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Primary & Secondary
Last update: 01 April 2020
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Open Days (7+, 11+, 13+ and 16+ Entry)
 

Whole School Open Day: Saturday 19 November 2020, 9.30am - 1.00pm

Sixth Form Open Evening: Tuesday 6 October 2020, 6.00pm - 9.00pm 

11+ and 13+ Visitor Morning: Thursday 8 October 2020, 10.00am - 11.30am

Junior School Open Morning: Saturday 14 November 2020, 10.00am - 12.30pm

 

FULLY CO-ED SCHOOL FROM SEPTEMBER 2020

 


Eltham College is committed to giving each child an outstanding education, a positive approach and values that will steer them throughout their life.

From September 2020 Eltham College will become a fully co-educational day school for girls and boys. Both girls and boys will be able to apply for places in Year 3 and Year 7, as well as Sixth Form.

For full information regarding Admissions, please contact the Head of Admissions, Mrs Caro St Clair-Charles, on 0208 857 1455, who will be happy to assist you with any questions you may have. Or click on the link below. 

Open Days are a fantastic opportunity to visit the school, meet staff, see the facilities and get a real sense of who we are, and to assess whether your child would be happy here. 

Individual appointments offer you the opportunity to take a private tour of the school and its grounds, meet our staff and students and see for yourself why our school is such a special place. 

Please contact the Head of Admissions [email protected] for more information. Or click on the link below. 

Primary & Secondary
Last update: 30 March 2020
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We warmly invite you to visit our school at one of our three annual Open Days or at an individual visit. Please click on the links below to book or contact our Registrar with questions. 

You are welcome to bring your daughter and any other family or friends who would like to see the school.
 

Northampton High School Open Events 
     

 

Whole School Open Day
Friday 1 May 2020
8am – 12pm

Click here to book one of our open events >>

 

A personal visit

Coming to one of our open events is a good introduction to our school. To take the conversation about your daughter and what the High School can do for her to a deeper level, we recommend a personal visit.

Come and take a personal tour with one of our Sixth Form students (for Seniors) or the Head of Junior School (for Juniors). You can see the school in action and we can tailor the tour to your interests.

Come and meet the Headmistress and, over a cup of coffee or tea, we can begin to focus on the particular questions you and your daughter have as you find out more about her High School education. The Director of Sixth Form is also on hand to talk about the Sixth Form experience and offer guidance on choices.

Please contact us on [email protected] or 01604 765765 (option 2 for Admissions) to arrange a personal tour at a time to suit you and your family.

WELCOMING A NEW HEADTEACHER

Northampton High School is pleased to announce that following the secondment of Dr Helen Stringer to Oxford High School, we have now recruited a new permanent Headteacher who takes up this role with immediate effect. Our new Headmistress is Mrs Caroline Petryszak BSc PGCE.

 

Having worked as Interim Head of Junior School for a year in 2018/19, Caroline has a good understanding of Northampton High School and its people, history and ethos. She has been serving as Acting Head since the beginning of the 2019/20 school year and now moves to the permanent role of Headmistress.

Caroline looks forward to further-developing her relationship with girls in Nursery and Junior School whilst getting to know students in the Senior School and Sixth Form, and to leading a school that will continue to value the individual and prepare all for a happy, balanced and fulfilling life.

WHY GIRLS ONLY?

 

 

We provide an invigorating single-sex environment in which our students can thrive. Our School is a place where each girl is given the freedom and the support to be the best she can be, ready to face the world and take on its challenges.Without enforced gender boundaries, the sheer liberation that a single sex education can provide enables each girl to fulfil their potential in every field and at every age. Confidence grows immeasurably, girls get used to taking a lead and having a voice; choices are bold, successes are celebrated and there are no limits - life is there for the taking.

At single-sex schools, girls are the leaders – head of school, captain of sport, leader of the debating society. They find their voices, and get used to the challenges of leadership. Similarly, in the classroom they can take intellectual risks, ask questions, or make judgements without worrying about ‘looking stupid in front of boys’.

In short, an all-girls school builds risk-taking and resilience. In working life, these attributes are essential. Young women need to be brave enough to ask a question at a big meeting, or to disagree with the crowd view. They need to be able to handle the vagaries and unfairnesses of life, to try, and fail, and try again.

We are proud to be part of the Girls' Day School Trust:

 

 

St John's College
Primary & Secondary
Last update: 30 March 2020
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Whole School Open Mornings:
Tuesday 12 May 2020, 9.30am – 11.30am.

We welcome anyone considering independent education to come and see what St John’s has to offer. 

Our Sixth Form Open Evening took place at the start of October but you are still most welcome to book a private tour. 

We will happily arrange a Taster Day for your son or daughter. By visiting us and talking with students and staff, you will get a real feel for the school. 

We also run Reception Class Open Events during the year. New dates coming soon. 

Contact us to book an Open Event or Taster Day: 023 9281 5118 or click on the link below.

Situated in the heart of Southsea with excellent transport links and just a short walk from the Hovercraft, St John’s College is an all age, Christian co-educational day and boarding school for children with a wide range of abilities. As a relatively small school every pupil is involved, appropriately challenged and closely supported.

Read about our Admissions Process here

You are warmly welcome to contact Admissions with questions or to book a private tour of our school:

Mrs Janet Mengham
Telephone: 023 9281 5118
Email: [email protected]

 

A WELCOME FROM THE HEAD OF COLLEGE

 


 

At St John’s College, we pride ourselves on the academic success of each individual student and our outstanding pastoral care. We are a Christian school but an inclusive community, welcoming students of all beliefs.

We are not selective by academic ability and are able to offer a rounded education, providing opportunities for students through an extensive range of activities. We are also proud of our international links and, as the only independent Boarding School in Portsmouth, we offer a truly international education experience from which all our students, day and boarding, benefit.

One of the most outstanding aspects of the College is the quality of community spirit, based on positive relationships between students and staff. We passionately believe that we develop the talents of our students and create confident young people for the future, and this is a vital ingredient of our success. This ties in with our College motto – Per laborem ad Honorem (through work to honour), where all members of our community are encouraged to give their best in all activities.

The College was founded in 1908 by a Lasallian community of brothers and established according to the principles of John Baptist De La Salle, the Patron Saint of Teachers. Today, although we are no longer part of the De la Salle Trust, we remain true to our Lasallian values, providing an education based on respect for all, quality relationships and an inclusive, collaborative community.

There are many unique elements to St John’s College and you will get a good sense of our academic results, facilities and co-curricular opportunities from reading our prospectus. However, truly to appreciate what we can offer and to experience the inclusive community in which our students thrive, I invite you to join us at our next Open Morning or alternatively book a private tour.

Mrs Mary Maguire
Head of College 

ST JOHN’S COLLEGE RATED FOR ITS ‘FOCUSED AND ATTENTIVE LEARNERS’ IN INSPECTION REPORT


    


 

At St John's College we are extremely proud of our Independent Schools Inspectorate (ISI) inspection which has confirmed and reinforced our strong reputation as an independent school with a good academic record and an outstanding reputation for pastoral care. The report not only comments on our pupil's excellent attitudes towards learning, they have also highlighted the inclusive and supportive ethos of the College, making note of how supportive and tolerant pupils are of each other – essential in a diverse community such as ours.

The College was inspected in January 2017 and we gained the highest possible achievement, meeting all eight areas of relevant legislation. The inspection rated the College ‘Good’ for its academic achievement and 'Excellent' for personal development.

Some highlights from our ISI Report:

‘Pupils of all ages develop good knowledge, skills and understanding in accordance with the school’s aims to foster the spirit of endeavour.’ 

‘Throughout the school, pupils display excellent attitudes to learning’

‘Pupils are very well prepared for the next stage in their education.’ 

‘With the through school ethos, staff work diligently to support individuals as they progress upwards through the school.’ 

Cheltenham College
Primary & Secondary
Last update: 30 March 2020
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We have two Open Mornings every year: one in the Spring Term and another in the Autumn Term. We also hold a Small Group Visit in the Summer Term. We would be delighted to welcome you - please feel free to register online by clicking here or Visit Us button below.

If you would prefer to register for our Open Morning or Small Group Visit by phone or if you wish to arrange a personal, tailored visit, please call 01242 265 662 and ask for Mrs Samantha Palmer in our Admissions Team.

Alternatively you can email her on: [email protected]

 

Upcoming Open Events for Cheltenham College 
      

 

Small Group Visit & Open Houses

Saturday 2 May 2020
9.30-1.00pm

A fantastic initial introduction into Cheltenham College for pupils considering entry into Third, Fourth or Lower Sixth Form, as it provides a comprehensive overview of life at College. Find out more >>

Open Houses is a great opportunity for you to visit some of our Houses. Find out more >>

Prep School Open Morning

Saturday 16 May 2020
10.00-12.00pm

During the Prep School Open Morning, you can explore our facilities and activities with your dedicated guides and meet our Head Mr O'Sullivan, teachers and pupils.

For more information or to register, please email [email protected], call 01242 522 697 or click on the link below. 

PUPILS PLAY INTERNATIONAL HOCKEY

  


 

Cheltenham College students and 1st XI players, Emily and Jemima, recently represented Wales at U18 level in a test series against Scotland. Jemima made her international debut; a special occasion for any player. Emily recieved recognition and a great reward for her performance during this series and previous matches with a call-up to the Wales Senior Women's Development squad. This is another great opportunity for her to showcase her talents at a senior performance level. 

WELCOME FROM THE HEAD OF COLLEGE

 

  

Mrs Nicola Huggett joined the school as Head in September 2018. 

Mrs Huggett says, “Our aim above all is to inspire young people who are willing to learn, ambitious to achieve and keen to get involved. Boys and girls who join College at any age, will leave us as well-rounded young men and women, having fulfilled their true potential and gained a place at a top university of their choice. They will have been prepared for life beyond school and be able to contribute positively to society.

I feel it is a great privilege to live and work within this wonderful community. We warmly welcome you to come and visit us and see why we believe this is a school where your child will truly flourish."


 

WHY CHELTENHAM COLLEGE?
 

The foundation of the first class, modern education our pupils receive is our experience and history as a co-educational independent boarding school.

We build on this foundation with five characteristics that set every pupil’s time at Cheltenham College apart:
 

ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE 

AN ALL-ROUND EMPHASIS 

THE SUPPORT TO SUCCEED 

OUTSTANDING PASTORAL CARE 

COMMUNITY VALUE 

Secondary
Last update: 30 March 2020
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Kings Bournemouth is your local, modern, independent sixth form college. We provide a range of GCSE, A-level and Year 12 transfer courses, with September and January start dates.

Learn more about the opportunities at Kings, meet the Principal and get to know the college.

Next Open Evening date coming soon. 

Please contact us to arrange an individual appointment.

We look forward to meeting you soon and discussing how we could help you to achieve your ambitions.

Tel:         01202 293535

Email:     [email protected]

THE KINGS DIFFERENCE: 7 REASONS TO STUDY AT KINGS

     

 

1. Student-centred ethos

- Highly personalised approach to learning and pastoral development

- Friendly and empowering college community — on a human scale

 

2. Exceptionally small classes and personalised attention

- Just 4 – 10 in a class at GCSE and A-level

- Maximum contact time with subject specialists

 

3. Outstanding exam results

- Outstanding ‘value-added’

- 39% exceeding predictions by 2 or more grades

- 2019 45% A*A at A-level

- A* 75% above national average

- 2019 GCSEs 82% Grades 9 – 4 (A* – C)

 

4. Personalised study plans

- Two-year and one-year intensive programmes

- Flexibility to combine courses e.g. A-levels with GCSE resits

- Resit and Retakes

- EPQ and Trinity Arts Award

 

5. Support and personal development

- Extensive personal tutor and pastoral care team

- Wide range of extra-curricular activities

- Engagement in work experience projects and research

 

6. Leading university destinations

- 86% A-level students with offers from Top 20 universities

- Extensive and individually tailored support for university degree selection and application

- Full UCAS guidance

- Specialist preparation for additional university assessments including: UCAT, BMAT, TSA, LNAT, Personal Statements and Interviews

- Work experience and research opportunities

- Make the most of your talents and achievements whatever your ambitions including: Oxbridge, Medicine, Law, Art and Design; the choice is entirely yours and we will support and guide you every step of the way.

 

7. Global reach and opportunities

- Develop a global outlook for your future

- Assess opportunities for further study in the UK or overseas

- Share ideas and concepts with students from across the globe

EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITIES

  

Kings has an extensive enrichment programme through which students can learn new skills, develop existing hobbies and interests and add to their UCAS applications.

We know that getting into a good univeristy is more than about just good grades.

Activities vary throughout the year, making the most of relevant opportunities, and are detailed in a monthly enrichment calendar. These include:

·       Sport and fitness clubs

·       Creative clubs

·       Academic Clubs

·       Duke of Edinburgh's Award

·       Student Council

·       Model UN

·       Kings Business Enterprise

·       The Kings Community Award

·       National Citizen Service

·       Work Experience and Volunteering

·       Trinity Arts Award

·       Academic visits and weekend excursions

·       Lecture programme and guest speakers
 

Click the link below to view our termly events. 

Secondary
Last update: 30 March 2020
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Kings London is your local, modern, independent sixth form college. We provide a range of GCSE, A-level, Year 12 transfer and Art Foundation programmes, with September and January start dates.

Learn more about the opportunities at Kings, meet the Principal and get to know the college.

You are warmly welcome to contact us to arrange an individual appointment.

We look forward to meeting you soon and discussing how we could help you to achieve your ambitions.

 

Tel:            020 8650 5891

Email:       [email protected]

Website:    www.kings-london.com

THE KINGS DIFFERENCE: 7 REASONS TO STUDY AT KINGS

   

1. Student-centred ethos

- Highly personalised approach to learning and pastoral development

- Friendly and empowering college community — on a human scale

 

2. Exceptionally small classes and personalised attention

- Just 4 – 10 in a class at GCSE and A-level

- Maximum contact time with subject specialists

 

3. Outstanding exam results

- Outstanding ‘value-added’

- 39% exceeding predictions by 2 or more grades

- 2019 45% A*A at A-level

- A* 75% above national average

- 2019 GCSEs 82% Grades 9 – 4 (A* – C)

 

4. Personalised study plans

- Two-year and one-year intensive programmes

- Flexibility to combine courses e.g. A-levels with GCSE resits

- Resit and Retakes

- EPQ and Trinity Arts Award

 

5. Support and personal development

- Extensive personal tutor and pastoral care team

- Wide range of extra-curricular activities

- Engagement in work experience projects and research

 

6. Leading university destinations

- 86% A-level students with offers from Top 20 universities

- Extensive and individually tailored support for university degree selection and application

- Full UCAS guidance

- Specialist preparation for additional university assessments including: UCAT, BMAT, TSA, LNAT, Personal Statements and Interviews

- Work experience and research opportunities

- Make the most of your talents and achievements whatever your ambitions including: Oxbridge, Medicine, Law, Art and Design; the choice is entirely yours and we will support and guide you every step of the way.

 

7. Global reach and opportunities

- Develop a global outlook for your future

- Assess opportunities for further study in the UK or overseas

- Share ideas and concepts with students from across the globe


 

CLUBS AND SOCIETIES

 

Kings has an extensive enrichment programme through which students can learn new skills, develop existing hobbies and interests and add to their UCAS applications.

We know that getting into a good univeristy is more than about just good grades.

Activities vary throughout the year, making the most of relevant opportunities, and are detailed in a monthly enrichment calendar. These include:

·       Sport and fitness clubs
·       Creative clubs
·       Academic Clubs
·       Duke of Edinburgh's Award
·       Student Council
·       Model UN
·       Kings Business Enterprise
·       The Kings Community Award
·       National Citizen Service
·       Work Experience and Volunteering
·       Trinity Arts Award
·       Academic visits and weekend excursions
·       Lecture programme and guest speakers
 

Click the link below to view this month's events. 

Secondary
Last update: 30 March 2020
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THE KINGS DIFFERENCE: 7 REASONS TO STUDY AT KINGS

    

 


 

1. Student-centred ethos

- Highly personalised approach to learning and pastoral development

- Friendly and empowering college community — on a human scale

 

2. Exceptionally small classes and personalised attention

- Just 4 – 10 in a class at GCSE and A-level

- Maximum contact time with subject specialists

 

3. Outstanding exam results

- Outstanding ‘value-added’

- 39% exceeding predictions by 2 or more grades

- 2019 45% A*A at A-level

- A* 75% above national average

- 2019 GCSEs 82% Grades 9 – 4 (A* – C)

 

4. Personalised study plans

- Two-year and one-year intensive programmes

- Flexibility to combine courses e.g. A-levels with GCSE resits

- Resit and Retakes

- EPQ and Trinity Arts Award

 

5. Support and personal development

- Extensive personal tutor and pastoral care team

- Wide range of extra-curricular activities

- Engagement in work experience projects and research

 

6. Leading university destinations

- 86% A-level students with offers from Top 20 universities

- Extensive and individually tailored support for university degree selection and application

- Full UCAS guidance

- Specialist preparation for additional university assessments including: UCAT, BMAT, TSA, LNAT, Personal Statements and Interviews

- Work experience and research opportunities

- Make the most of your talents and achievements whatever your ambitions including: Oxbridge, Medicine, Law, Art and Design; the choice is entirely yours and we will support and guide you every step of the way.

 

7. Global reach and opportunities

- Develop a global outlook for your future

- Assess opportunities for further study in the UK or overseas

- Share ideas and concepts with students from across the globe

RE-THINK SIXTH FORM

   

 

Our college has been purpose-built to provide cutting-edge facilities in an iconic building constructed to exacting environmental standards.

• Spacious, modern classrooms all with interactive learning technology

• Student friendly neighbourhood 

• Dedicated multimedia art studio

• Modern science laboratories

• On-site student cafeteria with large TV

• Library and learning resource centre

• Student zone with TV

 

EXTRA CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES 

Kings has an extensive enrichment programme through which students can learn new skills, develop existing hobbies and interests and add to their UCAS applications. Activities vary throughout the year, making the most of relevant opportunities, and are detailed in a monthly enrichment calendar.

We know that getting into a good univeristy is more than about just good grades.

Out activity calendar changes each month. These include:

·       Sport and fitness clubs
·       Creative clubs
·       Academic Clubs
·       Duke of Edinburgh's Award
·       Student Council
·       Model UN
·       Kings Business Enterprise
·       The Kings Community Award
·       National Citizen Service
·       Work Experience and Volunteering
·       Trinity Arts Award
·       Academic visits and weekend excursions
·       Lecture programme and guest speakers

To view our latest programme and all the opportunties on offer to add to your academic studies, click on the link below. 

BOOK AN INDIVIDUAL CONSULTATION

  


 

Are you looking for opportunities for GCSE, A-level or Art & Design Foundation studies?

Both A-levels and GCSE courses at Kings are defined by a highly intensive, highly personalised structure to ensure effective and efficient learning.

Very small classes are combined with a supportive, friendly college environment to ensure that individual progress, development of subject knowledge and transferable skills are maximised.

Contact us now to learn more about how we could help you achieve your ambitions.

Tel:          01273 443403

Email:      [email protected]

Website:  www.kingsbrighton.com

Secondary
Last update: 30 March 2020
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Kings Oxford – Individual Consultations

Are you looking for opportunities for GCSE, A-level or Art & Design Foundation studies?

Learn more about the opportunities at Kings, meet the Principal and get to know the college.

Contact us now to learn more about how we could help you achieve your ambitions.

Tel:          01865 711829

Email:      [email protected]

Website:   www.kingsoxford.co.uk

THE KINGS DIFFERENCE: 7 REASONS TO STUDY AT KINGS

 

     

The Kings Difference 1. Student-centred ethos
  • Highly personalised approach to learning and pastoral development
  • Friendly and empowering college community — on a human scale
2. Exceptionally small classes and personalised attention
  • Just 4 – 10 in a class at GCSE and A-level
  • Maximum contact time with subject specialists
3. Outstanding exam results
  • Outstanding ‘value-added’
  • 39% exceeding predictions by 2 or more grades
  • 2019 45% A*A at A-level
  • A* 75% above national average
  • 2019 GCSEs 82% Grades 9 – 4 (A* – C)
4. Personalised study plans
  • Two-year and one-year intensive programmes
  • Flexibility to combine courses e.g. A-levels with GCSE resits
  • Resit and Retakes
  • EPQ and Trinity Arts Award
5. Support and personal development
  • Extensive personal tutor and pastoral care team
  • Wide range of extra-curricular activities
  • Engagement in work experience projects and research
6. Leading university destinations
  • 86% A-level students with offers from Top 20 universities
  • Extensive and individually tailored support for university degree selection and application
  • Full UCAS guidance
  • Specialist preparation for additional university assessments including: UCAT, BMAT, TSA, LNAT, Personal Statements and Interviews
  • Work experience and research opportunities
  • Make the most of your talents and achievements whatever your ambitions including: Oxbridge, Medicine, Law, Art and Design; the choice is entirely yours and we will support and guide you every step of the way.
7. Global reach and opportunities
  • Develop a global outlook for your future
  • Assess opportunities for further study in the UK or overseas
  • Share ideas and concepts with students from across the globe

 

BEYOND THE CLASSROOM

 

 

Kings has an extensive enrichment programme through which students can learn new skills, develop existing hobbies and interests and add to their UCAS applications.

We know that getting into a good univeristy is more than about just good grades.

Activities vary throughout the year, making the most of relevant opportunities, and are detailed in a monthly enrichment calendar. These include:

·       Sport and fitness clubs
·       Creative clubs
·       Academic Clubs
·       Duke of Edinburgh's Award
·       Student Council
·       Model UN
·       Kings Business Enterprise
·       The Kings Community Award
·       National Citizen Service
·       Work Experience and Volunteering
·       Trinity Arts Award
·       Academic visits and weekend excursions
·       Lecture programme and guest speakers
 

We post our monthly activities programme on our Facebook page. Click the link below to view this month's events at Kings Oxford.

Primary & Secondary
Last update: 28 March 2020
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READ OUR 'EXCELLENT' INSPECTION REPORT SUMMARY

 

CRANLEIGH – BOARDING SCHOOL OF THE YEAR NOMINATION

 


 

When considering Boarding for your child it is important to ask as many questions as possible. We recognise that moving to boarding is a big decision for a family to make and may be a significant change from prep school life. Please contact us to discuss your family's requirements. Call the School Office on 01483 276377 or email [email protected]

Click here to watch our Boarding video >>
 

EXCELLENT EXAM RESULTS

Year 11 pupils maintained last year’s record GCSE results, with 26% of all grades a 9, and 55% of all grades being 9/8. In addition, 68% of all grades were 9-7 (equivalent to A*-A) and 99% of students gained 5 GCSEs at 9 to 4 grade.

The overall pass rate was 97%, with 50% of pupils achieving 8 or more A*-A (or equivalent). A quarter of the cohort achieved 10 or more A*-A (or equivalent). Grades in some subjects were exceptional, with more than 80% of pupils achieving 9-7 (equivalent to A*/A).

This year is the first which sees the new grading system adopted across almost all subjects. The change from letters to numbers, with more options for the grades, was designed to coincide with the upgrading of GCSEs to make them more rigorous. Although the two marks schema cannot really be compared directly, there are now three number grades corresponding to A*-A, 9,8 and 7, designed to give more differentiation at the top end.

"We are delighted with these results, particularly given that staff and pupils have been working towards significant changes to the exams and the grading schema. We’d like to offer congratulations to all of our Year 11 pupils and to the Common Room who have worked so hard to help them achieve their goals." - Mr David Boggitt, Deputy Head Academic.

A Level Success 

Students achieved an excellent set of A Level results this year, with 80 per cent of grades at A*-B and an overall pass rate of 100 per cent.

Sixth Formers experienced major changes to A Levels in England, with a move away from coursework and modular exams throughout their courses. Yet they scooped 44 per cent of A Level passes in the A*/A category and 80 per cent at A*-B.

"We have been working with some of the most significant reforms in decades, so we’re all delighted with these results, which show just how hard our students and staff have worked. The vast majority of our leaving Sixth Formers have achieved the grades they needed for further studies and we wish them all continued success in the next stage of their academic careers." - Mr David Boggitt, Deputy Head Academic

Bristol Grammar School
Primary & Secondary
Last update: 28 March 2020
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OPEN DAYS

Bristol Grammar School holds regular open mornings, when you can tour the School in the company of current students and chat to staff over refreshments. 

There are also individual tours on offer when you can see the School on a normal working day and find out more about life at BGS. 

Details of upcoming dates and how to book are available on the BGS website. 

WHOLE SCHOOL OPEN MORNING WEDNESDAY 16 MARCH

Our next Whole School Open Morning is on Wednesday 16 March, from 10.00am–12 noon. Come and spend a morning at BGS on a normal school day and see us in action. You will be shown around the School by some of our current students, and have the opportunity to chat to members of staff over refreshments.

Advance booking is not required, but you are welcome to register your intention to attend on the BGS website <<www.bristolgrammarschool.co.uk/events>>. The event will run from 10.00am until 12.00 noon; we recommend you allow at least an hour for your visit, if possible.

If you'd like to visit BGS but this time is not convenient, please contact the Recruitment Office on 0117 933 9885 to arrange your visit.

We look forward to welcoming you to BGS. 

Primary
Last update: 27 March 2020
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Open Mornings

Open Mornings are designed to give you and your child a real sense of a ‘Day in the Life’ at Cumnor House. You will meet our Heads, our Pupils, our admissions team and have a tour of the school itself. We look forward to welcoming you.

Come and see first-hand what makes our school so special!

After your tour, the Headmistress, her Senior Team and other members of staff will be available for questions.

 

Personal Tour

A personal tour will give you the opportunity to meet some of the children, speak to the teachers and get a general feel for school life here. Our Headmistress, Mrs Amanda McShane, at the Girls’ School will be available to answer your questions and to discuss your child’s educational career in greater detail.

We have two private co-educational nurseries on two separate sites. Both Ofsted and ISI say Cumnor House Nursery is “outstanding”. Our team will be delighted to show you round our term time and year round settings. 

To book a place on an open day or a personal tour, please follow the link below.


 

We prepare your daughter for her senior school. See where our girls have moved onto in recent years, often with Scholarships.

In 2017, 50% of those who applied gained Grammar School places.

Primary & Secondary
Last update: 27 March 2020
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You are warmly invited to attend one of our upcoming Open Days. 

There’s Nothing Quite Like Meeting Face-to-Face

Our School is a hive of activity and we would love for you to experience our warm atmosphere, meet with our Headmistress and subject specialist teachers, and talk with our students. It's the perfect way to understand our academic approach, our focus on life and employability skills, and how we develop the growth mindset. In addition, you can experience our strength in teaching STEM, Arts and Business & Enterprise subjects.
 

WHOLE SCHOOL OPEN MORNINGS - 9.30am to 12pm
        

Wednesday 29th April  

Wednesday 20th May  

Wednesday 24th June


MORE INFO >>
 

Personal Tours

If you would like to book a bespoke tour of the school with the Headmistress Mrs Marsden, please contact our School Admissions department. Mrs Murchison who will arrange a suitable time and date convenient to you and your family or click on the link below.

We very much look forward to welcoming you and your family to The Webber Independent School in the near future.

Telephone: 01908 574740

Email: [email protected] 

Click here to book a personal tour.
 

PARENT TESTIMONIALS

 


  

We are a high-performing co-educational independent day school offering a stimulating and well-rounded education. We are delighted to share feedback on our school from current parents: 

“I would like to take this opportunity to commend and congratulate you and your team for working as an extended family with pupils and parents alike. I also value the focus on emotional intelligence and the way that everyone at Webber cares, it gives me great warmth as a parent knowing that Ethan's needs are met emotionally as well as academically.”
Mrs Paula Hosken, Year 8 Parent

“Rosie has never been happier since she joined Webber, and I know that your school and all the fantastic staff and students are the reason for this. She is even considering the idea of staying at school and doing A-levels, something she had never wanted to do, which makes me almost burst with happiness!”
Mrs Stephanie Dearn, Year 11 Parent
  
 

OUR HAPPY PREP, PRE-PREP AND NEW NURSERY

   

 

The Webber Nursery – new for 2020 

Open 51 weeks of the year with opening times of 7:30am - 6:00pm and offering full and half day sessions, The Webber Nursery will deliver educational excellence in a nurturing, vibrant and enriching environment, supporting each child’s growth and development.

The Nursery will be divided into three warm and welcoming, dedicated rooms, allowing children to thrive in small groups with individual attention and a personalised learning journey:

• Little Explorers (6 months to 2 years)

• Little Adventurers (2 to 3 years)

• Little Learners (3 years+)

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Early Years

In Early Years we are confident that your child will experience the best possible introduction to their education. The environment, including the nursery garden, is designed to provide a safe place to explore, experiment, run, jump, sing, splash, paint, dig, play, make friends, have fun and learn. Health and safety and emotional well-being are priorities for our youngest students. Our highly qualified staff carefully plan an exciting range of activities, visits and learning experiences, which combine to ensure our youngsters make excellent progress to launch them successfully on their learning journey.

Watch our Early Years video here.
 

Years 1 and 2 

Year 1 and 2 classes are small and friendly. Students are taught according to their stage of development, regardless of their age, ensuring everyone has the appropriate level of challenge and is able to achieve their best. The curriculum is an exciting blend of the National Curriculum for England and the International Primary Curriculum, enhanced by specialist teaching, in Modern Foreign Languages, Physical Education and Music, and enriching, relevant outside visits. Opportunities are planned to develop confidence and leadership skills and a passion for learning. Students have access to a well-resourced outdoor space for learning and play, their own library and computers.

 

Prep School

Prep students are taught according to their stage of development allowing everyone the opportunity to achieve their very best.

In years 3 and 4 the International Primary Curriculum is woven through the National Curriculum for England, providing a broad and rich experience for our students, enhanced by an exciting range of outside visits and specialist teaching in Physical Education, Music, Computer Science, French and Spanish.

In years 5 and 6 there is an increased focus on academic excellence and links with the senior section are strengthened to ensure a smooth and confident transition into senior school when the time comes.

A great deal of emphasis is placed on emotional health and wellbeing and there are numerous opportunities for students to experience the art of leadership, team building and independent learning in the classroom, the sports field and through a wide range of extra activities.

The pastoral care we provide is extremely successful in helping our young people grow into courteous, sensible and confident individuals.  Alongside which our excellent transition programme provides a seamless journey to the new challenges and experiences of Senior School life.

Prep students are happy to talk about their learning so please arrange to come and see us.

Primary
Last update: 27 March 2020
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NUMBER 11 IN THE PARENT POWER TOP 100 PREP SCHOOLS LIST

 

 

 

Breaside Preparatory School has been ranked 11th among the top 100 UK Prep Schools by The Times newspaper and feature in the accompanying Parent Power: Best UK Schools Guide 2019. The guide is based on exams results and features both independent and state schools.

Staff from Breaside Preparatory school were celebrating their ranking as being the 11th best Independent School in the country.  Executive Principal of Breaside Preparatory School Karen Nicholson said:

“We are very pleased to share with you that we have been placed 11th in the Sunday Times Top 100 Independent Schools list - an absolutely fantastic achievement of which we are incredibly proud!

“It is wonderful to be recognised for all of the hard work that the staff and children put into Breaside to make it the very special place that it is.”

 

 

 

 

 

At our Open Mornings you can discover the opportunities a Breaside education can offer your family.

Our Year 6 pupils take visitors on a tour of the school and afterwards you will have the opportunity to chat with staff over refreshments.  Tours usually last around an hour.  Our Registrar, Lucy Greaves, will be on hand to answer questions about the admissions process and discuss next steps.

Provisional next Open Morning: Wednesday 10th June 2020 (9 am to 12 noon)​
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We look forward to welcoming you.

You can also book a Private Tour by clicking the link below. 

AWARD FOR CHILDCARE EXCELLENCE

 


 

Breaside have been awarded Millie’s Mark. This is a great achievement for the school and we are grateful for all the hard work and commitment from our staff  towards helping us to exceed health & safety and paediatric first aid requirements.

Millie’s Mark is awarded as a special endorsement to childcare providers that go above and beyond the minimum requirements by having 100% of staff trained in paediatric first aid, and also ensuring that everything learned during the course is kept alive and in the forefront of practitioners’ minds so that they are confident, ready and capable.

EXCELLENT RESULTS

 

 

We have an excellent record of places gained to local grammar and independent schools and this year is no exception. Our 11+ results were once again outstanding with some pupils offered academic, creative and sports scholarships. Our impressive Key Stage 2 results are well above the national average. 

100% of pupils gained their first choice at Senior School.

50% of our children received scholarships.

Breaside ranked 16th in the Top 100 Independent Preparatory Schools in England in the Sunday Times. 

Parents are given guidance on the schools that we recommend for their children throughout their time at Breaside and we pride ourselves on getting the children into the right school for them as individuals.

Please see our lists of places offered over the past few years via the Leaver's Destinations link (above). 

Faraday School
Primary
Last update: 26 March 2020
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FARADAY PREP SCHOOL AUTUMN TERM OPEN MORNINGS

Looking for an Independent Primary School place? Come & visit us at our magical location in the heart of the Docklands. You are warmly welcome to join us for a tour and a brief presentation about school life and the curriculum at Faraday on:

Tuesday 5th May, 9:30am

Tuesday 19 May, 9:30am

Tuesday 2 June, 9:30am

For more information about our School and to register for the event, please book online at http://www.faradayschool.co.uk/Admissions/Open-Days/ or call the registrar on 020 8965 7374.

 

 

 

 

Maple Walk School
Primary
Last update: 26 March 2020
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OPEN MORNINGS SPRING TERM 2020

If you would like to visit the school please book onto one of our open events taking place on:

Monday 4 May, 9:30am

Thursday 21 May, 14:00pm

Monday 1 June, 9:30am

This will be an opportunity to have a tour of the school, meet the Head Teacher and to find out about all the exciting activities Maple Walk pupils are involved in.

To book a place please visit the school website www.maplewalkschool.co.uk, call the registrar on 020 8965 7374 or email [email protected]