ambitious parents, the “right” prep is the one that most successfully assists pupils’ onward educational journey to the nation’s most fiercely selective senior schools. Benedict Dunhill is among those who regularly puts his reputation on the line by weighing in on behalf of borderline candidates. Recently he successfully persuaded a top public school to take a waiting list candidate. “We pestered and in the end, we got him in,” he says. And he’s not the only one. “When I first joined the school, one of my top priorities was to go round every single senior school and make sure I knew all the heads and then follow up,” says Nathan Cheesman. First-class working relationships are vital; he says, because of the huge levels of trust involved on all sides between parents, prep and senior schools. “It doesn’t matter how wonderful children are. If you don’t actually get them to the school where they are aiming to be, in a way you have failed.” But while they’ll stick their necks out

If it’s a case of that particular year group being at the limit, but we loved the boy or girl – bring them back ❞ – Benedict Dunhill, headmaster, Port Regis, Dorset ❝

for deserving candidates, good preps will also tell it like it is. “I’m a bit unusual,” says Ben Thomas. “I say this is our leavers’ list but that’s not what we are about – they are a by-product of what we’re trying to achieve, not the aim.” And while alarm bells might ring if “there weren’t any children going on to highly selective schools,” he stresses, as do other heads, that “it’s about matching parents’ aspirations with our 28 INDEPENDENT SCHOOLS AUTUMN 2013

expectations and ensuring that both are aligned by the time their child goes off to senior school.” It’s an approach shared by Sophia Ashworth Jones. Her school is the only truly independent junior school in the area with no affiliate secondary, yet remains hugely popular with parents because children don’t have to fit a particular mould. “We don’t mind what shape they are. We do mind that they

Above, The Downs School, Malvern

grow up to be themselves.” Ultimately, the right prep school will be one where pupils are both happy and successful and are guided to a senior school that will continue the process. The bottom line is the quality of the education on offer. “If the school burned down, we could run it in a row of tepees and your children would be just as happy because we’ve got wonderful people looking after them,” says Sophia Ashworth Jones. And however lush the playing fields or amazing the new performing arts centre, that’s really what any parent wants to know. It’s like all parenting, says Nathan Cheesman. “If I can give them nothing else, I’m making the choice of where they’re going and supporting them as an individual. I feel that we can look at ourselves in the mirror – my wife and I – and say we’ve done the best we can and I genuinely believe that.” www.independentschoolparent.com


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ake a snapshot of most prep schools across the country at 7am and you would find a very familiar picture: matrons bustling around, opening curtains and trying to rouse sleepy children. If you had taken a closer look at Moor Park Prep School in Shropshire, a very different scene would have emerged. For what would have greeted you was the “Breakfast Club” – and I challenge you not to be slightly amazed. Throughout the Summer term, the Moor Park boarders were donning their trainers and running. The children were responding to a www.independentschoolparent.com

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moments under the duvet, the children found that a little exercise first thing in the morning was a great way to start the day. The challenge wasn’t just one of commitment and determination either. As a preparatory school we claim to do just that – prepare our children for the next step. And yet we often go out of our way to make things easy as we are desperate for them not to fail. The Breakfast Club, however, was all about independence. The children had a choice – they ran or they didn’t. They organised themselves without reminders; their running kit had to be up in their dorms, trainers safely stored ready for the morning or they couldn’t run. Timing was crucial; laps had to be completed, children showered and dressed and down to breakfast by 7.30am or their laps didn’t count – no excuses. Midway through, the lead runner had a lap deducted for leaving his bed unmade in his haste to get downstairs. Through the Breakfast Club the boarding staff were teaching skills for life; that the most worthwhile achievements don’t come

Above, tucking into breakfast after their morning run

easily. They require effort and commitment. The children not only surprised themselves, but also their parents with what they were capable of. On completion, 47 children reached that magical 100% of runs completed and basked in glory while their Headmaster, Jonathan Bartlett and his wife Lisa, handed out the sausage baps and juice. However, for most of the children, it wasn’t about the reward or a huge prize. For many a handshake and a rousing applause were more than enough. So what was it that made them drag themselves out of bed every morning – even on the chilly, wet ones? Moor Park pupils love a challenge and are intrinsically competitive. Not in a “need to win at all costs” way but in a “come on everyone, we can do this,” kind of a way. Every prep school seeks to find their USP, something special to tell the prospective parents as they tour around the school. Moor Park’s unique selling point is not the Breakfast Club, but the children running it. AUTUMN 2013 INDEPENDENT SCHOOLS 33


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Shop via their online retailer links and your KidStart Savings are automatically collected and deposited into any child savings account, bank or building society, JISA or child trust fund.

Simple and Safe

Easy and free to join, it takes no more than five minutes to register at KidStart. co.uk. KidStart will then automatically take care of everything else, tracking transactions, collecting savings and paying it into which ever account you nominate. Unusually KidStart is authorised by the Financial Conduct authority which gives added security to members.

Friends and family can save as well

A great feature of KidStart is the invite email. Once you have added a child, you can use it to email friends and family to invite them to help out. If they accept,

“I’ve been signed up to KidStart for 18 months and they have already put £150 into Harry’s bank account,” said one happy customer

their account is linked to your child’s as well. It is a great way for grandparents to contribute.

Save into where you want

You tell KidStart where you would like the money you earn to go. If you don’t have an account set up, don’t worry as you can save into your own account and add one later.

It all adds up

The great thing about KidStart is that over time the savings one collects each time can add up into a sizeable amount. Some members have collected thousands – all for free and on things they would have bought anyway – and the best thing about it all is: it’s all for their children. Go to www.kidstart.co.uk/isg to register for free or to learn more

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Welcome to big

school... Jim Stearns, head of Shoreham College, Sussex, explains the benefits of an independent senior school education

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n this article I have been asked to explain to parents, who are new to the sector the benefits of an independent school education for their child. Perhaps a good starting point would be to clarify exactly what we mean by an independent school and why the terms private and public school are less commonly used nowadays.

Public and private school: what’s the difference? In countries, such as north America,

the distinction is very straightforward. Public schools are state schools and private schools are fee paying independent schools. The term public school though, in this country, goes back to the Public Schools Act of 1868, which removed seven 38 INDEPENDENT SCHOOLS AUTUMN 2013

schools from any direct responsibility of the Crown. The term “public” meant that access to those schools was not restricted on the basis of religion, occupation or home location. The seven schools were Charterhouse School, Eton College, Harrow School, Rugby School, Shrewsbury School, Westminster School and Winchester College. As a result of this, the terms private and public school have over time become interchangeable, hence those in the sector tend to use the term independent school instead to avoid confusion.

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now, which is the more common transition between primary and secondary school in the state sector. Entry to schools varies depending on type. A large number of independent schools are academically selective to some degree, and have either their own entrance exam or use the Common Entrance exams, which again can be sat at 11 or 13. This is not true of all independent schools, however. Some, like my own, admit pupils on the basis of a satisfactory school report and a successful taster day, and enjoy having a broad range of ability. Whatever the requirements, these will be clearly explained by the admissions team at that school.

An informed choice

For most parents in this day and age, it is not a traditional choice, i.e children automatically attending the school their parents went to. Instead, it is a more informed choice based on the parents assessing the education provision in their area, how best to give their child a good start in life, and provide them with the best education possible. For many families, that means choosing when to fund an independent education if it is not possible to provide that education for the whole of the child’s schooling. It varies regionally: in some parts of the country where there are good state secondary schools, there is often a thriving independent junior and prep school provision. In other areas, parents may be more likely to try out the local primary schools and spend the money on senior school instead, ensuring that the provision is the best it can be as the children tackle important exams at 16 and 18.

How much does it all cost? Figures relating to the most recent academic year from the Independent

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❝ A large number of independent schools

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❝ Independent schools have much more opportunity to provide the

right balance of support and challenge for each individual child ❞

Schools’ Council (ISC), a body that represents over 1,200 independent schools in the UK, show that day fees can range from below £9,000 per year up to boarding fees of over £30,000 per year, showing huge variance across school type and region. Even at the lower end figure, for a child potentially spending five-seven years of their senior school education in an independent school this represents a significant outlay. Despite this, in the five years since the banking crisis of 2008, pupil numbers at independent schools have held up very well, if anything showing the slightest of increases, rather than a decrease, over this time. This is in spite of an increase in free schools and academies in the state sector, which theoretically means an improvement in state provision.

Fostering ambition and drive It is clear in my mind though, having talked to parents about their reasons for www.independentschoolparent.com

making the change from state to independent education, that there is no great secret to the success of the independent sector. Small classes, a wide range of extra-curricular activities and experiences, and a level of ambition that is not always apparent in other settings, are what make it the success story it is. There is a huge diversity in the sector as well: parents can choose from smaller or larger schools, single sex or co-educational, day or boarding, so there is a school for all types of child.

From state to independent

Often when I speak to parents who are considering making the switch they discuss the fact that they have been very happy with the state school up to a point, but their child falls somewhere in the middle of things and is therefore overlooked, or not pushed enough, as inevitably the teacher’s time is taken by those at either end of the spectrum. Independent schools have much more

Above left, Gordonstoun School, Moray, above right, Harrow School, Middlesex

opportunity to provide the right balance of support and challenge for each individual child, due to their smaller classes and what goes in those classes. Independent schools have tended to stick with the traditional academic exams and, regardless of how selective they are, are able to add value to the results of the children they enter for exams.

Success story

While many state schools offer a range of extra-curricular activities it is unusual to find a state school that has it embedded in its DNA. A wide range of sport, music, drama and other activities are usually on offer at independent schools, with even quite small schools offering a huge range of such activities. Although labelled as extra-curricular, I become more and more convinced that they are an intrinsic part of the success of any school as the confidence that a child gains from activities such as this, is usually beneficial to their ability to apply themselves to those areas of work in which they are less successful. AUTUMN 2013 INDEPENDENT SCHOOLS 43


Single Sex Charlotte Avery, headmistress of St Mary’s School, Cambridge, argues that single-sex education gives boys and girls the chance to be themselves

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romoters of co-education will say that in the “real world” the sexes work and live together and so dividing boys and girls at school is artificial. But the “real world” is different to the “teenage world” for several reasons. When I was growing up in the 1980s, young people worried about exams, health issues and bullying. Into the already complicated mix of hormones, selfdiscovery and social pressure has now come a third set of exams in consecutive years (GCSEs, AS and A2 exams). This year a YouGov poll found that one in three 16-to-18-year-old girls in the UK say they have experienced

harassment at school. I am certain that this sort of experience is not the case in the majority of independent schools but teenage male arrogance can be off-putting as can over-ebullient girls to the more sensitive of their own sex, let alone to quieter boys. Clearly, an advantage offered by single-sex schools is to offer a brief respite from some of this pressure: by removing the opposite sex! During the teenage years, a young person’s image of themselves develops

and changes – sometimes they are confident and sometimes the veneer is shockingly thin. Allowing girls and boys the chance to simply “be” themselves without conforming to what they think the opposite sex requires of them is a precious opportunity. Single-sex schools also offer their pupils more opportunities in certain co-curricular dimensions. In terms of leadership – a key attribute for the world of work – co-ed schools will often promote

❝ Single-sex schools offer a respite from some of

this pressure: by removing the opposite sex! ❞

a head girl and boy in the interests of fairness. In a single-sex school all leadership positions go to one sex. There is a place for single-sex schooling – as there is for co-ed, but as more boys’ schools take girls into their sixth forms and girls’ schools follow suit, choices for boys and girls become more limited which is a shame.

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verSuS Co-ed A co-educational environment reflects real life, says edward elliott, headmaster of the Perse School, Cambridge

Look for the right school for your child” is the advice I give many times a week to prospective parents who arrive armed with league table rankings and perceptions of educational hierarchies. When it comes to school choice, think relatives rather than absolutes because good schools come in many different shapes and sizes. The key to a successful education is to select a school that understands and meets the needs of your child as an individual, not a gender type. Given that there are no absolutes in education, it is not possible to claim that co-education is universally better than single sex or vice-versa. Proponents of single-sex schools claim that girls and boys do better academically if educated separately. However, in a comprehensive review of the evidence, academics, Alan Smithers and Pamela Robinson of Buckingham University concluded that “while there are some very good girls’

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schools and boys’ schools, it does not look as though they are good because they are single sex”. They found that many other factors had an influence, including leadership and teaching quality, school ethos and spending per pupil. My own experience of working in single sex and co-educational schools is that gender composition has no effect on academic results. The single sex versus co-ed debate is to some extent a red herring; children thrive in schools where the teaching is excellent, the leadership strong, pupils are well motivated and the culture is one of hard work and success. Arguments that boys and girls mature at different rates or learn in different ways and therefore best educated apart are simplistic. Differences within genders can at times be more striking than those between them. Good teachers are experts in educating individuals, not teaching to a gender type. In a co-ed school that offers diverse

❝ Good teachers are experts

in educating individuals, not teaching to a gender type ❞

Below, King’s College School, Wimbledon

opportunities and assumes anybody can succeed at anything, gender stereotypes are broken down every day. Over the last decade the number of pupils in independent co-ed schools has risen, while the number in single-sex schools has fallen. Parents want to equip their child to succeed in the workplace where they will need strong interpersonal skills such as empathy, teamwork and communication. These skills are more readily acquired in co-ed schools where learning happens in an environment that reflects real life.

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I can’t wait to be in the Sixth Form because then we can do the enchantment programme,” says Pearl, a pupil at Godolphin School, Wiltshire. Her slip of the tongue may well have been Freudian because the Enhancement Programme is indeed enchanting! The Enhancement Programme together with Prep Plus, Godolphin Plus Junior and Godolphin Plus Senior all form part of the Godolphin Plus Programme, which is especially put together for the boarders, by the boarders, in conjunction with the Head of Boarding, Lesley Hodgson. This ensures that the girls are being offered the opportunity to participate in activities that they want to do outside of

Options like car maintenance and cooking on a budget are particularly popular with older girls

are Plus activities offered throughout the week as well. “What shall we do this week,” says one pupil, Tiffany, to another pupil, Cara, as they pour through the Godolphin Plus diary. Their options include basic car maintenance or South African cooking, zumba or ballroom dancing, virtual trading of stocks and shares or sugarcraft. And at the weekend, anything from a visit to the theatre in Bath or Southampton or, of course, a spot of retail therapy is on offer. The girls meet to discuss the week’s activities and mark in their diaries which ones they would like to participate in. Options like car maintenance and cooking on a budget are particularly popular with the older girls as they look

magnificent country estate. Of course, not all the suggestions made by the girls are suitable for group activities and so through this they learn the art of discussion, negotiation and compromise, which are vital skills not only for teenage girls, but for life! The idea behind Godolphin Plus is not only to provide something for the boarders to do in the evenings and at weekends, but to find activities that are fun, educational, engaging and socially responsible. These are all factors taken into consideration when the Plus planning groups meet to discuss activities for the forthcoming term. In all of the activities, the girls are encouraged to think beyond the bounds of their daily routine at school. If they

❝ They learn the art of discussion, negotiation and compromise,

which are vital skills for teenage girls ❞

the classroom and not comply to a programme that is simply an easy one for the staff to put together for them. As the name suggests, Godolphin Plus is the “value added” for boarders at the school. However, the programme is not exclusively for the boarders and the Sarums (day girls) are always welcome to participate, and then spend the night at the school. Schools which offer boarding and day options are always asked what the boarders do at the weekend. This isn’t an easy question to answer at Godolphin because the girls have so many options and they are so varied. And Godolphin Plus isn’t just limited to weekends, there 48 INDEPENDENT SCHOOLS AUTUMN 2013

towards leaving school and becoming more independent. The Godolphin hybrid version of Ready, Steady, Cook and Come Dine With Me involves going shopping with £5 and putting a balanced meal for four people together in a limited amount of time! At a recent Godolphin Plus planning meeting, the Senior girls wanted to know if it would be possible to play croquet in the grounds of a stately home (perhaps an idea influenced a little by Downton Abbey). The suggestion was taken forward, a little research done by the girls and the teachers, and now sometime in the coming months, they will be off to learn the art of croquet at a

are making chocolate brownies, for example, there may well be a discussion on the Fair Trade cocoa which has been used. Or if considering learning to knit or crotchet, the end product will be donated to a local charity. The charity will be chosen by the girls and serious discussion arises over the likes of charities for the homeless, or for abused women and children, or Help for Heroes. The Godolphin Plus programme is offered to the pupils in addition to the 50 clubs and societies available to girls at the school. “Godolphin Plus is the best,” said one pupil, Sarah, “we have fun, but we learn a lot and try to help people too.” www.independentschoolparent.com


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sixth form

Tailored, not uniformed... steven Boyes, principal of MPW College in London, explains the benefits of a sixth form college over the traditional school system

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lthough they don’t have the same historic pedigree as many traditional schools, colleges focusing exclusively on post-16 education are by no means a new phenomenon in either the state or the independent sector. Some have been around for the best part of a century but the concept really took off in the 1970s and the number of students attending such institutions has increased dramatically since then. Despite this growth, there are many misconceptions about what such colleges are like. At one extreme they are seen as industrial-scale institutions, rather like the one vividly caricatured by Tom Sharpe in his novel Wilt, in which hapless teachers try to provide trainee bricklayers, butchers or plasterers with a broad education. At the other end of the scale, people sometimes picture tiny “bucket-shop” organisations, based in someone’s lounge and catering for the expelled or those who can’t cope with a “normal” school environment. The reality, of course, is very different. Sixth-form colleges offer a wide array of courses, including foundation programmes, vocational qualifications, IB and, naturally, A levels.

so what is the attraction of sixth-form colleges?

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Battersea

Chiswick

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Ealing

2 Durston House 3 St Benedict’s Junior School

Hammersmith 4 the Godolphin & Latymer School

Kensington

5 ashbourne Independent Sixth Form College 6 Hawkesdown House School

North London

Victoria Park Snaresbrook

11 Forest School

South East London Blackheath

12 Blackheath nursery and Prep School 13 Greenwich Steiner School

Catford

14 St Dunstan’s College

Dulwich

15 alleyn’s School

Chelsea 27 GEmS Hampshire School

Fulham

29 more House School

17 Sydenham High School

Grange Park

South West London

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26 Eaton House School

Sydenham

Highgate

9 Grange Park Preparatory School

23 Eaton House School 24 Francis Holland School 25 Knightsbridge School

28 Kensington Prep School

16 Eltham College

8 Channing Senior School

Belgravia

Eltham

Barnet

7 Dwight School London

21 newton Prep 22 northcote Lodge

Balham

18 Broomwood Hall

Knightsbridge

Wimbledon

32 the Study Preparatory School 33 the ursuline Preparatory School

North West London Hampstead

34 Devonshire House Preparatory School 35 university College School

Greater London Hampton

36 Hampton School

Harrow

30 Queen’s Gate School

37 Buckingham College School 38 Orley Farm School 39 Quainton Hall

Westminster

Northwood

31 Fairley House School

40 St Helen’s School

South Kensington

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West London

Arts Educational Schools, London Chiswick, W4 1LY

artsed.co.uk See AdvertiSement Senior • 6th Form • Day • Co-Ed

Great Beginnings Montessori Nursery School

Notting Hill and Ealing High School Senior

Southbank International School, Westminster

greatbeginningsnursery.com

nhehs.gdst.net

southbank.org

Marylebone, W1H 5JE

Ealing, W13 8AX

Nursery • Day • Co-Ed

Senior • 6th Form • Day • Girls

Harvington Prep School

Notting Hill Prep School

Sylvia Young Theatre School

harvingtonschool.com

nottinghillprep.com

Hyde Park, W1H 5YZ syts.co.uk

Prep • Senior • Day • Weekly • Co-Ed

Ealing, W5 2DS

Notting Hill Gate, W11 1QQ

Ashbourne Independent Sixth Form College

Nursery • Pre-Prep • Prep • Day • Girls • Boys

Pre-Prep • Prep • Day • Co-Ed

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Hawkesdown House School

Chiswick, W4 1LB

6th Form • Day • Co-Ed

hawkesdown.co.uk See AdvertiSement

Kensington, W8 4PL

Avenue House School Ealing, W13 8LS avenuehouse.org

Nursery • Pre-Prep • Prep • Day • Co-Ed

Bassett House School

Notting Hill Gate, W10 6JP

Kensington, W8 7PN

Nursery • Pre-Prep • Prep • Day • Boys

Heathfield House School Chiswick, W4 4JU

heathfieldhouse.co.uk

bassetths.org.uk

Pre-Prep • Prep • Day • Co-Ed

Nursery • Pre-Prep • Prep • Day • Co-Ed

Blythe Hall School

Holland Park Pre-Prep School and Nursery

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West Kensington, W14 0HB Prep • Senior • Day • Co-Ed

Kensington, W14 8HJ

Nursery • Pre-Prep • Day • Co-Ed

Bute House Preparatory School for Girls

Holland Park School

butehouse.co.uk

Senior • 6th Form • Day • Co-Ed

Hammersmith, W6 7EA Prep • Day • Girls

Chepstow House School Notting Hill, W11 3EP

chepstowhouseschool.co.uk Pre-Prep • Day • Co-Ed

Connaught House School

Holland Park, W8 7AF

hollandparkschool.co.uk

International School of London Gunnersbury, W3 8LG islschools.org

Nursery • Pre-Prep • Day • Co-Ed

Thomas’s Kensington

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Pre-Prep • Prep • Day • Co-Ed

Pembridge Hall School

Notting Hill Gate, W2 4EH pembridgehall.co.uk

Pre-Prep • Prep • Day • Girls

Portland Place School Regent’s Park, W1B 1NJ portland-place.co.uk

Prep • Senior • 6th Form • Day • Co-Ed

Queen’s College London Regent’s Park, W1G 8BT qcl.org.uk

Senior • 6th Form • Day • Girls

Ravenscourt Park Preparatory School

Hammersmith, W6 0SL rpps.co.uk

Pre-Prep • Prep • Day • Boys

The Falcons Pre-Preparatory School for Boys Chiswick, W4 3DT falconsboys.co.uk

Pre-Prep • Day • Boys

The Falcons Preparatory Girls School Ealing, W5 3XD

falconsgirls.co.uk Prep • Day • Girls

The Godolphin & Latymer School

Hammersmith, W6 0PG

godolphinandlatymer.com See AdvertiSement

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wetherbyprep.co.uk Prep • Day • Boys

North West London Abercorn Nursery

St John’s Wood, NW8 9XP abercornschool.com

Marylebone, NW1 6JF

abingdonhouseschool.co.uk

Marylebone, W1H 1PN

Ealing, W5 2XP

Prep • Day • Co-Ed

latymer-upper.org

Nursery • Pre-Prep • Prep • Day • Co-Ed

Marylebone, NW1 6LG

Senior • 6th Form • Day • Co-Ed

St Benedict’s School

Hammersmith, W6 9LR

Maria Montessori Children’s House – Bayswater

Ealing, W5 2ES

stbenedicts.org.uk

Bayswater, W2 4LA

Senior • 6th Form • Day • Co-Ed

Nursery • Pre-Prep • Day • Co-Ed

West Kensington, W14 8SH

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Maria Montessori Children’s House - Notting Hill

St James Junior School stjamesjuniors.co.uk Prep • Day • Girls

Abingdon House School abingdonhouseschool.co.uk Pre-Prep • Prep • Day • Co-Ed

The American School in London

St John’s Wood, NW8 0NP asl.org

Pre-Prep • Prep • Senior • 6th Form • Day • Co-Ed

Arnold House School

Notting Hill, W11 1JG

St James Senior Girls’ School

Nursery • Pre-Prep • Prep • Day • Co-Ed

stjamesgirls.co.uk

Pre-Prep • Prep • Day • Boys

Senior • 6th Form • Day • Girls

Barrow Hill Pre School

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West Kensington, W14 8SH

Norland Place School

St Paul’s Girls’ School

norlandplace.com

spgs.org

Notting Hill Gate, W11 4UH Pre-Prep • Prep • Day • Co-Ed

Hammersmith, W6 7BS

Senior • 6th Form • Day • Girls

Notting Hill and Ealing High School Junior

Southbank International School, Kensington

nhehs.gdst.net

southbank.org

Ealing, W13 8HH

Pre-Prep • Prep • Day • Girls

Notting Hill Gate, W11 3BU Nursery • Pre-Prep • Prep • Day • Co-Ed

St John’s Wood, NW8 0LH arnoldhouse.co.uk

St John’s Wood, NW8 6LA barrowhills.org.uk

Nursery • Day • Co-Ed

Belmont Mill Hill Preparatory School

Mill Hill Village, NW7 4ED belmontschool.com

Nursery • Pre-Prep • Prep • Day • Weekly • Flexi • Co-Ed

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Prep • Senior • 6th Form • Day • Girls

Marylebone, W1H 2EA

abingdonhouseschool.co.uk

Latymer Upper School

durstonhouse.org See AdvertiSement

Wetherby Preparatory School

Abercorn Prep

stbenedicts.org.uk See AdvertiSement

Ealing, W5 2DR

Pre-Prep • Prep • Day • Boys

Pre-Prep • Day • Co-Ed

Prep • Day • Co-Ed

Durston House

wetherbyschool.co.uk

saintaugustinespriory.org.uk

Ealing, W5 2JL

St Benedict’s Junior School

Senior • 6th Form • Day • Co-Ed

Notting Hill Gate, W2 4ED

Abercorn Pre-Prep

latymerprep.org

dldcollege.co.uk

Wetherby Pre-Preparatory School

Saint Augustine’s Priory School

Pre-Prep • Prep • Day • Co-Ed

Marylebone, W1U 2QB

Pre-Prep • Prep • Day • Co-Ed

Nursery • Day • Co-Ed

Latymer Prep School

Davies Laing and Dick College

Kensington, W8 5RJ

Pre-Prep • Prep • Day • Co-Ed

Bayswater, W2 2HL

Hammersmith, W6 9TA

Senior • 6th Form • Day • Co-Ed

Orchard House School

Nursery • Pre-Prep • Prep • Senior • 6th Form • Day • Girls • Boys

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Westminster, W1B 1QR


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millhill.org.uk

Hendon, NW4 4DQ

6th Form • Day • Co-Ed

The Cavendish School

Mill Hill, NW7 1QS Senior • 6th Form • Day • Weekly • Boarding • Co-Ed

Camden, NW1 7HB

The Mount School

Nursery • Pre-Prep • Prep • Day • Co-Ed

mountschool.com

cavendishschool.co.uk

Mill Hill, NW7 2RX

Devonshire House Preparatory School

Nursery • Pre-Prep • Prep • Senior • Day • Girls

devonshirehouseschool.co.uk See AdvertiSement

West Hampstead, NW2 3SD

Hampstead, NW3 6AE

Mulberry House School

Nursery • Pre-Prep • Day • Co-Ed

Francis Holland School

Naima Jewish Preparatory School

Regent’s Park, NW1 6XR fhs-nw1.org.uk

Senior • 6th Form • Day • Girls

Neasden, NW2 7RX

Mill Hill, NW7 1QR grimsdell.org.uk

Neasden Montessori School

Nursery • Pre-Prep • Day • Co-Ed

neasdenmontessori.co.uk

The Hall

Nursery • Pre-Prep • Day • Co-Ed

hallschool.co.uk

Hampstead, NW3 4EH

Oak Tree Nursery

Pre-Prep • Prep • Day • Boys

Hampstead, NW3 6PD

The Hall (11-13 years)

devonshirehouseschool.co.uk/ oak-tree-nursery Nursery • Day • Co-Ed

Prep • Day • Boys

Hampstead Fine Art Colleges Belsize Park, NW3 4YD hampsteadfnearts.com

Senior • 6th Form • Day • Co-Ed

Hampstead Hill Pre-Preparatory School Hampstead, NW3 2PP

hampsteadhillschool.co.uk Nursery • Pre-Prep • Prep • Day • Co-Ed

Hereward House School Hampstead, NW3 4NY herewardhouse.co.uk Prep • Day • Boys

King Alfred School

Golders Green, NW11 7HY

ucs.org.uk

St Anthony’s Preparatory School

Hampstead, NW3 6NP stanthonysprep.org.uk

Pre-Prep • Prep • Day • Boys

Saint Christina’s RC Preparatory School

St John’s Wood, NW8 7PY saintchristinas.org.uk

Nursery • Pre-Prep • Prep • Day • Girls • Boys

st-christophers.hampstead.sch.uk

Pre-Prep • Prep • Day • Boys

st-margarets.co.uk

Gender / Ages: boys and girls, 4-13 years Total pupils: 362, boys 185, girls 177 Type: Day Fees: Nursery: Weekly from £5,150 Pre-Prep: Weekly from £5,150 Prep: Weekly from £5,480

Pre-Prep • Prep • Senior • Day • Girls

St Mary’s School

Hampstead, NW3 6PG

Motto: Junior School: “Play Hard, Work Hard”. Seniors: “Work Hard, Play Hard”.

stmh.co.uk

Nursery • Pre-Prep • Prep • Day • Girls

Maria Montessori Children’s House – West Hampstead

Sarum Hall School

Entrance procedure: Informal interview of both parents and children at the appropriate level. Prospective boys and girls for Year 1 and above will be expected to spend a day of assessment at the school

Hampstead, NW3 3EL sarumhallschool.co.uk See AdvertiSement

Nursery • Pre-Prep • Day • Co-Ed

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Nursery • Pre-Prep • Day • Co-Ed

West Hampstead, NW6 4SN

T: 020 7590 9000 E: office@knightsbridgeschool.com W: knightsbridgeschool.com Head Teacher: Magoo Giles Admissions: Mary Caldecott-Smith E: registrar@knightsbridgeschool.com

Pre-Prep • Prep • Day • Girls

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Hampstead, NW3 5AE

Hampstead, NW3 5NW

Hampstead, NW3 5NW

Knightsbridge School

Pre-Prep • Day • Co-Ed

Pre-Prep • Prep • Senior • 6th Form • Day • Co-Ed

Maria Montessori Children’s House – Hampstead

596 Fulham Road

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The Phoenix Pre-Prep School

kingalfred.org.uk

Lyndhurst House School

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naimajps.co.uk

Nursery • Pre-Prep • Prep • Day • Co-Ed

hallschool.co.uk

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Maida Vale, NW6 5ED

Grimsdell, Mill Hill Pre-Preparatory School

Hampstead, NW3 4NU

Registrations are now being taken for 4+ entry to

mulberryhouseschool.com

Pre-Prep • Prep • Day • Co-Ed

www.independentschoolparent.com


Godolphin&Latymer

OPEN AFTERNOON Entrance for First Year 2013 Thursday 19th September 2013 Wednesday 25th September 2013 Tuesday 15th October 2013 Tours from 4.45pm â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 6.00pm Numbers are not restricted on these afternoons and everyone is very welcome.

SIXTH FORM OPEN AFTERNOON Wednesday 9th October 2013 (4.45 for 5.00pm)

We are committed to offering an outstanding education for all, regardless of income. For more information on assistance with school fees, please contact the Bursar. A Level and IB Diploma A prospectus can be obtained by telephoning the Reception Office on 020 8741 1936 www.godolphinandlatymer.com For further information contact: e-mail: registrar@godolphinandlatymer.com The Godolphin and Latymer School, Iffley Road, Hammersmith, London W6 0PG Tel: 020 8741 1936 Fax: 020 8735 9520 Registered Charity No. 312699


LOnDOn - North West London • North London South Hampstead High Junior

Hampstead, NW3 5RN shhs.gdst.net

Pre-Prep • Prep • Day • Girls

South Hampstead High Senior

Dwight School London dwightlondon.org See AdvertiSement Nursery • Pre-Prep • Prep • Senior • 6th Form • Day • Co-Ed

Hampstead, NW3 5SS

The Gower School

Senior • 6th Form • Day • Girls

thegowerschool.co.uk

shhs.gdst.net

Southbank International School Hampstead, NW3 5TH southbank.org

Nursery • Pre-Prep • Prep • Day • Co-Ed

The Swaminarayan School Neasden, NW10 8HE

swaminarayan.brent.sch.uk Nursery • Pre-Prep • Prep • Senior • 6th Form • Day • Co-Ed

Trevor-Roberts School Hampstead, NW3 3ET

trevor-robertsschool.co.uk Pre-Prep • Prep • Day • Co-Ed

University College School Junior

Islington, N7 9Ey

Nursery • Pre-Prep • Day • Co-Ed

Grange Park Preparatory School

Grange Park, N21 2EA gpps.org.uk See AdvertiSement

Pre-Prep • Prep • Day • Girls

highgateschool.org.uk Pre-Prep • Day • Co-Ed

Highgate Junior School Highgate, N6 4PL

Senior • 6th Form • Day • Boys • Co-Ed

North London Andover Pre School

Highgate, N6 4Ay

Senior • 6th Form • Day • Co-Ed

Keble School

Winchmore Hill, N21 1BG kebleprep.co.uk

Pre-Prep • Prep • Senior • Day • Boys

Maria Montessori Children’s House - Holly Park mariamontessorischools.co.uk Nursery • Pre-Prep • Day • Co-Ed

Annemount Nursery and Pre-Prep

Muswell Hill, N10 3LS

Hampstead, N2 0QN annemount.co.uk

Nursery • Pre-Prep • Day • Co-Ed

Avenue Nursery & Pre-Preparatory School

The Montessori House montessori-house.co.uk Nursery • Pre-Prep • Day • Co-Ed

Norfolk House School norfolkhouseschool.org Prep • Day • Co-Ed

avenuenursery.com

Palmer’s Green High School

Nursery • Pre-Prep • Day • Co-Ed

pghs.co.uk

Palmer’s Green, N21 3LJ

Beckett House Montessori Nursery School

Nursery • Prep • Junior • Senior • Day • Girls

beckett-house.co.uk

Islington, N1 1BQ

Islington, N1 0LL

St Andrew’s Montessori

Nursery • Day • Co-Ed

saintandrewsmontessori.com

St Mary’s Pre-School

Pre-Prep • Prep • Day • Girls

smicp.org.uk/pre-school

Channing Senior School Highgate, N6 5HF

channing.co.uk See Profile liSting

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Islington, N1 2TX

Nursery • Pre-Prep • Prep • Day • Co-Ed

St Paul’s Steiner School Islington, N1 2QH

stpaulssteinerschool.org Nursery • Pre-Prep • Prep • Senior • Day • Co-Ed

Tours by appointment s

Pre-Prep • Prep • Senior • 6th Form • Day • Girls

Extra-curricular: Tennis, chess, drama, French, music, football, yoga, art and many others

Nursery • Pre-Prep • Day • Co-Ed

Highgate, N6 5JR channing.co.uk

Academic Record: We are part of the Independent Schools’ Association and of the Independent Association of Preparatory Schools, both of which are members of the Independent Schools’ Council. We achieved OUTSTANDING in every area by the Independent Schools’ Inspectorate in June 2011, as well as being in the Sunday Times list of top 100 schools published November 2011 and 2012.

Muswell Hill, N10 2EG

Highgate, N6 5RX

Channing Junior School

School Philosophy: Children of any race, colour, creed, background andintellect shall be accepted as pupils and work side by side, without streaming or any kind of segregation, with the aim that each child shall get to know and love God, and to develop their own uniqueness of personality, to enable them to appreciate the world and the world to appreciate them. The school moved to its present site in the mid-1970s, where Christian values and principles still form the backbone to school life. Gatehouse sets out to provide the best education possible for children, establishing a modern outlook on primary education while ensuring that it retains the key values on which it was first founded.

Crouch Hill, N4 4By

Islington, N7 7RU

Nursery • Day • Co-Ed

Gender / Ages: boys and girls, 3-11 years Total pupils: 350 Type: Day Fees: Nursery: Full Time including Dane £2,485 per term Prep – Lower Juniors: Reception, Yrs 1 & 2 including swimming £2,900 per term, Upper Juniors: Yrs 3, 4, 5, 6 including swimming £3,065 per term Typical class size: Prep – 22, Upper Juniors – 22 Main exit schools: City of London Boys and Girls, Highgate, Forest, Bancroft’s, Benenden, Cheltenham, Christ’s Hospital and Portland Place Faith: Christian foundation Entrance procedure: Gatehouse is a non-selective entry school, and we operate on a “first come first served” basis with preference to siblings

Prep • Day • Co-Ed

highgateschool.org.uk

ucs.org.uk See AdvertiSement

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highgateschool.org.uk

Prep • Day • Boys

Hampstead, NW3 6XH

T: 020 8980 2978 E: admin@gatehouseschool.co.uk W: gatehouseschool.co.uk Head Teacher: Mrs Belinda Canham Member of IAPS & ISA Admissions: Sue Jeffs

Highgate, N6 4PH

Highgate School

University College School Senior

Sewardstone Road, London E2 9JG

Highgate Pre-Preparatory School

Hampstead, NW3 6QN ucs.org.uk

Gatehouse School

Barnet, N11 3LX

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LONDON

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The Oak Tree Nursery is for children from the age of two and a half. Devonshire House is a co-educational school for children from three to thirteen years of age. Parents interested in further information or in applying for a place for a child should contact the Admissions’ Secretary.

Devonshire House School, 69 Fitzjohn’s Avenue, Hampstead, London NW3 6PD Tel: 020 7435 1916 enquiries@devonshirehouseprepschool.co.uk www.devonshirehouseschool.co.uk

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LOnDOn - North London • Central London • East London • South East London Salcombe Prep School Enfield, N14 4P

St Joseph’s Convent School for Girls

Nursery • Pre-Prep • Prep • Day • Co-Ed

stjosephsconventschool.co.uk

salcombeprep.co.uk

Vita et Pax Preparatory School Southgate, N14 4at vitaetpax.co.uk

Nursery • Pre-Prep • Prep • Day • Co-Ed

Central London CatS College London Holborn, WC1a 2Ra catscollege.com

Senior • 6th Form • Day • Boarding • Co-Ed

City of London School for Girls

Wanstead, E11 2PR

Nursery • Pre-Prep • Prep • Day • Girls

Snaresbrook College Preparatory School

South Woodford, E18 2Ea snaresbrookcollege.org.uk

Nursery • Pre-Prep • Prep • Day • Co-Ed

South East London alleyn’s School

Dulwich, SE22 8Su

alleyns.org.uk See AdvertiSement

City of London, EC2y 8BB

Pre-Prep • Prep • Senior • 6th Form • Day • Co-Ed

Prep • Senior • 6th Form • Day • Girls

Bellerbys College, London

clsg.org.uk

City of London School

City of London, EC4V 3aL clsb.org.uk

Senior • 6th Form • Day • Boys

London, SE8 3DE bellerbys.com

Senior • 6th Form • Day • Boarding • Co-Ed

St Paul’s Cathedral School

Blackheath High School GDSt

spcslondon.com

blackheathhighschool.gdst.net

City of London, EC4M 9aD Pre-Prep • Prep • Day • Boarding • Co-Ed

Sir John Cass’s Foundation Primary School aldgate, EC3a 5DE

sirjohncassprimary.org Nursery • Pre-Prep • Prep • Day • Co-Ed

East London Bethnal Green Montessori School

Bethnal Green, E2 7Da montessori.org.uk

Nursery • Pre-Prep • Day • Co-Ed

Forest School

Snaresbrook, E17 3Py

forest.org.uk See AdvertiSement Pre-Prep • Prep • Senior • 6th Form • Day • Girls • Boys • Co-Ed

Gatehouse School

Victoria Park, E2 9JG

gatehouseschool.co.uk See Profile liSting Nursery • Pre-Prep • Prep • Day • Co-Ed

Grangewood Independent School Forest Gate, E7 8Qt

grangewoodschool.com

Blackheath, SE3 7aG

Nursery • Prep • Senior • Day • Co-Ed

Blackheath Nursery & Preparatory School Blackheath, SE3 0tF

blackheathhighschool.gdst.net See AdvertiSement Nursery • Pre-Prep • Prep • Day • Girls

Durston House

Blackheath Prep School

12 Castlebar Road · London W5 2DR

Blackheath, SE3 ONJ

blackheathprepschool.com

Colfe’s School Lee, SE12 8aW colfes.com

Nursery • Pre-Prep • Prep • Senior • 6th Form • Day • Co-Ed

Dulwich Prep London Dulwich, SE21 7aa dcpslondon.org

Nursery • Pre-Prep • Prep • Day • Boarding • Boys

Dulwich, SE21 7LD Prep • Senior • 6th Form • Day • Weekly • Boarding • Boys

Visit our website www.durstonhouse.org Send for a Prospectus Or come to see us contact Mrs Caroline Ferns (Registrar) telephone 020 8991 6532 email info@durstonhouse.org

Eltham College Junior School Eltham, SE9 4RW

eltham-college.org.uk

Normanhurst School

Eltham College

normanhurstschool.co.uk

eltham-college.org.uk See AdvertiSement

Eltham, SE9 4QF

Senior • 6th Form • Day • Boys • Co-Ed

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a real pride in achievement

dulwich.org.uk

Prep • Day • Boys

Nursery • Pre-Prep • Prep • Senior • Day • Co-Ed

A great spirit of community. . .

Dulwich College

Nursery • Pre-Prep • Prep • Day • Co-Ed

North Chingford, E4 7Ba

A leading West London Prep School for Boys

Nursery • Pre-Prep • Prep • Day • Co-Ed

www.independentschoolparent.com


LONDON

Open Day Saturday 21st September 2013 8.30am-1.30pm Boys’ School 11+ Information Morning Saturday 5th October 2013 9.00am-11.00am Saturday 16th November 2013 9.00am-11.00am Girls’ School 11+ Information Morning Saturday 5th October 2013 10.00am-12.00pm Saturday 16th November 2013 10.00am-12.00pm 7+ Information Morning Saturday 9th November 2013 9.30am-12.00pm

FOREST SCHOOL

PREP | BOYS | GIRLS | SIXTH FORM

One of the very few diamond structure schools in the country, our 1290 boys and girls are aged 4-18 and are taught in single-sex classes from the ages of 7-16. Forest is located in north east London and our school buses cover London and Essex. Visit www.forest.org.uk for further information.

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Open evenings 1 October, 6pm for sixth form 2 October, 6pm for 11-14 year olds no booking required.

Find out more at 020 8987 6600 www.artsed.co.uk

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LOnDOn - South East London • South West London Greenwich Steiner School

Barnes Montessori Nursery

greenwichsteinerschool.org.uk See AdvertiSement

barnesmontessori.co.uk

Blackheath, Se3 7Se

Nursery • Pre-Prep • Prep • Co-Ed

Herne Hill Pre-Preparatory School Herne Hill, Se24 9Ly

Nursery • Pre-Prep • Day • Co-Ed

Broomwood Hall Balham, SW12 8NR

broomwood.co.uk See AdvertiSement

hernehillschool.co.uk

Pre-Prep • Prep • Day • Girls • Co-Ed

Nursery • Pre-Prep • Day • Co-Ed

Cameron House

James Allen’s Preparatory School Dulwich, Se22 8Te jags.org.uk

Pre-Prep • Prep • Day • Girls

James Allen’s Girls’ School

Chelsea, SW3 6AH

cameronhouseschool.org Pre-Prep • Prep • Day • Co-Ed

Clapham Montessori Clapham, SW4 0DX

montessoriclapham.co.uk

Dulwich, Se22 8Te

Nursery • Pre-Prep • Day • Co-Ed

Prep • Senior • 6th Form • Day • Girls

Clapham, SW4 9eH

jags.org.uk

Oakfield Preparatory School Nursery • Pre-Prep • Prep • Day • Co-Ed

Barnes, SW13 9JT

eltham, Se12 8uF

riverstonschool.co.uk

Nursery • Pre-Prep • Prep • Senior • 6th Form • Day • Co-Ed

Rosemead Preparatory School Dulwich, Se21 8HZ

rosemeadprepschool.org.uk

Nursery • Pre-Prep • Prep • Day • Co-Ed

St Dunstan’s College Catford, Se6 4Ty

stdunstans.org.uk See AdvertiSement

Prep • Day • Boys

Collingham Independent GCSe and Sixth Form College earl’s Court, SW5 0HL collingham.co.uk

Senior • 6th Form • Day • Co-Ed

The Dominie

thedominie.co.uk

Pre-Prep • Prep • Day • Co-Ed

donhead.org.uk

Wimbledon, SW19 4NP Pre-Prep • Prep • Day • Boys

Nursery • Pre-Prep • Prep • Day • Co-Ed

eaton House School

Sydenham High School

eatonhouseschools.com See AdvertiSement

sydenhamhighschool.gdst.net See AdvertiSement

Pre-Prep • Prep • Senior • 6th Form • Day • Girls

Virgo Fidelis Preparatory School upper Norwood, Se19 1RS vfps.org

Nursery • Pre-Prep • Prep • Day • Co-Ed

South West London

eaton House The Manor School Clapham, SW4 9Ru

eatonhouseschools.com

eaton House The Manor Girls’ School eatonhouseschools.com Prep • Day • Girls

Nursery • Pre-Prep • Prep • Day • Co-Ed

eaton Square Nursery School Belgravia

applesandhoney.org

eatonsquareschool.com

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Extra-curricular: There are a wide range of Extra-Curricular activities offered at GEMS Hampshire School from Judo, Gymnastics and Dancing to Art, Languages and Music.

Clapham, SW4 9Ru

eatonhouseschools.com

Nursery • Pre-Prep • Day • Co-Ed

Academic Record: Pupils excel academically at GEMS Hampshire School. In recent years, pupils frequently and successfully navigate the 8+, 11+ or 13+ to gain entry to their first choice schools. Schools that GHS pupils have gained entry to include: Colet Court, Latymer Upper, Dulwich College, Westminster and City of London to name but a few.

Co-ed Nursery • Boys Pre-Prep • Boys Prep • Day

abbeylondon.co.uk

Wimbledon, SW19 5QD

Our excellent facilities include a galleried library, gymnasium, science laboratory, art and design studio, fully equipped stage, garden and state of-the-art ICT suite. Interactive Whiteboards in every teaching space in the main school, along with computers in every classroom, allow ICT to be accessed in all aspects of learning.

Pre-Prep • Day • Boys

eaton House The Vale School

6th Form • Day • Co-Ed

T: place 020 7352 7077 on E:achievement info@ghs.gemsedu.co.uk We an emphasis and celebration of success in all areas ofW: ourths.westminster.sch.uk school community, working in partnership with parents to encourage Head to Teacher: Stephen J Chynoweth children be active Mr learners, independent thinkers and caring individuals.

Belgravia, SW1W 9BA

Abbey College London Belgravia, SW1W 0DH

School Philosophy: Founded in 1928 and located in the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, GEMS Hampshire School provides the top class education you would expect from a traditional British Preparatory school, combined with a caring approach and family feel. An independent, interdenominational day school, we cater for boys and girls between the ages of Gems Hampshire school 3 and 13. Through personal attention from our dedicated staff and a stimulating curriculum, we ensure that learning is fun and that every child feels confident 15valued. Manresa Road, Chelsea, London SW3 6NB and

Battersea, SW11 4DX

St Olave’s Preparatory School

Sydenham, Se26 6BL

Gender / Ages: boys and girls, 3-13 years Total pupils: 266, boys 163, girls 103 Type: Day Fees: Day £11,040 – £15,492 per year Typical class size: 20 Main exit schools: Dulwich College, The Harrodian, Emanuel, Latymer, Latymer Upper, Westminster, City of London Faith: Non-Specific, Inter-denominational Motto: Alte Spectemus. (Aim High) Entrance procedure: Visit, Application Form, Copy of school report, Recommendation Letter from Head or Teacher, Entrance Assessment

coletcourt.org.uk

Donhead School

stolaves.org.uk

Key facts

Colet Court

Nursery • Pre-Prep • Prep • Senior • 6th Form • Day • Co-Ed

New eltham, Se9 3QS

T: 020 7352 7077 W: ths.westminster.sch.uk Head Teacher: Mr Stephen J Chynoweth Admissions: Miss Nicola McIvor e: info@ghs.gemsedu.co.uk

montessoriclapham.co.uk Nursery • Pre-Prep • Day • Co-Ed

Riverston School

15 Manresa Road, Chelsea, London SW3 6NB

Clapham Park Montessori

Dulwich, Se21 8HP

oakfield.dulwich.sch.uk

Gems Hampshire school

Barnes, SW13 9QL

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Knightsbridge 6 miles

Greenwich 4 miles

Fulham 6 miles

Clapham 3 miles

The City 5 miles

Chelsea 6 miles

Borough 5 Miles

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Alleyn’s School, Dulwich, 14 minutes from London Bridge; 12 minutes from Victoria.

Balham 3 Miles

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LOnDOn - South West London Eaton Square Nursery School Chelsea

Glendower Preparatory School

eatonsquareschool.com

Prep • Day • Girls

Chelsea, SW10 9EL Nursery • Day • Co-Ed

Eaton Square Nursery School Knightsbridge Knightsbridge, SW7 1BX eatonsquareschool.com Nursery • Day • Co-Ed

Eaton Square Nursery School Pimlico Pimlico, SW1V 3DZ

eatonsquareschool.com Nursery • Day • Co-Ed

Eaton Square School Belgravia, SW1V 1PP

eatonsquareschool.com Nursery • Pre-Prep • Prep • Day • Co-Ed

Emanuel School

glendowerprep.org

Hall School Wimbledon ( Junior) Putney Vale, SW15 3EQ hsw.co.uk

Pre-Prep • Prep • Day • Co-Ed

Hall School Wimbledon (Senior) Wimbledon, SW20 8HF hsw.co.uk

Senior • Day • Co-Ed

The Harrodian School Pre-Prep • Prep • Senior • 6th Form • Day • Co-Ed

emanuel.org.uk

Prep • Senior • 6th Form • Day • Co-Ed

hillhouseschool.co.uk

Pre-Prep • Prep • Day • Co-Ed

eridgehouse.co.uk See profile entry

hornsbyhouse.org.uk See AdvertiSement

Balham, SW12 8RS

Pre-Prep • Prep • Day • Co-Ed

Fairley House School

Hurlingham School

fairleyhouse.org.uk See AdvertiSement

hurlinghamschool.co.uk

South Kensington, SW7 4QB falknerhouse.co.uk

Ibstock Place School

Roehampton, SW15 5PY ibstockplaceschool.co.uk

Finton House

Kensington Prep School

fintonhouse.org.uk See AdvertiSement

kensingtonprep.gdst.net See AdvertiSement

Francis Holland School SW1W 8JF

fhs-sw1.org.uk See AdvertiSement

Pre-Prep • Prep • Senior • 6th Form • Day • Girls

Fulham Pre-Prep School Fulham, SW6 3JJ

fulhamprep.co.uk Pre-Prep • Day • Co-Ed

Fulham Prep School Fulham, W14 9SD fulhamprep.co.uk Prep • Day • Co-Ed

Garden House School

Open Days: Saturday 5th October 2013; 9.30am – 12pm (by appointment only)

Pre-Prep • Prep • Day • Co-Ed

Nursery • Pre-Prep • Prep • Senior • 6th Form • Day • Co-Ed

Pre-Prep • Prep • Day • Co-Ed

School Philosophy: We are committed to giving each child the best start to their school life, in a happy, positive and dynamic environment.

Putney, SW15 2NQ

Nursery • Pre-Prep • Prep • Day • Girls

Balham, SW17 7HL

Gender / Ages: boys and girls, 3-11 years Total pupils: 200, boys 100, girls 100 Type: Day Fees: Nursery – from £4,720. Pre-Prep – from £4,720. Prep: from £5,100 per term

Hornsby House School

Nursery • Pre-Prep • Prep • Day • Co-Ed

Falkner House

Key facts

Knightsbridge, SW1X 0EP

Eridge House Preparatory School

Prep • Senior • Day • Co-Ed

T: 0207 3719009 E: office@eridgehouse.co.uk W: www.eridgehouse.co.uk Head Teacher: Ms Pippa Hogg-Andrews Admissions: Admissions Team

harrodian.com

Hill House International School

Westminster, SW1P 4AU

1 Fulham Park Road, London, SW6 4LJ

Barnes, SW13 9QN

Battersea, SW11 1HS

Fulham, SW6 4LJ

Eridge House Preparatory School

South Kensington, SW7 5JX

Small independent school for girls

Fulham, SW6 5PA

OPEN

Pre-Prep • Prep • Day • Girls

Kings College School

MORNING

kcs.org.uk

Saturday 12 October 10 – 12 noon

Wimbledon, SW19 4TT

Prep • Senior • 6th Form • Day • Boys

Knightsbridge School

Knightsbridge, SW1X 0BD knightsbridgeschool.com See profile liSting

Nursery • Pre-Prep • Prep • Day • Co-Ed

L’Ecole de Battersea Battersea, SW11 3DS lecoledespetits.co.uk

Nursery • Pre-Prep • Prep • Day • Co-Ed

Chelsea, SW3 4TW

L’Ecole des Petits

For further information please contact:

Nursery • Pre-Prep • Prep • Day • Co-Ed

lecoledespetits.co.uk

Grange Park Prep School 13 The Chine, Grange Park, London, N21 2EA Email: office@gpps.org.uk Tel: 020 8360 1469 www.gpps.org.uk

gardenhouseschool.co.uk

GEMS Hampshire School Chelsea, SW3 6NB

ths.westminster.sch.uk See profile entry

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Nursery • Pre-Prep • Day • Co-Ed

Little GEMS Nursery Chelsea, SW7 4NX

ths.westminster.sch.uk Nursery • Day • Co-Ed

s

Pre-Prep • Prep • Day • Co-Ed

Fulham, SW6 2NB

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LONDON

OPEN DAY

OPEN DAY

BROOMWOOD HALL

NORTHCOTE LODGE

Tuesday 8th October 2013 from 9am until 10.30am

Saturday 12th October 2013 from 10am until 12 noon

admissions@northwoodschools.com www.broomwood.co.uk 020 8682 8830

admissions@northwoodschools.com www.northcotelodge.co.uk 020 8682 8830

PRE-PREPARATORY SCHOOL FOR BOYS AND GIRLS AGED 4-8

THE OLD VICARAGE, 192 RAMSDEN ROAD, SW12

DAY PREPARATORY SCHOOL FOR BOYS AGED 8-13 YEARS

26 BOLINGBROKE GROVE, LONDON SW11

London’s leading day school for specific learning difficulties t: 020 7976 5456 www.fairleyhouse.org.uk

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LOnDOn - South West London Mander Portman Woodward

The Roche Nursery Keswick

mpw.co.uk

therocheschool.co.uk/nurseries

South Kensington, SW7 5AB 6th Form • Day • Co-Ed

Nursery • Day • Co-Ed

Merlin Pre-Prep School Putney, SW15 2BZ

The Roche Nursery Wandsworth

Pre-Prep • Prep • Day • Co-Ed

therocheschool.co.uk/nurseries

merlinschool.net

The Moat School

Wandsworth, SW18 1HW Nursery • Day • Co-Ed

Fulham, SW6 6EG

The Roche School

Senior • Day • Co-Ed

therocheschool.co.uk

moatschool.org.uk

More House School

Knightsbridge, SW1X 0AA morehouse.org.uk See AdvertiSement

Senior • 6th Form • Day • Girls

Newton Prep

Battersea, SW8 4BX

newtonprepschool.co.uk See AdvertiSement Nursery • Pre-Prep • Prep • Day • Co-Ed

Prep • Day • Co-Ed

St Nicholas Preparatory School

South Kensington, SW7 1PT Nursery • Pre-Prep • Prep • Day • Co-Ed

St Paul’s School Barnes, SW13 9JT

Senior • 6th Form • Day • Weekly • Boarding • Boys

stphilipschool.co.uk

South Kensington, SW7 4NE Prep • Day • Boys

Oliver House School

Streatham & Clapham High School - Nursery and Junior

oliverhouse.org.uk

schs.gdst.net

Nursery • Pre-Prep • Prep • Day • Co-Ed

The Park Kindergarten

Open Days: Sat 28 September 10 –12pm Sat 26 October 10 –12pm School Tours: Each Friday 9am (book via school office)

stpaulsschool.org.uk

northcotelodge.co.uk See AdvertiSement

Clapham, SW4 9AH

We inspire our children to be students, thinkers and creators.

stnicholasprep.co.uk

St Philip’s School

Prep • Day • Boys

Acorns age 0–31/2 Kindergarten age 31/2 –6 Lower School age 6–11 Middle School age 11-14

Wandsworth, SW18 1HW

Northcote Lodge

Battersea, SW11 6EL

Greenwich Steiner School

East Putney, SW15 2JE

Woodlands, 90 Mycenae Road, Blackheath, London SE3 7SE T: 020 8858 4404 www.greenwichsteinerschool.org.uk

Streatham, SW2 3SR

Nursery • Pre-Prep • Prep • Day • Girls

thekindergartens.com

Streatham & Clapham High School - Senior GSS_94x137_Aug13.indd

Nursery • Day • Co-Ed

schs.gdst.net

Battersea, SW11 4LH

Streatham, SW16 1AW

Prospect House School

Senior • 6th Form • Day • Girls

prospecths.org.uk

Wimbledon Village, SW19 5ER

Putney, SW15 3NT

The Study Preparatory School

Nursery • Pre-Prep • Prep • Day • Co-Ed

thestudyprep.co.uk See AdvertiSement

Putney High School Putney, SW15 6BH

putneyhigh.gdst.net Prep • Senior • 6th Form • Day • Girls

Queen’s Gate School

South Kensington, SW7 5LE queensgate.org.uk See AdvertiSement

Pre-Prep • Prep • Senior • 6th Form • Day • Girls

Sussex House

sussexhouseschool.co.uk

Thomas’s Kindergarten Battersea Battersea, SW11 3NA thomas-s.co.uk

Learn More by Attending an Open House

Pimlico, SW1W 8PD

Nursery • Pre-Prep • Prep • Day • Co-Ed

Nursery • Day • Co-Ed

Redcliffe School

Thomas’s Fulham

redcliffeschool.com

thomas-s.co.uk

Upper School (ages 11–18+) Tuesday, October 15 10:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.

Pre-Prep • Prep • Day • Co-Ed

The Roche Nursery Fulham

Thomas’s Battersea

therocheschool.co.uk/nurseries

thomas-s.co.uk

Lower School (ages 3–11) Thursday, October 17 10:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.

Reserve your place by contacting us at 020 8920 0634 6 Friern Barnet Lane N11 3LX or admissions@dwightlondon.org www.dwightlondon.org

Fulham, SW6 3ES

Nursery • Pre-Prep • Prep • Day • Girls

Battersea, SW11 3JB

Pre-Prep • Prep • Day • Co-Ed

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What will your child’s “spark of genius” be?

Nursery • Day • Co-Ed

thomas-s.co.uk

Nursery • Day • Co-Ed

No two students are alike. And no other school fosters the development of the whole child in quite the same way as Dwight School London does. A budding artist. A top-ranked athlete. A brilliant scientist in the making ... Whatever the talent or passion, Dwight is committed to realising every student’s full potential. We call this “igniting the spark of genius” in every child. It’s personal. It’s your child.

Prep • Day • Boys

ravenstoneschools.com

Fulham, SW6 3LG

ignites the “spark of genius” in every child

Belgravia, SW1X 0EA

Thomas’s Kindergarten Pimlico

Chelsea, SW10 9JH

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Prep • Day • Girls

Ravenstone Prep School

South Kensington, SW7 5NL

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Whole School Open Morning Sat 21st Sept 10.00 am – 12.30 pm Boys 7-18, Girls 16-18

Sixth Form Open Evening Tue 8th Oct 7.00 pm – 9.00pm Boys 16-18, Girls 16-18

Junior School Open Morning Sat 16th Nov 10.00 am – 12.30 pm Boys 7-11

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Prelude from Bach’s Suite No1, played by a budding chemist. At Eltham College, everyone is someone else. The economist is a cross country runner. The first violinist helps out at the local care home. The tennis captain designs websites. In a challenging yet caring environment, we nurture each pupil’s skills and talents. All of them. We develop well-rounded individuals.

Eltham College, Grove Park Road, Mottingham, London, SE9 4QF Telephone 020 8857 1455 www.eltham-college.org.uk

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LOnDOn - South West London • Greater London Thomas’s Clapham

Hampton School

thomas-s.co.uk

hamptonschool.org.uk See AdvertiSement

Wandsworth, SW11 6LZ Pre-Prep • Prep • Day • Co-Ed

Tower House School East Sheen, SW14 8LF thsboys.org.uk

Pre-Prep • Prep • Day • Boys

The Ursuline Preparatory School

Wimbledon, SW20 8HR

ursuline-prep.merton.sch.uk See AdvertiSement Nursery • Pre-Prep • Prep • Day • Girls

Westminster Abbey Choir School

Hampton, TW12 3HD Senior • 6th Form • Day • Boys

The Lady Eleanor Holles School Hampton, TW12 3HF lehs.org.uk

Prep • Senior • 6th Form • Day • Girls

Twickenham Preparatory School Hampton, TW12 2SA

twickenhamprep.co.uk

Harrow

Prep • Boarding • Boys

Harrow, HA1 1SH

Westminster Cathedral Choir School

Nursery • Pre-Prep • Prep • Day • Co-Ed

Prep • Day • Boarding • Boys

buckcoll.org See AdvertiSement

Harrow, HA1 1SH

Westminster School

Senior • Day • Boys

westminster.org.uk

Harrow School

Senior • 6th Form • Day • Weekly • Boarding • Boys • Co-Ed

Westminster Under School Prep • Day • Boys

johnlyon.org

Senior • 6th Form • Day • Boys

wimbledonhigh.gdst.net

Harrow on the Hill, HA1 3NU

Wimbledon, SW19 4AB

Orley Farm School

Pre-Prep • Prep • Senior • 6th Form • Day • Girls

orleyfarm.harrow.sch.uk See AdvertiSement

Senior • 6th Form • Day • Boys • Co-Ed

Whitgift School

Croydon, CR2 6YT whitgift.co.uk

Senior • 6th Form • Day • Boarding • Boys

Edgware

North London Collegiate School Edgware, HA8 7RJ nlcs.org.uk

Prep • Senior • 6th Form • Day • Girls

Hampton

Denmead School

Hampton, TW12 2LP

denmeadschool.org.uk

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www.stdunstans.org.uk

Channing School

Pre-Prep • Prep • Day • Co-Ed

Quainton Hall School Harrow, HA1 1RX

quaintonhall.org.uk See AdvertiSement Nursery • Pre-Prep • Prep • Day • Co-Ed

Hillingdon

The Bank, Highgate, London N6 5HF

T: 020 83420 2328 E: info@channing.co.uk W: channing.co.uk. Head Teacher: Mrs B M Elliott Admissions: Mrs M McHarg E: mmcharg@channing.co.uk

ACS Hillingdon International School Hillingdon, UB10 0BE acs-schools.com

Key facts

Pre-Prep • Prep • Senior • Day • Co-Ed

Gender / Ages: girls, 4-18 years Total pupils: girls 723 Type: Day Fees: Junior: Reception class to Year 6 per term: £4,515 Senior: Years 7 to 13 per term: £4,890 Entrance Procedure: Examination, interview and a satisfactory report from the applicant’s current school

St Helen’s College

Hillingdon, UB10 9JX sthelenscollege.com

Nursery • Pre-Prep • Prep • Day • Co-Ed

School Philosophy: We aim to encourage lively, independent minds, personal confidence and concern for others; to give girls the confidence, qualifications and skills they will need in life; and send our leavers out ready to respond as thoughtful, responsible and socially aware adults to the challenges of the world today.

Isleworth

Ashton House School Isleworth, TW7 4LW ashtonhouse.com

Nursery • Pre-Prep • Prep • Day • Co-Ed

Open Days: September, 25th September (Sixth Form), 2nd October (Sixth Form), 7th October, 15th October, 13th November s

Pre-Prep • Prep • Day • Boys

Stanstead Road, London, SE6 4TY

Harrow, HA2 0HN

Wimbledon High School

trinity-school.org

Co-educational Independent day school for 3 -18 year olds

Senior • 6th Form • Boarding • Boys

westminsterunder.org.uk

Croydon, CR9 7AT

St Dunstan’s College

harrowschool.org.uk

The John Lyon School

Trinity School

“All my new teachers are great, and after just one day everyone in my class was my friend. I’m learning Latin and Spanish, and even doing woodwork!”

Harrow, HA1 3HP

Westminster, SW1P 2NN

Greater London Croydon

How are Year 7 finding life at St Dunstan’s? “Although secondary school seemed like a big step, it is actually fun and I feel like I have always been here.”

alpha.harrow.sch.uk

Buckingham College

Westminster, SW1P 3PF

Saturday, 5 October, 9.30 -11.30 Saturday, 16 November, 9.30 - 11.30

Alpha Preparatory School

Westminster, SW1P 1QH choirschool.com

Senior School Open Days 2013

Pre-prep • Prep • Day • Co-Ed

Westminster, SW1P 3NY westminster-abbey.org

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St Benedict’s, Ealing Independent Catholic Day School Teaching a way of living Co-education from 3 years through to 18

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Nursery & Reception: 19 September, 3 October Junior School: 8 and 16 October, 7 November

Senior School: 17 September, 4 and 14 October, 21 November

SENIOR SCHOOL OPEN EVENINGS 26 September (Sixth Form), 17 October SCHOLARSHIPS AND BURSARIES IN THE SENIOR SCHOOL To book a place at an Open Event or for more information please contact: T: 020 8862 2254 E: enquiries@stbenedicts.org.uk W: www.stbenedicts.org.uk We respect the dignity of all and welcome students of other faiths.

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LOnDOn - Greater London

Kew

Richmond

Kew College

The Falcons Preparatory School for Boys

Kew, TW9 3HQ

kewcollege.com See AdvertiSement

Richmond, TW9 2SS

Nursery • Pre-Prep • Prep • Day • Co-Ed

Kingston-UponThames Holy Cross Preparatory School

falconsprep.co.uk

Nursery • Pre-prep • Prep • Day • Boys

Kew Day Nursery

Richmond, TW9 4ES asquithnurseries.com Nursery • Day • Co-Ed

Kingston-upon-Thames, KT2 7NU holycrossprepschool.co.uk

Kew Green Preparatory School

Prep • Day • Girls

kgps.co.uk

Pre-Prep • Prep • Day • Co-Ed

surbitonhigh.com

kingshouseschool.org

Prep • Day • Girls

King’s House School Richmond, TW10 6ES

Nursery • Pre-Prep • Prep • Day • Boys

Northwood

Old Vicarage School

Northwood, Ha6 2HT

Pre-Prep • Prep • Day • Girls

Richmond, TW10 6QX

Merchant Taylors’ School

oldvicarage-richmond.co.uk

mtsn.org.uk

Senior • 6th Form • Day • Boys

Northwood College Northwood, Ha6 2yE

northwoodcollege.co.uk Nursery • Pre-Prep • Prep • Senior • 6th Form • Day • Girls

St Helen’s School

Northwood, Ha6 3aS sthn.co.uk See AdvertiSement

Nursery • Pre-Prep • Prep • Senior • 6th Form • Day • Girls

“One school, two buildings, great teaching and tip top facilities.” The Good Schools Guide

Richmond, TW9 3aF

Surbiton High Junior Girls’ School

Kingston-Upon-Thames, KT1 2HW

Preparatory School for girls aged four to eleven

Unicorn School

• A leading South West London Prep School in the heart of Wimbledon Village • Academic success in a happy, supportive community • Wide ranging opportunities in music, sport, and the performing and creative arts • Regular tours at both sites available by appointment • We offer an assisted places scheme for girls aged 7+

HORNSBY HOUSE SCHOOL OPEN MORNING Richmond, TW9 3JX unicornschool.org.uk Prep • Day • Co-Ed

Shepperton

For further details please contact Jane Davis on 020 8947 6969 www.thestudyprep.co.uk

THURSDAY 10TH OCTOBER 2013 AT 9:00AM Halliford School Shepperton, TW17 9HX

Registered Charity No.271012

HORNSBY HOUS OPEN MORNING HORNSBY HOUSE SCHOOL 10TH OCTOBE OPEN MORNING THURSDAY Please telephone for further

Please telephone for further information and a hallifordschool.co.uk Senior • 6th Form • Day • Boys • Co-Ed prospectus on 020 8673 7573

St John’s School

Staines

st-johns.org.uk

Staines, TW18 2BT

Northwood, Ha6 3Qy Pre-Prep • Prep • Day • Boys

St Martin’s School

Northwood, Ha6 2DJ stmartins.org.uk

Staines Preparatory School stainesprep.co.uk

Nursery • Pre-Prep • Prep • Day • Co-Ed

Stanmore

Twinkle Stars Montessori

Peterborough and St Margaret’s School

tsmn.co.uk

psmschool.org

Nursery • Pre-Prep • Prep • Day • Boys

Northwood, Ha6 1QS

Nursery • Pre-Prep • Day • Co-Ed

Pinner

Buckingham College Prep School Pinner, Ha5 5DT buckprep.org

Nursery • Pre-Prep • Prep • Day • Boys

Nursery • Pre-Prep • Prep • Senior • 6th Form • Day • Co-Ed

Twickenham The Mall School

Twickenham, TW2 5NQ themallschool.org.uk

Pre-Prep • Prep • Day • Boys

Newland House School

heathfield.gdst.net

newlandhouse.net

Twickenham, TW1 4TQ

Nursery • Pre-Prep • Prep • Senior • 6th Form • Day • Girls

Pre-Prep • Prep • Day • Co-Ed

Reddiford School

Twickenham, TW1 4QJ

Pinner, Ha5 5HH reddiford.co.uk

Nursery • Pre-Prep • Prep • Day • Co-Ed

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Please telephone for further information and a prospectus on 020 8673 7573

Stanmore, Ha7 3JB

Heathfield School for Girls Pinner, Ha5 1NB

onAM 020 8673 7573 THURSDAY 10TH OCTOBER prospectus 2013 AT 9:00

St Catherine’s School stcatherineschool.co.uk

Nursery • Pre-Prep • Senior • 6th Form • Day • Girls

I.A.P.S Co-educational School Hearnville Road, London SW12 8RS Telephone 020 8673 7573 Fax 020 8673 6722 Email school@hornsbyhouse.co.uk Registered Charity No.: 800284

I.A.P.S Co-educational School Hearnville Road, London SW12 8RS Telephone 020 8673 7573 Fax 020 8673 6722 Email school@hornsbyhouse.co.uk Registered Charity No.: 800284

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The Ursuline Preparatory School The Ursuline Preparatory School Wimbledon The Ursuline Preparatory School Wimbledon The Ursuline Preparatory School 18 The Downs, London SW20 8HR The Preparatory School The Ursuline Preparatory School The Ursuline Ursuline Preparatory School 18 Telephone: The Downs, London SW20 8HR 020 8947 0859 Wimbledon Wimbledon Wimbledon Telephone: 020 8947 0859 Email: Wimbledon admissions@wups.co.uk Wimbledon The Ursuline Preparatory School 18Email: The Downs, London SW20 8HR admissions@wups.co.uk

LONDON

www.ursuline-prep.merton.sch.uk 18 The Downs, London SW20 8HR 18 The Downs,020 London SW20 18 The London SW20 8HR Telephone: 8947 08598HR 18 The Downs, Downs, London SW20 8HR www.ursuline-prep.merton.sch.uk Telephone: 020 8947 0859 Wimbledon Telephone: 020 8947 0859 Telephone: 020 8947 0859 Email: admissions@wups.co.uk Telephone: 020 8947 0859 Email: admissions@wups.co.uk 18 The Downs, London SW20 8HR Email: admissions@wups.co.uk Email: admissions@wups.co.uk www.ursuline-prep.merton.sch.uk Email: admissions@wups.co.uk www.ursuline-prep.merton.sch.uk Telephone: 020 8947 0859 www.ursuline-prep.merton.sch.uk www.ursuline-prep.merton.sch.uk www.ursuline-prep.merton.sch.uk Email: admissions@wups.co.uk www.ursuline-prep.merton.sch.uk

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Open Days Junior: Sat 28 Sept 10am - 1.00pm Senior: Sat 21 Sept 10am - 1.00pm See website for additional dates in October and November

020 8557 7004 www.sydenhamhighschool.gdst.net admissions@syd.gdst.net 19 Westwood Hill London SE26 6BL Junior School

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LOnDOn

Wembley

St Christopher’s School Wembley Park, HA9 8HE

Buxlow Prep School

happychild.co.uk/schools/ st-christophers

Wembley, HA9 7QJ buxlowschool.com

Prep • Day • Co-Ed

Prep • Day • Co-Ed

Happy Days Montessori Wembley, HA9 0rg

happydaysmontessori.co.uk Nursery • Pre-Prep • Day • Co-Ed

Harmony Montessori Nursery Wembley, HA9 8rg

harmonymontessori.co.uk Nursery • Pre-Prep • Day • Co-Ed

For further information about schools in this region visit www.independentschoolparent.com

QUAINTON HALL SCHOOL & NURSERY Hindes Road, Harrow HA1 1RX IAPS/Church of England

QUAINTON

Boys 2½ - 13 HALL GirlsSCHOOL 2½ - 11

& NURSERY

,

Harrow Independent School for Boys (11-18)

Hindes Road, Harrow HA1 1RX IAPS/Church of England

2½- 13 & Girls 2½ WE EXTENDBoys A WARM WELCOME TO- 11 PROSPECTIVE Boys 2½ - 13 PARENTS AND THEIR CHILDREN WE EXTEND A WARM WELCOME Girls 2½ - 11 TO PROSPECTIVE PARENTS AND THEIR CHILDREN TO OUR •  Excellent Academic Results

OPEN MORNING

•  Exceptionally broad curriculum

WE EXTEND A WARM WELCOME •  Extensive extra-curricular activitiesTO PROSPECTIVE SATURDAY 21st SEPTEMBER PARENTS AND THEIR •  Wide variety of team sports CHILDREN 2013

10.00am – 12.30pm

•  Outstanding facilities including an indoor pool Excellent Academic •  An open and friendlyResults school community • Excellent Academic Results •  Secure after school care Exceptionally broad curriculum • Exceptionally broad curriculum •  Extensive extra-curricular activities • Extensive extra-curriculum activities •  Wide variety of team sports • Wide variety of team Sports •  Outstanding facilities including an indoor pool • Outstanding facilities including an indoor Further details the Admissions' Secretary: 020 pool 8427 1304 •  Anfrom open and friendly school community • An open and friendly school community admin@quaintonhall.org.uk •  Secure after school care www.quaintonhall.org.uk

Small classes in a friendly family atmosphere, producing excellent individual results.

• Breakfast & After School care

Walsingham College (Affiliated Schools) Charity No. 312638 Further details from the Admissions’ Secretary: 020 8427 1304 admin@quaintonhall.org.uk www.quaintonhall.org.uk

Further details from the Admissions' Secretary: 020 8427 1304 admin@quaintonhall.org.uk www.quaintonhall.org.uk

Open Evening 10th October, 6.30 – 8.30pm tel 020 8427 1220 fax 020 8863 0816 www.buckcoll.org

Walsingham College (Affiliated Schools) Charity No. 312638

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LONDON

Open Days Saturday 28th September 9.30am - 1.00pm Last school tour leaves at 12.30pm No booking necessary.

Tuesday 12th November 9.30am - 12.o0pm

Open Morning Saturday 21 September 2013, 10.00am - 1.00pm

Visitors’ afternoons 2013 - 2014 All begin at 2.30pm and finish at 4.30pm, by appointment (see website for dates)

Entry at 11,13 and 16 21 route coach service An outstanding education in a 27 acre campus

020 8979 9273 www.hamptonschool.org.uk admissions@hamptonschool.org.uk Hampton School, Hanworth Road, Hampton, Middlesex, TW12 3HD. Independent day school for boys aged 11–18 years. Full details are available on the website www.hamptonschool.org.uk.

Please contact the Admissions Secretary to book a place.

Sixth Form Open Evening Tuesday 1st October 6.30pm Please contact the Admissions Secretary to book a place. Adjacent to Northwood station (Metropolitan Line) with coaches available from many locations.

An independent day school for girls aged 3 to 18

St. Helen’s School Eastbury Road Northwood Middlesex HA6 3AS Tel: 01923 843230 admissions@sthn.co.uk

www.sthn.co.uk

The Lady Eleanor Holles School HAMPTON, MIDDLESEX

300 years and still celebrating For day girls aged 7 - 18 (Junior dept for girls aged 7 - 11) A reputation for academic success and a rich extra-curricular experience Superb facilities on a 24-acre site Academic and Music Scholarships available (11+ and Sixth Form entry) Up to 100% fee assistance (bursaries, means tested)

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The Lady Eleanor Holles School Hanworth Road, Hampton, Middlesex TW12 3HF

Tel: 020 8979 1601 email: office@lehs.org.uk Head Mistress: Mrs Gillian Low MA (Oxon) Contact the Registrar or visit www.lehs.org.uk Registered Charity no 1130254

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South

Banbury

this map illustrates the location of some of our leading independent schools in this region. a directory of schools, listed by county, follows this page.

Berkshire

Petersfield

1

Hook

Ascot

12 Bedales School

Bradfield

13 Lord Wandsworth College

Newbury

14 Highfield & Brookham Schools

Reading

Southsea

Heathfield School

2 Bradfield College 3 Cheam School 4 Leighton Park School 5 the Oratory School

Oxfordshire

Buckinghamshire

Bloxham

7 St mary’s School 8 Gayhurst School

High Wycombe

9 Pipers Corner School

Stowe

10 Stowe School

Hampshire Andover

19 BUCKINGHAMSHIRE 23

16 20 22 21 Oxford

OXFORDSHIRE

7

8

BERKSHIRE 4 5

6 2 3

1

16 Headington Prep School 17 tudor Hall 18 Bloxham School

Chipping Norton

11

13

HAMPSHIRE

19 Kingham Hill School

14

Oxford

20 Greene’s tutorial College 21 Wychwood School 22 magdalen College School

Witney

12

WEST SUSSEX

Southampton

23 Cokethorpe School

15

11 Farleigh School

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9

Swindon

15 Portsmouth High School

6 Downe House School

Gerrards Cross

18

Liphook

Thatcham

10

17

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SATURDAY 5TH OCTOBER 10.00AM – 1.00PM

To attend the Open Morning please call Nicola Jones on 01865 517103 or email admissions@wychwoodschool.org GSA independent day and boarding school for girls aged 11-18 74 Banbury Road, Oxford OX2 6JR

www.wychwoodschool.org

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SOUTH

• Founded in 1645 Cheam is one of the oldest Prep Schools in the country • Founded in 1645 Cheam is one of the oldest Prep Schools in the country • Founded in 1645 Cheam is one of the oldest Prep Schools in the country • Set in 100 acres of beautiful countryside, for sporty, outdoor loving, energetic types • Set in 100 acres of beautiful countryside, for sporty, outdoor loving, energetic types • Set in 100 acres of beautiful countryside, for sporty, outdoor loving, energetic types • Cheam is the perfect school for children to spend their formative years • Cheam is the perfect school for children to spend their formative years • Cheam is the perfect school for children to spend their formative years • Outstanding academic performance – 68 scholarships in the last 5 years • Outstanding academic performance – 68 scholarships in the last 5 years • Outstanding academic performance – 68 scholarships in the last 5 years • Very strong sport, music, drama and an exhaustive list of extra-curricular activities Very strong sport, music, drama and an exhaustive list of extra-curricular activities • • Very strong sport, music, drama and an exhaustive list of extra-curricular activities

• Co-Ed day and boarding from 3-13 (Weekly or Flexi boarding available from age 8) Co-Ed day and boarding from 3-13 (Weekly or Flexi boarding available from age 8) • • Co-Ed day and boarding from 3-13 (Weekly or Flexi boarding available from age 8)

registrar@cheamschool.co.uk Tel: 01635 268242 Cheam School, Headley, Newbury, Berkshire RG19 8LD Email:Email: registrar@cheamschool.co.uk registrar@cheamschool.co.uk Web: Web: www.cheamschool.com Web:www.cheamschool.com www.cheamschool.com Tel: 01635 Tel: 268242 01635 268242 Cheam School, Headley, Newbury, Berkshire RG19 8LD Cheam School, Headley, Newbury, Berkshire RG19 8LD

Open Mornings Lower School 18 January 2014 8 March 2014 17 May 2014 Sixth Form 12 October 2013

academic excellence at Stowe is an independent co-educational day and boarding school inspiring pupils aged between 13 and 18 Please email the Admissions Office at admissions@stowe.co.uk or call us on 01280 818205 www.stowe.co.uk www.independentschoolparent.com

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SOutH - Berkshire • Buckinghamshire

Berkshire

Eagle House

Ludgrove

St George’s School

Reading, RG2 7AR

eaglehouseschool.com

ludgrove.net

Nursery • Pre-Prep • Prep • Day • Weekly • Flexi • Boarding • Co-Ed

stgeorges-ascot.org.uk

The Abbey Junior School theabbey.co.uk

Nursery • Pre-Prep • Prep • Day • Girls

The Abbey School Reading, RG1 5DZ theabbey.co.uk

Sandhurst, GU47 8PH

Elstree School

Reading, RG7 5TD

elstreeschool.org.uk

Senior • 6th Form • Day • Girls

Nursery • Pre-Prep • Prep • Day • Flexi • Boarding • Boys

Bearwood College

Eton College

bearwoodcollege.co.uk

etoncollege.com

Wokingham, RG40 3AB Prep • Boarding • Boys

LVS Ascot

Ascot, SL5 7DZ

Senior • 6th Form • Day • Flexi • Boarding • Girls

Ascot, SL5 8DR

St George’s School

Pre-Prep • Prep • Senior • 6th Form • Day • Weekly • Boarding • Co-Ed

stgwindsor.co.uk

lvs.ascot.sch.uk

The Marist Schools

Windsor, SL4 1QF

Nursery • Pre-Prep • Prep • Day • Weekly • Flexi • Boarding • Co-Ed

Ascot, SL5 7PS

St John’s Beaumont

Nursery • Pre-prep • Prep • Senior • Co-Ed

Senior • 6th Form • Boarding • Boys

Nursery • Pre-Prep • Prep • Senior • 6th Form • Day • Girls

stjohnsbeaumont.org.uk

Bradfield College

Eton End PNEU School Datchet, SL3 9AX

Oratory Prep School

etonend.org

Winnersh, RG41 5BG

Bradfield, RG7 6AU

bradfieldcollege.org.uk See AdvertiSement Senior • 6th Form • Day • Weekly • Boarding • Co-Ed

Brigidine School Windsor Windsor, SL4 2AX brigidine.org.uk

Nursery • Pre-Prep • Prep • Senior • 6th Form • Day • Girls • Co-Ed

Brockhurst and Marlston House School Hermitage, RG18 9UL brockmarl.org.uk

Pre-Prep • Prep • Day • Boys • Girls • Co-Ed

Cheam School

Newbury, RG19 8LD

cheamschool.com See AdvertiSement Nursery • Pre-Prep • Prep • Day • Flexi • Boarding • Co-Ed

Claires Court Nursery, Girls and Sixth Form College Avenue Maidenhead, SL6 6AW clairescourt.com

Nursery • Pre-Prep • Prep • Senior • 6th Form • Day • Girls

Claires Court Junior Boys Maidenhead, SL6 3QE clairescourt.com

Pre-Prep • Prep • Day • Boys

Claires Court Senior Boys Maidenhead, SL6 8TE clairescourt.com

Windsor, SL4 6DW

Nursery • Pre-Prep • Prep • Day • Girls • Boys

Pre-Prep • Prep • Day • Weekly • Flexi • Boarding • Co-Ed

sjcr.org.uk

oratory.co.uk See AdvertiSement

Hemdean House School Reading, RG4 7SD

hemdeanhouse.co.uk Nursery • Pre-Prep • Prep • Senior • 6th Form • Day • Girls • Co-Ed

Herries School

Reading, RG8 0PJ

Prep • Senior • 6th Form • Day • Boarding • Boys

Padworth College Reading, RG7 4NR padworth.com

Senior • 6th Form • Day • Weekly • Boarding • Co-Ed

st-marys-ascot.co.uk Senior • 6th Form • Day • Boarding • Girls

St Piran’s School

Maidenhead, SL6 7LZ stpirans.co.uk

Nursery • Pre-Prep • Prep • Day • Co-Ed

pangbournecollege.com

sunningdaleschool.co.uk

Highfield Prep School Maidenhead, SL6 1PD highfieldprep.org

Nursery • Pre-Prep • Prep • Day • Girls

Holme Grange School Wokingham, RG40 3AL holmegrange.org

Nursery • Pre-Prep • Prep • Day • Co-Ed

Horris Hill School Newbury, RG20 9DJ horrishill.com

Reading, RG8 8LA

Senior • 6th Form • Day • Flexi • Boarding • Co-Ed

Papplewick School Ascot, SL5 7LH

papplewick.org.uk Prep • Day • Weekly • Boarding • Boys

Queen Anne’s School Caversham, RG4 6DX qas.org.uk

Senior • 6th Form • Day • Weekly • Flexi • Boarding • Girls

Prep • Day • Boarding • Boys

Reading Blue Coat School

Hurst Lodge School Ascot, SL5 9JU

hurstlodge.co.uk Nursery • Pre-Prep • Prep • Senior • 6th Form • Day • Flexi • Boarding • Co-Ed

Nr Ascot, RG42 6LU

Reading, RG2 9BL

Nursery • Pre-Prep • Prep • Day • Co-Ed

Leighton Park School Reading, RG2 7ED

Upton House School Windsor, SL4 3DF uptonhouse.org.uk

Nursery • Pre-Prep • Prep • Day • Girls • Co-Ed

The Village Montessori Nursery School Southend, RG7 6HW

montessorinursery.org.uk Nursery • Pre-Prep • Day • Co-Ed

Waverley School

Senior • 6th Form • Day • Boys • Co-Ed

waverleyschool.org.uk

Wokingham, RG40 4YD

St Andrew’s School

Nursery • Pre-Prep • Prep • Day • Co-Ed

Crowthorne, RG45 7PU

Reading, RG8 8QA

standrewspangbourne.co.uk

Wellington College

Nursery • Pre-Prep • Prep • Day • Weekly • Flexi • Co-Ed

wellingtoncollege.org.uk

St Bernard’s Prep School Slough, SL1 1TB

stbernardsprep.org Nursery • Pre-Prep • Prep • Day • Co-Ed

St Edward’s Prep School

Nursery • Pre-Prep • Prep • Day • Co-Ed

Senior • 6th Form • Day • Weekly • Flexi • Boarding • Co-Ed

Downe House School

Luckley House School

St Gabriel’s School

downehouse.net See AdvertiSement

luckleyhouseschool.org

stgabriels.co.uk

Reading, RG30 2JH stedwards.org.uk

Pre-Prep • Prep • Day • Boys

Newbury, RG20 9BD

Nursery • Pre-Prep • Prep • Senior • 6th Form • Day • Girls

Senior • 6th Form • Day • Boarding • Co-Ed

Buckinghamshire Akeley Wood School Junior Buckingham, MK19 6DA akeleywoodschool.co.uk

Nursery • Pre-Prep • Prep • Day • Co-Ed

Akeley Wood School Senior (11-13 years) Buckingham, MK18 5AN akeleywoodschool.co.uk Senior • Day • Co-Ed

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Senior • 6th Form • Day • Weekly • Flexi • Boarding • Girls

Prep • Day • Weekly • Boarding • Boys

rbcs.org.uk

leightonpark.com See AdvertiSement

Wokingham, RG40 3EU

Sunningdale, SL5 9PY

Sonning-on-Thames, RG4 6SU

Hurst, RG10 0FR

84 INDEPENDENT SCHOOLS autumn 2013

Ascot, SL5 9JF

Nursery • Pre-Prep • Prep • Day • Co-Ed

Nursery • Pre-Prep • Prep • Day • Weekly • Boarding • Co-Ed

Senior • 6th Form • Day • Boarding • Girls

St Mary’s School, Ascot

Sunningdale School

Crosfields School

Thatcham, RG18 9JJ

Nursery • Pre-Prep • Prep • Senior • 6th Form • Day • Co-Ed

Pangbourne College

herries.org.uk

lambrook.berks.sch.uk

dolphinschool.com

Reading, RG1 5JT

Dean, SL6 9BD

Lambrook School

Dolphin School

St Joseph’s College

heathfieldschool.net See profile liSting Senior • 6th Form • Boarding • Girls

Nursery • Pre-Prep • Prep • Day • Weekly • Boarding • Boys

oratoryprep.co.uk

The Oratory School

Ascot, SL5 8BQ

Old Windsor, SL4 2JN

Reading, RG8 7SF

Heathfield School

Senior • Day • Boys

crosfields.com

themaristschools.com


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DOWNE HOUSE

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Contact registrar@downehouse.net to make an Saturday January 2014, Saturday March 2014 Contact 11 registrar@downehouse.net to22 make an appointment appointment Hermitage Road, Cold Ash, Thatcham, Berks RG18 9JJ Contact registrar@downehouse.net to make an appointment Hermitage Road, 9JJ Hermitage Road, Cold Cold Ash, Ash, Thatcham, Thatcham, Berks Berks RG18 RG18 9JJ t: 01635 200286 e: registrar@downehouse.net w: www.downehouse.net t: registrar@downehouse.net w: www.downehouse.net t: 01635 01635 200286 200286 e: e: registrar@downehouse.net w: www.downehouse.net

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SOutH - Buckinghamshire Akeley Wood School Senior (13-18 years)

High March School

akeleywoodschool.co.uk

Nursery • Pre-Prep • Prep • Day • Girls

Buckingham, MK18 5AE

Senior • 6th Form • Day • Co-Ed

Beaconsfield, HP9 2PZ highmarch.co.uk

Ashfold Preparatory School

Kingscote Pre-Preparatory School

ashfoldschool.co.uk

kingscoteschool.info

Aylesbury, HP18 9NG

Nursery • Pre-Prep • Prep • Day • Weekly • Flexi• Boarding • Co-Ed

The Beacon

Amersham, HP6 5PF beaconschool.co.uk

Nursery • Pre-Prep • Prep • Day • Boys

Broughton Manor Preparatory School

Milton Keynes, MK10 9AA bmprep.co.uk

Nursery • Pre-Prep • Prep • Day • Co-Ed

Caldicott

Slough, SL2 3SL caldicott.com

Prep • Day • Boarding • Boys

Chesham Preparatory School

Gerrards Cross, SL9 8PZ

Pre-Prep • Prep • Day • Boys

Maltman’s Green

Gerrards Cross, SL9 8RR maltmansgreen.com

Nursery • Pre-Prep • Prep • Day • Girls

Milton Keynes Preparatory School

Milton Keynes, MK3 7EG mkprep.co.uk

Nursery • Pre-Prep • Prep • Day • Co-Ed

Pipers Corner School

High Wycombe, HP15 6LP piperscorner.co.uk See AdvertiSement

Pre-Prep • Prep • Senior • 6th Form • Day • Weekly • Flexi • Boarding • Girls

Chesham, HP5 3QF

St Mary’s School

Nursery • Pre-Prep • Prep • Day • Co-Ed

stmarysschool.co.uk See profile liSting

cheshamprep.co.uk

Dair House School

Farnham Royal, SL2 3BY dairhouse.co.uk

Gerrards Cross, SL9 8JQ Nursery • Pre-Prep • Prep • Senior • 6th Form • Day • Girls

Nursery • Pre-Prep • Prep • Day • Co-Ed

St Teresa’s School

Davenies School

st-teresas.bucks.sch.uk

Beaconsfield, HP9 1AA davenies.co.uk

Pre-Prep • Prep • Day • Boys

Gateway School

Great Missenden, HP16 9AA gatewayschool-bucks.co.uk

Nursery • Pre-Prep • Prep • Day • Co-Ed

Gayhurst School

Gerrards Cross, SL9 8RJ gayhurstschool.co.uk See AdvertiSement

Princes Risborough, HP27 0JW Nursery • Pre-Prep • Prep • Day • Co-Ed

Stowe, MK18 5EH

stowe.co.uk See AdvertiSement Senior • 6th Form • Day • Boarding • Co-Ed

Swanbourne House School Milton Keynes, MK17 0HZ swanbourne.org

Nursery • Pre-Prep • Prep • Day • Co-Ed

Nursery • Pre-Prep • Prep • Day • Weekly • Flexi • Boarding • Co-Ed

Godstowe Preparatory School

Thornton College

High Wycombe, HP13 6PR godstowe.org

Nursery • Pre-Prep • Prep • Day • Boarding • Girls

Griffin House Preparatory School Aylesbury, HP 17 0XP

griffinhouseschool.co.uk Nursery • Pre-Prep • Prep • Day • Co-Ed

The Grove Independent School

Milton Keynes, MK5 8HD

groveindependentschool.co.uk Nursery • Pre-Prep • Prep • Day • Co-Ed

Heatherton House School Amersham, HP6 5QB

heathertonhouse.co.uk

86 INDEPENDENT SCHOOLS autumn 2013

Milton Keynes, MK17 0HJ

London Road, Ascot, Berkshire SL5 8BQ

thorntoncollege.com

Nursery • Pre-Prep • Prep • Senior • Day • Weekly • Flexi • Boarding • Girls

T: 01344 898342 E: registrar@heathfieldschool.net W: heathfieldschool.net Head Teacher: Mrs Jo Heywood BSc (Hons) Kingston, PGCE (Kingston) Admissions: Mrs Rebecca Farha

Thorpe House School Gerrards Cross, SL9 8QA thorpehouse.co.uk

Key facts

Prep • Senior • Day • Boys

Gender / Ages: girls, 11-18 years Total pupils: 200 Type: Full Boarding Fees: Form I & II £10,116, Form III – UVI £10,347 per term Entrance procedure: Assessment and Interview

Walton Pre-Prep School and Nursery

Milton Keynes, MK7 6BB waltonpps.co.uk

Nursery • Pre-Prep • Day • Co-Ed

School Philosophy: Heathfield is a leading girls’ full boarding school where every girl excels due to the School’s outstanding pastoral care, academic provision and sense of traditional community spirit.

The Webber Independent School

Milton Keynes, MK14 6DP

Open Days: 2nd November 2013 and 1st March 2014, 10am – 12 noon Contact Mrs Rebecca Farha, Registrar to reserve your place

webberindependentschool.com Nursery • Pre-Prep • Prep • Senior • 6th Form • Day • Co-Ed

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Nursery • Pre-Prep • Prep • Day • Girls

Heathfield School

Stowe School

www.independentschoolparent.com


SOUTH

St. Mary’s School

94 Packhorse Road, Gerrards Cross, Bucks SL9 8JQ

T: 01753 883370 E: office@st-marys.bucks.sch.uk W: stmarysschool.co.uk Head Teacher: Mrs Jean Ross Admissions: Mrs Chris Pearcey E: registrar@st-marys.bucks.sch.uk

Key facts

Gender / Ages: girls, 3-18 years Type: Day Fees: Prep – range from £1,285 to £3,832 per term Senior – range from £4,500 to £4,652 per term Entrance procedure: Entry at 7+, 11+ and 16+ by assessment examinations. Entry in other years by arrangement – please contact the registrar for details

School Philosophy: St. Mary’s is a warm vibrant school where your daughter will be helped to develop her confidence and her individual talents, to stretch herself and achieve the best that she can. Open Days: held in March and October and will be posted on the school website.

Lord Wandsworth College

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Long Sutton, Hook, Hampshire RG29 1TB

T: 01256 862201 E: info@lordwandsworth.org W: lordwandsworth.org Head Teacher: Fergus Livingstone Admissions: Mary Hicks E: admissions@lordwandsworth.org

Key facts

Gender / Ages: boys and girls, 11-18 years Total pupils: 530, boys 344, girls 187 Type: Day, Weekly, Flexi, Full Boarding Fees: Senior: Day from £6,310, Weekly from £8,450, Flexi Boading from £6,890. Full Boarding from £8,450 per term Entrance procedure: 11+ by our own entrance examinations, 13+ by Common Entrance, 16+ by predicted GCSE results and interview

School Philosophy: Our philosophy is a simple one. We teach children that full involvement in a wide range of intellectual, creative, sporting and cultural activities sharpens the mind and deepens one’s sense of identity and purpose. But we also place emphasis on valuing the needs and aspirations of others. Open Days: Saturday 21 September 2013 9.30am

www.independentschoolparent.com

Open Morning Morning Open thth September, 9.30am-12.00 midday Saturday 28 Saturday 28 September, 9.30am-12.00 midday

www.farleighschool.com www.farleighschool.com

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parkland in the Test Valley of Hampshire.

Red Rice, Andover, Hampshire SP11 7PW tel 01264 710766

Red Rice, Andover, Hampshire SP11 7PW tel 01264 710766

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SOutH - Hampshire Wycombe Abbey School

Farnborough Hill

wycombeabbey.com

farnborough-hill.org.uk

High Wycombe, HP11 1PE

Senior • 6th Form • Day • Boarding • Girls

Senior • 6th Form • Day • Girls

Hampshire

Forres Sandle Manor

Alton, GU34 2NG

Pre-Prep • Prep • Day • Weekly • Flexi • Boarding • Co-Ed

Alton Convent School altonconvent.org.uk Nursery • Pre-Prep • Prep • Senior • 6th Form• Day • Girls • Boys

Ballard School

New Milton, BH25 5SU ballardschool.co.uk

Fordingbridge, SP6 1NS fsmschool.com

GEMS Sherfield Hook, RG27 0HU

sherfieldschool.co.uk Nursery • Pre-Prep • Prep • Senior • 6th Form • Day • Flexi • Boarding • Co-Ed

Nursery • Pre-Prep • Prep • Senior • Day • Co-Ed

The Gregg School

Bedales School - Dunannie

gregg.southampton.sch.uk

Petersfield, GU32 2DP bedales.org.uk

Nursery • Pre-Prep • Prep • Day • Co-Ed

Bedales School - Dunhurst Petersfield, GU32 2DR bedales.org.uk

Prep • Day • Flexi • Boarding • Co-Ed

Bedales School

Petersfield, GU32 2DG bedales.org.uk See AdvertiSement Senior • 6th Form • Day • Boarding • Co-Ed

Boundary Oak School Fareham, PO17 5BL boundaryoak.co.uk

Nursery • Pre-Prep • Prep • Day • Weekly • Boarding • Co-Ed

Southampton, SO18 2GF Senior • Day • Co-Ed

Hampshire Collegiate Prep School Romsey, SO51 6ZA hampshirecs.org.uk

Hampshire Collegiate School hampshirecs.org.uk

churcherscollege.com

highfieldschool.org.uk See AdvertiSement Nursery • Pre-Prep • Prep • Day • Boarding • Co-Ed

Lymington, SO41 5ZG

kes.hants.sch.uk

ditchampark.com

lordwandsworth.org See profile liSting

Nursery • Pre-Prep • Prep • Day • Co-Ed

Farleigh School

Andover, SP11 7PW

farleighschool.com See AdvertiSement

88 INDEPENDENT SCHOOLS autumn 2013

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Hook, RG29 1TB

Senior • 6th Form • Day • Weekly • Flexi • Boarding • Co-Ed

flexible

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Mayville High School Southsea, PO5 2PE

mayvillehighschool.com Nursery • Pre-Prep • Prep • Senior • Day • Co-Ed

Day and boarding school for girls aged 4–18

Moyles Court School

Open Morning

Ringwood, BH24 3NF moylescourt.co.uk

Nursery • Pre-Prep • Prep • Senior • Day • Weekly • Boarding • Co-Ed

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Nursery • Pre-Prep • Prep • Day • Flexi • Boarding • Co-Ed

nurturing

Senior • 6th Form • Day • Co-Ed

Lord Wandsworth College

durlstoncourt.co.uk

successful

Southampton, SO15 5UQ

Ditcham Park School

New Milton, BH25 7AQ

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academically

hordlewalhampton.co.uk

daneshillprepschool.com

Durlston Court School

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Hordle Walhampton School

King Edward VI School

Pre-Prep • Prep • Senior • 6th Form • Day • Co-Ed

www.piperscorner.co.uk

hill-head-prep-school.co.uk

Daneshill Preparatory School

Petersfield, GU31 5RN

Great Kingshill, High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire HP15 6LP Email: theschool@piperscorner.co.uk Tel: +44 (0) 1494 718 255

Fareham, PO14 3LW

Nursery • Pre-Prep • Prep • Day • Boarding • Co-Ed

Nursery • Pre-Prep • Prep • Day • Co-Ed

www.gayhurstschool.co.uk.

Liphook, GU30 7LQ

Senior • 6th Form • Day • Co-Ed

Hook, RG27 0AR

For more information or to book your place at our Open Day please call 01753 279140,

Highfield & Brookham Schools

Nursery • Pre-Prep • Prep • Day • Co-Ed

Petersfield, GU31 4AS

Gayhurst is the only independent school in Gerrards Cross for girls and boys aged 3–13 years.

Nursery • Pre-Prep • Prep • Senior • 6th Form • Day • Weekly • Flexi • Boarding • Co-Ed

churcherscollege.com

Churcher’s College

Saturday 5 October 2013 | 09.30 – 12.00 hours

Romsey, SO51 6ZE

Hill Head Preparatory School

Pre-Prep • Prep • Day • Co-Ed

OPEN MORNING

Nursery • Pre-Prep • Prep • Day • Co-Ed

Churcher’s College Junior School Liphook, GU30 7HT

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Farnborough, GU14 8AT

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SOUTH

Boys’ Independent Catholic Day & Boarding School (11-18 years)

OPEN MORNING

OPEN MORNING

Saturday 5 October, 9.30am to 12 noon

Sat 21st September 9:30-12:00

Vibrant independent day school for 660 girls and boys aged 4 to 18 in Oxfordshire, providing a rich, varied and broad education in a family environment.

Tel: 01491 683500 enquiries@oratory.co.uk www.oratory.co.uk The Oratory School, Woodcote, South Oxfordshire RG8 0PJ

www.cokethorpe.org.uk

Prep School Boarding & Day 8-13 Years

| Pre-Prep & Nursery 3 – 7 Years

“Full marks for pastoral care...good academics...fantastic grounds” The Good Schools Guide

Next Open Days are 21st and 23rd September or call to arrange a visit at any time www.highfieldschool.org.uk www.independentschoolparent.com

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SOutH - Hampshire • Oxfordshire The Pilgrims’ School

Stanbridge Earls School

thepilgrims-school.co.uk

stanbridgeearls.co.uk

Winchester, SO23 9LT

Pre-Prep • Prep • Day • Weekly • Boarding • Boys

Senior • 6th Form • Day • Flexi • Boarding • Co-Ed

The Portsmouth Grammar School

Steventon Children’s House

pgs.org.uk

Nursery • Pre-Prep • Day • Co-Ed

Portsmouth, PO1 2LN Nursery • Pre-Prep • Prep • Senior • 6th Form • Day • Co-Ed

Portsmouth High Nursery & Junior School Southsea, PO5 3ES

portsmouthhigh.co.uk Nursery • Pre-Prep • Prep • Day • Girls

Portsmouth High School Senior and Sixth Form Southsea, PO5 3EQ

Nr Basingstoke, RG25 3BD

steventonchildrenshouse.co.uk

Stroud School

Romsey, SO51 9ZH stroud-romsey.com

Nursery • Pre-Prep • Prep • Day • Co-Ed

Twyford School

Nursery • Pre-Prep • Prep • Day • Weekly • Flexi • Boarding • Co-Ed

Senior • 6th Form • Day • Girls

westhillpark.com

princesmeadschool.org.uk Nursery • Pre-Prep • Prep • Day • Co-Ed

Rookwood School Andover, SP10 3AL

rookwood.hants.sch.uk Nursery • Pre-Prep • Prep • Senior • Day • Weekly • Flexi • Boarding • Co-Ed

Titchfield, PO14 4BS

Winchester, SO23 9NA winchestercollege.org

Wykeham House School Fareham, PO16 0BW

st-neots-prep.co.uk Nursery • Pre-Prep • Prep • Day • Weekly • Flexi • Co-Ed

St Nicolas’ School Fleet, GU52 0RF

Yateley, GU46 7UQ yateleymanor.com

Oxfordshire Abingdon Preparatory School Frilford, OX13 5NX

abingdon.org.uk/prep Pre-Prep • Prep • Day • Boys

Nursery • Pre-Prep • Prep • Senior • Day • Girls • Co-Ed

Abingdon School

St Swithun’s School

abingdon.org.uk

stswithuns.com

Pre-Prep • Prep • Senior • 6th Form • Day • Weekly • Boarding • Girls • Co-Ed

St Winifred’s School

Southampton, SO17 1EJ

stwinifreds.southampton.sch.uk Nursery • Pre-Prep • Prep • Day • Co-Ed

Salesian College

Abingdon, OX14 1DE Senior • Day • Boarding • Boys

Bellerbys College, Oxford Oxford, OX2 0DJ bellerbys.com

Senior • 6th Form • Day • Boarding • Co-Ed

Bloxham School

bloxhamschool.com See AdveRTISemeNT Senior • 6th Form • Day • Weekly • Flexi • Boarding • Co-Ed

Senior • 6th Form • Day • Boys • Co-Ed

Bruern Abbey School

Seedlings Montessori Southampton, SO18 5RJ

seedlingsmontessori.co.uk Nursery • Pre-Prep • Day • Co-Ed

Sherborne House School Chandler’s Ford, S053 1EU sherbornehouse.co.uk

90 INDEPENDENT SCHOOLS autumn 2013

6th Form Open Evening

Friday 27th September 2013 at 7.15pm

Chesterton, OX26 1UY

Whole School Open Morning and Lunch

bruernabbey.org

Prep • Day • Weekly • Flexi • Boarding • Boys

Saturday 5th October 2013 at 11.00am

Carrdus School

Banbury, OX17 2BS

Finding the spark in every child

carrdusschool.co.uk

Nursery • Pre-Prep • Prep • Day • Boys • Girls

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Nursery • Pre-Prep • Prep • Day • Co-Ed

With a reputation for excellence Bloxham School offers a supportive and stimulating environment that allows every pupil to discover their talents in a wide range of subjects and activities.

Banbury, OX15 4PE

Farnborough, GU14 6PA salesiancollege.com

Kelly and Nick found their spark in the music school.

Nursery • Pre-Prep • Prep • Day • Co-Ed

st-nicholas.hants.sch.uk

Winchester, SO21 1HA

Open Days: Saturday 5 Oct 2013 9.30 to 12.30, Open Doors Event Tuesday 26 Nov 2013 9.00 to 11.00am, Open Doors Event Thursday 13 March 2014 9.00 to 11.00am, Open Doors Event Wednesday 7 May 2014 9.00 to 11.00am.

wykehamhouse.com

Yateley Manor School

Hook, RG27 0PN

School Philosophy: An independent school for girls from Nursery to Sixth Form encouraging girls to aim high for success in the modern world of the 21st century.

Senior • 6th Form • Boarding • Boys

stjohnscollege.co.uk

St Neot’s Preparatory School

Gender / Ages: girls, 3-18 years Total pupils: 450 Type: Day Fees: Nursery – £2,221 (full-time). Pre-Prep – Day £2,822. Prep – Day £2,822. Senior – Day £3895, per term. Entrance procedure: Informal entrance assessment for the Nursery and Junior School, formal entrance examination for the Senior School and Sixth Form.

Winchester College

St John’s College

Nursery • Pre-Prep • Prep • Senior • 6th Form • Day • Boarding • Co-Ed

Key facts

Nursery • Pre-Prep • Prep • Day • Weekly • Flexi • Boarding • Co-Ed

Nursery • Pre-Prep • Prep • Senior • Day • Girls

Southsea, PO5 3QW

T: 023 9282 6714 E: admissions@por.gdst.net W: portsmouthhigh.co.uk Head Teacher: Mrs Jane Prescott BSc NPQH Admissions: Mrs Caroline Hunter

twyfordschool.com

West Hill Park

Winchester, SO21 1AN

25 Kent Road, Southsea, Hampshire PO5 3EQ

Winchester, SO21 1NW

portsmouthhigh.co.uk See PROFILe eNTRY

Prince’s Mead School

Portsmouth High School

Romsey, SO51 0ZS

Call: 01295 724 301 Email: registrar@bloxhamschool.com www.bloxhamschool.com

www.independentschoolparent.com


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Wychwood School

Oxford, OX3 7TD

T: 01865 759 113 W: headington.org Head Teacher: Mrs Caroline Jordan, MA Oxon Admissions: Mrs Sue Sowden E: admissions@headington.org

Key facts

Gender / Ages: girls, 3-18 years Total pupils: 1052 Type: Day, Weekly, Full Boarding Fees: Nursery – Day from £1,555 - £2,561 per term Pre-Prep – Day from £2,561 per term Prep – Day from £2,994 - £3,807, Weekly from £7,054 - £7,298, Full Boarding from £7,658 - £7,891 per term Senior – Day from £4,784 - £5,267, Weekly Boarding from £8,084 - £9,195, Full Boarding from £8,797 - £10,197 per term Typical class size: Prep – 12, Senior – 18, Sixth Form – 10 Faith: Anglican Motto: Fight the good fight of faith Entrance procedure: The school’s main entry points are 11+, 13+ and 16+, please see our website for details.

School Philosophy: At Headington girls have the opportunity to discover their own particular talents with a wealth of choices both inside and out of the classroom. We are not aggressively selective and yet our students leave us with outstanding academic credentials. This is testimony to our pastoral care, extensive extra-curricular programme and commitment to excellence in teaching at all levels and in all subjects. The diversity of our international community and the proximity to and links with the universities in Oxford broaden the girls’ horizons, helping to ensure that they leave us as self-assured young women equipped with the tools to succeed in a global society.

74 Banbury Road, Oxford OX2 6JR

T: 01865 557976 E: admin@wychwoodschool.org W: wychwoodschool.org Head Teacher: Mrs Andrea Johnson Admissions: Miss Nicola Jones E: admissions@wychwoodschool.org

Key facts

Gender / Ages: girls, 11-18 years Total pupils: girls 120 Type: Day, Flexi, Weekly, Full Boarding Fees: Senior – Day from £4,400, Flexi from £6,550, Full Boarding from £6,870 per term Entrance procedure: Please see the website for details

School Philosophy: Wychwood is a unique and friendly school for girls, with excellent academic grades and outstanding pastoral care. Situated in the heart of Oxford, the school offers an exceptional education for pupils of all abilities through its small class sizes which allow for extensive individual attention. Open Day: Saturday 5th October 2013 10am – 1pm. To attend please contact Nicola Jones on 01865 517103 or e-mail admissions@wychwoodschool.org

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Academic Record: As well as outstanding academic achievements, our students have the confidence and life skills to embrace a truly international world. Sixth Form girls can choose between studying A Levels or the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma and students go on to leading UK universities including Oxford and Cambridge and many other Russell Group universities as well as a number of universities abroad. Extra-curricular: There are more than 50 extra-curricular activities on offer each week, spanning a wide range of subjects and hobbies from rowing, dance and drama to astronomy, CCF and robotics. The School has a range of outstanding facilities including a purpose-built Theatre, state-of-the-art Music School and floodlit all-weather pitches. Notable Achievements and Alumni: The school has an outstanding academic record, consistently in the Top 10 IB Schools in the UK. Headington’s Boat Club is one of the most successful in the UK, ranking high in national and international events. Alumae include Barbara Woodhouse, Baroness Young, Julia Somerville, Emma Watson and Lily van den Broecke. Open Days: Prep School Open Afternoons on 8th October and 27th November 2013, Foundation Coffee Morning on 26th September 2013 and Senior School Open Morning on 3rd October 2013.

autumn 2013 INDEPENDENT SCHOOLS 91


SOutH - Oxfordshire Chandlings School

Magdalen College School

St Hugh’s

Tudor Hall

chandlings.org.uk

mcsoxford.org See AdvertiSement

st-hughs.co.uk

tudorhallschool.com See AdvertiSement

Oxford, OX1 5ND

Nursery • Pre-Prep • Prep • Day • Co-Ed

Christ Church Cathedral School Oxford, OX1 1QW cccs.org.uk

Nursery • Pre-Prep • Prep • Day • Boys

Cokethorpe School Witney, OX29 7PU

cokethorpe.org.uk See AdvertiSement Pre-Prep • Prep • Senior • 6th Form • Day • Co-Ed

Cothill House

Abingdon, OX13 6JL cothill.net

Prep • Boarding • Boys

Oxford, OX4 1DZ

Prep • Senior • 6th Form • Day • Boys

Nursery • Pre-Prep • Prep • Day • Weekly • Flexi • Boarding • Co-Ed

The Manor Preparatory School

Shiplake College

manorprep.org

shiplake.org.uk

Nursery • Pre-Prep • Prep • Day • Girls • Boys • Co-Ed

Senior • 6th Form • Day • Weekly • Boarding • Boys • Co-Ed

windrushvalleyschool.co.uk

Moulsford Preparatory School

Sibford School

moulsford.com

sibford.oxon.sch.uk

Moulsford, OX10 9HR

Pre-Prep • Prep • Day • Weekly • Flexi • Boys

New College School Pre-Prep • Prep • Day • Boys

summerfields.com

Senior • Day • Co-Ed

olab.org.uk

doverbroecks.com 6th Form • Day • Boarding • Co-Ed

Dragon School

ferndaleschool.co.uk

Abingdon, OX14 2HR

Faringdon, SN7 7JF

Radley College

Nursery • Pre-Prep • Prep • Day • Co-Ed

radley.org.uk

Senior • 6th Form • Boarding • Boys

Rupert House School

Henley-on-Thames, RG9 2BN ruperthouse.org

6th Form • Day • Co-Ed

Pre-Prep • Prep • Day • Girls

Headington Preparatory School

Rye St Antony

Oxford, OX3 7TD

headington.org See profile liSting Senior • 6th Form • Day • Weekly • Boarding • Girls

Kingham Hill School

Chipping Norton, OX7 6TH kinghamhill.org.uk See AdvertiSement

Senior • 6th Form • Day • Weekly • Flexi • Boarding • Co-Ed

92 INDEPENDENT SCHOOLS autumn 2013

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Oxford, OX1 4HT

6th Form • Day • Co-Ed

Headington School

Prep • Day • Boarding • Boys

For further information about schools in this region visit www.independentschoolparent.com

Nursery • Pre-Prep • Prep • Senior • 6th Form • Day • Girls

Ferndale Preparatory School

Nursery • Pre-Prep • Prep • Day • Weekly • Flexi • Boarding • Girls

Oxford, OX2 7EN

oxfordhigh.gdst.net

otc.ac.uk

headington.org

Senior • 6th Form • Day • Weekly • Flexi • Boarding • Girls

Oxford, OX2 6XA

Pre-Prep • Prep • Day • Boarding • Co-Ed

Oxford, OX3 7PB

wychwoodschool.org See profile liSting

Oxford High School

Oxford Tutorial College

greenes.org.uk See profile liSting

Oxford, OX2 6JR

Senior • 6th Form • Day • Co-Ed

dragonschool.org

Oxford, OX1 1BP

Wychwood School

Abingdon, OX14 3PS

Oxford, OX2 6SS

Greene’s Tutorial College

Nursery • Pre-Prep • Prep • Day • Co-Ed

Nursery • Pre-Prep • Prep • Day • Co-Ed

Oxford, OX2 6HX

Oxford, OX2 6JX

Ascott-under-Wychwood, OX7 6AN

Abingdon, OX14 2HB

Our Lady’s Abingdon Senior School

d’Overbroeck’s College

Nursery • Pre-Prep • Prep • Senior • 6th Form • Day • Weekly • Flexi • Boarding • Co-Ed

Summer Fields

newcollegeschool.org

olab.org.uk

doverbroecks.com

Banbury, OX15 5QL

Oxford, OX1 3UA

cranfordhouse.net

d’Overbroeck’s College

Senior • 6th Form • Day • Boarding • Girls

Windrush Valley School

Our Lady’s Abingdon Junior School

Nursery • Pre-Prep • Prep • Senior • Day • Co-Ed

Banbury, OX16 9UR

Henley-on-Thames, RG9 4BW

Abingdon, OX13 6LN

Cranford House School Wallingford, OX10 9HT

Faringdon, SN7 8PT

Oxford, OX3 0BY ryestantony.co.uk

Nursery • Pre-Prep • Prep • Senior • 6th Form • Day • Weekly • Flexi • Boarding • Girls • Co-Ed

St Clare’s, Oxford Oxford, OX2 7AL stclares.ac.uk

Senior • 6th Form • Day • Boarding • Co-Ed

St Edward’s Oxford Oxford, OX2 7NN

"The boys absolutely loved it. A big thumbs up from Theo who said it was the best birthday party ever"

Elizabeth - Mother, Rokeby School

• 100 acre forest adventure • Explore 12 amazing game zones • Expert tuition and all day supervision • Ages from 8+

stedwardsoxford.org Senior • 6th Form • Day • Boarding • Co-Ed

St Helen & St Katharine Abingdon, OX14 1BE shsk.org.uk

Prep • Senior • 6th Form • Day • Girls

Campaign Paintball Park Old Lane / Cobham / Surrey / KT11 1NH

01932 865 999 www.campaign-paintball.com

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Pupils Flourishing

Greene’s Tutorial College

An exceptional school with an inspiring history, stunning setting and ambition for every pupil.

www.kingham-hill.oxon.sch.uk

Call +44 (0) 1608 658999 or email admissions@kingham-hill.oxon.sch.uk to request a prospectus or arrange a visit. Kingham Hill School, Kingham, Chipping Norton, Oxon OX7 6TH Boarding and day school for girls and boys from 11-18 yrs

45 Pembroke Street, Oxford OX1 1BP

T: 01865 248308 W: greenes.org.uk Head Teacher: Mr Matthew Uffindell, M.A. (Oxon.), Cert. Ed. (Exeter). Admissions: Miss Carmen Prozzillo, B.A. (Exeter), M. St. (Oxon.) E: enquiries@greenes.org.uk

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Join us at our next

OPEN DAY:

Saturday 12 October 11am – 2pm

Gender / Ages: boys and girls, 16-18 years Total pupils: 200, boys 100, girls 100 Type: Day, Weekly, Flexi, Full Boarding Fees: Senior: Day from £17,600 for three A level subjects over 35 weeks Typical class size: Sixth Form – 1-3 Entrance procedure: Interview Main exit schools: U.K., other European and U.S. universities

School Philosophy: For over 45 years Greene’s has offered thousands of students the benefits of courses based on the tutorial method. We believe our carefullytrained tutors are exceptional: passionate about learning, skilled at communication and knowledgeable about examination demands. When you come to Greene’s you will find an educational setting, which fosters independence, responsibility and high academic standards: an ideal environment in which to develop your understanding of a subject and improve your grades. You are assigned a Personal Tutor who provides strategic guidance and direction for your studies. Your Personal Tutor ensures a well-managed and well co-ordinated programme, helping you to develop your organisational and independent study skills, while monitoring your progress and supporting your general welfare. Greene’s is an accredited examination and testing centre. We have considerable expertise preparing students for A levels, other U.K. examinations, Oxford and Cambridge entrance, and for the many specialised aptitude tests required by universities world-wide, including the U.S. SATs.

Academic Record: Exam Type: A level, Pre U. Exam Results (%): A Level: A*/A - 36%. Higher Education (%): Overall: 90%; Russell Group/1994 Group: 40%; Overseas: 5%. Special Educational Needs: Moderate. Extra-curricular: Your Personal Tutor can help you participate in the many active sporting, cultural and social clubs and societies that Oxford has to offer. You may also take up membership of the Oxford Union giving you access to excellent library facilities and world-class debates. Notable achievements and alumni: one of our priorities is to equip you with the independent study skills that you will need at university and in the workplace. To measure your level of independent study we have developed an Index of Independence (IOI) that allows you to see and track your performance as an independent learner.

The IOI is calculated from the information provided in your tutorial reports and takes into account the relationship between the amount of independent study you have completed and the number of hours of tuition you have taken. Based on our past students’ A level results ,and their recorded IOI averages, we have created an index that accurately predicts A level results and university entrance success. Open Days: Students and their families are welcome at any time by appointment with the Director of Studies

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Windsor

Berkhamsted 1

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3 Haileybury College

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Hitchin

4 Kingshott School 5 Princess Helena College

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St Albans

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Maidstone

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Folkestone

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Rickmansworth

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Hertford

Margate

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Berkhamsted School

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Tring

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Ware

10 St Edmund’s College

Watford

11 aldenham School

Kent

Ashford 12 St James Senior Boys’ School

Broadstairs 13 Wellesley House

Canterbury

14 Kent College 15 St Edmund’s School

Chislehurst

16 Farringtons School

Cobham

17 Cobham Hall 18 Feltonfleet School

Ramsgate

19 St Lawrence College

Tonbridge

20 tonbridge School

Sussex - East Brighton

21 Brighton College 94 INDEPENDENT SCHOOLS autumn 2013

22 Brighton & Hove High School

Pease Pottage

Eastbourne

Worthing

23 moira House Girls School 24 Eastbourne College

32 Cottesmore School 33 Our Lady of Sion School

Ewell 40 Ewell Castle School

Godalming 41 aldro School 42 King Edward’s School 43 St Hilary’s School

25 Vinehall

Surrey

Mayfield

34 Caterham School

44 St Catherine’s School

Cranleigh

Kingston-upon-Thames

Seaford

35 Cranleigh Preparatory School

Upper Dicker

Croydon

45 marymount International School 46 Kingston Grammar School

28 Bede’s School

36 Whitgift School

Sussex - West

Dorking

29 Great Walstead School 30 ardingly College

Esher

Hastings

26 St Leonards-mayfield School 27 newlands School

Haywards Heath

Lancing

31 Lancing College

Caterham

37 Hurtwood House School 38 Claremont Fan Court School 39 milbourne Lodge School

Guildford

Leatherhead 47 Cranmore School

Reigate 48 Dunottar School for Girls

Richmond 49 King’s House School

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SOutH EaSt - Hertfordshire

Hertfordshire

Haberdashers’ Aske’s School for Girls

Hemel Hempstead, HP3 8RP

Abbot’s Hill School abbotshill.herts.sch.uk

Nursery • Pre-Prep • Prep • Senior • Day • Girls

Aldenham School

Elstree, Nr Watford WD6 3AJ aldenham.com See AdvertiSement

Nursery • Pre-Prep • Prep • Senior • 6th Form • Day • Weekly • Flexi • Boarding • Co-Ed

Aldwickbury School Harpenden, AL5 1AD aldwickbury.org.uk

Pre-Prep • Prep • Day • Boarding • Boys

Beechwood Park

St Albans, AL3 8AW beechwoodpark.net

Nursery • Pre-Prep • Prep • Day • Weekly • Flexi • Co-Ed

Princess Helena College

St Hilda’s School

sthildas-school.co.uk

habsgirls.org.uk

princesshelenacollege.co.uk See AdvertiSement

Pre-Prep • Prep • Senior • 6th Form • Day • Girls

Senior • 6th Form • Day • Weekly • Flexi • Boarding • Girls

Haileybury College

Purcell School of Music

haileybury.com See AdvertiSement

purcell-school.org

Elstree, WD6 3BT

Hertford, SG13 7NU

Senior • 6th Form • Day • Boarding • Co-Ed

Haresfoot Preparatory School

Hitchin, SG4 7RT

Bushey, WD23 2TS

Senior • 6th Form • Boarding • Co-Ed

Queenswood School Hatfield, AL9 6NS

Bishop’s Stortford, CM23 2PJ

bishops-stortford-college.herts.sch.uk Pre-Prep • Prep • Senior • 6th Form • Day • Weekly • Flexi • Boarding • Co-Ed

Charlotte House Prep School Rickmansworth, WD3 4DU

charlottehouseprepschool.co.uk Nursery • Pre-Prep • Prep • Day • Girls

Edge Grove

Radlett, WD25 8NL edgegrove.com

Nursery • Pre-Prep • Prep • Day • Weekly • Flexi • Boarding • Co-Ed

Egerton Rothesay School

Bushey, WD23 1DT

stmargaretsbushey.co.uk

The Royal Masonic School for Girls

st-marthas.co.uk

Heath Mount School Hertford, SG14 3NG heathmount.org

Nursery • Pre-Prep • Prep • Day • Boarding • Co-Ed

Howe Green House School Bishop’s Stortford, CM22 7UF

howesgreenhouseschool.co.uk

Rickmansworth, WD3 4HF royalmasonic.herts.sch.uk See AdvertiSement

Nursery • Pre-Prep • Prep • Senior • 6th Form • Day • Weekly • Flexi • Boarding • Girls

stahs.org.uk

Bishop’s Stortford College

St Margaret’s School

St Martha’s

immanuelcollege.co.uk

Senior • 6th Form • Day • Weekly • Flexi • Boarding • Boys • Girls

Nursery • Pre-Prep • Prep • Day • Co-Ed

Senior • 6th Form • Day • Boarding • Girls

berkhamstedschool.org See AdvertiSement

berkhamstedschool.org

stjosephsinthepark.co.uk

Nursery • Pre-Prep • Prep • Day • Co-Ed

haresfoot.hert.sch.uk

Immanuel College

Berkhamsted, HP4 2DJ

Hertingfordbury, SG14 2LX

Pre-Prep • Prep • Senior • 6th Form • Day • Weekly • Flexi • Boarding • Girls

St Albans High School for Girls

Berkhamsted School

St Joseph’s In The Park School

Berkhamsted, HP4 2SZ

Nursery • Pre-Prep • Prep • Day • Co-Ed

Nursery • Pre-Prep • Prep • Day • Co-Ed

Nursery • Pre-Prep • Prep • Day • Girls • Co-Ed

queenswood.org See PrOFiLe LiStinG

Berkhamsted Preparatory School

Berkhamsted, HP4 3YP

Bushey, WD23 3DA

Bushey, WD23 4EB

Pre-Prep • Prep • Senior • 6th Form • Day • Co-Ed

Kingshott School Hitchin, SG4 7JX

kingshottschool.com See AdvertiSement

St Albans, AL1 3SJ Senior • 6th Form • Day • Girls

St Albans High School for Girls Preparatory School Wheathampstead, AL4 8DJ stahs.org.uk

Nursery • Pre-Prep • Prep • Day • Co-Ed

Pre-prep • Prep • Day • Girls

Little Acorns Montessori School

St Albans School

Bushey, WD23 2ES

littleacorns-montessori.org

St Albans, AL3 4HB

st-albans.herts.sch.uk See PrOFiLe LiStinG

Nursery • Pre-Prep • Day • Co-Ed

Senior • 6th Form • Day • Boys • Co-Ed

Lochinver House School

St Christopher School

lochinverhouse.herts.sch.uk

stchris.co.uk

Potters Bar, EN6 1LW

Letchworth Garden City, SG6 3JZ

Hadley Wood, EN4 0NJ Senior • 6th Form • Day • Girls

Sherrardswood School Welwyn, AL6 0BJ

sherrardswood.co.uk Nursery • Pre-Prep • Prep • Senior • 6th Form • Day • Co-Ed

Stanborough Primary and Nursery School Watford, WD25 0DQ

stanboroughprimary.org.uk Nursery • Pre-Prep • Prep • Day • Co-Ed

Stanborough School Watford, WD25 9JT spsch.org

Prep • Senior • 6th Form • Day • Weekly • Boarding • Co-Ed

Stormont School

Potters Bar, EN6 5HA stormont.herts.sch.uk

Pre-Prep • Prep • Day • Girls

Tring Park School for the Performing Arts Tring, HP23 5LX

tringpark.com See AdvertiSement

Nursery • Pre-Prep • Prep • Senior • 6th Form • Day • Weekly • Boarding • Co-Ed

Prep • Senior • 6th Form • Day • Boarding • Co-Ed

Hemel Hempstead, HP1 1TL

St Columba’s College

Twinkle Stars Montessori

Pre-Prep • Prep • Day • Weekly • Flexi • Boarding • Boys

stcolumbascollege.org

twinkle-stars.co.uk

Pre-Prep • Prep • Day • Boys

Lockers Park

lockerspark.herts.sch.uk

Lyonsdown School

St Albans, AL3 4AW

Pre-Prep • Prep • Senior • 6th Form • Day • Boys

Barnet, EN5 1JE

Nursery • Day • Co-Ed

Westbrook Hay

Hemel Hempstead, HP1 2RF

New Barnet, EN5 1SA

St Edmund’s College & Prep

eger-roth.co.uk

Nursery • Pre-Prep • Prep • Day • Co-Ed

Prep • Senior • Day • Co-Ed

Manor Lodge School

stedmundscollege.org See AdvertiSement

Nursery • Pre-Prep • Prep ��� Day • Flexi • Co-Ed

Shenley, WD7 9BG

Nursery • Pre-Prep • Prep • Senior • 6th Form • Day • Weekly • Boarding • Co-Ed

York House School

Tring, HP23 4DL

Nursery • Pre-Prep • Prep • Day • Co-Ed

St Francis’ College

york-house.com See AdvertiSement

Nursery • Pre-Prep • Prep • Day • Co-Ed

Northwood, HA6 2HT

Berkhamsted, HP4 3UJ

Francis House Preparatory School francishouseschool.co.uk

Haberdashers’ Aske’s Boys’ School

lyonsdownschool.co.uk

manorlodgeschool.com

Merchant Taylors’ School mtsn.org.uk

Senior • 6th Form • Day • Boys

Ware, SG11 1DS

Letchworth Garden City, SG6 3PJ st-francis.herts.sch.uk

Nursery • Pre-Prep • Prep • Senior • 6th Form • Day • Boarding • Girls

Northwood Prep

St Hilda’s School

Pre-Prep • Prep • Senior • 6th Form • Day • Boys

northwoodprep.co.uk

sthildasharpenden.co.uk

habsboys.org.uk

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Rickmansworth, WD3 1LW Nursery • Pre-Prep • Prep • Day • Boys

Harpenden, AL5 2ES

Nursery • Pre-Prep • Prep • Day • Girls

Rickmansworth, WD3 4LW Nursery • Pre-Prep • Prep • Day • Co-Ed

Isle of Wight

Ryde School

Ryde, PO33 3BE

rydeschool.org.uk Nursery • Pre-Prep • Prep • Senior • 6th Form • Day • Weekly • Boarding • Co-Ed

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Elstree, WD6 3AF

westbrookhay.co.uk


inspires

We are a leading 11â&#x20AC;&#x201C;18 boarding & day school for boys & girls in rural Hertfordshire, only 20 miles from central London. Academic rigour and outstanding co-curricular provision are at the heart of Haileybury, providing the exceptional opportunities and truly all-round education that allow our pupils to discover enduring passions and talents. We offer a choice of IB Diploma or A Levels in the Sixth Form. Our next Open Mornings are: 13+ Saturday 28 September 16+ Saturday 5 October 11+ Thursday 17 October haileybury.com

@HaileyburyUK

For further information, or to attend an Open Morning, you are warmly invited to contact the Registrar, Iona Hutchinson registrar@haileybury.com 01992 706353 Haileybury Hertford Herts SG13 7NU www.facebook.com/HaileyburyUK Registered charity number 310013


SOutH EaSt - Isle Of Wight • Kent

Kent

Cobham Hall

Ashford, TN23 3DJ

Senior • 6th Form • Day • Weekly • Flexi • Boarding • Girls

Pre-Prep • Prep • Day • Boarding • Co-Ed

Combe Bank School

Ashford School

combebank.co.uk

Ashford Friars Preparatory School ashfordschool.co.uk

cobhamhall.com See AdvertiSement

Sevenoaks, TN14 6AE

Ashford, TN24 8PB

Nursery • Pre-Prep • Prep • Senior • 6th Form • Day • Girls

Senior • Day • Co-Ed

Babington House School

Derwent Lodge Girls Prep School

babingtonhouse.com

somerhill.org

ashfordschool.co.uk

Chislehurst, BR7 5ES

Nursery • Pre-Prep • Prep • Senior • Day • Co-Ed

Beechwood Sacred Heart School

Tunbridge Wells, TN2 3QD beechwood.org.uk

Nursery • Pre-Prep • Prep • Senior • 6th Form • Day • Co-Ed

Benenden School

Cranbrook, TN17 4AA benenden.kent.sch.uk

Tonbridge, TN11 0NJ Prep • Day • Girls

dovercollege.org.uk Nursery • Pre-Prep • Prep • Senior • 6th Form • Day • Weekly • Flexi • Boarding • Co-Ed

Dulwich Preparatory School

bethanyschool.org.uk

farringtons.org.uk See AdvertiSement

Chislehurst, BR7 6LR

Nursery • Pre-Prep • Prep • Senior • Day • Weekly • Boarding • Co-Ed

Bromley, BR1 2DS

Fosse Bank School

Nursery • Pre-Prep • Prep • Day • Boys

fossebankschool.co.uk

Bishop Challoner School

Hildenborough, TN11 8ND Nursery • Pre-Prep • Prep • Day • Co-Ed

Bromley, BR2 0BS

Gads Hill School

Nursery • Pre-Prep • Prep • Senior • 6th Form • Day • Co-Ed

gadshill.org

bishopchallonerschool.com

Bromley High School Bromley, BR1 2TW

bromleyhigh.gdst.net Pre-Prep • Prep • Senior • Day • Girls

Bronte Nursery

Nursery • Pre-Prep • Prep • Senior • 6th Form • Day • Co-Ed

The Granville Pre-Preparatory School granvilleschool.org

Nursery • Day • Co-Ed

Hilden Grange School

Gravesend, DA11 OHN bronteschool.co.uk

Pre-Prep • Prep • Day • Co-Ed

Canterbury Steiner School Canterbury, CT4 5RU

canterburysteinerschool.co.uk Nursery • Pre-Prep • Prep • Senior • Day • Co-Ed

Tonbridge, TN10 3BX

Nursery • Pre-Prep • Prep • Day • Co-Ed

Tonbridge, TN10 3BU hildenoaks.co.uk

Nursery • Pre-Prep • Prep • Day • Co-Ed

catscollege.com

holmewood.kent.sch.uk

Open Days: Saturday 5th October – Open Day and Masterclasses at the Senior School 9-12. Open Day and Art Exhibition at the Junior School 2-4 Tuesday 15th October – 6th Form Open Evening 6.30 Saturday 11th January – Transfer tests into year 7 Saturday 18th January – Open Afternoon at the Junior School Saturday 8th February - Open Day and Masterclasses at the SeniorSchool 9-12

Tunbridge Wells, TN3 0EB

Nursery • Pre-Prep • Prep • Day • Weekly • Flexi • Boarding • Co-Ed

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Notable Achievements and Alumni: As part of the Girls’ Day School Trust we belong to the one the UK’s largest networks of schools. A GDST education has long been recognised by UK employers and universities as a mark of quality and, with increasing international links, our global reputation is growing.

Hilden Oaks School & Nursery

Holmewood House School

Senior • 6th Form • Day • Boarding • Co-Ed

Extra-curricular: We offer a fantastic range of extra-curricular activities, run by teachers and sixth formers who are passionate about their subjects. We also offer extensive trips and activities appropriate to all ages.

hildengrange.co.uk

CATS College Canterbury Canterbury, CT1 3LQ

Academic Record: A level Results 2012: 53% of all grades at A* or A 76% of all grades at A* to B. Over 97% of leavers went to their chosen University. 10% of leavers went Oxbridge Universities. 35% of leavers went Russell Group Universities. Other destinations included : Trinity Laben Conservetoire to study dance. Art Foundation at City College and Canterbury. University of Toronto to study English, French & Spanish. GCSE Results: 32% of all grades at ‘A*’. 62% of all grades at ‘A*’ to ‘A’. 87% of all grades at ‘A*’ to ‘B’. 30% of the girls achieved 9 or more A/A* grades.

Sevenoaks, TN13 3LJ

Nursery • Pre-Prep • Prep • Day • Girls • Co-Ed

Bronte School

School Philosophy: You’ll learn that we have exceptional educators, achieve outstanding results and are proud of our grounded, friendly, confident students. Our girls primarily come from families based in Brighton and Sussex, helping to create strong relationships and a sense of belonging to a wider community. All girls have equal access to the rich and extensive extra-curricular programme we have on offer. All parents have the opportunity to develop strong relationships with our academic staff and with each other, fostering a unique and unsurpassable sense of community.

Rochester, ME3 7PA

Gravesend, DA11 0HU brontenursery.co.uk

Gender / Ages: girls, 3-18 years Total pupils: 650, girls 650 Type: Day Fees: Nursery – Daily from £5,985 pa full time Pre-prep – Daily from £7,800-£8,262. Prep – Daily from £8,265-£8,337 Senior – Daily from £11,487 - £11,850 Typical class size: Prep – 20, Senior – 23, Sixth Form – 10 Entrance procedure: Please see website for details

dcpskent.org

Farringtons School

bickleyparkschool.co.uk

Key facts

Cranbrook, TN17 3NP

Bethany School

Bickley Park School

T: 01273 280280 E: enquiries@bhhs.gdst.net W: bhhs.gdst.net Head Teacher: Jennifer Smith Admissions: Liz Manning E: l.manning@bhhs.gdst.net

Dover, CT17 9RH

Senior • 6th Form • Boarding • Girls

Senior • 6th Form • Day • Weekly • Flexi • Boarding • Co-Ed

Montpelier Road, Brighton, BN1 3AT

Dover College

Nursery • Pre-Prep • Prep • Day • Flexi • Co-Ed

Cranbrook, TN17 1LB

Brighton and Hove High School

Cobham, DA12 3BL

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+44 (0)1923 725354 www.royalmasonic.herts.sch.uk The Royal Masonic School for Girls Rickmansworth Hertfordshire WD3 4HF Registered Charity No. 276784

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SOutH EaSt - Kent Junior King’s School

Northbourne Park School Prep

junior-kings.co.uk

northbournepark.com

Canterbury, CT2 OAY

Nursery • Pre-Prep • Prep • Day • Boarding • Co-Ed

Kent College Nursery, Infant & Junior School Canterbury, CT2 9AQ kentcollege.com

Nursery • Pre-Prep • Prep • Day • Boarding • Co-Ed

Kent College

Canterbury, CT2 9DT

kentcollege.com See AdvertiSement Senior • 6th Form • Day • Weekly • Boarding • Co-Ed

Kent College

Tunbridge Wells, TN2 4AX kent-college.co.uk

Prep • Senior • 6th Form • Day • Weekly • Boarding • Girls

King’s Rochester Pre-Preparatory and Nursery Rochester, ME1 1RH kings-rochester.co.uk

Nursery • Pre-Prep • Day • Co-Ed

Deal, CT14 0NW

Prep • Day • Weekly • Boarding • Co-Ed

Rochester, ME1 1XF

rochester-college.org Senior • 6th Form • Day • Weekly • Boarding • Co-Ed

Rose Hill School

Tunbridge Wells, TN4 9SY rosehillschool.co.uk

Nursery • Pre-Prep • Prep • Day • Co-Ed

Russell House School Sevenoaks, TN14 5QU

russellhouseschool.co.uk Nursery • Pre-Prep • Prep • Day • Co-Ed

Hildenborough, TN11 9HN sackvilleschool.co.uk

Senior • 6th Form • Day • Co-Ed

Tonbridge, TN11 0NJ somerhill.org

Prep • Day • Girls

Pre-Prep • Prep • Day • Co-Ed

Rochester, ME1 1TE kings-rochester.co.uk

Senior • Day • Boarding • Co-Ed

King’s School

Canterbury, CT2 8HU

Nursery • Pre-Prep • Prep • Day • Co-Ed

Marlborough House School Cranbrook, TN18 4PY

marlboroughhouseschool.co.uk Nursery • Pre-Prep • Prep • Day • Flexi • Co-Ed

Mead School

Tunbridge Wells, TN2 5SN meadschool.info

Nursery • Pre-Prep • Prep • Day • Co-Ed

The New Beacon

Sevenoaks, TN13 2PB newbeacon.org.uk

Pre-Prep • Prep • Day • Weekly • Flexi • Boarding • Boys

Northbourne Park School Pre-Prep and Nursery Deal, CT14 0NJ

northbournepark.com

Nursery • Pre-Prep • Prep • Senior • 6th Form • Day • Weekly • Boarding • Co-Ed

Gravesend, DA12 1NR

Pre-Prep • Prep • Day • Co-Ed

St Lawrence College Junior School Ramsgate, CT11 7AF slcuk.com

Nursery • Pre-Prep • Prep • Day • Boarding • Co-Ed

The Old Palace, Mayfield, East Sussex, TN20 6PH

T: 01435 874642 E: admissions@mayfieldgirls.org W: mayfieldgirls.org Head Teacher: Miss Antonia Beary MA, MPhil (Cantab), PGCE

St Lawrence College Ramsgate, CT11 7AE

slcuk.com See profile liSting

Key facts

Gender / Ages: girls, 11-18 years Total pupils: 380 girls Type: Day, Flexi, Weekly, Full Boarding Fees: Day from £5,975, Weekly from £9,550, Full Board from £9,550 per term Exam Results 2012 (%): GCSE A* - A 66%, A Level A*-A 49%

Senior • 6th Form • Day • Boarding • Co-Ed

St Michael’s Preparatory School Otford, TN14 5SA

School Philosophy: A Catholic school for girls which welcomes students of all faiths and none, St Leonards-Mayfield School combines extraordinary care and warmth with modern, forward-thinking education.

stmichaels.kent.sch.uk Nursery • Pre-Prep • Prep • Day • Co-Ed

Saint Ronan’s

Hawkhurst, TN18 5DJ

Open Days: Thursday 19 September 2013, Friday 8 November 2013 Friday 14th March 2014, Tuesday 29 April 2014

saintronans.co.uk

Nursery • Pre-Prep • Prep • Day • Flexi • Boarding • Co-Ed

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Nursery • Pre-Prep • Prep • Day • Co-Ed

St Leonards-Mayfield School

stedmunds.org.uk See AdvertiSement

sjcps.org

lorenden.org.uk

Charity Commission Reference No 307072

St Edmund’s School

Senior • 6th Form • Day • Boarding • Co-Ed

Faversham, ME13 0EN

Scholarships and Bursaries available call 01323 636831 for details

stdavidscollege.com

St Joseph’s Convent School

Lorenden Preparatory School

• Termly Open Mornings • Excellence in Education • International in flavour, Global perspective

West Wickham, BR4 0QS

Canterbury, CT1 2ES kings-school.co.uk

Mini MoHo Nursery For boys and girls 2 to 4 years Pre-Prep & Junior School For girls 4 to 11 years Senior School and Sixth Form For girls 11 to 18 years

Somerhill Pre-Prep

kings-rochester.co.uk

King’s Rochester Senior School

Inspiring women of the future

Sackville School

St David’s College

Prep • Day • Boarding • Co-Ed

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Rochester Independent College

King’s Rochester Preparatory School Rochester, ME1 1UB

Tel: 01323 644144 www.moirahouse.co.uk

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SOutH EaSt - Kent • Surrey Sevenoaks Preparatory School Sevenoaks, TN15 0JU

Yardley Court Boys Prep School

Nursery • Pre-Prep • Prep • Day • Co-Ed

somerhill.org

theprep.org.uk

Sevenoaks School

Sevenoaks, TN13 1HU sevenoaksschool.org

Senior • 6th Form • Day • Boarding • Co-Ed

Solefield Preparatory School Sevenoaks, TN13 1PH solefieldschool.org

Pre-Prep • Prep • Day • Boys

Somerhill

Tonbridge, TN11 0NJ somerhill.org

Nursery • Pre-Prep • Day • Co-Ed

Spring Grove School

Prep • Day • Boys

Surrey

aberdourschool.co.uk Nursery • Pre-Prep • Prep • Day • Co-Ed

ACS Cobham International School acs-schools.com

Nursery • Pre-Prep • Prep • Senior • 6th Form • Day • Boarding • Co-Ed

acs-schools.com

steephill.co.uk

Nursery • Pre-Prep • Prep • Day • Co-Ed

Sutton Valence Preparatory School

Maidstone, ME17 3RF svs.org.uk

Nursery • Pre-Prep • Prep • Day • Co-Ed

Egham, TW20 0HS

Nursery • Pre-Prep • Prep • Senior • 6th Form • Day • Co-Ed

Godalming, GU8 6AS

aldro.org See AdveRTISemeNT Prep • Day • Boarding • Boys

Amesbury School

amesburyschool.co.uk

svs.org.uk

Barfield School

Tonbridge School Tonbridge, TN9 1JP

tonbridge-school.co.uk See PROFILe LISTING Senior • 6th Form • Day • Boarding • Boys

Walthamstow Hall Junior School

Sevenoaks, TN13 3LD

walthomstow-hall.co.uk Nursery • Pre-Prep • Prep • Day • Girls

Walthamstow Hall

Sevenoaks, TN13 3UL

walthomstow-hall.co.uk See AdveRTISemeNT Senior • 6th Form • Day • Girls

Wellesley House

Broadstairs, CT10 2DG wellesleyhouse.org See PROFILe LISTING

Prep • Day • Weekly • Boarding • Co-Ed

West Lodge School

Nursery • Pre-Prep • Prep • Day • Co-Ed

Barrow Hills School Godalming, GU8 5NY barrowhills.org.uk

Nursery • Pre-Prep • Prep • Day • Co-Ed

Belmont Preparatory School Dorking, RH5 6LQ belmont-school.org

Nursery • Pre-Prep • Prep • Day • Weekly • Flexi • Co-Ed

T: 01580 880413 E: office@vinehallschool.com W: vinehallschool.com Head Teacher: Mr Richard Follett Admissions: Mary-Anne Brightwell E: admissions@vinehallschool.com

Englefield, TW20 0YJ

bishopsgate-school.co.uk Nursery • Pre-Prep • Prep • Day • Weekly • Flexi • Co-Ed

Key facts

Box Hill School

Gender / Ages: boys and girls, 2-13 years Total pupils: 265, boys 145, girls 120 Type: Day, Flexi, Weekly, Full Boarding Fees: Nursery: £31 per morning session/ £17.20 per afternoon session (before Early Years funding) Pre-Prep: Day - £2,790 per term Prep: Day from £5,049 per term. Weekly from £ 6,082 per term. Full Boarding from £6,623 per term Entrance Procedure: Taster Day, School report and written assessments (depending on age)

Dorking, RH5 6EA boxhillschool.com

Senior • 6th Form • Day • Weekly • Boarding • Co-Ed

bramleyschool.co.uk

Tadworth, KT20 7ST

Nursery • Pre-Prep • Prep • Day • Girls

West Wickham, BR4 9HW

Cambridge Tutors College

Nursery • Pre-Prep • Prep • Senior • Day • Co-Ed

ctc.ac.uk

School Philosophy: Set within 47 acres of beautiful countryside on the East Sussex/Kent border, Vinehall School is a traditional Prep School with a 21st century approach. Pupils go on to a wide variety of senior schools at 13+ via CE or scholarship

Croydon, CR0 5SX

6th Form • Day • Co-Ed

Open Days: Saturday, 28 September, 9.30am – 12noon s

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Robertsbridge, East Sussex TN32 5JL

Bishopsgate School

Nursery • Pre-Prep • Prep • Day • Co-Ed

wickhamcourt.org

Vinehall School

barfieldschool.com

Bramley School & Nursery

Wickham Court School

Aldenham School, Elstree, Herts WD6 3AJ T 01923 858122 www.aldenham.com

Farnham, GU10 1PB

Sidcup, DA15 7DU westlodge.org.uk

An excellent all round education

Hindhead, GU26 6BL Nursery • Pre-Prep • Prep • Day • Co-Ed

Senior • 6th Form • Day • Boarding • Co-Ed

Aldenham School (11-18) Entry for Boys & Girls at 11+, 13+, 16+

Aldro School

Sutton Valence School Maidstone, ME17 3HL

Aldenham Prep School (3-11) Entry for Boys & Girls at 3+, 4+, 7+

Cobham, KT11 1BL

Nursery • Pre-Prep • Prep • Day • Co-Ed

Longfield, DA3 7BG

10.00am - 12.30pm

Tadworth, KT20 6AJ

springgroveschool.co.uk

Steephill School

Open Morning 5 October 2013

Aberdour School

ACS Egham International School

Wye, TN25 5EZ

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SOUTH EAST

St Albans School

Queenswood School

Abbey Gateway, St Albans, Herts, AL3 4HB

T: 01727 855521 E: hm@st-albans-school.org.uk W: www.st-albans.herts.sch.uk Head Teacher: Andrew Grant Admissions: Jane Roberts, Registrar E: admissions@st-albans.herts.sch.uk

Shepherd’s Way, Brookmans Park, Hertfordshire AL9 6NS

Key facts

Gender / Ages: boys 11-18 and girls 16-18 Total pupils: 830, boys 760, girls 70 Type: Day Fees: Senior – Daily from £14,733 per annum Entrance procedure: 11+: Entrance Exam. 13+: Preliminary Assessment, Common Entrance, Competitive Entrance Exam. 16+: interview; offers dependent on GCSE grades

School Philosophy: St Albans School is one of the most ancient educational foundations in Europe. For over a thousand years, young people have been achieving academic distinction here, learning civilised and humane values and developing their character to allow them to play a leading role in the wider world. Open Days: 21 September, 5 October, 9 November, 30 November 2013. 10 May 2014. 16+ evening Tuesday 15 October 2013.

T: 01707 602500 E: go@queenswood.org W: queenswood.org Headmistress: Mrs Pauline Edgar Admissions: Anna Steiger E: admissions@queenswood.org

Key facts

Gender / Ages: girls, 11-18 years Total pupils: 400 girls Fees: Nursery: Daily n/a. Weekly n/a. Flexi Boarding n/a. Full Boarding n/a. Pre-Prep: Daily n/a. Weekly n/a. Flexi Boarding n/a. Full Boarding n/a. Prep: Daily n/a. Weekly n/a. Flexi Boarding n/a. Full Boarding n/a. Senior: Day girl per term from £6,690. Full Boarding per term from £9,390 Typical class size: Senior: 14-17. Sixth Form: 5-8 Main exit schools: Cambridge, Oxford, Bristol, Manchester, LSE, Durham, UCL, Imperial College, Exeter, Edinburgh. Faith: Methodist Motto: In hortis reginae Entrance procedure: Entrance exam, entrance interview and report from current school.

School Philosophy: As a boarding community, education at Queenswood is not just about being in a classroom and studying. It is not even just about learning and having a wide choice of co-curricular activities. Queenswood is a real family, where we all know one another and care about one another. We are aiming to prepare the girls for life’s challenges, as well as ensuring that they achieve the best grades. A Queenswoodian is an all-rounder, an organiser, a leader, a superb contributor to house – all qualities which will equip her so well for adult life.

You are warmly invited to our

Senior School Open Morning Saturday 21 September 2013 9.30am to noon (Entry at 13 and 16) HMC – Day, weekly and full boarding Boys and girls 13 to 18 To register please contact: admissions@bedes.org T 01323 843252 or online at bedes.org/openmorning Bede’s Senior School Upper Dicker East Sussex BN27 3QH

bedes.org

St Bede’s is a Charitable Trust which exists to educate young people

Academic Record: A level: 82.0% A*–B; almost half of the girls achieve at least three A*/A grades. (I)GCSE: 61.7% A*–A. Cambridge Pre-U offered in English Literature and History of Art. Extra-curricular: Music is exceptional, with a great diversity of styles, from rock bands to classical chamber groups. There are terrific opportunities for those whose passion is Drama or Dance, and we have wonderful performance facilities. In Sport, several students represent England, while each girl benefits from a rich programme of Sport for All. Notable Achievements and Alumni: Silver Medallists at World Schools Tennis Championships 2013. Helen McCrory (actress); Georgie Thompson and Natalie Pinkham (TV Presenters); Philippa Hall ( Journalist and Sky News Presenter).

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Cumnor House School, Treetops Nursery

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cumnorhouse.com

Kingston-upon-Thames, KT2 7LN

Caterham Preparatory School Caterham, CR3 6YB

caterhamprepschool.co.uk Nursery â&#x20AC;˘ Pre-Prep â&#x20AC;˘ Prep â&#x20AC;˘ Day â&#x20AC;˘ Co-Ed

Caterham School

Caterham, CR3 6YA

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Charterhouse

Godalming, GU7 2DX charterhouse.org.uk

Senior â&#x20AC;˘ 6th Form â&#x20AC;˘ Day â&#x20AC;˘ Boarding â&#x20AC;˘ Boys â&#x20AC;˘ Co-Ed

Chinthurst School

Cumnor House School for Boys

South Croydon, CR2 6DA cumnorhouse.com

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Cumnor House School for Girls Purley, CR8 3HB

cumnorhouse.com

Oxshott, KT22 OQQ daneshillschool.co.uk Pre-Prep â&#x20AC;˘ Day â&#x20AC;˘ Co-Ed

daneshillschool.co.uk

Oxshott, KT22 OJG Prep â&#x20AC;˘ Day â&#x20AC;˘ Co-Ed

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Downsend

clfs.surrey.sch.uk

downsend.co.uk

Pre-Prep â&#x20AC;˘ Prep â&#x20AC;˘ Day â&#x20AC;˘ Co-Ed

Claremont Fan Court School

Duke of Kent School

claremont-school.co.uk See AdvertiSement

dukeofkentschool.org.uk

collingwoodschool.org.uk Nursery â&#x20AC;˘ Pre-Prep â&#x20AC;˘ Prep â&#x20AC;˘ Day â&#x20AC;˘ Co-Ed

Coworth-Flexlands School Woking, GU24 8TE

coworthflexlands.co.uk Nursery â&#x20AC;˘ Pre-Prep â&#x20AC;˘ Prep â&#x20AC;˘ Day â&#x20AC;˘ Girls â&#x20AC;˘ Boys to 5

Cranleigh Preparatory School Cranleigh, GU6 8QH

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Cranleigh School

Cranleigh, GU6 8QQ cranleigh.org

Senior â&#x20AC;˘ 6th Form â&#x20AC;˘ Day â&#x20AC;˘ Boarding â&#x20AC;˘ Co-Ed

Cranmore School

West Horsley, KT24 6AT cranmoreprep.co.uk See profile entry

Nursery â&#x20AC;˘ Pre-Prep â&#x20AC;˘ Prep â&#x20AC;˘ Day â&#x20AC;˘ Boys

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Dunottar School for Girls Reigate, RH2 7EL

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Edgeborough School Farnham, GU10 3AH edgeborough.co.uk

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Elgin Nursery

Croydon, CR0 6XA elginnursery.co.uk

A co-educational day Preparatory School from age 3 to 13

Nursery â&#x20AC;˘ Pre-Prep â&#x20AC;˘ Day â&#x20AC;˘ Co-Ed

Elmhurst School

South Croydon, CR2 7DW elmhurstschool.net

Pre-Prep â&#x20AC;˘ Prep â&#x20AC;˘ Day â&#x20AC;˘ Boys

Englefield Green Montessori Egham, TW20 0UE egmos.com

Nursery â&#x20AC;˘ Pre-Prep â&#x20AC;˘ Day â&#x20AC;˘ Co-Ed

Epsom College

Epsom, KT17 4JQ

epsomcollege.org.uk

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Tadworth, KT20 5QZ

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SOUTH EAST

Independent boarding and day school for girls aged 11 to 18

OPEN DAY Saturday 28th September 2013 9.30am - 2pm We are an Independent Catholic Day and Boarding School for girls and boys aged 3-18 years offering: A stunning 400 acre, rural setting

Scholarships and bursaries available

Superb modern facilities

Nursery and Prep School on-site

An extensive bus service

All faiths and denominations welcome

For more information please call:

01920 824 247 Old Hall Green, Nr Ware, Hertfordshire SG11 1DS

Open Day

Saturday 5 October 1 - 4pm Come and tour the school, meet staff and girls, and listen to talks by our Headmistress, Mrs Jo-Anne Duncan. The last tours will take place at 3.30 pm.

Please contact our Registrar, Mrs Heather Baim, on 01462 443888 or registrar@princesshelenacollege.co.uk for further information.

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SOutH EaSt - Surrey Feltonfleet School

Hurtwood House School

feltonfleet.co.uk see profile entry

hurtwoodhouse.com

Cobham, KT11 1DR

Nursery • Pre-Prep • Prep • Day • Weekly • Flexi • Boarding • Co-Ed

Senior • 6th Form • Day • Boarding • Co-Ed

Frensham Heights

International School of London, Surrey

frenshamheights.org

islschools.org/surrey

Farnham, GU10 4EA

Woking, GU22 8HY

Nursery • Pre-Prep • Prep • Senior • 6th Form • Day • Weekly • Boarding • Co-Ed

Nursery • Pre-Prep • Prep • Senior • Day • Co-Ed

Greenacre School for Girls

King Edward’s School

greenacre.surrey.sch.uk

kesw.org see Advertisement

Banstead, SM7 3RA

Nursery • Pre-Prep • Prep • Senior • 6th Form • Day • Girls

Greenfield

Nr Godalming, GU8 5SG Senior • 6th Form • Day • Boarding • Co-Ed

Woking, GU22 7TP

Kingston Grammar School

Nursery • Pre-Prep • Prep • Day • Co-Ed

kgs.org.uk see Advertisement

greenfield.surrey.sch.uk

Guildford High School Guildford, GU1 1SJ

guildfordhigh.surrey.sch.uk Prep • Senior • 6th Form • Day • Girls

Hall Grove School Bagshot, GU19 5HZ hallgrove.co.uk

Prep • Day • Weekly • Flexi • Boarding • Co-Ed

Halstead Preparatory School for Girls Woking, GU21 4EE

halstead-school.org.uk

Kingston-upon-Thames, KT2 6PY

Kingswood House School kingswoodhouse.org

Laleham Lea School Purley, CR8 3JJ

lalehamlea.co.uk

Lanesborough School

the-larks.co.uk

Haslemere Preparatory School

Lingfield, RH7 6PH

lingfieldnotredame.co.uk Nursery • Pre-Prep • Prep • Senior • 6th Form • Day • Co-Ed

Hawley Place School

Little Grove Pre-School

hawleyplace.com

littlegrove.co.uk

Bagshot, GU19 5HZ

Nursery • Pre-Prep • Prep • Senior • Day • Co-Ed

Nursery • Day • Co-Ed

The Hawthorns

Guildford, GU5 0NQ

Hazelwood School Oxted, RH8 0QU

hazelwoodschool.co.uk Prep • Day • Co-Ed

Hoe Bridge Pre-Prep and Preparatory School Old Woking, GU22 8JE hoebridgeschool.co.uk

Nursery • Pre-Prep • Prep • Day • Co-Ed

Homefield Preparatory School Sutton, SM1 2TE

Longacre School

Nursery • Pre-Prep • Prep • Day • Co-Ed

October Open Days

Lyndhurst School

Thursday 3 October | 9.30am - 12pm Enjoy a tour of the school on a typical York House school day.

longacre.surrey.sch.uk

Camberley, GU15 3NE lyndhurstschool.co.uk

Saturday 5 October | 9.30am - 12pm Tours of the school available 9.30 - 10.00am & 11 - 11.30am. Headmaster’s talk at 10.30am.

Nursery • Pre-Prep • Prep • Day • Co-Ed

Manor House

Little Bookham, KT23 4EN

Bursaries available. IAPS School. Administered by Charitable Trust No. 311076

manorhouseschool.org

Nursery • Pre-Prep • Prep • Senior • Day • Girls

YORK HOUSE SCHOOL Sarratt Road, Rickmansworth Hertfordshire, WD3 4LW

Marymount International School

Tel: 01923 772395 Email: yhsoffice@york-house.com

Kingston-upon-Thames, KT2 7PE

Nursery • Pre-Prep • Prep • Day • Boys

Senior • 6th Form • Day • Boarding • Girls

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homefield.sutton.sch.uk

marymountlondon.com see Advertisement

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Co-educational Preparatory Day School | 3 to 13 years

Lingfield Notre Dame

Nursery • Pre-Prep • Prep • Day • Boys

Nursery • Pre-Prep • Prep • Day • Co-Ed

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Oxted, RH8 0AA Nursery • Day • Co-Ed

hawthorns.com

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lanesborough.surrey.sch.uk

Nursery • Pre-Prep • Prep • Senior • Day • Co-Ed

Redhill, RH1 4QJ

www.kentcollege.com

Guildford, GU1 2EL

hamptoncourthouse.co.uk

Outstanding co-education for 3 to 18 year olds

At Kent College we help dreams become a reality!

Nursery • Pre-Prep • Prep • Day • Co-Ed

The Larks

Camberley, GU17 9HU

We can help you achieve your ambition Do drop in!

Pre-Prep • Prep • Day • Co-Ed

Hampton Court House

haslemereprep.co.uk

Saturday 5th October 9.00 until 12.30pm

Epsom, KT19 8LG

Nursery • Pre-Prep • Prep • Day • Boys

Haslemere, GU27 2JP

Senior School Open Day

Senior • 6th Form • Day • Co-Ed

Nursery • Pre-Prep • Prep • Day • Girls

Leatherhead, KT8 9BS

Aspiration

Dorking, RH5 6NU

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Independent education within your reach

OPEN MORNING

Saturday 5th October 2013

TASTER AFTERNOON & SLEEPOVER Friday 4th October & Saturday 5th October 2013 A leading independent co-educational day and boarding school offering high academic standards, excellent pastoral care and a wide extra-curricular programme withina supportive Christian environment. Co-education Juniors 3 – 11, Seniors 11 – 16, Sixth Form 16 - 19

Farringtons School

Exploration, Excitement, Achievement Perry Street, Chislehurst, Kent BR7 6LRT: 020 8467 0256 www.farringtons.org.uk

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Wellesley House

Because not everything is learnt in a classroom...

17/06/2013 16:27

Broadstairs, Kent CT10 2DG

T: 01843 862991 E: hmsec@wellesleyhouse.net W: wellesleyhouse.org Head Teacher: Simon O’Malley Admissions: Michelle Humphrys

Key facts

Gender / Ages: boys and girls, 7-13 years Total pupils: 145, boys 88 girls 57 Type: Day, Weekly, Full Boarding Fees: Prep – Day from £4,995, Weekly from £7,525, Full Boarding from £7,525 per term Entrance procedure: Reports and meeting with Headmaster.

School Philosophy: Wellesley House aims to open up a world of possibilities for each child. Academic excellence, a broad curriculum and the full boarding experience make Wellesley the perfect springboard to some of the UK’s top public schools, with pupils regularly gaining scholarships; 16 in 2013. Open Days: Saturday 5th October 2013 10am to 12pm

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Cobham Hall

Independent Boarding & Day School for Girls aged 11 to 18, in the Kent countryside, close to London, A2/M2 & M25 www.cobhamhall.com | Tel. 01474 823371 autumn 2013 INDEPENDENT SCHOOLS 107


SOutH EaSt - Surrey Micklefield School

Priory Preparatory School

micklefieldschool.co.uk

priory-banstead.surrey.sch.uk

Reigate, RH2 9DU

Pre-Prep • Prep • Day • Co-Ed

Nursery • Pre-Prep • Prep • Day • Boys

Milbourne Lodge School

Reed’s School

milbournelodge.co.uk see profile entry

reeds.surrey.sch.uk

Esher, KT10 9EG

Pre-Prep • Prep • Day • Co-Ed

Cobham, KT11 2ES Senior • 6th Form • Day • Weekly • Boarding • Boys • Girls

Milton Hall Montessori Nursery

Reigate St Mary’s Preparatory and Choir School

miltonhall.co.uk

reigategrammar.org

Englefield, TW20 0QT

Nursery • Pre-Prep • Day • Co-Ed

Reigate, RH2 7RN

Nursery • Pre-Prep • Prep • Day • Co-Ed

Moon Hall College

Reigate Grammar School

moonhallcollege.co.uk

reigategrammar.org

Leigh, RH2 8RE

Nursery • Pre-Prep • Prep • Senior • Day • Co-Ed

Moon Hall School

Nr Dorking, RH5 6LQ

Reigate, RH2 0QS

Ripley, GU23 6NE ripleycourt.co.uk

Prep • Day • Co-Ed

Rokeby

Pre-Prep • Prep • Day • Boys

Rowan School

Notre Dame School

rowanprepschool.co.uk

Nursery • Pre-Prep • Prep • Senior • 6th Form • Day • Girls

Oakhyrst Grange School Caterham, CR3 6AF

oakhyrstgrangeschool.co.uk Prep • Day • Co-Ed

Oakwood School Purley, CR8 2AN

oakwoodschool.org.uk Nursery • Pre-Prep • Prep • Day • Co-Ed

Nursery • Pre-Prep • Prep • Day • Girls

Esher, KT10 0LX

rowanprepschool.co.uk

Royal Alexandra & Albert School Reigate, RH2 0TD raa-school.co.uk

Prep • Senior • 6th Form • Flexi • Boarding • Co-Ed

Senior • 6th Form • Day • Boys

Nursery • Prep • Day • Girls • Co-Ed

Royal Russell School

Guildford, GU1 3BB rgs-guildford.co.uk

Croydon, CR9 5BX

Croydon, CR0 1AX

Senior • 6th Form • Day • Girls

Rydes Hill Preparatory School & Nursery

Kingston-upon-Thames, KT2 7SH parkhillschool.com

Nursery • Pre-Prep • Day • Co-Ed

Parkside

Cobham, KT11 3PX

parkside-school.co.uk Nursery • Pre-Prep • Prep • Day • Boys

Prior’s Field

Godalming, GU7 2RH

T: 01843 572931 E: ah@slcuk.com W: slcuk.com Head Teacher: Mr Antony Spencer Admissions: Ms Alison Hall

Key facts

Guildford, GU2 8BP

Gender / Ages: boys and girls, 3-18 years Total pupils: 500, boys 290, girls 210 Type: Day, Boarding Fees: Nursery: from £33 per day Pre-Prep: Day from £2,172 per term Prep: Day from £2,821 per term, Boarding from £7,216 per term Senior: Day from £5,090 per term, Boarding from £9,601 per term Entrance procedure: Visit, report. Scholarships at 7+, 11+, 13+ and 16+

rydeshill.com

Nursery • Pre-Prep • Prep • Day • Co-Ed

St Andrew’s School Woking, GU21 4QW

st-andrews.woking.sch.uk

School Philosophy: The School prides itself on academic success, traditional values and a warm and welcoming ambience. Small enough to ensure that individual pupils receive the attention and care they require, but large enough to provide outstanding modern facilities, and with something of a reputation for punching well above its weight in school competitions!

Nursery • Pre-Prep • Prep • Day • Co-Ed

St Catherine’s School Guildford, GU5 0DF

stcatherines.info see Advertisement

Senior • 6th Form • Day • Weekly • Flexi • Boarding • Girls

Pre-Prep • Prep • Senior • 6th Form • Day • Weekly • Flexi • Boarding • Girls

Open Days: Junior School: Friday 27 September 2013 Senior School: Saturday 28 September 2013 s

priorsfieldschool.com

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College Road, Ramsgate, Kent CT11 7AE

royalrussell.co.uk

Nursery • Pre-Prep • Prep • Senior • 6th Form • Day • Weekly • Boarding • Co-Ed

Park Hill School and Nursery

St Lawrence College

Prep • Day • Girls

oldpalace.croydon.sch.uk

oldpalace.croydon.sch.uk

Open Days: Friday 20th September and Saturday 5th October, 9.30am - 12 Noon.

Rowan Preparatory School Upper

Royal Grammar School

Old Palace of John Whitgift School Senior

School Philosophy: Cranmore, one of Surrey’s leading independent boys prep schools, offers an unrivalled academic focus plus outstanding sports and music teaching and facilities that encourage the fulfilment of individual potential. See website for top-grade Inspection results.

Esher, KT10 0PJ

Old Palace of John Whitgift School Junior South Croydon, CR2 7YN

Gender / Ages: boys 2 1/2-13 years and girls, 2 1/2-4 years Total pupils: 470, boys 460, girls 10 Type: Day Fees: Nursery: £3,300 Junior: £3,500 Senior: £4,200 per term

rokebyschool.co.uk

Prep • Senior • 6th Form • Day • Weekly • Boarding • Boys

notredame.co.uk

Key facts

Kingston-upon-Thames, KT2 7PB

morehouseschool.co.uk

Cobham, KT11 1HA

T: 01483 280340 E: admissions@cranmoreprep.co.uk W: cranmoreprep.co.uk Head Teacher: Mr Michael Connolly BSc BA MA MEd Admissions: Mrs Helen Perry

Ripley Court School Nursery • Pre-Prep • Prep • Day • Co-Ed

Farnham, GU10 3AP

Epsom Road, West Horsley, Surrey KT24 6AT

Senior • 6th Form • Day • Co-Ed

moonhallschool.co.uk

More House School

Cranmore School

Banstead, SM7 2AJ

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SOUTH EAST

Open Mornings Saturday 21st September and Wednesday 16th October 10 am â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 12 noon A Co-educational Day, Weekly/Flexi Boarding Prep School, 7-13 years. Set in 40 acres of stunning Surrey countryside, less than 50 minutes from London. Entry points at 7+ and 11+ and intervening years if places available. For further information please contact Fiona Bundock Tel: 01483 542051 Email: fmjb@cranprep.org Cranleigh Preparatory School, Horseshoe Lane, Cranleigh, Surrey GU6 8QH www.cranprep.org

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SOutH EaSt - Surrey St Christopher’s Nursery and Pre-Prep

Sir William Perkin’s School

st-christophers.surrey.sch.uk

Senior • 6th Form • Day • Girls

Epsom, KT18 5HE

Nursery • Pre-Prep • Prep • Day • Co-Ed

swps.org.uk

St David’s School

TASIS The American School in England

stdavidsschool.co.uk

england.tasis.com

Purley, CR8 3AL

Nursery • Pre-Prep • Prep • Day • Co-Ed

St Edmund’s School Hindhead, GU26 6BH saintedmunds.co.uk

Nursery • Pre-Prep • Prep • Senior • 6th Form • Day • Weekly • Boarding • Co-Ed

Thorpe, TW20 8TE

Nursery • Pre-Prep • Prep • Senior • 6th Form • Day • Boarding • Co-Ed

The Study School

New Malden, KT3 5DP thestudyschool.co.uk

Nursery • Pre-Prep • Prep • Day • Co-Ed

St George’s College

Surbiton High Boys’ Preparatory School

stgeorgesweybridge.com

surbitonhigh.com

Weybridge, KT15 2QS

Tonbridge School

Chertsey, KT16 9BN

Tonbridge, Kent, TN9 1JP

Surbiton, KT6 4SP

Kingston-Upon-Thames, KT1 2JT

T: 01732 304297 W: www.tonbridge-school.co.uk Head Teacher: Mr Tim Haynes Admissions: Mr Andrew Leale E: admissions@tonbridge-school.org

Nursery • Pre-Prep • Prep • Day • Co-Ed

Senior • 6th Form • Day • Boarding • Boys • Girls

Key facts

St Hilary’s School

Sutton High School

sthilarysschool.com See AdvertiSement

suttonhigh.gdst.net

Nursery • Pre-Prep • Prep • Senior • 6th Form • Day • Co-Ed

St George’s College Weybridge, KT13 8NL

st-georges-college.co.uk

Godalming, GU7 1RZ

Prep • Day • Boys

Surbiton High School surbitonhigh.com

Sutton, SM1 2AX

Nursery • Pre-Prep • Prep • Day • Co-Ed

Pre-Prep • Prep • Senior • 6th Form • Day • Girls

St Ives School

Tormead School

stiveshaslemere.com

Guildford, GU1 2JD

Nursery • Pre-Prep • Prep • Day • Boys • Girls

tormeadschool.org.uk Pre-Prep • Prep • Senior • 6th Form • Day • Girls

Haslemere, GU27 2ES

St James Senior Boys’ School

Westward School

stjamesboys.co.uk See AdvertiSement

westwardschool.co.uk

Ashford, TW15 3DZ

Senior • 6th Form • Day • Weekly • Flexi • Boarding • Boys

St John’s School

Leatherhead, KT22 8SP

stjohnsleatherhead.co.uk Senior • 6th Form • Day • Weekly • Flexi • Boarding • Co-Ed

St Teresa’s School Dorking, RH56ST

stteresasschool.com

Walton-on-Thames, KT12 1LE Nursery • Pre-Prep • Prep • Day • Co-Ed

Woldingham, CR3 7YA

woldinghamschool.co.uk Senior • 6th Form • Day • Weekly • Boarding • Girls

Windlesham, GU20 6PF

woodcotehouseschool.co.uk Prep • Day • Weekly • Boarding • Boys

Seaton House School

Prep • Senior • 6th Form • Day • Weekly • Flexi • Boarding • Co-Ed

seatonhouse.sutton.sch.uk

Sussex - East

Shrewsbury House Preparatory School Surbiton, KT6 6RL

yehudimenuhinschool.co.uk

Notable Achievements and Alumni: Thirty three boys have won Oxbridge places this year; a lower sixth boy has recently won the prestigious Vellacott History Prize, awarded by Peterhouse College, Cambridge University; the 1st VII rugby team were runners-up at the 2013 Rosslyn Park Sevens Festival; members of the Lower School have recently produced the first ever amateur performance of ‘Starlight Express’ in the school’s E M Forster Theatre.

Forest Row, RH18 5JY ashdownhouse.co.uk

Prep • Day • Boarding • Co-Ed

Shrewsbury Lodge School

Battle Abbey Preparatory School

shrewsburylodge.com

battleabbeyschool.com

Bexhill, TN40 2NH

Nursery • Pre-Prep • Prep • Day • Co-Ed

Open Days: Saturday 5th October 2013 Saturday 15th March 2014. Saturday 10th May 2014 s

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Extra-curricular: Tonbridge School aims to provide an unsurpassed education of excellence and breadth. Involvement in sport, music, art, drama and many other activities underpins a culture of creativity, innovation and excellence. The CoCurricular programme also provides opportunities for service to others, and the development of self-reliance and leadership skills.

Ashdown House Preparatory School

Prep • Day • Boys

Nursery • Pre-Prep • Day • Co-Ed

Academic Record: Tonbridge School has a formidable academic reputation. This is achieved by high quality teachers, assisted by dedicated support staff, who together foster a broad curriculum for able boys. In recent years over 75% of A level results and over 90% of GCSE results have been graded at A* or A.

Cobham, KT11 3QQ

shrewsburyhouse.net

Esher, KT10 9EA

A well-established house system at the heart of the school fosters a strong sense of belonging. Tonbridge seeks to celebrate its distinctive mixture of boarders and day boys; this helps to create a unique broadening and deepening of opportunity. Tonbridgians should enter into the adult world with the knowledge and self-belief to fulfil their own potential and to become leaders in their chosen field.

Woodcote House

Yehudi Mednuhin School

Nursery • Pre-Prep • Prep • Day • Boys • Girls

School Philosophy: The school aims to provide a caring and enlightened environment in which the talents of each individual flourish. We encourage boys to be creative, tolerant and to strive for academic, sporting and cultural excellence. Respect for tradition and an openness to innovation are equally valued.

Woldingham School

Nursery • Pre-Prep • Prep • Senior • 6th Form • Day • Weekly • Flexi • Boarding • Girls

Sutton, SM2 5LH

Gender / Ages: boys, 13-18 years Total pupils: boys 780 Type: Boarding and Day Fees: Senior – Daily from £8,534 per term Flexi Boarding from £11,379 per term Full Boarding from £11,379 per term Typical class size: Senior – 18, Sixth Form – 10 Main exit schools: Oxford, Cambridge, LSE, Imperial, Bristol, Durham Motto: Deus Dat Incrementum Entrance procedure: Entry into Year 9 entry is via the Tonbridge School pre-test, usually sat in Year 6 or 7, after which offers will be made which are conditional upon passing Common Entrance in Year 8. Entry into Year 12 is via a November entry exam in an applicant’s chosen A level subjects.

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SOUTH EAST

Dunottar School

Bringing out ‘‘ the best in boys’’

High Trees Road, Reigate, Surrey

A day in the life of Aldro... come and see for yourself OPEN MORNING •Saturday 5 October •11:00am–12:30pm If you would like to attend an Open Morning, to request a prospectus, or to arrange an individual tour, please contact the Admissions Manager on 01483 409019 or email: admissions@aldro.org

Aldro, Lombard Street, Shackleford, Godalming, Surrey GU8 6AS www.aldro.org

Co-ed day and boarding school for 11-18 year olds

OPEN MORNINGS Sat 14 September Thurs 10 October Sat 9 November 9:45AM

l 99% International Baccalaureate

pass rate since 2004 l 77% of GCSE grades at A*-B

across all subjects l wide range of scholarships

available l nurturing house system with

W

e warmly invite you to

one of our Open Mornings

outstanding pastoral care l weekly and occasional boarding

and a flexible day

(please arrive in good time). To book

l 100 acres of beautiful parkland

your place, please call Jacky or Yvonne

l easy rail links - 3 mins walk,

on 01428 686735. We very much look

on mainline from Waterloo

forward to meeting you.

email admissions@kesw.org visit www.kesw.org

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T: 01737 761945 W: dunottarschool.com Head Teacher: Mrs Nicola Matthews BSC Hons (Sheffield) PGCE (Liverpool) Admissions: Mrs Sue Edwards E: info@dunottarschool.com

Key facts

Gender / Ages: girls, 11-18 years Total pupils: 300 Type: Day Fees: Senior – Day from £4,700 per term Typical class size: Senior – 14, Sixth Form – maximum 12 Faith: non-denominational but based on Christian values Motto: ‘I give that you may give’ Entrance procedure: Entrance examination and interview

School Philosophy: Dunottar develops the strengths of every girl to achieve her maximum. We provide inspiring teaching across a broad and balanced curriculum so that every girl develops a love of learning and a desire for success. The girls build their confidence and self-esteem and grow a strong emotional intelligence. We provide excellent pastoral care in a supportive environment. Each girl is valued as an individual and as a member of the school community. This successful combination of academic excellence and a strong, supportive family atmosphere ensures that Dunottar girls become confident and articulate young women, ready to take on the exciting challenges the future will bring them. Academic Record: Dunottar students have achieved a 100 per cent pass rate at A Level since 2010. The school’s recent Outstanding inspection report noted our inspiring teaching. Last year, 100% of Upper Sixth leavers gained a place at their first choice university. Extra-curricular: Morning, noon or evening there’s something to keep Dunottar girls busy whether their interest is science, art, drama, dance, sport or our popular Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Scheme. Whatever their interest, girls are spoilt for choice with so many opportunities to get involved. This is a very exciting time in the life of Dunottar School as we join the Reigate Grammar Group of Schools. This move has been agreed after full consultation with our parents and with the backing of the staff and girls, the very community who make Dunottar the unique and very special school it is, and will continue to be. Being a relatively small independent school, this move will bring significant benefits and opportunities, in addition to providing choice for families across the Surrey and Sussex. Dunottar will continue to run as a separate school, indeed a separate registered charity, whilst retaining the warm, supportive and friendly atmosphere that girls have benefited from since the school’s founding. Open Days: Saturday 5th October from 10am to 12 noon. Prospective parents are always welcome to visit. Please contact Mrs Sue Edwards to arrange an appointment.

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SOutH EaSt - Surrey • Sussex - East Battle Abbey School Battle, TN33 0AD

battleabbeyschool.com Senior • 6th Form • Day • Weekly • Boarding • Co-Ed

Bede’s Preparatory School Eastbourne, BN20 7XL stbedesschool.org See AdvertiSement

Nursery • Pre-Prep • Prep • Day • Weekly • Flexi • Boarding • Co-Ed

Bede’s School

Upper Dicker, BN27 3QH stbedesschool.org

Senior • 6th Form • Day • Weekly • Boarding • Co-Ed

Bellerbys College, Brighton Brighton, BN1 4LF bellerbys.com

Senior • 6th Form • Day • Boarding • Co-Ed

Bricklehurst Manor Wadhurst, TN5 7EL bricklehurst.co.uk

Nursery • Prep • Day • Co-Ed

Brighton & Hove High School Junior School Hove, BN3 6NH bhhs.gdst.net

Nursery • Prep • Day • Girls

Brighton & Hove High School Brighton, BN1 3AT

bhhs.gdst.net See profile entry

Eastbourne Montessori School

Eastbourne, BN21 1NP

eastbournemontessorischool.com Nursery • Pre-Prep • Day • Co-Ed

Frewen College

frewencollege.co.uk Prep • Senior • 6th Form • Day • Weekly • Boarding • Co-Ed

Greenfields School

Forest Row, RH18 5JD greenfieldsschool.com

Nursery • Prep • Senior • 6th Form • Day • Weekly • Boarding • Co-Ed

Lancing College Hove, BN3 6LU

lancingprep.co.uk

Lewes Old Grammar School oldgrammar.e-sussex.sch.uk

moirahouse.co.uk See AdvertiSement

Tuesday 8th October 7.30pm

Nursery • Pre-Prep • Prep • Senior • 6th Form • Day • Weekly • Flexi • Boarding • Girls

For further details contact: Tel 020 8546 5875

Prep • Day • Co-Ed

Brighton College Brighton, BN2 0AL

brightoncollege.org.uk See AdvertiSement Senior • 6th Form • Day • Weekly • Boarding • Co-Ed

Eastbourne College Eastbourne, BN21 4JY

eastbourne-college.co.uk See AdvertiSement

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england’s Independent School of the Year 2011-12

Lewes, BN7 3EY

england’s Headmaster of the Year 2012-13

northease.co.uk

TaTler

Prep • Senior • Day • Weekly • Boarding • Co-Ed

Brighton, BN2 5RQ roedean.co.uk

Sacred Heart School

OPEN MORNINGS

Wadhurst, TN5 6DQ

‘e school everyone’s talking about’ TaTler 2013

College (11+, 13+, 16+) Saturday 28th September Pre-Prep and Prep (3+ to 10+ entry) Saturday 5th October

sacredheartwadhurst.org.uk Nursery • Pre-Prep • Prep • Day • Co-Ed

St Andrew’s Prep

Eastbourne, BN20 7RP standrewsprep.co.uk

Nursery • Pre-Prep • Prep • Day • Weekly • Boarding • Co-Ed

St Aubyns School Brighton, BN2 7JN

staubynsschoolbrighton.co.uk Nursery • Pre-Prep • Prep • Day • Weekly • Flexi • Boarding • Co-Ed

Day, weekly and full boarding

St Christopher’s School

Contact 01273 258490 or registrar@brightoncollege.net www.brightoncollege.net

Hove, BN3 4AD

stchristophershove.org.uk Pre-Prep • Prep • Day • Co-Ed

s

Senior • 6th Form • Day • Boarding • Co-Ed

19/8/13

newlands-school.com See AdvertiSement

brightoncollege.org.uk

brightoncollege.org.uk

registrar@kgs.org.uk www.kgs.org.uk

Seaford, BN25 4NP

Senior • 6th Form • Day • Weekly • Boarding • Girls

Brighton, BN2 0EU

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Newlands School

Roedean School

Brighton College Prep School

6th Form Information evening

Eastbourne, BN20 7TE

Brighton College Pre-Prep School Nursery • Pre-Prep • Day • Co-Ed

A Level Forum

Moira House Girls School

Northease Manor School

Brighton, BN2 5JF

Saturday 28th September 10.00am – 12.30pm

Nursery • Prep • Senior • 6th Form • Day • Co-Ed

Brighton & Hove Montessori School Nursery • Pre-Prep • Day • Co-Ed

Thursday 26th September 6.30pm – 9.00pm

Lewes, BN7 1XS

Nursery • Prep • Senior • 6th Form • Day • Weekly • Boarding • Co-Ed

brighton-montessori.org.uk

Open Events

Pre-Prep • Prep • Day • Co-Ed

Senior • 6th Form • Day • Girls

Brighton, BH1 6FB

Independent and co-educational for ages 11 - 18 years

Nr Rye, TN31 6NL

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SOUTH EAST

Milbourne Lodge

Feltonfleet School

Byfleet Road, Cobham, Surrey KT11 1DR

T: 01932 862 264 E: office@feltonfleet.co.uk W: feltonfleet.co.uk Head Teacher: Mr Alastair G Morrison Admissions: Mrs Sue Lewin E: admissions@feltonfleet.co.uk

43 Arbrook Lane, Esher, Surrey Kt10 9Eg

T: 01372 462737 E: admin@milbournelodge.co.uk W: milbournelodge.co.uk Headmaster: Stephen Ilett Admissions: Helen Winder - Registrar

Key facts

Gender / Ages: boys and girls, 4-13 years Total pupils: 185 Type: Day Fees: Pre-Prep: £3,330-£3,465 Prep: £3,805-£4,150 per term Scholarships and Bursaries available Entrance procedure: Entry to Pre-Prep non-selective. Admissions test for Prep school

School Philosophy: At Milbourne Lodge we pride ourselves on our traditional values, combined with a modern outlook. We are ambitious for all of our pupils and as a long standing school with a rich heritage, we celebrate the pursuits and qualities which make us ‘uniquely Milbourne’. Open Days: Friday Sept 27th 2013, Friday Feb 7th 2014, Friday May 9th 2014

facts KeyKey facts

Gender / Ages: boys and girls, 3-13 years Total pupils: 383, boys 228, girls 155

School(s): Nursery, Pre-Prep, Prep, Senior, Sixth Form Type: Day, Weekly, Flexi Boarding Fees: Nursery: Daily from £1,840 Gender: Co-Ed Pre-Prep: Daily from £3,440 Prep: Daily from £5,060, Flexi from £5,570, Full Total pupils: 1611 £6,995 per term Boarding from Entrance procedure: is 705 no entrance examination for children joining the Boys: 906 (3-18 years)There Girls: (3-18 years) school at aged three. For older pupils seeking admission, tests are used to Admissions: School Exam, Interview assess pupils’ suitability the school. Type: Day,the Weekly, Flexi, FullforBoarding SchoolClass Philosophy: High –quality teaching, excellent Average Size: Prep 20, Senior – 16, Sixth pastoral Form –care 2-12and outstanding facilities underpin the unique and nurturing family atmosphere at Faith: Anglican Feltonfleet, where every child is encouraged to attain high standards in their NURSERY – Day Fees: from £2,200 per term learning, develop confidence in their abilities and adopt a positive attitude PRE PREPlearning, – Day Fees: £1,995The per term recent ISI Inspection Report towards living from and leading. school’s PREP – Day Fees: from £3,170 per term highlights the school’s excellence in all areas of educational provision. Weekly Boarding: from £4,620 per term Open Days: Sat 28th Sept 2013, Fri 28th Feb, Sat 10th May Full Boarding: from £6,330 per term and Sat 27th Sept 2014, 9.30am-12 noon SENIOR – Day Fees: from £4,500 per term Weekly Boarding: from £6,330 per term Full Boarding: from £8,645 per term Sixth Form Entry: Yes Exam Type: A level, IB Exam Results (%): GCSE: A*/A – 61%; A Level: A*/A – 80% Higher Education (%): Overall: 99%; Oxbridge: 3%; Russell Group/1994 Group: 66% Special Educational Needs: Mild Name of Prep School: Bromsgrove Prep School Notable Alumni: AE Housman, Poet; Lord Digby Jones of Birmingham; Sir Iain Carmichael, Actor; Nicholas Evans, Author; Olivia Safe, Opera singer; Ben Foden, England Rugby 

Catholic Day and Boarding School for girls aged 11 to 18

• Experience teaching the IB Diploma for over 30 years

• Scholarships and bursaries available • Multilingualism: up to 9 languages taught

• Exclusive pre-IB Middle Years Programme • Nurture and support: girls gain excellent results

• Internationalism: over 40 nationalities, yet one shared mission

• Places achieved at top Universities worldwide

• All faiths welcome

Please contact: admissions@marymountlondon.com www.marymountlondon.com Tel: 020 8949 0571 George Road, Kingston upon Thames, Surrey KT2 7PE.

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SOutH EaSt - Sussex - East â&#x20AC;˘ Sussex - West St Leonards-Mayfield School

Great Walstead School

mayfieldgirls.org See PROFILe LISTING

greatwalstead.co.uk See PROFILe LISTING

Mayfield, TN20 6PH

Haywards Heath, RH16 2QL

Senior â&#x20AC;˘ 6th Form â&#x20AC;˘ Day â&#x20AC;˘ Weekly â&#x20AC;˘ Flexi â&#x20AC;˘ Boarding â&#x20AC;˘ Girls

Nursery â&#x20AC;˘ Pre-Prep â&#x20AC;˘ Prep â&#x20AC;˘ Day â&#x20AC;˘ Weekly â&#x20AC;˘ Flexi â&#x20AC;˘ Boarding â&#x20AC;˘ Co-Ed

Skippers Hill Manor Preparatory School

Handcross Park School

skippershill.com

Nursery â&#x20AC;˘ Pre-Prep â&#x20AC;˘ Prep â&#x20AC;˘ Day â&#x20AC;˘ Weekly â&#x20AC;˘ Boarding â&#x20AC;˘ Co-Ed

Mayfield, TN20 6HR

Nursery â&#x20AC;˘ Pre-Prep â&#x20AC;˘ Prep â&#x20AC;˘ Day â&#x20AC;˘ Co-Ed

Vinehall

Robertsbridge, TN32 5JL

vinehallschool.info See OuR PROFILe LISTING Nursery â&#x20AC;˘ Pre-Prep â&#x20AC;˘ Prep â&#x20AC;˘ Day â&#x20AC;˘ Boarding â&#x20AC;˘ Co-Ed

Sussex - West Ardingly College

Nr Haywards Heath, RH17 6SQ ardingly.com See AdveRTISemeNT

Nursery â&#x20AC;˘ Pre-Prep â&#x20AC;˘ Prep â&#x20AC;˘ Senior â&#x20AC;˘ 6th Form â&#x20AC;˘ Day â&#x20AC;˘ Boarding â&#x20AC;˘ Co-Ed

Brambletye School

East Grinstead, RH19 3PD brambletye.co.uk

Nursery â&#x20AC;˘ Pre-Prep â&#x20AC;˘ Prep â&#x20AC;˘ Day â&#x20AC;˘ Boarding â&#x20AC;˘ Co-Ed

Broadwater Manor School Worthing, BN14 8HU

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Christâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Hospital School Horsham, RH13 0LJ

christs-hospital.org.uk Senior â&#x20AC;˘ 6th Form â&#x20AC;˘ Boarding â&#x20AC;˘ Co-Ed

Copthorne Preparatory School

Copthorne, RH10 3HR copthorneprep.co.uk

Nursery â&#x20AC;˘ Pre-Prep â&#x20AC;˘ Prep â&#x20AC;˘ Day â&#x20AC;˘ Co-Ed

handcrossparkschool.co.uk

Hurstpierpoint, BN6 9JS hppc.co.uk

Pre-Prep â&#x20AC;˘ Prep â&#x20AC;˘ Senior â&#x20AC;˘ 6th Form â&#x20AC;˘ Day â&#x20AC;˘ Weekly â&#x20AC;˘ Flexi â&#x20AC;˘ Boarding â&#x20AC;˘ Co-Ed

Lancing College

Lancing, BN15 0RW

lancingcollege.co.uk See AdveRTISemeNT

Chichester, PO18 9AB

dorsethouseschool.com Nursery â&#x20AC;˘ Pre-Prep â&#x20AC;˘ Prep â&#x20AC;˘ Day â&#x20AC;˘ Boarding â&#x20AC;˘ Co-Ed

Farlington School

Horsham, RH12 3PN farlingtonschool.net

Nursery â&#x20AC;˘ Pre-Prep â&#x20AC;˘ Prep â&#x20AC;˘ Senior â&#x20AC;˘ 6th Form â&#x20AC;˘ Day â&#x20AC;˘ Weekly â&#x20AC;˘ Flexi â&#x20AC;˘ Boarding â&#x20AC;˘ Girls

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Chichester, PO18 9AN oakwoodschool.co.uk

01444 893000

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Our Lady of Sion School Junior

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Our Lady of Sion School Senior Worthing, BN11 4BL sionschool.org.uk

Senior â&#x20AC;˘ 6th Form â&#x20AC;˘ Day â&#x20AC;˘ Co-Ed

Rudgwick, Nr Horsham, RH12 3HJ Nursery â&#x20AC;˘ Pre-Prep â&#x20AC;˘ Prep â&#x20AC;˘ Day â&#x20AC;˘ Co-Ed

Prebendal School

Chichester, PO19 1RT

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Shoreham College

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Prep â&#x20AC;˘ Senior â&#x20AC;˘ 6th Form â&#x20AC;˘ Day â&#x20AC;˘ Weekly â&#x20AC;˘ Flexiâ&#x20AC;˘ Boarding â&#x20AC;˘ Girls

Great Ballard

Chichester, PO18 OLR

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pennthorpe.com

Pulborough, RH20 1PB

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Lavant House School

cottesmoreschool.co.uk See AdveRTISemeNT

Dorset House

ARDINGLY pre-prep

Senior â&#x20AC;˘ 6th Form â&#x20AC;˘ Day â&#x20AC;˘ Boarding â&#x20AC;˘ Co-Ed

Pennthorpe School

Prep â&#x20AC;˘ Boarding â&#x20AC;˘ Co-Ed

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Cottesmore School

Pease Pottage, RH11 9AU

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Haywards Heath, RH17 6HF

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Imperiously positioned on the cliffs high above the fishing village of Port Soller, the newly opened Jumeirah combines contemporary luxury with breathtaking sea and mountain views. A frequent shuttle service (or a 15 minute walk) will take you to the beach, village shops and marina. There are two superb restaurants, two outdoor swimmimg pools and an indoor pool housed within the large spa complex. A kids club provides entertainment for ages 4 to 12. Each of the hotel’s 120 rooms is very spacious and has a French balcony or terrace.

4 nights for the price of 3 in October & November - price from £2,451 for a family of four, saving £408

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Borgo Scopeto Relais **** Superior

Set against a dramatic backdrop of rolling Chianti countryside and overlooking the city of Siena, this beautiful historic property has retained a unique ambience of peace and tranquillity. The excellent facilities include two swimming pools, tennis courts and a wellness centre, whilst the surrounding countryside is perfect for walking and cycling.

6 nights for the price of 4 in October - price from £2,996 for a family of four, saving £915

020 7593 2283 Please quote code XIS

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SOUTH EAST - Sussex - East • Sussex - West Slindon College

Westbourne House School

slindoncollege.co.uk

westbournehouse.org

Arundel, BN18 0RH Prep • Senior • Day • Boarding • Boys

Sompting Abbots Preparatory School

Sompting, BN15 OAZ somptingabbotts.com

Pre-Prep • Prep • Day • Co-Ed

Chichester, PO20 2BH

Nursery • Pre-Prep • Prep • Day • Boarding • Co-Ed

Windlesham House School

With the cost of university higher than ever, why not do a 1 year, full time course which offers REAL career potential?

Washington, RH20 4AY windlesham.com

Pre-Prep • Prep • Day • Boarding • Co-Ed

The Towers Convent School Steyning, BN44 3TF

towers.w-sussex.sch.uk Nursery • Pre-Prep • Prep • Senior • Day • Flexi • Girls • Boys

Earn 2 of the world’s world top rated practical cookery qualifications by completing our 1 year course at the Tante Marie Culinary Academy.

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With careers ranging from food journalism and private catering to events management, restaurants and even running your own business, 95% of our students are in full time employment within weeks of graduating.

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Saturday 21 Whole School - 10:00am - 12:30pm Saturday 21September September

Saturday Saturday12 12October October Introductory talk at 10.00am Saturday 16 Saturday 16November November Saturday 21 September Sixth Open SixthForm Form OpenEvening Evening Saturday 12 October Saturday Thursday 30 September Thursday16 30November Septemberatat6.00pm 6.00pm For further information, tel: 01372 For further information, tel: 01372473624 473624 Sixth Form Open Evening email:info@claremont.surrey.sch.uk info@claremont.surrey.sch.uk ororemail: Thursday 30 September at 6.00pm For further information, tel: 01372 473624 or email: info@claremont.surrey.sch.uk

St Hilaryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s School

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www.sthilarysschool.com

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Holloway Hill, Godalming, Surrey GU7 1RZ

registrar@sthilarysschool.com â&#x20AC;˘ 01483 416551

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Our Lady of Sion School

Great Walstead School

Independent Interdenominational Day School for Boys and Girls Aged 3 to 19 Years Headmaster: Michael Scullion J.P. M.A B.Ed.

East Mascalls Lane, Lindfield, West Sussex, RH16 2QL T: 01444 483528 E: registrar@greatwalstead.co.uk W: greatwalstead.co.uk Head Teacher: Mr Colin Baty Admissions: Mrs Fiona Clutton

Key facts

Gender / Ages: boys and girls, 2 1/2 to 13 years Total pupils: 434, boys 268, girls 166 Type: Day, Flexi, Weekly Boarding Fees: Nursery: based on 1 day each week from £295. Pre-prep: from £2,325, Prep: from £4,160 Flexi from £29 per night, Full Boarding from £885 per term Entrance procedure: Please see the school website for details.

School Philosophy: Our vision at Great Walstead School is to inspire all our pupils to achieve their potential in all areas, through the support and dedication of our staff in a caring Christian environment. Open Days: 4th & 5th October starting at 10am. To register please email registrar@greatwalstead.co.uk, or call the school on 01444 483528, or visit our website www.greatwalstead.co.uk

Contact us to arrange a tour of the school: Gratwicke Road, Worthing, West Sussex, BN11 4BL 01903 228638 (Admissions) admissions@sionschool.org.uk www.sionschool.org.uk Twitter: @SionSchool Our Lady of Sion School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children

Whitgift. One of Britain’s finest independent day and boarding schools for boys

excellent academic results

For further details,

more than 200 Oxbridge entrants in the past ten years · IB average score 39.3pts

please contact the

unrivalled sporting success 75 national titles in the past two years · 40 sports available

professional creative connections concerts with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

unsurpassed curriculum

Admissions Office at admissions@whitgift.co.uk telephone 020 8688 9222 Whitgift School Haling Park South Croydon

IB, Bilingual IB, A Level or BTEC · ten languages offered, including Mandarin Chinese

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exciting range of co-curricular activities

United Kingdom

80 diverse clubs and societies from astronomy to wakeboarding

(15 minutes to Central London, 30 minutes to Gatwick)

Whitgift. An outstanding education for over 400 years.

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SOUTH EAST

KEW COLLEGE

Unlocking the potential of 3 to 11 year olds

“My children can’t wait to get into school every morning” Parent of pupils aged 5, 7 and 11

Head: Mrs Marianne Austin BSc (Hons) MA (Hons) ACA PGCE 24 - 26 Cumberland Road Kew, Surrey, TW9 3HQ Telephone: 020 8940 2039 enquiries@kewcollege.com

Established 60 years ago, Kew College is an independent school for children aged between 3 and 11. The ISI inspection in October 2010 concluded that ‘standards are exceptionally high in all aspects of English and Mathematics’ and that ‘pupils’ personal development and the school’s arrangements for welfare, health and safety are outstanding’. Kew College is an IAPS school accredited by the Independent Schools Council.

www.kewcollege.com

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An exceptional education Contact our Admissions Officer for more details on 01273 465805 or visit our website

www.lancingcollege.co.uk Tel 01273 465805

West Sussex BN15 0RW

A LEADING INDEPENDENT SCHOOL FOR BOYS AND GIRLS AGED 13 TO 18

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Gloucestershire Bristol

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22 St margaret’s Preparatory 23 St mary’s Calne

Devizes

24 Dauntsey’s School

Salisbury

25 Chafyn Grove 26 Godolphin School 27 Sandroyd School

Stroud

13 Beaudesert Park School

Truro Prep School

Truro School

Highertown, Truro TR1 3QN

Trennick Lane, Truro TR1 1TH

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T: 01872 272616 E: enquiries@truroprep.com W: truroprep.com Head Teacher: Mr Matthew Lovett Admissions: Helen Lahera E: admissions@truroprep.com Gender / Ages: boys and girls, 3-11 years Total pupils: 240, boys 144, girls 96 Type: Day, Boarding for weekly, full and flexi Fees: Nursey: Day from £369 Pre-Prep: Day from £2,765 Prep: Day from £3,665 Entrance procedure: Age 3 or 4 is non-selective. Age 5 onwards taster day.

School Philosophy: We are committed to a partnership between school and home that is based on openness and trust where the values and aspirations of each are mutually reinforcing. Open Days: You are invited to an informal tour with the Headmaster on every Wednesday morning during term time at 11am.

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T: 01872 272763 E: enquiries@truroschool.com W: truroschool.com Head Teacher: Mr Andrew Gordon-Brown Admissions: Jayne Grigg E: jeg@truroschool.com Gender / Ages: boys and girls, 11-18 years. Total pupils: 769, boys 487, girls 282 Type: Day, Boarding for weekly, full and flexi Fees: Day from £4,070. Week from £6,685. Flexi Boarding from £59 per night. Full Boarding from £7,560 Entrance procedure: Please see website details.

School Philosophy: We believe that academic excellence is an important part of human excellence, and we aspire to develop confident, tolerant and enthusiastic children who enjoy working with others and are ready to influence the world. Open Days, Sixth Form: Wednesday 9th October, 5.30pm-8.30pm Whole School: Saturday 19th October, 9.30am-12.30pm

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SOUTH WEST

St Mary’s Shaftesbury

School Philosophy: St Mary’s offers an inspiring environment in which girls thrive academically and socially. The pastoral care is outstanding and the friendly atmosphere and warm welcome adds to the community feel of the school. Whilst being forward thinking in approach, there is a strong commitment to traditional values with every girl inspired to reach her potential and achieve a fulfilling and all round education. The school’s mission and ethos is based on ‘all that a girl is and could become’. All talents are nurtured and girls leave as happy, self-confident and successful individuals.

Academic Record: 2012, St Mary’s achieved success in all areas, particularly at A Level with 94% of leavers gaining places at their first choice university. Extra-curricular: St Mary’s has an excellent reputation for ‘Value Added’; girls are given every opportunity to develop new skills and take on new challenges through a varied programme of clubs, societies and weekend activities. Sport, music, art and drama are all flourishing.

St Mary’s School, Shaftesbury, Dorset SP7 9LP

T: 01747 857111 E: registrar@st-marys-shaftesbury.co.uk W: st-marys-shaftesbury.co.uk Headmaster: Mr Richard James Admissions: Mrs Sally Awdry

Key facts

Gender / Ages: girls, 11-18 Total pupils: 320 Type: Day, Full Boarding Fees: Day from £5,295, Full Boarding from £7,722 Main feader schools: All Hallows, Broomwood Hall, Chafyn Grove, Farleigh, Finton House, Hanford, Knighton House, Leadenhall, Port Regis and Sandroyd. Faith: Catholic Entrance procedure: Own Entrance Exam day at beginning of January

Open Days: Saturday 5 October and Friday 15 November 2013

inspiring

independent minds

A leading boarding and day school for girls aged 11-18, offering an outstanding all-round education.

Scholarships available at 11+ & 13+

Come to an Open Day: Sat 5 October & Fri 15 November T: 01747 857111 or visit www.st-marys-shaftesbury.co.uk www.independentschoolparent.com

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Channel Islands

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Guernsey, GY1 2PY

Tiverton, EX16 4DN

Elizabeth College elizabethcollege.gg

Nursery • Pre-Prep • Prep • Senior • 6th Form • Day • Boys

The Ladies’ College Guernsey, GY1 1RW ladiescollege.com

Nursery • Pre-Prep • Prep • Senior • 6th Form • Day • Girls

blundells.org See PROFILe eNTRY Nursery • Pre-Prep • Prep • Senior • 6th Form • Day • Weekly • Flexi • Boarding • Co-Ed

Bramdean School Exeter, EX1 2QR

bramdeanschool.co.uk

St George’s Preparatory School

Nursery • Pre-Prep • Prep • Senior • 6th Form • Day • Co-Ed

stgeorgesprep.co.uk

Exeter Cathedral School

Jersey, JE3 7DB

Prep • Day • Co-Ed

St Michael’s Preparatory School Jersey, JE2 7UG

stmichaelsschool.je Nursery • Pre-Prep • Prep • Day • Co-Ed

Victoria College Jersey, JE1 4HT

victoriacollege.je Prep • Senior • 6th Form • Day • Boys

Cornwall

GEMS Bolitho School Penzance, TR18 4JR bolithoschool.co.uk

Nursery • Pre-Prep • Prep • Senior • 6th Form • Day • Weekly • Boarding • Co-Ed

Polwhele House School

Exeter, EX1 1HX

Exeter School

Prep • Senior • 6th Form • Day • Co-Ed

Exeter College Exeter, EX4 4JS exe-coll.ac.uk

6th Form • Day • Co-Ed

Tavistock, PL19 0JS

Tavistock, PL19 0HZ Senior • 6th Form • Day • Weekly • Boarding • Co-Ed

Nursery • Pre-Prep • Prep • Day • Co-Ed

kingsleyschoolbideford.co.uk

Hayle, TR27 4HY stpirans.net

Nursery • Pre-Prep • Prep • Senior • Day • Co-Ed

Truro High School for Girls Truro, TR1 2HU trurohigh.co.uk

Nursery • Pre-Prep • Prep • Senior • 6th Form • Day • Weekly • Boarding • Girls

Truro School

Truro, TR1 1TH

truroschool.com See PROFILe eNTRY

Bideford, EX39 3LY

Nursery • Pre-Prep • Prep • Senior • 6th Form • Day • Weekly • Boarding • Co-Ed

The Maynard School Exeter, EX1 1SJ maynard.co.uk

Prep • Senior • 6th Form • Day • Girls

Mount House School Tavistock, PL19 9JL

mounthouse.devon.sch.uk

Plymouth College Prep

Independent boarding and day school for girls aged 7 to 13 IndependentExcellent boarding and day schoolresults for girls aged 7 to 13 academic

plymouthcollege.com Pre-Prep • Prep • Day • Co-Ed

Excellent academic results

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Plymouth College Plymouth, PL4 6RN

plymouthcollege.com

Truro Prep School

St Christopher’s School

truroprep.com

st-christophers.devon.sch.uk

Totnes, TQ9 6PF

Pre-Prep • Prep • Day • Co-Ed

01258 860 219 office@hanford.dorset.sch.uk

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Plymouth, PL1 3JL

Senior • 6th Form • Day • Weekly • Flexi • Boarding • Co-Ed

Nursery • Pre-Prep • Prep • Day • Co-Ed

HANFORD HANFORD HANFORD

Nursery • Pre-Prep • Prep • Day • Weekly • Boarding • Co-Ed

Senior • 6th Form • Day • Weekly • Flexi • Boarding • Co-Ed

Truro, TR1 3QN

2014. Every day is an open day. You are welcome to visit.

Nursery • Pre-Prep • Prep • Day • Weekly • Boarding • Co-Ed

Kingsley School

St Piran’s School

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kellycollegeprep.com

roselyonschool.com

Nursery • Pre-Prep • Prep • Senior • Day • Co-Ed

School Philosophy: We believe we’re a leading school because we blend the best traditional values with a forward-looking, modern approach to education. We prepare our pupils for life in a globalised, technological environment.

Kelly College Preparatory School

Par, PL24 2HZ

stjosephscornwall.co.uk

Gender / Ages: boys and girls, 4-19 years Total pupils: 535, boys 321, girls 214 Type: Day, Flexi, Weekly, Full Boarding Fees: Nursery – by application. Pre-Prep – Day from £2,250. Prep: Day from £2,550, Flexi from £2,875, Full Boarding from 7 years old £3,350. Senior: Day from £3,550, Flexi from £3,600, Full Boarding from £4,200 per term Entrance procedure: by school reports and assessment test.

exeterschool.org.uk

kellycollege.com

Launceston, PL15 8HN

Key facts

Exeter, EX2 4NS

Pre-Prep • Prep • Day • Weekly • Flexi • Boarding • Co-Ed

St Joseph’s School

T: 01626 774138 E: enquiries@trinityschool.co.uk W: trinityschool.co.uk Head Teacher: Mr Tim Waters Admissions: Miss Charlotte Hewitt E: registrar@trinityschool.co.uk

Nursery • Pre-Prep • Prep • Day • Weekly • Boarding • Co-Ed

Kelly College

Roselyon School

Buckeridge Road,Teignmouth, Devon, Tq13 0BT

exetercs.org

Truro, TR4 9AE

polwhelehouse.co.uk

Trinity School

Blundell’s School

01258 860 219 Blandford, office@hanford.dorset.sch.uk Child Okeford, Dorset DT11 8HN www.hanfordschool.co.uk Child Dorset DT11 8HN 01258Okeford, 860www.hanfordschool.co.uk 219 Blandford, office@hanford.dorset.sch.uk 01258 860 219 office@hanford.dorset.sch.uk www.hanfordschool.co.uk www.independentschoolparent.com www.hanfordschool.co.uk


Day & Boarding for Girls aged 2 - 18 Forces discounts available

To register your interest or arrange an appointment: T 01749 814400 E admissions@brutonschool.co.uk

W W W. B R U T O N S C H O O L . C O . U K SUNNY HILL

BRUTON

SOMERSET

BA10 0NT


SOutH WESt - Devon • Dorset St John’s International School

Canford School

stjohnsdevon.co.uk

canford.com See AdveRTISemeNT

Sidmouth, EX10 8RG

Nursery • Pre-Prep • Prep • Senior • 6th Form • Day • Boarding • Co-Ed

Senior • 6th Form • Day • Boarding • Co-Ed

St Peter’s School

Castle Court School

stpetersprep.co.uk

castlecourt.com

Nr Exmouth, EX8 5AU

Wimborne, BH21 3RF

Nursery • Pre-Prep • Prep • Day • Flexi • Boarding • Co-Ed

Nursery • Pre-Prep • Prep • Day • Co-Ed

Shebbear College

Blandford Forum, DT11 8LL

Shebbear, EX21 5HJ

shebbearcollege.co.uk

Clayesmore School clayesmore.com See AdveRTISemeNT

Nursery • Pre-Prep • Prep • Senior • 6th Form • Day • Weekly • Flexi • Boarding • Co-Ed

Nursery • Pre-Prep • Prep • Senior • 6th Form • Day • Weekly • Boarding • Co-Ed

Stover School

Wimborne, BH21 7AF

Newton Abbot, TQ12 6QG stover.co.uk

Dumpton School dumpton.com

Nursery • Pre-Prep • Prep • Day • Co-Ed

Nursery • Pre-Prep • Prep • Senior • 6th Form • Day • Weekly • Flexi • Boarding • Co-Ed

Hanford School

Trinity School

hanfordschool.co.uk See AdveRTISemeNT

Teignmouth, TQ14 8LY trinityschool.co.uk

Nursery • Prep • Senior • 6th Form • Day • Weekly • Flexi • Boarding • Co-Ed

West Buckland School Barnstaple, EX32 0SX

International College, Sherborne School sherborne-ic.net

Knighton House

Dorset

knightonhouse.dorset.sch.uk

Nursery • Day • Co-Ed

Bay Tree Montessori Bournemouth, BH9 1JA

montessorieducation.co.uk/baytree Nursery • Day • Co-Ed

Bournemouth Collegiate Prep School

Nursery • Pre-Prep • Prep • Day • Weekly • Flexi • Boarding • Girls • Co-Ed

Leweston School

Sherborne, DT9 6EN leweston.co.uk See PROFILe eNTRY

Nursery • Pre-Prep • Prep • Senior • 6th Form • Day • Weekly • Flexi • Boarding • Girls

Nr Blandford, DT11 0BZ miltonabbey.co.uk

Senior • 6th Form • Day • Boarding • Co-Ed

The Park School parkschool.co.uk

Bournemouth, BH5 2DY

bournemouthcollegiateschool.co.uk Prep • Senior • Day • Boarding • Co-Ed

Bournemouth Montessori Centre

Bournemouth, BH1 1RP

bournemouthmontessori.co.uk/ nursery Nursery • Day • Co-Ed

Bournemouth, BH8 9BJ

Port Regis Preparatory School Shaftesbury, SP7 9QA

Nursery • Pre-Prep • Prep • Day • Boarding • Co-Ed

St Mary’s School

Shaftesbury, SP7 9LP

Notable Achievements and Alumni: 2013 English Speaking Union national Public Speaking champions and South West winners of Engineering in Schools scheme as well as individual and group awards at regional and national competitions. National, regional and county representation and champions in many sports. Past pupils include Professor A V Hill (Nobel Prize winner) and Sir Christopher Ondaatje (author).

st-marys-shaftesbury.co.uk See PROFILe LISTINg & AdveRTISemeNT Senior • 6th Form • Day • Boarding • Girls

bryanston.co.uk See PROFILe eNTRY

sherborneprep.org See AdveRTISemeNT

Sherborne, DT9 3NY

Nursery • Pre-Prep • Prep • Day • Weekly • Flexi • Boarding • Co-Ed

Open Days: Saturday 28 September: senior school morning at 10.00am; prep school afternoon at 1.30pm. Please ring to reserve a place. Individual visits on other days always welcome. s

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Extra-curricular: The extra-curriculum programme is extensive (rated excellent in 2013 ISI report) and enriched by many trips and expeditions. It encompasses creative, sporting, spiritual, academic and practical activities, while personal development is fostered through CCF, the Duke of Edinburgh award scheme, Young Enterprise, inter-house debating, musical and other internal and external competitions.

portregis.com

Sherborne Preparatory School

Senior • 6th Form • Day • Boarding • Co-Ed

Academic Record: A broad, challenging and stimulating range of academic subjects are offered, supported by a rich programme of lectures, conference and visits (rated excellent in 2013 ISI report). GCSE: 94% A* - C, 55% A* - A; A level: 82% A* - C, 65% A* - B. 90% of pupils go onto higher education.

Nursery • Pre-Prep • Prep • Day • Co-Ed

Bryanston School

Blandford Forum, DT11 OPX

School Philosophy: Blundell’s supports and guides young people to achieve their very best in whatever sphere they choose, providing ‘roots’ for security, based on friendship, respect for others and personal values; and ‘wings’ to succeed in the challenging world beyond school, based on self-confidence and a sense of excitement. The 2013 ISI report judged Blundell’s to be excellent or good in every category, noting an excellent rapport between teachers and pupils; this is at the heart of the school’s outstanding pastoral care, high academic standards and great sense of teamwork.

Milton Abbey School

Nursery • Pre-Prep • Prep • Day • Boarding • Co-Ed

Bournemouth Collegiate School

Gender / Ages: boys and girls, Senior School 11 – 18; Prep School 3 - 11 Total pupils: 783, boys 449, girls 334 Type: Prep School Day; Senior School Day, Weekly, Flexi, Full Boarding Fees: Nursery – from £1,940. Pre-Prep – Day from £2,475. Prep – Day from £3,360. Senior – Day from £5,045, Weekly Boarding from £7,705, Flexi Boarding from £5,640, Full Boarding from £8,825 per term Typical class size: Prep – 16, Senior – 16, Sixth Form – 10 Faith: Church of England. Motto: Pro Patria Populoque (For the country and the people). Entrance procedure: School exam, common entrance, interview.

Blandford, DT11 0PY

Poole, BH14 9JY

bournemouthcollegiateschool.co.uk

Key facts

Sherborne, DT9 4EZ

Nursery • Pre-Prep • Prep • Senior • 6th Form • Day • Boarding • Co-Ed

montessorieducation.co.uk/ ashleycross

T: 01884 252543 E: info@blundells.org W: blundells.org Head Teacher: Prep school: Andy Southgate BA Ed (Hons) Senior school: Nicola Huggett MA (Oxon) Admissions: Mrs Tracy Frankpitt

Prep • Day • Boarding • Girls

Senior • Boarding • Co-Ed

Poole, BH14 OJU

Tiverton, Devon EX16 4DN

Blandford, DT11 8HN

westbuckland.devon.sch.uk

Ashley Cross Montessori Day Nursery

Blundell’s

Wimborne, BH21 3AD

www.independentschoolparent.com


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Leweston School

Sherborne, Dorset DT9 6EN

“Recognising the Uniqueness of Every Child” ISI Inspection

T: 01963 211010 E: admissions@leweston.dorset.sch.uk W: leweston.co.uk Head Teacher: Mr Adrian Aylward M.A. Oxon., PGCE Admissions: Mrs Chiara Damant

Key facts

Gender / Ages: boys 2-11 years and girls 2-18 years Total pupils: 324, boys 18, girls 306 Type: Day, Flexi, Weekly, Full Boarding Fees: Pre-Prep: Day from £4,015, Weekly Boarding from £5,160, Full Boarding from £6,115 per term Entrance procedure: School Entrance Exam or Scholarship

School Philosophy: Situated in 46 acres of stunning Dorset parkland, Leweston offers an academic education in an environment which is both stimulating and inspiring... Visit us to find out more.

To find out more please contact the Registrar, Aurora Mercer 01935 810911

Open Days: Friday 4th October 2013, Monday 5th May 2014, 9.45am-1pm

HAZLEGROVE

...making the most of childhood

“If Hazlegrove is a child’s first-ever experience of school life, then all we can say is: ‘Lucky child.’”

Tatler Schools Guide 2013

Co-education from 21/2 years with Ofsted “Outstanding” boarding available from 7 years

Hazlegrove, Sparkford, Somerset BA22 7JA www.independentschoolparent.com

To visit, call Fiona O’Neill on 01963 442606 autumn 2013 INDEPENDENT SCHOOLS 125


SOutH WESt - Dorset • Gloucestershire Sherborne School

Bristol Grammar School

sherborne.org

bristolgrammarschool.co.uk

Sherborne, DT9 3AP Senior • 6th Form • Day • Boarding • Boys

Sherborne School for Girls Sherborne, DT9 3QN

sherborne.com See ADVeRTISeMeNT Senior • 6th Form • Day • Boarding • Girls

Pre-Prep • Prep • Senior • 6th Form • Day • Co-Ed

Butcombe, Clifton College Pre-Preparatory School Bristol, BS8 3EZ

cliftoncollegeuk.com/butcombe Nursery • Pre-Prep • Day • Co-Ed

Dorchester, DT1 1EB sunninghillprep.co.uk

Cheltenham College Junior School

Prep • Day • Co-Ed

cheltenhamcollege.org

Sunninghill Preparatory School

Talbot Heath School Trust Ltd Bournemouth, BH4 9NJ talbotheath.org

Pre-Prep • Prep • Senior • 6th Form • Day • Weekly • Flexi • Boarding • Girls

Thornlow Preparatory School Weymouth, DT4 0SA thornlow.co.uk

Nursery • Pre-Prep • Prep • Day • Co-Ed

Willow Lodge Montessori School and Baby Nursery Poole, BH16 6JE

willowlodgeschool.co.uk Nursery • Pre-Prep • Day • Co-Ed

Yarrells School

Upton, BH16 5EU yarrells.co.uk

Nursery • Pre-Prep • Prep • Day • Co-Ed

Gloucestershire Airthrie School

Cheltenham, GL53 7AB Nursery • Pre-Prep • Prep • Day • Weekly • Boarding • Co-Ed

Cheltenham College

Cheltenham, GL53 7LD

The Cheltenham Ladies’ College Cheltenham, GL50 3EP cheltladiescollege.org

Bristol, BS8 3HE

cliftoncollegeuk.com/prep Prep • Day • Weekly • Boarding • Co-Ed

Clifton College Bristol, BS8 3JH

cliftonhigh.bristol.sch.uk

Bristol, BS8 3JD

Cheltenham, GL53 7PX

Nursery • Prep • Senior • 6th Form • Day • Boarding • Co-Ed

Nursery • Day • Co-Ed

Colston’s School colstons.bristol.sch.uk Nursery • Pre-Prep • Prep • Senior • 6th Form • Day • Co-Ed

Nursery • Pre-Prep • Prep • Senior • 6th Form • Day • Weekly • Flexi • Boarding • Girls

Dean Close Preparatory School

Beaudesert Park School

Nursery • Pre-Prep • Prep • Day • Boarding • Co-Ed

Nursery • Pre-Prep • Prep • Day • Weekly • Flexi • Co-Ed

Berkhampstead School Cheltenham, GL52 2QA

berkhampsteadschool.co.uk Nursery • Pre-Prep • Prep • Day • Co-Ed

Bredon School

Nr Tewkesbury, GL20 6AH bredonschool.org

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Our aim is that Bryanstonians will leave as well-balanced 18-year-olds, ready to go out into the wider world, to lead happy and fulfilling lives and to contribute, positively and generously. We believe a school can have no more joyful, dynamic ambition.

Cheltenham, GL51 6QS

Academic Record: GCSE: A*/A - 57%; A Level: A*/A - 52% Higher Education (%): Overall: 97%; Oxbridge: 5-10%; Russell Group/1994 Group: 68%; Overseas: 5%

deanclose.org.uk

Dean Close School

Extra-curricular: Extra-curricular activity at Bryanston is treated as carrying real significance for the full development of the pupil. We offer more than 100 different activities so that all pupils can find out what they are good at and what they are not so good at, and can learn from both alongside their friends.

Cheltenham, GL51 6HE deanclose.org.uk

Senior • 6th Form • Day • Boarding • Co-Ed

Notable Alumni: Sir Terence Conran; Jasper Conran; Sebastian Conran; Ben Fogle; Emilia Fox; Lucian Freud; Sir Howard Hodgkin; Nigel Barker; Lord Phillips of Worth Matravers, former President of the Supreme Court; Frederick Sanger, double Nobel Laureate; Sir John Eliot Gardiner; Sir Mark Elder.

The Downs School Bristol, BS48 1PF

thedownsschool.co.uk Pre-Prep • Prep • Day • Co-Ed

Fairfield School Bristol, BS48 3PD

Open Days: No open days but small group visits take place every week during term time.

fairfieldschool.org.uk Nursery • Pre-Prep • Prep • Day • Co-Ed

s

Nursery • Pre-Prep • Prep • 6th Form • Senior • Day • Weekly • Boarding • Co-Ed

Education is not about moulding, nor are children end products. We believe that education is an exciting process, organic and ongoing; that pupils learn better actively, growing up in secure surroundings, than if passively taught; that to lead successful lives, at school and beyond, each needs to be prepared to give of his or her own talents and to value those of others.

Bristol, BS16 1BJ

badmintonschool.co.uk See ADVeRTISeMeNT

beaudesert.gloucs.sch.uk See PRofIle lISTINg

School Philosophy: It is a truism that education is what is left when you have forgotten what you were taught, but the key ingredients of a fine education do not change. At Bryanston they are about planting the roots of the child in the right soil, nurturing that child through the ups and downs of adolescence, feeding that child with brain, body and soul food, and encouraging them to be the person they can be.

cliftoncollegeuk.com/upper

Angel Day Nursery

Stroud, GL6 9AF

Gender / Ages: boys and girls, 13-18 years Total pupils: 678, boys 392, girls 286 Type: Full Boarding, Day Fees: Full Boarding: £10,738 per term Typical class size: Senior – 14, Sixth Form – 9 Faith: Church of England but all faiths welcome Motto: Et nova et vetera Entrance procedure: Common Entrance, Interview

Clifton College Preparatory School

Clifton High School

Bristol, BS9 3BA

Key facts

Senior • 6th Form • Day • Boarding • Girls

Nursery • Pre-Prep • Prep • Day • Co-Ed

Badminton School

T: 01258 452411 (main) 01258 484633 (admissions) W: bryanston.co.uk Head Teacher: Ms Sarah Thomas BA Admissions: Mrs Sue Birkill E: admissions@bryanston.co.uk

Senior • 6th Form • Day • Weekly • Boarding • Co-Ed

Cheltenham, GL50 2NY

angeldaynursery.co.uk

Blandford, Dorset DT11 0PX

cheltenhamcollege.org

Senior • 6th Form • Day • Weekly • Boarding • Co-Ed

airthrie-school.co.uk

Bryanston

Bristol, BS8 1SR

www.independentschoolparent.com


SOUTH WEST

A world~class education in the heart of Bristol

Badminton nurtures intellectual curiosity and challenges enquiring minds in a supportive community. Our girls’ enthusiasm for the arts, sport and their many activities keeps the School vibrant – come and see for yourself! To find out more, contact our Admissions team on 0117 905 5271 or email admissions@badmintonschool.co.uk Badminton School, Westbury-on-Trym, Bristol. BS9 3BA

Open Mornings held in October and May 11 – 18 girls boarding and day Outstanding examination results Exceptional pastoral care Extensive extra-curricular programme Excellent transport links to London www.sherborne.com

www.badmintonschool.co.uk

New boarding house for 11 - 13s now open

Less pressure cooking more warming up potential and dishing up success With plenty of chances to let off a little steam...

Experience the flavour of Clayesmore OPEN DAY - 28th September 2013

“Caring, happy and successful across all ability levels”

To come and taste the difference in Dorset call: Prep 01747 813203 Senior 01747 812122 www.clayesmore.com

The Good Schools Guide www.independentschoolparent.com

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SOutH WESt - Gloucestershire • Somerset Hatherop Castle Preparatory School Cirencester, GL7 3NB hatheropcastle.co.uk

Westonbirt School Tetbury, GL8 8QG

westonbirt.gloucs.sch.uk See ADVeRTISeMeNT

Nursery • Pre-Prep • Prep • Day • Boarding • Co-Ed

Senior • 6th Form • Day • Weekly • Flexi • Boarding • Girls

Hopelands School

Wycliffe School

hopelands.org.uk

wycliffe.co.uk

Stonehouse, GL10 2AD Nursery • Pre-Prep • Prep • Day • Co-Ed

King’s School

Gloucester, GL1 2BG thekingsschool.co.uk

Nursery • Pre-Prep • Prep • Senior • 6th Form • Day • Co-Ed

Kitebrook House

Moreton-in-Marsh, GL56 0RP kitebrookhouse.com

Nursery • Pre-Prep • Prep • Day • Weekly • Flexi • Co-Ed

Stonehouse, GL10 2JQ Nursery • Pre-Prep • Prep • Senior • 6th Form • Day • Boarding • Co-Ed

Somerset

All Hallows Preparatory School Shepton Mallet, BA4 4SF

allhallows.somerset.sch.uk Prep • Day • Boarding • Co-Ed

Bridgwater College Bridgwater, TA6 4PZ bridgwater.ac.uk

Queen Elizabeth’s Hospital

Senior • 6th Form • Day • Weekly • Boarding • Co-Ed

qehbristol.co.uk

Prep • Senior • 6th Form • Day • Boys

Bruton School for Girls

The Red Maids’ Junior School

brutonschool.co.uk See ADVeRTISeMeNT

Bristol, BS8 1JX

Bristol, BS9 4DP Prep • Day • Girls

The Red Maids’ School

Chilton Cantelo School

redmaids.bristol.sch.uk

chiltoncanteloschool.co.uk

Bristol, BS9 3AW

Senior • 6th Form • Day • Girls

Redland High School for Girls Nursery • Pre-Prep • Prep • Senior • 6th Form • Day • Girls

clevedonmontessorischool.co.uk

rendcombcollege.org.uk

downside.co.uk See ADVeRTISeMeNT

Cheltenham, GL53 9RP richardpate.co.uk

Nursery • Pre-Prep • Prep • Day • Co-Ed

Rose Hill Westonbirt School

Bath, BA3 4RJ

Senior • 6th Form • Day • Boarding • Co-Ed

Hazlegrove

Yeovil, BA22 7JA

hazlegrove.co.uk See ADVeRTISeMeNT

Tetbury, GL8 8QG

Nursery • Pre-Prep • Prep • Day • Weekly • Boarding • Co-Ed

Pre-Prep • Prep • Day • Co-Ed

King Edward’s Junior School

rhwestonbirt.co.uk

St Edward’s Junior School Cheltenham, GL53 6NR stedwards.co.uk

Nursery • Pre-Prep • Prep • Day • Co-Ed

St Edward’s Senior School Cheltenham, GL53 8EY stedwards.co.uk

Senior • 6th Form • Day • Co-Ed

Tockington Manor Bristol, BS32 4NY

Minchinhampton, Gloucestershire GL6 9AF

T: 01453 832072 E: enquiries@beaudesert.gloucs.sch.uk W: beaudesert.gloucs.sch.uk Head Teacher: James Womersley Admissions: Theresa Yates-Round

Key facts

Bath, BA2 6JA kesbath.com

Gender / Ages: boys and girls, 3-13 years Total pupils: 404, boys 212, girls 192 Type: Day, Weekly Boarding, Flexi Boarding Fees: Nursery: from £1,535 per term based on 5 sessions or 3 days per week Pre-Prep: Day from £2,500 Prep: Day from £3,430, weekly boarding from £6,445 per term, flexi-boarding is £36 per night. N.B. All fees include lunch. Boarding and Flexi-Boarding fees include supper and breakfast Entrance procedure: Please email or telephone to arrange a visit

Prep • Day • Co-Ed

King Edward’s School Bath, BA2 6HU kesbath.com

Nursery • Pre-prep • Junior • Senior • 6th Form • Day • Co-Ed

School Philosophy: A popular, well-sized, country school where children can really enjoy being children, whilst receiving a high achieving, academically aspiring education. Beaudesert’s 30 acre grounds, small class sizes and flexible approach to boarding and after-school care help make it a family-friendly choice.

King’s College Taunton Taunton, TA1 3LA

kings-taunton.co.uk See ADVeRTISeMeNT

Nursery • Pre-Prep • Prep • Day • Weekly • Boarding • Co-Ed

Senior • 6th Form • Day • Weekly • Flexi • Boarding • Co-Ed

Open Days: Friday 18 October 2013 between 9.30am and 12noon, or on other days to suit s

tockingtonmanorschool.com

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Beaudesert Park School, Gloucestershire

Nursery • Day • Co-Ed

Downside School

The Richard Pate School

www.westonbirt.gloucs.sch.uk Tetbury • Gloucestershire • GL8 8QG

Clevedon, BS21 7RR

Rendcomb College

Nursery • Pre-Prep • Prep • Senior • 6th Form • Day • Boarding • Co-Ed

For information or to pre-register please call 01666 881301 or email pstevenson@westonbirt.org

Pre-Prep • Prep • Senior • 6th Form • Day • Boarding • Co-Ed

Clevedon Montessori School

Cirencester, GL7 7HA

Saturday 12 October, 9:30am - 12:30pm

Yeovil, BA10 0NT

Bristol, BS6 7EF

redlandhigh.com

OPEN MORNING

Bruton, BA10 0EG

Nursery • Pre-Prep • Prep • Senior • 6th Form • Day • Weekly • Flexi • Boarding • Girls

redmaids.bristol.sch.uk

Independent Boarding & Day School for Girls (11-18)

www.independentschoolparent.com

Key fa

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SOUTH WEST

Biologist Singer Swimmer millfieldprep.com/everyfield

NEXT OPEN DAY: Saturday 5th October 2013

CANFORD BOARDING • CO-EDUCATIONAL • 13-18

“The curriculum is both broad and balanced. It is imaginatively combined with the extra-curricular programme to fulfil the school’s aim to develop every pupil’s intellect, creativity and independence. Boarding excellent ... strong sense of community.” Independent Schools Inspectorate

31 Oxbridge offers in the last 2 years Sporting success at County, Regional and National levels Unique academic enrichment programmes 250 acres of landscaped grounds

www.independentschoolparent.com

Scholarships at 13+ and 16+ Bursaries may be worth up to 100%* of fees

*(Means-tested)

Wimborne, Dorset BH21 3AD 01202 847207 admissions@canford.com

www.canford.com

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SOutH WESt - Somerset King’s Hall School

Queen’s College

kingshalltaunton.co.uk

queenscollege.org.uk

Taunton, TA2 8AA

Nursery • Pre-Prep • Prep • Day • Weekly • Boarding • Co-Ed

King’s School, Bruton Bruton, BA10 0ED

kingsbruton.com See AdvertiSement Senior • 6th Form • Day • Flexi • Boarding • Co-Ed

Kingswood Preparatory School Bath, BA1 5SD

kingswood.bath.sch.uk Nursery • Pre-Prep • Prep • Day • Weekly • Boarding • Co-Ed

Kingswood School

Taunton, TA1 4QS

Nursery • Pre-Prep • Prep • Senior • 6th Form • Day • Weekly • Boarding • Co-Ed

The Royal High School Junior and Nursery Bath, BA1 5ES

royalhighbath.gdst.net Nursery • Pre-Prep • Prep • Day • Weekly • Flexi • Boarding • Girls

The Royal High School Senior and Sixth Bath, BA1 5SZ

Senior • 6th Form • Day • Weekly • Flexi • Boarding • Girls

Bath, BA1 5RG

Shapwick Prep

Senior • 6th Form • Day • Boarding • Co-Ed

shapwickschool.com

kingswood.bath.sch.uk

Burtle, TA7 8NJ

Prep • Day • Weekly • Boarding • Co-Ed

Mark College

Shapwick School

priorygroup.com

shapwickschool.com

Highbridge, TA9 4NP Senior • 6th Form • Day • Weekly • Boarding • Co-Ed

Millfield School Street, BA16 0YD

millfieldschool.com See AdvertiSement Pre-Prep • Prep • Senior • 6th Form • Day • Boarding • Co-Ed

Monkton Pre-Prep Bath, BA2 5JN

monktoncombeschool.com Nursery • Pre-Prep • Prep • Day • Co-Ed

Monkton Prep

Nr Bridgwater, TA7 9NJ Senior • 6th Form • Day • Boarding • Co-Ed

Sidcot School

Winscombe, BS25 1PD sidcot.org.uk See AdvertiSement

Nursery • Pre-Prep • Prep • Senior • 6th Form • Day • Boarding • Co-Ed

Sunny Hill Preparatory School Bruton, BA10 0NT brutonschool.co.uk

Nursery • Pre-Prep • Prep • Day • Boarding • Boys • Co-Ed

Bath, BA2 7ET

Taunton School

Prep • Day • Weekly • Flexi • Boarding • Co-Ed

tauntonschool.co.uk

monktoncombeschool.com

Monkton Senior

Taunton, TA2 6AD

Nursery • Pre-Prep • Prep • Senior • 6th Form • Day • Boarding • Co-Ed

Bath, BA2 7HG

Wellington School

Senior • 6th Form • Day • Weekly • Flexi • Boarding • Co-Ed

wellington-school.org.uk See AdvertiSement

monktoncombeschool.com

Paragon School Bath, BA2 4LT

paragonschool.co.uk Nursery • Pre-Prep • Prep • Day • Co-Ed

The Park School Yeovil, BA20 1DH parkschool.com

Nursery • Pre-Prep • Prep • Senior • 6th Form • Day • Weekly • Flexi • Boarding • Co-Ed

Perrott Hill

Crewkerne, TA18 7SL

perrotthill.com See AdvertiSement Nursery • Pre-Prep • Prep • Day • Weekly • Boarding • Co-Ed

Prior Park College Bath, BA2 5AH

Wellington, TA21 8NT

Nursery • Pre-Prep • Prep • Senior • 6th Form • Day • Weekly • Flexi • Boarding • Co-Ed

B E PA RT O F T H E T E A M

Wells Cathedral School Wells, BA5 2ST

wellscathedralschool.com Nursery • Pre-Prep • Prep • Senior • 6th Form • Day • Weekly • Boarding • Co-Ed

Saturday 5th October 10 am arrival

Wiltshire

Appleford School

Please contact us to reserve your place

Nr Salisbury, SP3 4HL applefordschool.org

Prep • Senior • Day • Weekly • Boarding • Co-Ed

Co-educational day & boarding: ages 13 –18 telephone: 01823 328204 admissions@kings-taunton.co.uk www.kings-taunton.co.uk

Chafyn Grove School Salisbury, SP1 1LR

chafyngrove.co.uk See AdvertiSement

Senior • 6th Form • Day • Weekly • Boarding • Co-Ed

Nursery • Pre-Prep • Prep • Day • Boarding • Co-Ed

A Woodard School

s

priorparkcollege.com

130 INDEPENDENT SCHOOLS autumn 2013

OPEN DAY

royalhighbath.gdst.net

www.independentschoolparent.com


SOUTH WEST

downside SCHOOL THE DOWNSIDE DIFFERENCE – YOUR CHILD’S FUTURE L E A R N I N G L E A R N I N G

F O R F O R

L I F E L I F E

AUTUMN OPEN DAYS Saturday 21st September and Saturday 9th November Sixth Form Saturday 19th October Scholarships and Awards available from 11+ Tel 01761 235103 Email admissions@downside.co.uk Stratton-on-the-Fosse Radstock Bath BA3 4RJ

www.downside.co.uk Quakerism: a very 21st century approach to education We want our students to have interesting lives. We want them to have the confidence to develop their talents and the desire to put those talents to good use in the world. As our Quaker values put it - to live adventurously. Open Mornings: Friday 27 September, Friday 24 January or Bank Holiday Monday 5 May, 9.30 to noon. To attend call 01934 845236 or email rachael.coates@sidcot.org.uk www.sidcot.org.uk

An independent day and boarding school for boys and girls aged 3 to 18 in Somerset Advert 202x129.indd 1

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SOutH WESt - Wiltshire Dauntsey’s School

St Mary’s Calne

dauntseys.org See AdvertiSement

stmaryscalne.org See Profile liSting

Devizes, SN10 4HE

Senior • 6th Form • Day • Boarding • Co-Ed

Godolphin Preparatory School

Calne, SN11 0DF

Senior • 6th Form • Day • Boarding • Girls

SABIS International School Marshfield, Nr Bath, SN14 8AG sisuk-sabis.net

Salisbury, SP1 2RB

Senior • 6th Form • Day • Weekly • Flexi • Boarding • Co-Ed

Nursery • Pre-Prep • Prep • Day • Boarding • Girls

Salisbury Cathedral School

Godolphin School

salisburycathedralschool.com

godolphin.org

Salisbury, SP1 2EQ

Salisbury, SP1 2RA

Nursery • Pre-Prep • Prep • Day • Weekly • Flexi • Boarding • Co-Ed

Senior • 6th Form • Day • Boarding • Girls

Sandroyd School

godolphin.org See AdvertiSement

Heywood Prep School Corsham, SN13 0AP heywoodprep.com

Nursery • Pre-Prep • Prep • Day • Co-Ed

Leaden Hall School Salisbury, SP1 2EP leaden-hall.com

Nursery • Pre-Prep • Prep • Day • Boarding • Girls

Salisbury, SP5 5QD sandroyd.org See AdvertiSement Nursery • Pre-Prep • Prep • Day • Weekly • Flexi • Boarding • Co-Ed

Stepping Stones Pre-Prep and Nursery School Marlborough, SN8 3JT

steppingstonesschool.org.uk Nursery • Pre-Prep • Day • Co-Ed

Leehurst Swan School

Stonar School

leehurstswan.org.uk

stonarschool.com

Salisbury, SP1 3BQ

Nursery • Pre-Prep • Prep • Senior • Day • Co-Ed

Marlborough College Marlborough, SN8 1PA

marlboroughcollege.org Senior • 6th Form • Flexi • Boarding • Co-Ed

Meadowpark Nursery

Melksham, SN12 8NT Nursery • Pre-Prep • Prep • Senior • 6th Form • Day • Weekly • Flexi • Boarding • Co-Ed

Warminster School Warminster, BA12 8PJ

warminsterschool.org.uk Nursery • Pre-Prep • Prep • Senior • 6th Form • Day • Flexi • Boarding • Co-Ed

Swindon, SN6 6BA

Nursery • Day • Co-Ed

Meadowpark School Swindon, SN6 6DD

meadowparkschool.co.uk Pre-Prep • Prep • Day • Co-Ed

Pinewood School

Shrivenham, SN6 8HZ pinewoodschool.co.uk

Nursery • Pre-Prep • Prep • Day • Weekly • Flexi • Boarding • Co-Ed

Cricklade, SN6 6BB

thepriorfoundation.com

St Francis School Pewsey, SN9 5NT

st-francis.wilts.sch.uk Nursery • Pre-Prep • Prep • Day • Co-Ed

St Margaret’s Preparatory School

132 INDEPENDENT SCHOOLS autumn 2013

Key facts

Gender / Ages: boys and girls, 3-11 years Total pupils: 207, boys 97, girls 110 Type: Day Fees: Nursery: Daily from £26.70 (morning sessions), Weekly from £233.75 (5 full days), Termly from £1,602 per term Pre-Prep: from £2,917 - £3,235 per term Prep: from £3,450 - £3,834 per term Typical class size: Prep – 16-18 Main exit schools: Dauntsey’s, St Mary’s Calne, Prior Park College, Monkton Combe, Kingswood, King Edward’s Bath, The Royal High Bath, Cheltenham Ladies College, Downe House. Faith: Christian Motto: Providing the best possible education Entrance procedure: Taster Days, School Report, Headmistress Interview and Skills Assessment for children entering Key Stage 2.

Extra-curricular: The extensive extra-curricular programme is designed to enrich every child’s experience whilst at the school. Not only does this include the traditional school clubs such as sport, music, gardening, cookery, dance and journalism, but it also includes the ‘hidden curriculum’ - what the children learn from the way they are treated and how they are expected to behave. It is important that pupils are enabled to grow into positive, responsible adults who can work and co-operate with others, whilst at the same time developing their knowledge and skills in order to achieve their true potential.

Nursery • Pre-Prep • Prep Day • Weekly • Boarding • Co-Ed

Nursery • Pre-Prep • Prep • Day • Co-Ed

T: 01249 857220 E: office@stmargaretsprep.org.uk W: stmargaretsprep.org.uk Headmistress: Mrs Karen Cordon GLCM LLCM (TD) ALCM Admissions: Mrs Simone Hughes E: hughess@stmargaretsprep.org.uk

Academic Record: St Margaret’s is extremely proud of its pupils’ academic achievements. The children are thoroughly prepared for entrance examinations to senior schools and St Margaret’s has an impressive record of success in academic and specialist subject scholarships, as well as consistently gaining entry to firstchoice schools. The performing arts and sport both have very high profiles.

Prior Park Preparatory School

stmargaretsprep.org.uk See Profile liSting

Curzon Street, Calne, Wiltshire SN11 0DF

School Philosophy: Commit to Excellence. At St Margaret’s we have an ethos that is based on ‘traditional values with an innovative approach’, providing a happy and purposeful environment for all children in a friendly, caring community. Within this context, we hope that our boys and girls will learn the value of hard work and how to accept discipline and responsibility. We aim to foster creativity and to help our children become independent learners. Our curriculum compromises an extensive range of activities, designed to promote not only learning, but also personal growth and development. We expect good manners and consideration for the needs of others but at the same time we want the children to be inspired, not be afraid to take risks and above all, have fun and enjoy learning!

meadowparkschool.co.uk

Calne, SN11 0DF

St Margaret’s Preparatory School, Calne

For further information about schools in this region visit www.independentschoolparent.com

Notable Achievements and Alumni: 3rd Millennium Learning Award for ICT. Eco Schools Green Flag. Sing Up Gold Award. Award winning Chamber Choir. Open Days: Thursday 10th October 2013, 9.30am-12 noon

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St Mary’s Calne

“Rare to find such an outstanding boarding school... Buzzes with confident, gregarious girls” Good Schools Guide

T: 01249 857200 W: stmaryscalne.org Head Teacher: Dr Felicia Kirk BA (University of Maryland), MA (Brown University), PhD (Brown University) Admissions: Mrs Julie Dillon/Mrs Sarah Pennington E: admissions@stmaryscalne.org

Key facts

Gender / Ages: girls, 11-18 years Total pupils: 343 Type: Day, Full Boarding Fees: Senior: Day £8,050, Full Boarding £10,917 per term Typical class size: Senior – 15, Sixth Form – 9 University Destinations: 15% to Oxbridge in 2013, 14% in 2012, also universities including: Edinburgh, Durham, Bristol, Exeter, King’s College, London, Manchester, Leeds, LSE and St Andrews. Faith: Church of England Motto: Audeat ad magnum (Dare to be great). Entrance procedure: Registration followed by Taster Day and Entrance Day (pre-assessment and interviews); places are conditional on Common Entrance or school examination. Sixth Form entry: registration followed by interview, reports and sometimes written papers, places conditional on GCSE results.

“You never feel alone at Godolphin”

“It’s great being a part of this community and I have amazing friends” Escorted train service from Salisbury to London Waterloo

Open Morning Saturday 5 October 2013

Educating girls from 2½ –18 www.godolphin.org www.independentschoolparent.com

Curzon Street, Calne, Wiltshire SN11 0DF

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School Philosophy: St Mary’s is committed to providing an education that will challenge and inspire its pupils, as well as helping them to achieve fantastic public examination results. In addition to being noted for academic excellence, St Mary’s is renowned for outstanding pastoral care. The school has a strong Sixth Form (over 100 girls), as well as a close and caring community where every girl is known and cared for as an individual. Every girl has a Tutor, and in the Sixth Form a Director of Study, to support and guide her through every aspect of school life. Academic Record: In 2013, the girls continued their strong performance with 30% of all grades A*, and 100% A*-A grades in Further Maths and Drama. 15% of St Mary’s Calne girls – all those who held offers for Oxbridge – secured their places. The overwhelming majority of the girls got into their first choice of university and achieved or exceeded their personal aims. At GCSE, half of the grades were A* for the third year running and 18% of the year group gained A*s across the board. 45% of the girls passed all of their GCSEs at A* or A grade and an incredible 39% achieved at least 7 A*s. Two of the high achievers were girls who came to St Mary’s on a Foundation Scholarship – offered to gifted and talented pupils from the state sector; between them they were awarded 22 A*s! Extra-curricular: Girls compete at a national level in several major sports. The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award is very popular. 80% play musical instruments and the school has an award-winning Chamber Choir. Drama productions transfer to the London stage and the Edinburgh Fringe and the department boasts a unique relationship with RADA. Notable Achievements and Alumni: UVI Form students successfully completed the RADA/St Mary’s Calne Communications Course for 2012-13 and one pupil won a place on the prestigious RADA Acting Foundation Course (over 4,000 applicants for just 22 places). The Young Enterprise Team won the overall winner’s Trophy at the County Final. Sporting achievements at a county, national and international level. Three girls were also awarded prizes at the inaugural Oxford German Olympiad competition. Alumnae – London 2012 Gold medalist Laura Bechtolsheimer, journalist Chloe Fox, Dame Suzi Leather, author Eva Rice. Saturday 21st September, Saturday 16th November 2013. Individual visits are also available throughout the term. Pre-booking is essential. Please contact the school or see the website for more information.

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Dauntsey’s Boarding and Day School Co-educational · 11–18

‘Dauntsey’s is ... Fab’ The Good Schools Guide

Open Morning Saturday 12th October Please book online www.dauntseys.org

West Lavington Devizes, Wiltshire SN10 4HE

134 INDEPENDENT SCHOOLS autumn 2013

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Grove salisbury

Chafyn

Education for life

OPEN DAY

Come and see for yourself... Co-educational Day and Boarding from 3 - 13 • www.chafyngrove.co.uk • 01722 333423 • 125 years of preparing children for the top Independent Senior schools in the UK

Saturday 5th October 10am -12.30pm

Open Day with activities — 19th October 2013. Please contact the school to book your place.

Sandroyd

01725 516 264

www.sandroyd.org

Acres of development potential for your child

125 years of preparing children for the top Independent Senior Schools

A Co-Ed Day School for children aged 3 - 13 situated on the Dorset / Wiltshire border SituatedBoarding on the Dorsetand / Wiltshire border www.independentschoolparent.com

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Friends’ School Saffron Walden

Mount Pleasant Road, Saffron Walden, Essex, CB11 3EB T: 01799525351 E: admissions@friends.org.uk W: friends.org.uk Head Teacher: Anna Chaudhri Admissions: Alison Stanbury

Key facts

Gender / Ages: boys and girls, 3-18 years Total pupils: 380, boys 198, girls 182 Type: Day, Weekly, Full Boarding Fees: Pre-Prep – Day from £2,375. Prep – Day from £3,225, Senior – Day from £5,240, Weekly from £6,615, Full Boarding from £7,190 per term Entrance procedure: Senior School places are offered based on entrance tests, interviews and reports.

School Philosophy: Friends’ School is a Quaker School committed to giving children the confidence they need to achieve their best, from Nursery through to the Sixth Form within a lively and caring community. Open Days: Saturday 12th October 10am-12.30pm Wednesday 20th November 9.30am-12midday

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EaSt anGLIa - Cambridgeshire • Essex

Cambridgeshire

St Mary’s Senior School

Coopersale Hall School

Ilford Ursuline School

Cambridge, (Queens campus), CB2 1LU

stmaryscambridge.co.uk Senior • 6th Form • Day • Weekly • Boarding • Girls

coopersalehallschool.co.uk

iups.org.uk

Bellerbys College, Cambridge bellerbys.com

Senior • 6th Form • Day • Boarding • Co-Ed

Cambridge Centre for Sixth Form Studies (CCSS)

Cambridge, CB2 1LY

Sancton Wood School Cambridge, CB1 2EZ sanctonwood.co.uk

Nursery • Pre-Prep • Prep • Senior • Day • Co-Ed

Epping, CM16 7PE

Nursery • Pre-Prep • Prep • Day • Co-Ed

Nursery • Prep • Day • Co-Ed

Crowstone Preparatory School

Littlegarth School

crowstoneprepschool.com

Nursery • Pre-Prep • Prep • Day • Co-Ed

Nursery • Pre-Prep • Prep • Day • Co-Ed

Loyola Preparatory School

Westcliff-on-Sea, SS0 8LH

Cambridge, CB1 2JF ccss.co.uk

The Stephen Perse Foundation

The Daiglen School

6th Form • Day • Boarding • Co-Ed

stephenperse.com

daiglenschool.co.uk

Cambridge International School Cambridge, CB1 8DW

cambridgeinternationalschool.co.uk Nursery • Pre-Prep • Prep • Senior • Day • Co-Ed

Cambridge, CB2 1HF

Pre-prep • 6th form • Day • Co-Ed • Junior • Senior • Day • Girls

Wisbech Grammar School Wisbech, PE13 1JX

wisbechgrammar.com

Buckhurst Hill, IG9 5LG Nursery • Pre-Prep • Prep • Day • Co-Ed

Dame Bradbury’s School Saffron Walden, CB10 2AL damebradburys.com

Prep • Senior • 6th Form • Day • Co-Ed

Nursery • Pre-Prep • Prep • Day • Co-Ed

CATS College Cambridge

Whitehall School

catscollege.com

Somersham, PE28 3EH whitehallschool.com

Elm Green Preparatory School

Nursery • Prep • Day • Co-Ed

elmgreen.essex.sch.uk

Cambridge, CB5 8AD

Senior • 6th Form • Day • Boarding • Co-Ed

Kimbolton School

Huntingdon, PE28 0EA kimbolton.cambs.sch.uk

Prep • Senior • Day • Weekly • Flexi • Boarding • Co-Ed

King’s College School Cambridge, CB3 9DN kcs.cambs.sch.uk

Pre-Prep • Prep • Day • Weekly • Boarding • Co-Ed

King’s Ely

Essex

Alleyn Court Preparatory School

Southend-on-Sea, SS3 0PW alleyn-court.co.uk

Pre-Prep • Prep • Day • Co-Ed

Avon House Preparatory School

Woodford Green, IG8 0PN avonhouseschool.co.uk

Nursery • Pre-Prep • Prep • Day • Co-Ed

Ely, CB7 4DB

Bancroft’s School

Nursery • Pre-Prep • Prep • Senior • 6th Form • Day • Boarding • Co-Ed

bancrofts.org

kingsely.org

The Leys School

Cambridge, CB2 7AD theleys.net

Senior • 6th Form • Day • Boarding • Co-Ed

Nursery • Day • Co-Ed

Braeside School for Girls

perse.co.uk

braesideschool.co.uk See AdvertiSement

Nursery • Pre-Prep • Prep • Senior • Day • Co-Ed

The Peterborough School Peterborough, PE3 6AP

peterboroughhigh.co.uk Nursery • Pre-Prep • Prep • Senior • 6th Form • Day • Weekly • Flexi • Boarding • Co-Ed

St Faith’s School

Cambridge, CB2 8AG

stfaiths.co.uk See AdvertiSement Pre-Prep • Prep • Day • Co-Ed

St John’s College School Cambridge, CB3 9AA sjcs.co.uk

Pre-Prep • Prep • Day • Boarding • Co-Ed

St Mary’s Junior School Cambridge, CB2 7EB

stmaryscambridge.co.uk

138 INDEPENDENT SCHOOLS autumn 2013

Nursery • Pre-Prep • Prep • Senior • Day • Girls

Brentwood Prep School Brentwood, CM15 8EQ brentwoodschool.co.uk

felsted.org See AdvertiSement Pre-Prep • Prep • Day • Flexi • Boarding • Co-Ed

Felsted School

Felsted, CM6 3LL

felsted.org See AdvertiSement Senior • 6th Form • Day • Flexi • Boarding • Co-Ed

Saffron Walden, CB11 3EB Nursery • Pre-Prep • Prep • Senior • 6th Form • Day • Weekly • Flexi • Boarding • Co-Ed

Gidea Park College

Maldon, CM9 4QE

maldoncourtschool.org Pre-Prep • Prep • Day • Co-Ed

New Hall School

Chelmsford, CM3 3HS newhallschool.co.uk

Pre-Prep • Prep • Senior • 6th Form • Day • Weekly • Boarding • Co-Ed

Loughton, IG10 4RA Nursery • Pre-Prep • Prep • Day • Co-Ed

Park School for Girls Ilford, IG1 4RS

parkschool.org.uk Pre-Prep • Prep • Senior • Day • Girls

Raphael Independent School Hornchurch, RM 11 1XY raphaelschool.com

Prep • Senior • 6th Form • Day • Co-Ed

St Anne’s Preparatory School Chelmsford, CM2 0AW

stannesprep.essex.sch.uk Nursery • Pre-Prep • Prep • Day • Co-Ed

St Aubyn’s School

Woodford Green, IG8 9DU staubyns.com

Nursery • Pre-Prep • Prep • Day • Co-Ed

St Cedd’s School

Nursery • Pre-Prep • Prep • Day • Co-Ed

stcedds.co.uk

gideaparkcollege.co.uk

Gosfield School

Halstead, CO9 1PF

gosfieldschool.org.uk Pre-Prep • Prep • Senior • 6th Form • Day • Boarding • Co-Ed

Brentwood School

heathcoteschool.co.uk

Senior • 6th Form • Day • Boarding • Co-Ed

Maldon Court School

Romford, RM 2 5JR

Heathcote School

brentwoodschool.co.uk

Nursery • Pre-Prep • Prep • Day • Boys

oaklandsschool.co.uk

Felsted, CM6 3JL

Prep • Day • Co-Ed

Brentwood, CM15 8EE

loyola.essex.sch.uk

Chelmsford, CM2 0AR Nursery • Pre-Prep • Prep • Day • Co-Ed

St Hilda’s School

Westcliff-on-Sea, SSO 8NE sthildasschool.co.uk

Nursery • Pre-Prep • Prep • Senior • Day • Co-Ed • Girls

Danbury, CM3 4QB

St John’s School

Nursery • Pre-Prep • Prep • Day • Co-Ed

stjohnsschool.net

Holmwood House School Nursery

Billericay, CM12 0AR Nursery • Pre-Prep • Prep • Senior • Day • Co-Ed

Colchester, CO6 4DX

holmwood.essex.sch.uk

St Margaret’s Preparatory School

chigwell-school.org

Nursery • Day • Co-Ed

stmargaretsprep.com

Prep • Senior • 6th Form • Day • Co-Ed

Nursery • Pre-Prep • Prep • Day • Co-Ed

Colchester High School

Holmwood House Preparatory School

colchesterhighschool.co.uk

holmwood.essex.sch.uk

stmaryscolchester.org.uk

Chigwell School Chigwell, IG7 6QF

Colchester, CO3 3HD

Nursery • Junior • Prep • Senior • Day • Co-Ed

Colchester, CO3 9ST

Pre-Prep • Prep • Day • Weekly • Flexi • Boarding • Co-Ed

Halstead, CO9 1SE

St Mary’s School

Colchester, CO3 3RB

Nursery • Pre-Prep • Prep • Senior • Day • Girls

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Prep • Day • Girls

Buckhurst Hill, IG9 5SD

Buckhurst Hill, IG9 5NH

Felsted Preparatory School

friends.org.uk See Profile liSting

belmontdaynursery.com

littlegarth.essex.sch.uk

Oaklands School

Prep • Senior • 6th Form • Day • Co-Ed

Ilford, IG1 1YW

Colchester, CO6 4JR

Prep • Day • Co-Ed

Woodford Green, IG8 0RF

The Perse School

Cambridge, CB2 8QF

Chelmsford, CM3 4SU

Friends’ School

Belmont Day Nursery

Ilford, IG1 4QR


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Whitehall School

Where small class size makes a big difference

Open evenings 2013 19th September & 21st November 5.30pm to 7pm Our Nursery offers a unique, small, family environment for children aged 12 months - 3 years. We welcome visits & admissions throughout the year. Exceptionally high SAT results 2013 - see website. www.whitehallschool.com ofďŹ ce@whitehallschool.com +44 (0) 1487 840966 skype: whitehall.school1 Enquiries: Deborah Parker, Whitehall School, Somersham, Cambridgeshire PE28 3EH

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EaSt anGLIa - Cambridgeshire • Norfolk • Suffolk St Michael’s Preparatory School

Leigh-on-Sea, SS9 2LP stmichaelsschool.com

Gresham’s Prep School Holt, NR25 6EY

greshams.com See AdvertiSement

Nursery • Pre-Prep • Prep • Day • Co-Ed

Prep • Day • Flexi • Boarding • Co-Ed

St Nicholas School

Gresham’s School

saintnicholasschool.net

greshams.com

Old Harlow, CM17 0NJ Pre-Prep • Prep • Senior • Day • Co-Ed

St Philomena’s Preparatory School

Frinton-on-Sea, CO13 9HQ stphilomenas.com

Holt, NR25 6EA

Senior • 6th Form • Day • Boarding • Co-Ed

Hethersett Old Hall School Norwich, NR9 3DW

hethersettoldhallschool.co.uk

Nursery • Pre-Prep • Prep • Day • Co-Ed

Nursery • Pre-Prep • Prep • Senior • 6th Form • Day • Weekly • Flexi • Boarding • Girls• Co-Ed

Thorpe Hall School

Langley School

thorpehall.southend.sch.uk

langleyschool.co.uk

Southend-on-Sea, SS1 3RD

Norwich, NR14 6BJ

Nursery • Pre-Prep • Prep • Senior • Day • Co-Ed

Senior • 6th Form • Day • Weekly • Flexi • Boarding • Co-Ed

Trinity School

New Eccles Hall School

trinityschool.ac

neweccleshall.com

Brentwood, CM14 5TB

Nr Norwich, NR16 2NZ

Pre-Prep • Prep • Senior • 6th Form • Day • Co-Ed

Junior • Senior • 6th Form • Day • Weekly • Flexi • Boarding • Co-Ed

Ursuline Preparatory School

Norwich High School for Girls

ursulineprepwarley.co.uk

norwichhigh.gdst.net

Brentwood, CM13 3HR

Pre-Prep • Prep • Day • Co-Ed

Widford Lodge

Chelmsford, CM2 9AN widfordlodge.co.uk

Nursery • Pre-Prep • Prep • Day • Co-Ed

Woodford Green Prep School Woodford Green, IG8 0BZ wgprep.co.uk

Nursery • Pre-Prep • Prep • Day • Co-Ed

Norwich, NR2 2HU

Nursery • Pre-Prep • Prep • Senior • 6th Form • Day • Girls

Norwich School

thlps.co.uk

Nursery • Prep • Day • Co-Ed

Town Close House Prep School Norwich, NR2 2LR townclose.com

Pre-Prep • Prep • Day • Co-Ed

Suffolk

The Abbey Preparatory Woodbridge, IP12 1DS

woodbridge.suffolk.sch.uk Prep • Day • Co-Ed

notredameprepschool.co.uk

woodlandsschools.co.uk

Nr Diss, IP22 2TA

Riddlesworth Hall Preparatory School riddlesworthhall.com

Woodlands Schools, Hutton Manor

Pre-Prep • Prep • Day • Weekly • Flexi • Boarding • Co-Ed

woodlandsschools.co.uk

Swaffham, PE37 7QW

Brandeston Hall

Culford School

Hunstanton, PE36 6HW glebehouseschool.co.uk

Nursery • Pre-Prep • Prep • Day • Boarding • Co-Ed

Gresham’s Pre-Prep School Holt, NR25 6BB greshams.com

Nursery • Pre-Prep • Day • Co-Ed

140 INDEPENDENT SCHOOLS autumn 2013

Orwell Park

Ipswich, IP10 0ER orwellpark.co.uk

Nursery • Pre-Prep • Prep • Day • Weekly • Flexi • Boarding • Co-Ed

Woodbridge, IP12 4NH Pre-Prep • Day • Co-Ed

Ipswich, IP9 2RX

Prep • Senior • 6th Form • Day • Weekly • Flexi • Boarding • Co-Ed

Bury St Edmunds, IP28 6TX

Saint Felix School

Nursery • Pre-Prep • Prep • Senior • 6th Form • Day • Flexi • Boarding • Co-Ed

stfelix.co.uk

culford.co.uk

Newmarket, CB8 7AA

Nursery • Pre-Prep • Prep • Day • Co-Ed

Finborough School Stowmarket, IP14 3EF

finboroughschool.co.uk Nursery • Pre-Prep • Prep • Senior • 6th Form • Day • Weekly • Flexi • Boarding • Co-Ed

Southwold, IP18 6SD Nursery • Pre-Prep • Prep • Senior • 6th Form • Day • Weekly • Boarding • Co-Ed

St Joseph’s College Ipswich, IP2 9DR stjos.co.uk

Nursery • Pre-Prep • Prep • Senior • 6th Form • Day • Flexi • Boarding • Co-Ed

South Lee School

Bury St Edmunds, IP33 2BT southlee.co.uk

Framlingham College

Nursery • Pre-Prep • Prep • Day • Co-Ed

framcollege.co.uk

Sudbury, CO10 8JE

Woodbridge, IP13 9EY

Stoke College

Senior • 6th Form • Day • Boarding • Co-Ed

stokecollege.co.uk

ipswichhigh.gdst.net

Glebe House School and Nursery

Nursery • Pre-Prep • Prep • Day • Co-Ed

royalhospitalschool.org

sacredheartschool.co.uk

Prep • Day • Boarding • Co-Ed

theoldschoolhenstead.co.uk

Nursery • Pre-Prep • Prep • Day • Boarding • Co-Ed

Nursery • Pre-Prep • Prep • Day • Co-Ed

beestonhall.co.uk

Nr Beccles, NR34 7LG

The Royal Hospital School

framcollege.co.uk/brandeston-hall

Ipswich High School for Girls

Cromer, NR27 9NQ

The Old School Henstead

Nr Woodbridge, IP13 7AH

Sacred Heart School

Beeston Hall School

Nursery • Pre-Prep • Prep • Senior • 6th Form • Day • Weekly • Flexi • Boarding • Co-Ed

woodbridge.suffolk.sch.uk/ queenshouse

Brentwood, CM13 1SD

Norfolk

obh.co.uk See AdvertiSement

Nursery • Pre-Prep • Prep • Day • Boarding • Co-Ed

barnardiston.com

fairsteadhouseschool.co.uk

Norwich, NR2 3TA

Ipswich, IP7 7PH

Nr Haverhill, CB9 7TG

Prep • Senior • 6th Form • Day • Co-Ed

Notre Dame Preparatory School

Old Buckenham Hall School

Queen’s House Pre-Preparatory, Woodbridge School

Barnardiston Hall Preparatory

Fairstead House School

norwich-school.org.uk

Woodlands Schools, Great Warely Nursery • Pre-Prep • Prep • Day • Co-Ed

Norwich, NR7 0EA

Norwich, NR1 4DD

Nursery • Pre-Prep • Prep • Day • Co-Ed

Brentwood, CM13 3LA

Thorpe House Langley Preparatory School

Nursery • Pre-Prep • Prep • Senior • Day • Weekly • Boarding • Co-Ed

Ipswich, IP9 1AZ

Woodbridge School

Nursery • Pre-Prep • Prep • Senior • Day • Weekly • Boarding • Co-Ed

Nursery • Prep • Senior • 6th Form • Day • Girls

woodbridge.suffolk.sch.uk

St Nicholas House School

Ipswich Preparatory School

stnicholashouse.com

ipswich.suffolk.sch.uk

North Walsham, NR28 9AT

Nursery • Pre-Prep • Prep • Day • Co-Ed

Taverham Hall Preparatory School

Ipswich School

taverhamhall.co.uk

Senior • 6th Form • Day • Boarding • Co-Ed

Nursery • Pre-Prep • Prep • Day • Weekly • Flexi • Boarding • Co-Ed

Ipswich, IP1 3SG

ipswich.suffolk.sch.uk

Thetford Grammar School

Moreton Hall Preparatory School

thetgram.norfolk.sch.uk

moretonhallprep.org

Thetford, IP24 3AF

Nursery • Pre-Prep • Prep • Senior • 6th Form • Day • Co-Ed

Senior • 6th Form • Day • Weekly • Boarding • Co-Ed

Ipswich, IP1 3QW

Nursery • Pre-Prep • Prep • Day • Co-Ed

Norwich, NR8 6HU

Woodbridge, IP12 4JH

Bury St Edmunds, IP32 7BJ Nursery • Pre-Prep • Prep • Day • Weekly • Flexi • Boarding • Co-Ed

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East Midlands

East Midlands

this map illustrates the location of some of our leading independent schools in this region. a directory of schools, listed by county, follows this page.

Bedfordshire

Sheffield

DERBYSHIRE

Bedford

1 Bedford School

LINCOLNSHIRE

NOTTINGHAMSHIRE

Northamptonshire

Derby

Brackley

Nottingham

2 Winchester House School

Spratton

RUTLAND LEICESTERSHIRE 4

3 Spratton Hall School

Leicester

Rutland Oakham

Birmingham

4 Oakham School

Coventry

3

NORTHAMPTONSHIRE Northampton

1

BEDFORDSHIRE 2

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From sport to the classics. And everything in between.

Open Morning, Saturday 5th October 2013 To book your place, please contact Vanessa Hicks, Director of Admissions.

01234 362 216 Bedford School is part of The Harpur Trust

Boarding and Day / For boys aged 7–18

bedfordschool.org.uk

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East midlands - Bedfordshire • Derbyshire • Leicestershire • Lincolnshire • Northamptonshire

Bedfordshire Bedford Girls’ School Bedford, MK42 0BX

bedfordgirlsschool.co.uk Prep • Senior • 6th Form • Day • Girls

Bedford Modern School Bedford, MK41 7NT bedmod.co.uk

Repton School

Ratcliffe College

Stamford Junior School

repton.org.uk

ratcliffe-college.co.uk

ses.lincs.sch.uk

Derby, DE65 6FH Senior • 6th Form • Day • Boarding • Co-Ed

S. Anslem’s School Bakewell, DE45 1DP sanselms.co.uk

Prep • Senior • 6th Form • Day • Co-Ed

Nursery • Pre-Prep • Prep • Day • Boarding • Co-Ed

Bedford School

St Peter and St Paul

bedfordschool.org.uk See AdvertiSement

spsp.org.uk

Bedford, MK40 2TU

Prep • Senior • 6th Form • Day • Boarding • Boys

Orchard School and Nursery Barton Le Clay, MK45 4RB orchardschool.org.uk

Nursery • Pre-Prep • Prep • Day • Co-Ed

Pilgrims Pre-Preparatory School Bedford, MK41 7QZ pilgrims-school.info

Nursery • Pre-Prep • Prep • Day • Co-Ed

Rushmoor School Bedford, MK40 2DL

rushmoorschool.co.uk Nursery • Pre-Prep • Prep • Senior • Day • Co-Ed

Chesterfield, S41 0EF Prep • Day • Co-Ed

St Wystan’s School Repton, DE65 6GE stwystans.org.uk

Nursery • Pre-Prep • Prep • Day • Co-Ed

Leicestershire

The Dixie Grammar School Market Bosworth, CV13 0LE dixie.org.uk

Nursery • Pre-Prep • Prep • Senior • 6th Form • Day • Co-Ed

Leicester, LE7 4SG

Nursery • Pre-Prep • Prep • Senior • 6th Form • Day • Weekly • Flexi • Boarding • Co-Ed

Tiny Tots Pre-School & Leicester International School Leicester, LE2 0AA

tinytotspre-school.co.uk Nursery • Pre-Prep • Prep • Day • Co-Ed

Welbeck - The Defence Sixth Form College

Stamford, PE9 2LR

Nursery • Pre-Prep • Prep • Day • Weekly • Boarding • Co-Ed

Stamford School (Boys) Stamford, PE9 2BQ ses.lincs.sch.uk

Senior • 6th Form • Day • Weekly • Flexi • Boarding • Boys

Witham Hall

Bourne, PE10 0JJ withamhall.com

Loughborough, LE12 8WD

Pre-Prep • Prep • Day • Weekly • Flexi • Boarding • Co-Ed

6th Form • Day • Boarding • Co-Ed

Northamptonshire

dsfc.ac.uk

Lincolnshire

Ayscoughfee Hall School

Beachborough School Nr Brackley, NN13 5LB

Spalding, PE11 2TE

beachborough.com See AdvertiSement

Nursery • Pre-Prep • Prep • Day • Co-Ed

Nursery • Pre-Prep • Prep • Day • Flexi • Co-Ed

Copthill School

Great Houghton School

copthill.com

ghschool.net

ahs.me.uk

Stamford, PE9 3AD

Northampton, NN4 7AG

Fairfield Preparatory School

Nursery • Pre-Prep • Prep • Day • Co-Ed

lesfairfield.org

Grantham, NG31 7UF

Laxton Junior School laxtonjunior.org.uk

Loughborough, LE11 2AE

Grantham Preparatory School

Pre-Prep • Prep • Day • Co-Ed

tgps.co.uk

Nursery • Pre-Prep • Prep • Senior • Day • Co-Ed

Oundle, PE8 4BX

St Andrew’s School

Grace Dieu Manor School

Nursery • Pre-Prep • Prep • Day • Co-Ed

standrewsschoolbedford.com

Nr Peterborough, PE6 9PA

Maidford Montessori Nursery

Leicester Grammar School

Pre-Prep • Prep • Senior • Day • Co-Ed

maidfordmontessori.org

leicestergrammar.org.uk

Lincoln, LN2 5RW

Maidwell Hall

Nursery • Pre-Prep • Prep • Senior • 6th Form • Day • Weekly • Flexi • Boarding • Co-Ed

maidwellhall.co.uk

Bedford, MK40 2PA

Nursery • Pre-Prep • Prep • Senior • Day • Co-Ed

Derbyshire

Barlborough Hall School Chesterfield, S43 4TJ

barlboroughhallschool.co.uk

Thringstone, LE67 5UG gracedieu.com

Kirkstone House School

Nursery • Pre-Prep • Prep • Day • Co-Ed

kirkstonehouseschool.co.uk

Leicester, LE8 9FL

Lincoln Minster School

Nursery • Pre-Prep • Prep • Senior • 6th Form • Day • Co-Ed

lincolnminsterschool.co.uk

Nursery • Pre-Prep • Prep • Day • Co-Ed

Leicester High School for Girls

Derby Grammar School

leicesterhigh.co.uk

Littleover, DE23 4BX derbygrammar.co.uk

Prep • Senior • 6th Form • Day • Boys

Leicester, LE2 2PP

Nursery • Pre-Prep • Prep • Senior • 6th Form • Day • Girls

Derby High School

Loughborough Grammar School

derbyhigh.derby.sch.uk

lesgrammar.org

Derby, DE23 3DT

Loughborough, LE11 2DU

Lincolnshire Montessori Stallingborough, DN41 8AJ

lincolnshiremontessori.co.uk

Prep • Day • Co-Ed

Maidford, NN12 8HT Nursery • Day • Co-Ed

Northampton, NN6 9JG Prep • Day • Weekly • Boarding • Co-Ed

Northampton High School Northampton, NN4 6UU northamptonhigh.co.uk

Nursery • Pre-Prep • Prep • Day • Co-Ed

Nursery • Pre-Prep • Prep • Senior • 6th Form • Day • Girls

St Hugh’s School

Oundle School

st-hughs.lincs.sch.uk

oundleschool.org.uk

Woodhall Spa, LN10 6TQ

Oundle, PE8 4GH

Pre-Prep • Prep • Senior • 6th Form • Day • Girls

Senior • 6th Form • Day • Weekly • Flexi • Boarding • Boys

Nursery • Pre-Prep • Prep • Day • Weekly • Flexi • Boarding • Co-Ed

Foremarke Hall

Loughborough High School

St James’ School

Pitsford School

foremarke.org.uk

leshigh.org

saintjamesschool.co.uk

Pitsford, NN6 9AX

Nursery • Pre-Prep • Prep • Senior • 6th Form • Day • Weekly • Flexi • Boarding • Co-Ed

pitsfordschool.com

Nursery • Pre-Prep • Prep • Senior • 6th Form • Day • Co-Ed

Milton, DE65 6EJ

Nursery • Pre-Prep • Prep • Day • Boarding • Co-Ed

Mount St Mary’s College Nr Sheffield, S21 3yL msmcollege.co.uk

Senior • 6th Form • Day • Weekly • Boarding • Co-Ed

Loughborough, LE11 2DU Senior • 6th Form • Day • Girls

Manor House School

Grimsby, DN34 4Sy

Senior • 6th Form • Day • Boarding • Co-Ed

Ashby-de-la-Zouch, LE65 1BR

St Martin’s Preparatory School

St Peter’s School

Pre-Prep • Prep • Senior • Day • Co-Ed

stmartinsprep.com

st-peters.org.uk

manorhouseashby.co.uk

Grimsby, DN34 5AA

Kettering, NN15 6DJ Nursery • Pre-Prep • Prep • Day • Co-Ed

Ockbrook School

OLCS Our Lady’s Convent School

Prep • Day • Co-Ed

Stamford High School (Girls)

Spratton Hall School

ockbrooksch.co.uk

olcs.leics.sch.uk

ses.lincs.sch.uk

sprattonhall.com See Profile liSting

Ockbrook, DE72 3RJ

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Nursery • Pre-Prep • Prep • Senior • 6th Form • Day • Girls

Stamford, PE9 2LL

Senior • 6th Form • Day • Weekly • Flexi • Boarding • Girls

Northampton, NN6 8HP Pre-Prep • Prep • Day • Co-Ed

www.independentschoolparent.com

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Nursery • Pre-Prep • Prep • Senior • 6th Form • Day • Boarding • Co-Ed

Loughborough, LE11 2DZ


East Midlands

Spratton Hall School Spratton Hall School

Winchester House School

44 High Street, Brackley, Northamptonshire, NN13 7AZ Smith Street, Spratton, Northampton, Northamptonshire NN6 8HP Smith Street, Spratton, Northants NN6 8HP T: 01280 702 483 E: office@winchester-house.org

T: 01604 847292 E: office@sprattonhall.com T: 01604 847292 E: office@sprattonhall.com W: winchester-house.org W: sprattonhall.com W: sprattonhall.com Head Teacher: Mr Mark Seymour Head Teacher: Mr Stephen Player MA Head Teacher: Mr SJ Player Admissions: Mrs Helen Odell E: heleno@winchester-house.org Admissions: Amanda Fleming-Jones E: afj@sprattonhall.com Spratton Hall provides all pupils with a true preperation for the Key facts next stage of education focusing on academic achievement Key facts Gender / Ages: boys and girls, 3-13 years Total pupils: 307, boys 199, girls 108 supplemented by excellent music, drama, art and sport.

Gender / Ages: boys and girls, 4-13 years Type: Day, Flexi, Weekly Boarding OPEN Day: Fri 28 Sept 2012, 10.00am-12.00 noon – from £505 Pre-Prep – Day from £3,130. Prep: Day from £4,355, Total pupils: 402, boys 204, girls 198 Fees: Nursery Type: Day Weekly from £5,740 per term, Flexi boarding from £42.90 for one night per week. Fees: Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 £3,015. 3-5 £4,000. Years 6-8 £4,200 KeyYears facts School Philosophy: The leading pre-prep and preparatory school on the Entrance procedure: £75 registration fee, assessment day for Prep school

Oxfordshire, Northamptonshire and Buckinghamshire borders offering School(s): Pre-Prep, Prep Girls: 206 (4-13 years) an outstanding breadth of opportunities. Offering the perfect blend of the School Philosophy: Spratton Hall provides allCo-Ed pupils with a true preparation Gender: Type: Day traditional the innovative, it has a deserved reputation for academic, for the next stage of education focusingTotal on academic supplemented pupils: achievement 406 Pre Prep Fees: from £2,950 and per term sporting, by excellent music, drama, art and sport.Boys: 200 (4-13 years) Prep Fees: from £3,850 permusical term and dramatic success within a happy, stimulating atmosphere. Open Days: Friday 27th September 2013 10am-12noon

Open Days: Saturday 5th October 2013, 10.30am-1.15pm. Saturday 1st March 2014, 10.30am-1.15pm. Saturday 10th May 2014, 10.30am-1.15pm

Learning for life Co-educational boarding and day school offering A Levels and the IB

www.independentschoolparent.com

oakham.rutland.sch.uk To find out more contact our Admissions team on 01572 758758 admissions@oakham.rutland.sch.uk

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East midlands - Northamptonshire • Nottinghamshire • Rutland Wellingborough School

Trent College

wellingboroughschool.org

trentcollege.net

Wellingborough, NN8 2BX

Nottingham, NG10 4AD

Nursery • Pre-Prep • Prep • Senior • 6th Form • Day • Co-Ed

Senior • 6th Form • Day • Weekly • Boarding • Co-Ed

Winchester House School

Wellow House School

winchester-house.org See Profile liSting

wellowhouse.notts.sch.uk

Brackley, NN13 7AZ

Nursery • Pre-Prep • Prep • Day • Boarding • Co-Ed

Nottinghamshire Dagfa School Nottingham Nottingham, NG9 2FU

dagfaschool.notts.sch.uk Nursery • Pre-Prep • Prep • Senior • Day • Co-Ed

Nr Newark, NG22 0EA

Pre-Prep • Prep • Day • Weekly • Co-Ed

Worksop College Preparatory School, Ranby House Retford, DN22 8HX wsnl.co.uk

Nursery • Pre-Prep • Prep • Day • Weekly • Flexi • Boarding • Co-Ed

wsnl.co.uk

elmsschool.net

Rutland

Grosvenor School

Nottingham, NG12 4BS grosvenorschool.co.uk

Pre-Prep • Prep • Day • Co-Ed

Highfields School Newark, NG24 3AL

highfieldsschool.co.uk Nursery • Pre-Prep • Prep • Day • Co-Ed

Hollygirt School

Brooke Priory School Oakham, LE15 6QW brooke.rutland.sch.uk

Nursery • Pre-Prep • Prep • Day • Co-Ed

Oakham School

Oakham, LE15 6DT

oakham.rutland.sch.uk See AdvertiSement

Uppingham School

Nursery • Pre-Prep • Prep • Senior • Day • Co-Ed

uppingham.co.uk

Nottingham Girls’ High Junior School

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This scheme can raise significant amounts of money and be repeated year after year. All Northbrook Christmas and birthday products, as well as our new exclusive range of cosmetics, can be purchased all year round by ordering direct from our website www.northbrookfundraising.co.uk If you would like to order an information pack please email Emma: emmas@northbrookfundraisingltd.co.uk or call 01243 605 009.

Unit 3 Pulsar Business Park, Ellis Square, Selsey, Chichester, West Sussex PO20 0AF.

Prep • Senior • 6th Form • Day • Boarding • Co-Ed

Nottingham, NG3 4GF hollygirt.co.uk

Northbrook is a fundraising organisation that helps schools and individuals raise money through annual Christmas gift wrap, as well as year-round birthday wrap sales, from which the school or charity keeps 22% of all money raised. In 2012 the Parent’s Associations of 640 schools used a Northbrook gift wrap sale to raise money for their school. Small schools of 180 pupils have made £500.00 profit and larger schools of 800 have made over £1,500.00.

Worksop, S80 3AP

Senior • 6th Form • Day • Weekly • Flexi • Boarding • Co-Ed

Nursery • Pre-Prep • Prep • Day • Co-Ed

NEW RANGE FOR 2013!

Worksop College

The Elms School

Nottingham, NG10 4AD

Northbrook Fundraising Gift Wrap Sales No Cost / No Risk / No Stock / Just Profit

Rutland, LE15 9QE

Senior • 6th Form • Day • Boarding • Co-Ed

Nottingham, NG1 4HX

nottinghamgirlshigh.gdst.net Prep • Day • Girls

Nottingham Girls’ High School

Nottingham, NG1 4JB

nottinghamgirlshigh.gdst.net Senior • 6th Form • Day • Girls

Nottingham High School Nottingham, NG7 4ED nottinghamhigh.co.uk

Prep • Senior • 6th Form • Day • Boys

Plumtree School

Nottingham, NG12 5ND plumtreeschool.co.uk

Nursery • Pre-Prep • Prep • Day • Co-Ed

St Joseph’s School

Nottingham, NG1 5AW

st-josephs.nottingham.sch.uk Nursery • Pre-Prep • Prep • Day • Co-Ed

Salterford House School Nottingham, NG14 6NZ

salterfordhouseschool.co.uk Nursery • Pre-Prep • Prep • Day • Co-Ed

144 INDEPENDENT SCHOOLS autumn 2013

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WEST MIDLaNDS

West Midlands this map illustrates the location of some of our leading independent schools in this region. a directory of schools, listed by county, follows this page.

Shropshire

Worcestershire

1 Oswestry School

7 abberley Hall School

Staffordshire

Bromsgrove

Oswestry

Rugeley

2 abbots Bromley School for Girls and Roch House Preparatory School

Uttoxeter

3 abbotsholme School

Stoke-on-Trent

STAFFORDSHIRE

Derby

3

1

Abberley

2

Shrewsbury

8 Bromsgrove School

Wolverhampton 6

Great Malvern

9 malvern St James Girls’ School

5 Birmingham

SHROPSHIRE

WEST MIDLANDS

Malvern

10 malvern College

8

Coventry

4

7 WARWICKSHIRE WORCESTERSHIRE

Warwickshire Rugby

4 Bilton Grange School

HEREFORDSHIRE 9

10

West Midlands

Tewkesbury

Birmingham

5 Edgbaston High School

Wolverhampton

6 the Royal Wolverhampton School

Abbotsholme

every moment matters an education for life

Abbotsholme is a leading independent co-educational boarding and day school for ages 2-18, set in beautiful, rural surroundings in Staffordshire, on the borders of Derbyshire. It is a school unlike any other: a wonderful place in which to learn and develop, where each child’s contribution is properly valued and encouraged throughout. • Individual academic excellence and achievement • Small class sizes (around 15), enabling individual attention and support • Separate Prep School facilities, with access to all senior school facilities • Pre-School rated Outstanding in all areas by Ofsted, with experienced, friendly and highly-qualified staff • Outstanding outdoor education programme with indoor climbing wall and Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Scheme to Gold level • Sporting excellence with key focus on hockey, rugby and cricket • 70 acre working farm and BHS approved Equestrian Centre • New dedicated Sixth Form Centre for independent learning • First class facilities for music, art and drama • Scholarships and forces bursaries available Next Open Day: Saturday 21st September, 2013 from 9.30am

Contact the Admissions Office on 01889 594 265 or visit www.abbotsholme.co.uk Abbotsholme School, Rocester, Uttoxeter, Staffordshire, ST14 5BS www.independentschoolparent.com @c-hmcc 0

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WESt mIDLanDS - Herefordshire • Shropshire • Staffordshire • Warwickshire

Herefordshire Hereford Cathedral Junior School Hereford, HR1 2NW hcjs.org

Nursery • Pre-Prep • Prep • Day • Co-Ed

Hereford Cathedral School Hereford, HR1 2NG herefordcs.com

Senior • 6th Form • Day • Co-Ed

Lucton School

Lucton, HR6 9PN luctonschool.org

Nursery • Pre-Prep • Prep • Senior • 6th Form • Day • Weekly • Boarding • Co-Ed

Packwood Haugh

Lichfield Cathedral School

Yarlet School

packwood-haugh.co.uk

lichfieldcathedralschool.com

yarletschool.org

Shrewsbury, SY4 1HX

Lichfield, WS13 7LH

Nursery • Pre-Prep • Prep • Senior • 6th Form • Day • Co-Ed

Prestfelde School

Little Chasers Nursery

prestfelde.co.uk

chaseacademy.com

Arnold Lodge School

Nursery • Pre-Prep • Prep • Day • Weekly • Flexi • Boarding • Co-Ed

Nursery • Day • Co-Ed

arnoldlodge.com

Shrewsbury High Prep School

Lichfield, WS13 8BL

Shrewsbury, SY2 6NZ

Shrewsbury, SY3 9AH

shrewsburyhigh.gdst.net Nursery • Pre-Prep • Prep • Day • Co-Ed

Cannock, WS11 0AL

Maple Hayes Dyslexia School dyslexia.gb.com

Prep • Senior • Day • Co-Ed

Newcastle-under-Lyme Junior School

Shrewsbury High School

st-richards.org.uk

shrewsburyhigh.gdst.net

Nursery • Pre-Prep • Prep • Day • Co-Ed

Senior • 6th Form • Day • Girls

Shrewsbury School

Newcastle-under-Lyme Senior School

shrewsbury.org.uk

nuls.org.uk

Nursery • Pre-Prep • Prep • Day • Weekly • Boarding • Co-Ed

Shropshire

Adcote School for Girls

Shrewsbury, SY1 1TN

Shrewsbury, SY3 7BA

Shrewsbury, SY4 2JY

Senior • 6th Form • Day • Boarding • Co-Ed

Nursery • Pre-Prep • Prep • Senior • 6th Form • Day • Weekly • Boarding • Girls

Wrekin College

Bedstone College

wrekincollege.com

adcoteschool.co.uk

Bucknell, SY7 0BG bedstone.org

Nursery • Pre-Prep • Prep • Senior • 6th Form • Day • Boarding • Co-Ed

Castle House School Newport, TF10 7JE

castlehouseschool.co.uk Nursery • Pre-Prep • Prep • Day • Co-Ed

Concord College

Shrewsbury, SY5 7PF

concordcollegeuk.com

Wellington, TF1 3BH Senior • 6th Form • Day • Weekly • Flexi • Boarding • Co-Ed

Staffordshire

Abbots Bromley School for Girls and Roch House Preparatory School Rugeley, WS15 3BW

abbotsbromley.net See PROFILe eNTRY

Newcastle-under-Lyme, ST5 1BQ nuls.org.uk

St Dominic’s High School for Girls Nr Wolverhampton, ST19 9BA stdominicsschool.co.uk

Nursery • Pre-Prep • Prep • Senior • 6th Form • Day • Girls

St Dominic’s Priory School Stone, ST15 8EN

stdominicspriory.co.uk

Nursery • Pre-Prep • Prep • Day • Co-Ed

Chase Academy

moretonhallschool.com

chaseacademy.com

The Old Hall School

denstonecollege.org

Oswestry School

Oswestry, SY11 2TL

oswestryschool.org.uk See AdveRTISemeNT

Nursery • Pre-Prep • Prep • Day • Co-Ed

Stratford-upon-Avon, CV37 7RL

Nursery • Pre-Prep • Prep • Day • Co-Ed

King’s High School Warwick, CV34 4HJ

kingshighwarwick.co.uk Senior • 6th Form • Day • Girls

The Kingsley School

Royal Leamington Spa, CV32 5RD thekingsleyschool.com

Pre-Prep • Prep • Senior • 6th Form • Day • Girls

Merrydays Montessori Nursery School Henley-in-Arden, B95 5JP henleymontessori.co.uk

Nursery • Pre-Prep • Prep • Day • Co-Ed

Princethorpe College Rugby, CV23 9PX

princethorpe.co.uk Senior • 6th Form • Day • Co-Ed

Rugby, CV22 5EH Senior • 6th Form • Day • Boarding • Co-Ed

Stafford, ST18 9AT

Stratford Preparatory School

Pre-Prep • Prep • Day • Co-Ed

stratfordprep.co.uk

Stratford-upon-Avon, CV37 6BG

Stafford Grammar School

Nursery • Pre-Prep • Prep • Day • Co-Ed

Nr Atherstone, CV9 3PQ

Stafford, ST18 9AT

staffordgrammar.co.uk

Twycross House Pre-Prep School

Senior • 6th Form • Day • Co-Ed

twycrosshouseschool.org.uk Pre-Prep • Day • Co-Ed

Edenhurst Preparatory School

Vernon Lodge Preparatory School

edenhurst.co.uk

vernonlodge.co.uk

twycrosshouseschool.org.uk

Newcastle-under-Lyme, ST5 2PU

Nursery • Pre-Prep • Prep • Day • Co-Ed

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Nr Brewood, ST19 9LJ Nursery • Pre-Prep • Prep • Day • Co-Ed

Twycross House School Nr Atherstone, CV9 3PL

Prep • Senior • 6th Form • Day • Co-Ed

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Pre-Prep • Prep • Senior • 6th Form • Day • Weekly • Boarding • Co-Ed

Senior • 6th Form • Day • Weekly • Boarding • Co-Ed

Rugby, CV22 7QH

rugbyschool.net

staffordprep.co.uk

Nursery • Pre-Prep • Prep • Day • Co-Ed

Nursery • Pre-Prep • Prep • Day • Co-Ed

Nursery • Pre-Prep • Prep • Day • Co-Ed

Nursery • Pre-Prep • Prep • Senior • 6th Form • Day • Weekly • Boarding • Co-Ed

Uttoxeter, ST14 5HN

crackleyhall.co.uk

Rugby School

Stafford Preparatory School

Denstone College

Kenilworth, CV8 2FT

Uttoxeter, ST14 8NS

Cannock, WS11 0UR

Wellington, TF1 3LB oldhall.co.uk

Nursery • Pre-Prep • Prep • Day • Co-Ed

smallwoodmanor.co.uk

Moreton Hall

Pre-Prep • Prep • Senior • 6th Form • Day • Weekly • Flexi • Boarding • Girls

Stoke-on-Trent, ST4 5RF

Stafford, ST16 1PD

brooklandsschool.com

Oswestry, SY11 3EN

Nursery • Pre-Prep • Prep • Senior • 6th Form • Day • Flexi • Boarding • Girls

Smallwood Manor Nursery, Prep and Pre-Preparatory School

Nursery • Pre-Prep • Prep • Day • Boarding • Co-Ed

Crackley Hall School

croftschool.co.uk

Nursery • Pre-Prep • Prep • Day • Weekly • Boarding • Co-Ed

stjosephsprepschool.co.uk

moorpark.org.uk

Pre-Prep • Prep • Day • Weekly • Flexi • Boarding • Co-Ed

saintbedes.co.uk

abbotsholme.co.uk See AdveRTISemeNT

Brooklands School

biltongrange.co.uk See PROFILe eNTRY

The Croft Preparatory School

Nr Stafford, ST17 0XN

ellesmere.com

Ludlow, SY8 4DZ

Nr Rugby, CV22 6QU

St Bede’s Preparatory School

St Joseph’s Preparatory School

Moor Park

Bilton Grange School

crescentschool.co.uk

Abbotsholme School Nursery • Prep • Senior • 6th Form Day • Weekly • Flexi • Boarding • Co-Ed

Nursery • Pre-Prep • Prep • Senior • 6th Form • Day • Co-Ed

Nursery • Pre-Prep • Prep • Day • Weekly • Boarding • Co-Ed

Ellesmere College

Prep • Senior • 6th Form • Day • Weekly • Boarding • Co-Ed

Leamington Spa, CV32 5TW

Crescent School

Nursery • Pre-Prep • Prep • Senior • 6th Form • Day • Weekly • Flexi • Boarding • Girls

Uttoxeter, ST14 5BS

Warwickshire

Newcastle-under-Lyme, ST5 1DB

Senior • 6th Form • Day • Boarding • Co-Ed

Ellesmere, SY12 9AB

Nursery • Pre-Prep • Prep • Day • Co-Ed

Pre-Prep • Prep • Day • Weekly • Boarding • Co-Ed

St Richard’s School Bromyard, HR7 4TD

Nr Stafford, ST18 9SU




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Abbots Bromley School

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Oswestry school

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classrooms and boarding houses NEW FOR SEPT 2013 Floodlit all weather pitch Excellent all inclusive sports programme Flexible boarding options Small class sizes Competitive fees

  Telephone: 01691 655711 email: admissions@oswestryschool.org.uk

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Key facts

Gender / Ages: boys 3-11 and girls, 3-18 years Total pupils: 250 Type: Day, Flexi, Weekly, Full Boarding Fees: Nursery – funded. Day from £1,506, Weekly from £5,680, Flexi per night £42 (for two nights or more), Full Boarding from £6,968 per term

School Philosophy: Women leaders of the future. Learning, Living, Leading. Every day is an open day at Abbots Bromley School, where girls are encouraged to flourish in the classroom. With a strong academic programme, excellent pastoral care and specialist on-site equestrian centre and Dance School, we offer an unrivalled range of opportunities to inspire and enjoy. Scholarship Week – Monday 11th – Friday 15th November 2013

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- West Midlands • Warwickshire • Worcestershire

Warwick Preparatory School

King Edward’s School

warwickprep.com

kes.org.uk

Warwick, CV34 6PL

Nursery • Pre-Prep • Prep • Day • Co-Ed

Warwick School

Warwick, CV34 6PP

Birmingham, B15 2UA

Wolverhampton Grammar School

King’s Worcester

Senior • 6th Form • Day • Boys

wgs.org.uk

Nursery • Pre-Prep • Prep • Senior • 6th Form • Day • Co-Ed

King Henry VIII Preparatory School

Wolverhampton, WV3 9RB Prep • Senior • 6th Form • Day • Co-Ed

Coventry, CV3 6PT

Worcestershire

West Midlands

Nursery • Pre-Prep • Prep • Day • Co-Ed

Worcester, WR6 6DD

Coventry, CV1 4AU

khviii.com

warwickschool.org

Prep • Senior • 6th Form • Day • Weekly • Boarding • Boys

Bablake Junior School bablakejuniorschool.co.uk

Nursery • Pre-Prep • Prep • Day • Co-Ed

Bablake School

Coventry, CV1 4AU bablake.com

Senior • 6th Form • Day • Co-Ed

Birchfield Preparatory School Wolverhampton, WV7 3AF birchfieldschool.co.uk

Pre-Prep • Prep • Day • Weekly • Co-Ed

The Blue Coat School Birmingham, B17 0HR

thebluecoatschool.com Nursery • Pre-Prep • Prep • Day • Co-Ed

Davenport Lodge School Coventry, CV5 6QA

davenportlodgeschool.co.uk Nursery • Pre-Prep • Prep • Day • Co-Ed

Edgbaston High School Birmingham, B15 3TS edgbastonhigh.co.uk See AdvertiSement

Nursery • Pre-Prep • Prep • Senior • 6th Form • Day • Girls

Eversfield Preparatory School Solihull, B91 1AT eversfield.co.uk

Nursery • Pre-Prep • Prep • Day • Co-Ed

khps.co.uk See PrOFiLe entrY

King Henry VIII School Coventry, CV3 6AQ

Senior • 6th Form • Day • Co-Ed

Mayfield Preparatory School Walsall, WS1 2PD

mayfieldprep.co.uk Prep • Day • Co-Ed

Abberley Hall School

bowbrookhouseschool.co.uk

Malvern St James Girls’ School

Nr Pershore, WR10 2EE

Nursery • Pre-Prep • Prep • Senior • Day • Co-Ed

Wolverhampton, WV6 0LH

newbridgeprepschool.org.uk Nursery • Pre-Prep • Prep • Day • Girls

bromsgrove-school.co.uk

malvernstjames.co.uk See AdvertiSement

Pre-Prep • Prep • Senior • 6th Form • Day • Weekly • Flexi • Boarding • Girls

Norfolk House School

Nursery • Pre-Prep • Prep • Day • Boarding • Co-Ed

Moffats School

norfolkhouseschool.co.uk

Bromsgrove School

moffats.co.uk

Nursery • Pre-Prep • Prep • Day • Co-Ed

Priory School

bromsgrove-school.co.uk See PrOFiLe LiSting

Birmingham, B15 3PS

Birmingham, B15 2UR prioryschool.net

Nursery • Pre-Prep • Prep • Senior • 6th Form • Day • Co-Ed

The Royal School Wolverhampton

Wolverhampton, WV3 OEG theroyalschool.co.uk See AdvertiSement

Nursery • Pre-Prep • Prep • Senior • 6th Form • Day • Weekly • Boarding • Co-Ed

Bromsgrove, B61 7DU

Senior • 6th Form • Day • Weekly • Flexi • Boarding • Co-Ed

Nr Bewdley, DY12 3AY Nursery • Pre-Prep • Prep • Day Boarding • Co-Ed

RGS The Grange

Worcester, WR3 7RR rgsw.org.uk

Dodderhill School

Nursery • Pre-Prep • Prep • Day • Co-Ed

dodderhill.co.uk

Worcester, WR1 1HP

Droitwich Spa, WR9 0BE

RGS Worcester

Nursery • Pre-Prep • Prep • Senior • Day • Girls

rgsw.org.uk

The Downs Malvern Malvern, WR13 6EY

thedownsmalvern.org.uk

Prep • Senior • 6th Form • Day • Co-Ed

RGS Springfield

Worcester, WR1 3DL Rgsw.org.uk

Ruckleigh School

Nursery • Pre-Prep • Prep • Day • Boarding • Co-Ed

ruckleigh.co.uk

The Elms

St Mary’s

elmsschool.co.uk

stmarys.org.uk

Solihull, B91 2AB

Nursery • Pre-Prep • Prep • Senior • 6th Form • Day • Co-Ed

Heathfield School

Sutton Coldfield, B2 1EA

heathfieldshool.co.uk

highclareschool.co.uk

Saint Martin’s

Nursery • Pre-Prep • Prep • Day • Co-Ed

Solihull, B91 3EN

saintmartins-school.com

Nursery • Pre-Prep • Prep • Senior • Day • Co-Ed

Highclare School, St Paul’s (3-11)

Nursery • Pre-Prep • Prep • Senior • 6th Form • Day • Girls

Holy Trinity International School

highclareschool.co.uk

Solihull, B91 3DJ

St George’s School sgse.co.uk

Sutton Coldfield, B4 2SY

Solihull School

Nursery • Pre-Prep • Prep • Day • Co-Ed

solsch.org.uk

Prep • Senior • 6th Form • Day • Co-Ed

Tettenhall College

Malvern, WR13 6EF

Kidderminster, DY10 3QE

Kidderminster, DY10 2BY

tettenhallcollege.co.uk

Prep • Senior • 6th Form • Day • Co-Ed

Nursery • Pre-Prep • Prep • Senior • 6th Form • Day • Weekly • Boarding • Co-Ed

ksw.org.uk

King Edward VI High School for Girls

West House School

kehs.org.uk

Nursery • Pre-Prep • Prep • Day • Boarding • Boys

westhouseprep.com

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Worcester, WR5 2HP Nursery • Pre-Prep • Prep • Senior • Day • Girls

St Michael’s College

Tenbury Wells, WR15 8PH st-michaels.uk.com

Senior • 6th Form • Boarding • Co-Ed

Winterfold House

Chaddesley Corbett, DY10 4PW winterfoldhouse.co.uk

Nursery • Pre-Prep • Prep • Day • Co-Ed

Nursery • Pre-Prep • Prep • Senior • 6th Form • Day • Co-Ed

King’s Hawford Pre-Prep and Preparatory School

Birmingham, B15 2NX

Nursery • Pre-prep • Prep • Day • Co-Ed

holytrinity.co.uk

Wolverhampton, WV6 8QX

Senior • 6th Form • Day • Girls

Great Malvern, WR14 3BA

Bromsgrove, B60 2BU

Highclare School, Woodfield (18m- 8)

Birmingham, B15 2UB

Malvern, WR14 3DF

Senior • 6th Form • Day • Boarding • Co-Ed

Nursery • Pre-Prep • Prep • Day • Boarding • Co-Ed

highclareschool.co.uk

Nursery • Pre-Prep • Prep • Day • Co-Ed

Bowbrook House School

Birmingham, B15 1RX

Birmingham, B23 6QL

knollschool.co.uk

malverncollege.org.uk See AdvertiSement

hallfieldschool.co.uk

Highclare School, The Abbey (9-18)

Kidderminster, DY11 6EA

Nursery • Pre-Prep • Prep • Day • Boarding • Co-Ed

Hallfield School

Nursery • Pre-Prep • Prep • Day • Co-Ed

The Knoll School

Malvern College

Nursery • Pre-Prep • Prep • Day • Co-Ed

Birmingham, B15 3SJ

ksw.org.uk

abberleyhall.co.uk See AdvertiSement

Bromsgrove Preparatory School

Newbridge Preparatory School

Worcester, WR1 2LL

Worcester, WR3 7SD

Nursery • Pre-Prep • Prep • Day • Co-Ed

King’s St Albans

Worcester, WR1 2NJ ksw.org.uk

Pre-Prep • Prep • Day • Co-Ed

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EDGBASTON

Bilton Grange Preparatory School

HIGH SCHOOL for GIRLS

An independent school for girls aged 2½-18 years

Rugby Road, Dunchurch, Warwickshire CV22 6QU

T: 01788 810217 E: admissions@biltongrange.co.uk W: biltongrange.co.uk Head Teacher: Alex Osiatynski Admissions: Rebecca Bantoft

Forthcoming Open Days

Key facts

Gender / Ages: boys and girls, 4-13 years Total pupils: 315, boys 191, girls 124 Type: Day, Flexi, Weekly and Full Boarding Fees: Pre-Prep: Day fee from £2,970, Flexi Boarding from £42 per night Prep: Day fee from £5,055, Flexi Boarding from £42 per night Full and Weekly Boarding from £7,180 per term Entrance procedure: Please call the registrar to discuss. Bursaries and Scholarships are available.

School Philosophy: In idyllic surroundings just outside Rugby, with good links to London and the North, Bilton Grange is one of the UK’s leading prep schools. Children grow to become confident, rounded individuals who enjoy success without pressure and continue to do well when they go on to Senior School. Open Days: October 5th 2013, March 2014, May 2014

Senior School

ursday 26th September 2013 4:30 - 7:00pm

Preparatory School

Saturday 28th September 2013 9:30am - 12:00noon

Whole School

Saturday 11th January 2014 9:30am - 12:00noon

Year 3, Year 7 and Year 12 Scholarships Means tested bursaries available Tel. 0121 454 5831 www.e dg bastonhig h .co.uk Charit y no : 504011

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Open Morning

5th October, 10.15 am – 1.45 pm

Open Days

11th October, 9.30 am – 4.30 pm 12th October, 9.30 am – 12.30 pm

www.malverncollege.org.uk Co-educational Boarding and Day (13 – 18 years)

www.thedownsmalvern.org.uk Co-educational Day, Weekly and Full Boarding (3 – 13 years)

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ABBERLEY HALL ABBERLEY HALL

Bromsgrove School

Co-educational Boarding andCo-educational Day School forBoarding 8-13 years Outstanding academic record in preparing pupils for all and Daypublic School for 8-13 years and senior schools.

Outstanding academic record in preparing pupils for all l 90 acre grounds l Art & DT centre public and senior schools. l Exceptional facilities l Large music suite l acre grounds l & DT centre l 90 New science complex l Art Astroturf l Exceptional facilities l Large suite l Indoor swimming pool l Ridingmusic stables l Sports New science l Astroturf l Hall complex l Modern language laboratory l swimming pool l l Indoor Rifle range l Riding French stables alpine chalet l Sports Hall l Modern language laboratory WeRifle alsorange offer a wide range of evening and weekend l l French alpine activities chalet from calligraphy to abseiling. We also offer a wide range of evening and weekend activities from calligraphy to abseiling.

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www.abberleyhall.co.uk

Worcester Road, Bromsgrove, Worcestershire B61 7DU T: 01527 579679 W: Bromsgrove-school.co.uk Head Teacher: Chris Edwards MA (Oxon) Admissions: Rachel Scannell E: admissions@bromsgrove-school.co.uk

Key facts

Gender / Ages: boys and girls, 3-18 years Total pupils: 1615, boys 910, girls 705 Type: Day, Weekly Boarding and Full Boarding Fees: Nursery: Day from £2,200 Pre-Prep: Day from £2,100 - £2,480 Prep: Day from £3,295 - £4,300, Weekly Boarding from £4,800 - £5,810, Full Boarding from £4,800 - £5,810 per term Senior: Day £4,725, Weekly Boarding £6,585, Full Boarding £8,990 per term Typical class size: Prep – 20, Senior – 16, Sixth Form – 2-12 Faith: Anglican Motto: Deo Regi Vicino (God, King and Neighbour) Entrance procedure: Entrance Test and Interview

School Philosophy: Ancient but as contemporary as tomorrow, Bromsgrove’s scope is staggering: from A level to the International Baccalaureate, day to boarding, the arts to sport, pupils can soar. Utterly dedicated to the individual pupil, despite its size, Bromsgrove shuns public school drones and instead looks to produce creative citizens with a strong moral compass and a dash of pizzazz to boot. The Good Schools Guide says that Bromsgrove “inhabits the academic stratosphere” and lauds our titanic extra curricular programme as one of the finest it has seen, while the Tatler’s Good School Guide called us a “Great school with a fantastically global perspective”. Friendly, engaging and – despite its ranking - not driven by league tables, Bromsgrove is a local, national and international centre of learning. Academic Record: Bromsgrove achieves outstanding results at both A level and IB Diploma. Over 98% of Sixth Form leavers continue to world class universities with the majority going to the Russell Group of Research universities. Extra-curricular: The Extra-curricular life of the School is hugely important with activities sessions every afternoon and on Saturday mornings. Pupils are encouraged to reach their highest possible level at sport, music, drama, debating, CCF and in numerous other areas. Notable Achievements and Alumni: Alumni include: Lord Digby Jones of Birmingham, A E Housman, Poet. Lucilla Wright England Hockey team Olympics and Commonwealth games. Olivia Safe Opera singer. Andy Goode England Rugby. Ben Foden England Rugby. Open Days: 13+ & 16+ Saturday 5th October Prep School (Years 3 – 8) Saturday 12th October Sixth Form Saturday 9th November

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north of england

North of England

NORTHUMBERLAND

this map illustrates the location of some of our leading independent schools in this region. a directory of schools, listed by county, follows this page.

Cheshire

North Yorkshire

1 the Grange School 2 the Queens School

4 Harrogate Ladies’ College

South Yorkshire

York

Hartford

Leeds

3 Gateways School

TYNE & WEAR

Carlisle

CUMBRIA

COUNTY DURHAM Whitby

Harrogate Thirsk

5

5 Queen mary’s School

NORTH YORKSHIRE 4

6 Queen Ethelburgas Collegiate 7 St Peter’s School

LANCASHIRE

3

7

6

Leeds

EAST YORKSHIRE Hull

WEST YORKSHIRE GREATER SOUTH MANCHESTER YORKSHIRE MERSEYSIDE Liverpool

1

Sheffield

2

Lincoln

CHESHIRE Stoke-on-Trent

Give them so much more The Grange School offers your child a more exciting, enriching and all-embracing education: imaginations are fired, eyes opened and bright young minds inspired by so many opportunities, every day. And all for less than you might think…

For children age 4 to 18 100% bursaries are available at 11+

Come and explore

At Queen’s I learn to rise to a challenge

Open Mornings 2013

Open Events

Senior School – 9am to 1pm Saturday 28th September

October 5 - 9.30am -12.30pm

Junior School – 10am to 1pm Saturday 9th November

October 15 - 6.30-8.30pm

Senior School Sixth Form Lower School

Visit www.grange.org.uk to find out more or call 01606 74007 (Senior School) or 01606 77447 (Junior School)

(Reception & Key Stage Two Entry) November 9 - 9.30am 12.30pm

www.grange.org.uk The Grange School Bradburns Lane, Hartford, Northwich, Cheshire CW8 1LU School buses cover a 25 mile radius Two mainline railway stations within 1 mile. Registered charity no. 525918

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With exceptional results, top grades across our ISI inspection, excellent facilities and a stimulating mix of extracurricular activities, come and find out what our pupils think of The Queen’s School at one of our open events.

Email: jtaylor@queens.cheshire.sch.uk

www.queens.cheshire.sch.uk

Enjoy Limitless Learning

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north of england - Cheshire • County Durham • Cumbria • Greater Manchester

Cheshire

Hale Preparatory School Hale, WA15 9AS

Hunter Hall School

Chester, CH3 6HZ

haleprepschool.com

St Ambrose Preparatory School

Prep • Day • Co-Ed

stambroseprep.org

Nursery • Pre-Prep • Prep • Day • Co-Ed

Aldford Junior School abbeygatecollege.co.uk

Altrincham, WA15 0HE

Prep • Day • Co-Ed

The Hammond School

Nursery • Pre-Prep • Prep • Day • Boys

Abbey Gate School

thehammondschool.co.uk

Stockport, SK2 7AF

Chester, CH2 3HR

abbeygateschool.org.uk Prep • Day • Co-Ed

Chester, CH2 4ES

Stockport Grammar School

Prep • Senior • 6th Form • Day • Boarding • Co-Ed

stockportgrammar.co.uk

Hillcrest Grammar School

Nursery • Pre-Prep • Prep • Senior • 6th Form • Day • Co-Ed

Stockport, SK3 8HB

hillcrest.stockport.sch.uk

Terra Nova School

abbeygatecollege.co.uk

Pre-Prep • Prep • Senior • Day • Co-Ed

terranovaschool.co.uk

Senior • 6th Form • Day • Co-Ed

Hulme Hall Grammar School

Abbey Gate College Chester, CH3 6EN

Alderley Edge School for Girls Alderley Edge, SK9 7QE aesg.co.uk

Nursery • Pre-Prep • Prep • Senior • 6th Form • Day • Girls

Altrincham Preparatory School

Stockport, SK8 6LA hulmehallschool.org

Nursery • Pre-Prep • Prep • Senior • Day • Co-Ed

The King’s School

Macclesfield, SK10 1DA kingsmac.co.uk

Altrincham, WA14 2RR

Nursery • Pre-Prep • Prep • Senior • 6th Form • Day • Co-Ed

Nursery • Pre-Prep • Prep • Day • Boys

The King’s School, Chester

altprep.co.uk

Beech Hall School

Macclesfield, SK10 2EG beechhallschool.org

Chester, CH4 7QL kingschester.co.uk

Prep • Senior • 6th Form • Day • Co-Ed

Nursery • Pre-Prep • Prep • Senior • Day • Co-Ed

Lady Barn House School

Brabyns Preparatory School

ladybarnhouse.org

Stockport, SK6 7DB

brabynsprepschool.co.uk Nursery • Pre-Prep • Prep • Day • Co-Ed

Cheadle Hulme School Cheadle, SK8 6EF

cheadlehulmeschool.co.uk Prep • Senior • 6th Form • Day • Co-Ed

Cransley School

Nr Northwich, CW9 6HN cransleyschool.co.uk

Pre-Prep • Prep • Senior • Day • Girls

The Firs School Chester, CH2 2HJ firsschool.net

Nursery • Pre-Prep • Prep • Day • Co-Ed

Forest Preparatory School Altrincham, WA15 6LJ forestschool.co.uk

Pre-Prep • Prep • Day • Co-Ed

The Grange School ( Junior) Northwich, CW8 3AU grange.org.uk See ADVeRTISeMeNT

Pre-Prep • Prep • Day • Co-Ed

The Grange School (Senior) Hartford, CW8 1LU grange.org.uk

Cheadle, SK8 1JE

Nursery • Pre-Prep • Prep • Day • Co-Ed

Loreto Preparatory School Altrincham, WA14 4GZ loretoprep.co.uk

Nursery • Pre-Prep • Prep • Day • Girls

North Cestrian Grammar School

Altrincham, WA14 4AJ ncgs.co.uk

Senior • 6th Form • Day • Co-Ed

Pownhall Hall School

Wilmslow, SK9 5EG wilmslowprep.co.uk

Nursery • Pre-Prep • Prep • Day • Girls • Co-Ed

County Durham

Chester, CH2 1AW

queens.cheshire.sch.uk Pre-Prep • Prep • Day • Girls

The Queen’s School Chester, CH1 2NN

queens.cheshire.sch.uk See ADVeRTISeMeNT

Barnard Castle School

Barnard Castle, DL12 8UN barnardcastleschool.org.uk Senior • 6th Form • Day • Boarding • Flexi • Co-Ed

The Chorister School Durham, DH1 3EL

thechoristerschool.com Nursery • Pre-Prep • Prep • Day • Weekly • Flexi • Boarding • Co-Ed

Durham School

Durham, DH1 4SZ

durhamschool.co.uk Nursery • Pre-Prep • Prep • Senior • 6th Form • Day • Weekly • Boarding • Co-Ed

Durham, DH1 3TB

Nursery • Pre-Prep • Prep • Senior • 6th Form • Day • Girls

Polam Hall School Darlington, DL1 5PA polamhall.com

Nursery • Prep • Senior • 6th Form • Day • Weekly • Flexi • Boarding • Co-Ed

Ramillies Hall School

Carlisle, CA3 9PB

The Ryleys

greenbankschool.co.uk

theryleys.com

Alderley Edge, SK9 7UY

St Bees School

St Bees, CA27 0DS st-bees-school.org

Prep • Senior • 6th Form • Day • Weekly • Flexi • Boarding • Co-Ed

Sedbergh Junior School Sedbergh, LA10 5RX sedberghschool.org

Pre-Prep • Prep • Day • Weekly • Flexi • Boarding • Co-Ed

Sedbergh School

Sedbergh, LA10 5HG sedberghschool.org

Austin Friars St Monica’s School austinfriars.cumbria.sch.uk Nursery • Pre-Prep • Prep • Senior • 6th Form • Day • Co-Ed

Chetwynde School

Barrow-in-Furness, LA13 0NY chetwynde.co.uk

Nursery • Pre-Prep • Prep • Senior • 6th Form • Day • Co-Ed

Windermere, LA23 1AP windermereschool.co.uk Prep • Day • Co-Ed

Windermere School

Windermere, LA23 1NW windermereschool.co.uk

Senior • 6th Form • Day • Weekly • Flexi • Boarding • Co-Ed

Greater Manchester

Abbey College Manchester Manchester, M2 4WG

abbeymanchester.co.uk Senior • 6th Form • Day • Co-Ed

Abbotsford Preparatory School Manchester, M41 5PR

abbotsfordprepschool.co.uk Nursery • Pre-Prep • Prep • Day • Co-Ed

Bridgewater School Worsley, M28 2WQ

bridgewater-school.co.uk Nursery • Pre-Prep • Prep • Senior • 6th Form • Day • Co-Ed

Chetham’s School of Music Manchester, M3 1SB chethams.com

Prep • Senior • 6th Form • Day • Boarding • Co-Ed

Clarendon Cottage Preparatory School Manchester, M30 9BJ

clarendoncottage-school.co.uk Nursery • Pre-Prep • Prep • Day • Co-Ed

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Nursery • Pre-Prep • Prep • Day • Co-Ed

Pre-Prep • Prep • Senior • 6th Form • Day • Weekly • Boarding • Co-Ed

Windermere Preparatory School

Pre-Prep • Prep • Day • Boarding • Co-Ed

Pre-Prep • Prep • Senior • 6th Form • Day • Girls

ramillieshall.co.uk

limehouseschool.co.uk

barnardcastleschool.org.uk

Barnard Castle, DL12 8UW

Cumbria

Cheadle, SK8 7AJ

Nr Carlisle, CA5 7BX

Senior • 6th Form • Day • Weekly • Boarding • Co-Ed

dhsfg.org.uk

The Queen’s Lower School

Lime House School

Barnard Castle Prep School

Nursery • Prep • Day • Co-Ed

pownallhall.cheshire.sch.uk

Greenbank School

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Wilmslow Prep School for Girls

Durham High School for Girls

Senior • 6th Form • Day • Co-Ed

Nursery • Pre-Prep • Prep • Day • Co-Ed

Pre-Prep • Prep • Senior • 6th Form • Day • Weekly • Flexi • Boarding • Co-Ed

Wilmslow, SK9 5DW

Nursery • Pre-Prep • Prep • Senior • Day • Co-Ed

Cheadle, SK8 6HU

Holmes Chapel, CW4 8BT

Penrith, CA11 8UA hunterhall.co.uk


north of england

Queen Ethelburga’s College

Thorpe Underwood hall, Ouseburn, York YO26 9SS T: 01423 333330 E: info@qe.org W: qe.org Head Teacher: Steven Jandrell Admissions: Pat Jewitt

Key facts

Gender / Ages: boys and girls, 5-19 years Total pupils: 1155, boys 632, girls 522 Type: Day, Flexi, Full Boarding Fees: Prep – Day from £2,325, Flexi POA, Full Boarding from £8,625. Senior: Day from £4,195, Flexi POA, Full Boarding from £10,275 per term

School Philosophy: To be the best that I can with the gifts that I have. Open Days: 5th October 2013, 23rd November 2013, 18th January 2014, 15th March 2014, 10th May 2014

Open Open Morning Morning Saturday October Open Morning Saturday 5th 5th October 2013 2013 9.30am until midday Queen Mary’s School, Baldersby Park, Thirsk Queen Queen Mary’s Mary’s School, School, Baldersby Baldersby Park, Park, Thirsk Thirsk

Queen Mary’s School, Baldersby Park, Thirsk 9.30am until midday Scholarship examinations will take Scholarship examinations Scholarship examinations will will take take place in November. Saturday 5th October 2013 place in November. place in November. 9.30am until midday

For further information please contact: For further information please Miss Melanie Chapman, Headcontact: of Admissions For further information please contact: Miss Melanie Chapman, Head of Admissions and 01845 575040 MissMarketing Melanie Chapman, Head of Admissions and Marketing 01845 575040 email: admissions@queenmarys.org Scholarship examinations will take and Marketing 01845 575040 email: admissions@queenmarys.org email: or visit admissions@queenmarys.org our place in website November. or visit our website www.queenmarys.org or visit our website www.queenmarys.org A School of the Woodard Corporation www.queenmarys.org For further information please contact: A School ofCharity the Woodard Corporation Registered No: 1098410 Miss Melanie Chapman, Head of Admissions A School ofCharity the Woodard Corporation Registered No: 1098410 Registered Charity 01845 No: 1098410 and Marketing 575040 email: admissions@queenmarys.org Outstanding Girls Day and Boarding School with mixed Pre Prep

Outstanding Girls Outstanding Girls Day Day and and Boarding Boarding School School with with mixed mixed Pre Pre Prep Prep or visit our website www.queenmarys.org

A School of the Woodard Corporation Registered Charity No: 1098410

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Outstanding boarding in the heart of York 01904 527 300 www.stpetersyork.org.uk Clifton St Olave’s St Peter’s 3–8 8–13 13–18 Registered Charity Number: 1141329

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autumn 2013 INDEPENDENT SCHOOLS 153


north of england - Greater Manchester • Isle Of Man • Lancashire • Merseyside Forest Park Preparatory School

Bolton School Junior Boys’ School

Moorland School

forestparkschool.co.uk

boltonschool.org/juniorboys

Nursery • Pre-Prep • Prep • Senior • 6th Form • Day • Weekly • Boarding • Co-Ed

Sale, M33 6NB

Nursery • Pre-Prep • Prep • Senior • Day • Co-Ed

Bolton, BL1 4RD Prep • Day • Boys

Manchester, M13 0XT

Bolton School Junior Girls’ School

Prep • Senior • 6th Form • Day • Boys

boltonschool.org/juniorgirls

Manchester Grammar School mgs.org

Manchester High School for Girls

Manchester, M14 6HS manchesterhigh.co.uk

Prep • Senior • 6th Form • Day • Girls

Moor Allerton School Manchester, M20 2PW

moorallertonschool.com Nursery • Pre-Prep • Prep • Day • Co-Ed

St Bede’s College

Bolton, BL1 4PB Prep • Day • Girls

Bolton School Boys’ Division Bolton, BL1 4PA

boltonschool.org/seniorboys Senior • Day • Boys

Bolton School Girls’ Division Bolton, BL1 4PB

boltonschool.org/seniorgirls Senior • Day • Girls

oakhillcollege.co.uk

Nursery • Pre-Prep • Prep • Senior • 6th Form • Day • Co-Ed

Senior • 6th Form • Day • Girls

Westholme Senior School for Boys Blackburn, BB2 6QU

westholmeschool.com Senior • 6th Form • Day • Boys

Oldham Hulme Grammar Schools

Merseyside

ohgs.co.uk

Liverpool, L8 3TF

Oldham, OL8 4BX

Prep • Senior • 6th Form • Day • Co-Ed

Queen Elizabeth’s Grammar School Blackburn, BB2 6DF qegs.blackburn.com

Belvedere Preparatory School belvedereprep.com Nursery • Pre-Prep • Prep • Day • Co-Ed

Birkenhead School Wirral, CH43 2JD

birkenheadschool.co.uk

Rossall School

Prep • Senior • 6th Form • Day • Boys

rossallschool.org.uk

Carleton House Preparatory School

bgsboys.co.uk

withington.manchester.sch.uk

Clitheroe, BB7 9AF

westholmeschool.com

Bury, BL9 OHN

Prep • Senior • 6th Form • Day • Co-Ed

Manchester, M14 6BL

Oakhill College

Blackburn, BB2 6QU

Nursery • Pre-Prep • Prep • Senior • 6th Form • Day • Co-Ed

Bury Grammar School Boys

Withington Girls’ School

moorlandschool.co.uk

Westholme Senior School for Girls

Pre-Prep • Prep • Senior • 6th Form • Day • Co-Ed

Manchester, M16 8HX stbedescollege.co.uk

Clitheroe, BB7 2JA

Bury Grammar School Girls

Fleetwood, FY7 8JW Nursery • Pre-Prep • Prep • Senior • 6th Form • Day • Weekly • Boarding • Co-Ed

Liverpool, L18 3EE

carletonhouse.co.uk Nursery • Pre-Prep • Prep • Day • Co-Ed

Bury, BL9 OHH bgsg.bury.sch.uk

St Joseph’s Park Hill School

Kingsmead School

Isle Of Man

Prep • Senior • 6th Form • Day • Girls

parkhillschool.co.uk

kingsmeadschool.com

Nursery • Pre-Prep • Prep • Day • Co-Ed

Castletown, IM9 1RD

Carnforth, LA6 2SG

Stonyhurst St Mary’s Hall

Nursery • Pre-Prep • Prep • Senior • Day • Co-Ed

Nursery • Pre-Prep • Prep • Senior • 6th Form • Day • Boarding • Co-Ed

stonyhurst.ac.uk

Prep • Senior • 6th Form • Day • Girls

The Buchan School

Casterton School

kwc.im

castertonschool.co.uk

Nursery • Pre-Prep • Prep • Day • Co-Ed

King William’s College Castletown, IM9 1TP kwc.im

Senior • 6th Form • Day • Weekly • Boarding • Co-Ed

Lancashire

Clevelands Preparatory School Bolton, BL1 5DH

clevelandsprepschool.co.uk Nursery • Pre-Prep • Prep • Day • Co-Ed

AKS

Firwood Manor Prep School

arnoldkeqms.com

firwoodmanor.org.uk

Lytham, FY8 1DT Nursery • Pre-Prep • Prep • Senior • 6th Form • Day • Co-Ed

Beech House Lower Prep School Rochdale, OL16 1UT

beechhouseschool.co.uk Nursery • Pre-Prep • Prep • Day • Co-Ed

Beech House Upper Prep and Senior School Rochdale, OL11 4JQ

Oldham, OL9 OAD

Nursery • Pre-Prep • Prep • Day • Co-Ed

Highfield Priory School Preston, PR2 5RW

highfieldpriory.co.uk

Burnley, BB12 6TG

Clitheroe, BB7 9PU Pre-Prep • Prep • Day • Boarding • Co-Ed

St Pius X Prep School Preston, PR2 8RD stpiusx.co.uk

Nursery • Pre-Prep • Prep • Day • Co-Ed

Scarisbrick Hall School Ormskirk, L40 9RQ

scarisbrickhallschool.co.uk Prep • Senior • 6th Form • Day • Co-Ed

Stonyhurst College Clitheroe, BB7 9PZ

stonyhurst.ac.uk See Profile liSting

Nursery • Pre-Prep • Prep • Day • Co-Ed

Senior • 6th Form • Day • Boarding • Co-Ed

Hulme Preparatory School

Westholme School Infants

hulme-grammar.oldham.sch.uk

westholmeschool.com

Oldham, OL8 1RE

Blackburn, BB2 6PS

Wirral, CH47 0LL

Liverpool College Liverpool, L18 8BG

liverpoolcollege.org.uk Nursery • Pre-Prep • Prep • Senior • 6th Form • Day • Boarding • Co-Ed

Merchant Taylors’ Boys School Liverpool, L23 0QP

merchanttaylors.com/senior-boys Prep • Senior • 6th Form • Day • Boys

Merchant Taylors’ Preparatory School (Stanfield) Liverpool, L23 5TH

merchanttaylors.com/junior-girls Pre-Prep • Prep • Day • Girls

Merchant Taylors’ Girls’ School Liverpool, L23 5SP

merchanttaylors.com/senior-girls Senior • 6th Form • Day • Girls

Prenton Preparatory School Wirral, CH43 5SY

Nursery • Pre-Prep • Day • Co-Ed

Pre-Prep • Day • Co-Ed

Bolton School Nursery

Kirkham Grammar School Junior

Westholme Girls Junior School

boltonschool.org/nursery

kirkhamgrammar.co.uk

westholmeschool.com

Birkenhead, CH43 1TX

Nursery • Pre-Prep • Prep • Day • Co-Ed

beechhouseschool.co.uk Prep • Senior • Day • Co-Ed

Bolton, BL1 4RL

Preston, PR4 2BD

Blackburn, BB2 7AA

prentonprep.co.uk Prep • Day • Co-Ed

Redcourt - St Anselm’s redcourtstanselms.com

Nursery • Day • Co-Ed

Pre-Prep • Prep • Day • Co-Ed

Prep • Day • Girls

Bolton School, Beech House Infants School

Kirkham Grammar School

Westholme Boys Junior School

Runnymede St Edward’s School

boltonschool.org/infants

Senior • 6th Form • Day • Boarding • Co-Ed

westholmeschool.com

runnymede-school.org.uk

Bolton, BL1 4PB

154 INDEPENDENT SCHOOLS autumn 2013

kirkhamgrammar.co.uk

Blackburn, BB2 7AF Prep • Day • Boys

Liverpool, L12 1LE

Nursery • Pre-Prep • Prep • Day • Co-Ed

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Pre-Prep • Day • Co-Ed

Preston, PR4 2BH


north of england

Encouraging theatrical excellence

Harrogate Ladies’ College provides outstanding facilities for boarding and day girls age 11 to 18 within its beautiful 27 acre campus. Pupils regularly take up places at Oxford, Cambridge and Russell Group Universities.

Open Morning and Taster Event for girls aged 9-11 (years 5 & 6) Saturday 19 October 2013, 9am – 1pm. Call to reserve a place.

Academic Excellence Vitality & Flair

k Arts Scholarships available in music, drama, dance and art & design for entry into Years 7, 9 and 12 k Excellent Performing Arts Centre – a theatre in the round k Drama offered at GCSE and A level

Visit us anytime, please contact: Admissions - 01423 504543 | admissions@hlc.org.uk Harrogate Ladies’ College, Clarence Drive, Harrogate, North Yorkshire, HG1 2QG

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Please contact the Admissions Office for further information:

 0113 2886345  www.gatewayschool.co.uk

 admissions@gatewayschool.co.uk  Gateways School, Harewood, Leeds, LS17 9LE

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