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Bethany School
Secondary
Last update: 20 January 2020
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Tuesday 8th May - 9am

Open Morning is the best way to see Bethany ‘in action’. With tours of the whole campus led by pupils themselves, there is no better way of getting to know the School.

The morning begins with refreshments and a talk by the Headmaster in the Function Suite, followed by individual tours led by pupils. Tours follow a comprehensive route through our 60 acre campus and present an opportunity to see classes in action, get answers to your questions from the perspective of our pupils, and to talk to the teachers you meet on the way.

At the end of your tour, the Headmaster, Admissions staff and members of the Dyslexia and Learning Support team will be on hand to answer more in-depth questions.

To book a place at our Open Mornings, call the Registrar on 01580 211273.

If you are unable to join us for either of the Open Mornings but would like to visit the School another time, please the Registrar will be pleased to arrange an appointment for you: call 01580 211273 or email [email protected]

OUR SCHOOL

"Education for life, in a changing world"

Our greatest aim is to enable each of our pupils to realise their potential in every area that they study, flourishing in those subjects where their talents shine brightest and carrying with them a genuine love of learning.

We create a challenging and supportive learning environment, and small class sizes are fundamental to our success. We generally have fewer 18 pupils in any class, allowing our teachers to target and develop the abilities of each individual, offering support and guidance as they work through our broad and balanced curriculum together.

Through dynamic and differentiated teaching, we aim to instil in our pupils key skills, both from a learning and a social perspective, that are so vital for exam success and life beyond School.

Bethany’s Learning Support department enjoys an international reputation for its success in giving specialist help to dyslexic pupils within our mainstream school, and the school has been CReSTeD registered since 1994.  In addition, for those pupils who may benefit from it, we also offer English as an Additional Language (EAL) support. 

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​THE INDEPENDENT MOBILITY FOR DISABLED USERS’ STEM PROJECT REACHES THE BIG BANG 2020 FINALS!

Bethany STEM pupils have reached the finals for the Big Bang national competition. Throughout November, over 70 judges from the field of STEM have been reviewing projects and helping to select the winners who will be attending the Finals. Our first ever Year 12 pupils, Ben Scott and Aaron Monk’s STEM project ‘Independent mobility for disabled users’, has been successful and the students have been invited to attend The Big Bang Competition Finals 2020.

The Finals will take place at the NEC in Birmingham on Wednesday 11th and Thursday 12th March 2020. At the Finals, the finalists’ project is judged by leading experts, and the pupils will also take part in exciting STEM activities and possibly come away with a fantastic prize!

The project was an enormous scale of reverse engineering and modification. In this modern world, we take a lot for granted, such as the car or motorbike. People who have lost the ability to walk cannot drive or ride any to go where they want. They would have to use public transport or friends to get around. This makes them less independent. The STEM pupils decided that should change.

“Motorbikes are very close to our hearts, and we know what it feels like not being able to jump on a motorcycle and head off into the sunset. This motorcycle would allow those who have lost the ability to use their legs/ or limited use to get on their bike and ride off into the sunset” remarked Aaron.
Most motorcycles are made with high seating positions which for someone with limited or no use of their legs would be very unreasonable and not realistic to put them on and ride, so with this in mind the pupils set out to build a low, stable bike making it as eco-friendly as possible.

“We also had to bear in mind that the bike would have to be light and have a very low centre of gravity, so we had to get the weight low down. This would help the user with limited or no use of their legs to feel stable on the bike. Moreover, hopefully, the low centre of gravity would give the bike the right amount of natural stability. To help make it safe, we added stabilisers”, said Ben.

The pupils started off using a written off Honda CBF 125, which is very reliable and a stable bike. This motorcycle had been in an accident and was written off, so they bought it for spares and repairs. It took some days to strip the bike down for its engine wheels, suspension and swinging arms as these were the most expensive parts. The bike so far had only cost £250. The team decided that if they made the seat too low, the rider would not feel comfortable on the bike at all, and if too high, they would feel unstable. So, they made a seating height of 40cm, which feels very comfortable.

The STEM finalists learnt and applied the following skills to make the bike: (1) horizontal ban saw, (2) MiG welder, (3) filing, (4) sanding/scotching, (5) priming/painting, (6) fabricating, (7) milling, and (8) lathing. STEM teaches pupils life skills and congratulations to Ben and Aaron for being Bethany’s STEM ambassadors this academic year.

Primary
Last update: 20 January 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.

Cumnor House School for Girls next School Open Evening is Wednesday 25th March

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
Last update: 20 January 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.

Cumnor House School for Boys next Open Day is Saturday 14th March 

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 Tours 

A personal tour will also give you the opportunity to meet some of the children, speak to the teachers and get a general feel for school life here. Mr Daniel Cummings, Head of the Boys’ School, will be available to answer your questions and to discuss your child’s educational career in greater detail. Please click on the link below to book. 

We have three private co-educational nurseries on two separate sites. Both Ofsted and ISI say Cumnor House Nursery is “outstanding”. 

Our Boys’ Reception setting is located at 13 Woodcote Lane at the same premises as the Nursery in Purley.  This wonderful Early Years environment provides the boys with the benefit of a bespoke transitional year and the best possible start to their formal education before they move across to the main boys’ school campus at Pampisford Road when they are five (Year 1).

If you can’t make an open day, you are welcome to book a personal tour during the school year.  Our Heads make themselves available for personal tours each week, please ensure you contact us to confirm our next available date.

OUR STRAIGHT FORWARD ADMISSIONS PROCESS

 


 


The admissions process is simple and designed to give assurance to you and your child that their educational ambitions are our focus too.  There is no catchment area and while many of our children are local, we do have children who travel in from as far as Canary Wharf, East Grinstead and Crawley.

You will be guided every step of the way by our experienced Admissions Team. Children are welcome to join us at any time during the school year and into any year group, if a place is available. Please do not hesitate to contact Admissions on 020 8660 3445 or complete the enquiry form by clicking the link below. 

Primary & Secondary
Last update: 20 January 2020
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Every term we hold a series of open mornings and other events to give you and your child a chance to look around the school, meet the teachers, talk to our Admissions Registrar, and get a taste of what life is like here. To learn more about our school, please attend one of our upcoming Open Days or contact our Admissions Registrar for a Private Tour.

Open Mornings and Taster Days

 

March 2020

Saturday 7th Open Morning - 10 am to 1 pm

Tuesday 17th Open Morning - 9.30 am to 12 noon

Thursday 19th Open Morning - 9.30 am to 12 noon

 

May 2020

Tuesday 5th Open Morning - 9.30 am to 12 noon

Thursday 7th Open Morning - 9.30 am to 12 noon

 

If you would like to visit the school before our next event, please click on the link below to arrange a Private Tour. 

OUR ETHOS

 

 

"We celebrate individuals at Colchester High School – giving each of our boys and girls the education they need to make the most of their personal talents and potential."

 

At Colchester High School we celebrate the individual. Our small class sizes and high-quality teaching are the two key characteristics that the success of our school is built on, allowing us to offer a tailored education to each individual boy and girl in the school.

Working with a small class, a good teacher can get to know each pupil as an individual and identify their strengths and needs. This allows them to know what motivates them and how to best help them progress. Our great teachers are specialists in their subject and this expert teaching in music, French, ICT and PE is accessed by children at every stage of the school, right from nursery.

Our small class sizes and high-quality teaching also allow us to offer strong pastoral care. We know our boys and girls with all of their enthusiasms, fears and dreams. This allows us to support their on a spiritual, moral, social and cultural education in a focused and tailored way, ensuring that they develop the kind of personal qualities our society needs.

OUR HAPPY BOYS AND GIRLS


Parents who visit our school always remark on how happy the children are. It’s no coincidence that we place such an emphasis on providing excellent pastoral care.

Good pastoral care is about making children feel at ease so that they can thrive at school. That means making every child feel valued and cared for, which in turn means knowing them well, having good relationships with their families, and offering them the right support.

Read more about our Pastoral Care here.

 

Primary
Last update: 20 January 2020
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Our next Open Day is on Thursday 5th March 2020

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At Hendon Prep we welcome visits from parents and pupils.  We hold regular Open Mornings where you will get a chance to meet staff and pupils, hear from the Headmaster and experience the atmosphere.

We also offer FREE Stay & Play sessions in our dynamic Pre-School.  Simply register via the link below and we will contact you to arrange a suitable time for you and your child to come and visit.

Advance booking is required, to do so please either complete the form on our website by clicking the link below or call us on 020 8203 7727.

OUR PRE-SCHOOL: A SAFE AND NURTURING ENVIRONMENT

  

  

The main aim of our Pre-School is to provide a setting where the children feel emotionally safe and secure. The environment is friendly, stimulating and nurturing and offers a dynamic time-tabled curriculum which includes; French, ICT, Classics, Tennis, Forest School, Street Dance and Art plus daily lessons in maths, literacy and pre-reading.

Children can join our Pre-School when they are 2 years old and age appropriate Pre-School children are given first consideration for our sought after Reception places.

NOW ENROLLING FOR RECEPTION 2020

 

 

Call 020 8203 7727 to request a Registration Pack or click the link below.
Bristol Grammar School
Primary & Secondary
Last update: 20 January 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 & Secondary
Last update: 18 January 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

Secondary
Last update: 17 January 2020
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OPEN DAYS

Nestled in 11 acres of magnificent grounds, and tucked away from the hustle and bustle of city life is St Clare’s, a unique non-selective, independent school which welcomes boys and girls from three to 18 years old. St Clare’s nurtures happy, confident and inquisitive students.

Small class sizes ensure that your child’s individual talents and strengths are nurtured by the experienced and dedicated staff.

In 2019 40% of A-Level grades were A*-A compared to 25% nationally.  A staggering 91.2% of GCSE grades achieved last summer were Grade 4+ (A*-C).

Situated in the historic village of Newton, on the outskirts of Porthcawl, close to the glorious Heritage Coast, St Clare’s is ideally situated between Cardiff and Swansea with easy access to the M4 and A48 with minibus routes extending from Swansea Sainsbury’s to the west and Llantrisant to the east.

Our next Open Mornng starts at 9:00am on Friday, 28th February. For more information, please contact our friendly Admissions Team on 01656 789966, who will be happy to assist you with any questions you may have. Our Admissions Team are available in the school holidays, as well as term time.

Call us now or visit our website now.

TOP PRIVATE SCHOOL IN SOUTH WALES

GCSE Results

St. Clare’s School celebrated excellent GCSE results! St Clare’s has been delivering the English curriculum for GCSE examinations and not the Welsh which means that St Clare’s students sat the new reformed GCSEs in English Language, English Literature and Maths this summer. The new GCSEs will ensure that students leave school with the knowledge and skills they need to succeed in the 21st century. They cover more challenging content and are designed to match standards in the strongest performing education systems elsewhere in the world.

A-Level Results

St Clare's Sixth Form students celebrated another year of excellent A Level results, with 100% pass rate for the fourth year running and 34% at A* or A grades. Read more here. 

BRAND NEW SIXTH FORM CENTRE FOR 2018

Work on our brand new Sixth Form Centre is currently underway this summer and we can't wait to show you round. With improved technology and state of the art furniture, it's going to be awesome! 

At St Clare's Sixth Form we offer a unique 10 step programme to help students transition from GCSE into a world of more independent learning at A-Level. The programme is designed to help students learn how to make the most of their study time, giving them access to individual learning tools and a wide range of pastoral support to ensure that this crucial two years of study is a great success.

We are justifiably proud of our 100% pass rate at A-Level every year since 2014 and 100% of students went to university including many in the Russell Group (or gap year).

St John's College
Primary & Secondary
Last update: 17 January 2020
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Whole School Open Mornings:
Saturday 21 March 2020, 9.30am - 12.30pm
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.’ 

Faraday School
Primary
Last update: 14 January 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 28 January, 9:30am

Tuesday 11th February, 9:30am

Tuesday 25th February, 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: 14 January 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 mornings taking place on:

Thursday 30 January 14:00pm

Monday 10 February 9:30am

Thursday 27 February 14:00pm

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]

 

Primary
Last update: 13 January 2020
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A NEW INDEPENDENT SCHOOL IN THE HEART OF KENSINGTON


Prince’s Gardens Preparatory School is a new independent school for boys and girls aged 3-11, in the heart of Kensington, opening in September 2020. We have one aim which is to give each pupil an education which enables them to flourish.  By focusing on academic excellence, character development and the nurturing of a global perspective, we equip children for all the challenges that life can offer. We want to foster a love of learning within each child, for them to be curious and ambitious so that they leave us confident and excited about the future. Prepared. For everything.

Everything we do is aimed at fostering a belief in oneself and in others, a commitment to doing our best and collaborating with other people to help them do theirs. By emphasising the importance of personal integrity, hard work, being kind and showing respect, we inspire our pupils to make a difference throughout their lives.

After a happy home, the most important experience you can give your child is the best possible education. At Prince’s Gardens Preparatory School, that’s exactly what they’ll enjoy. From Pre-Prep to Prep, every pupil is encouraged to discover the very best of themselves; in the classroom, on the sports fields, in the library, in the pool, on stage, in the science labs and in the garden.

Innovative teaching, superb facilities and a broad, exciting curriculum will help them to thrive; preparing them for anything and everything.

SPECIALIST TEACHING

 

 

We have specialist teaching in music, PE and French from nursery as well as in drama and science further up the school. In our top two years, the children are encouraged to develop their organisational skills by moving round the school and going to specialist classrooms in science, English and maths. This is just one of the many ways in which we prepare them for senior school life.

Children will be rigorously prepared for the 11+ entrance exams to top senior day and boarding schools in London and beyond. This will be done in a carefully planned and measured way to ensure that the children are also able to enjoy all that their school life has to offer.

HEAD START: SUPERB FACILITIES AT PRINCE'S GARDENS PREP

Facilities will range from a hall, just for the younger pupils, to generously proportioned classrooms where the two nursery and three reception classes can access their own, purpose-built terrace – a perfect outdoor learning space. Beyond that is the school’s two-acre garden – a paradise that is enclosed, hidden and completely unexpected.

Of course, there are the green spaces of Hyde Park, just a few minutes away, where nursery and reception classes will spend two hours each week.

Children in early years will do everything from launching model boats to explore floating and sinking, gather sticks and leaves, make sequences out of pine cones and learn how to work collaboratively – or develop independent learning skills.

Primary & Secondary
Last update: 11 January 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 22nd January          

Wednesday 26th February        

Wednesday 25th March             

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 AND PRE-PREP

   



 

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.

Bathwick St Mary Church of England Primary School
Primary
Last update: 09 January 2020
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OUR WONDERFUL LIBRARY

   

 

The library is a lovely and very popular place. Over the past few years, it has had a complete facelift and now includes a beautiful book tree decorated with leaves created by the children, a comfy corner and lots of popular new books. The latest addition is Junior Librarian, a school library system which allows books to be browsed, issued and reviewed digitally. 

NEWSLETTER & ADMISSIONS

 

 

Bathwick St Mary Church of England Primary School is a Voluntary Aided School and as such the Governing Body is the Admissions Authority.

Our Admission Policy has been written in accordance with our school’s vision and values and all other school policies which impact across all curriculum areas. The policy complies with The School Admissions Code, a statuary code which is designed to ensure a fair and straightforward admissions system that promotes equity and fair access for all.

The admission number for the Reception Class and Years 1 and 2 is 30. The admission limit for every other year group is 34.

Every application is considered against the admission limit for the year group concerned. If there are more applications than places available, applications are ranked against the oversubscription criteria as set out in the Admissions Policy.

The parishes of St. Mary the Virgin and St. John the Baptist together form the Bathwick parishes. View more admissions information including our Parish Boundaries Map here.

PROUD TO BE A CHURCH OF ENGLAND SCHOOL

  

 

We were delighted to receive Outstanding in our most recent SIAMS inspection (National Society Statutory Inspection of Anglican and Methodist Schools Report). At Bathwick St. Mary School we expect everyone to love their neighbour as Jesus loves us and we keep the Commitment to Care at the heart of our policies. The report said: 

• The distinctiveness and effectiveness of Bathwick St Mary as a Church of England school are outstanding

• A strong emphasis on explicit Christian values and the development of a personal spirituality make a significant impact on the children’s learning and personal development.

• There are clear links between the school’s core Christian values, collective worship, religious education and the whole curriculum.

• The commitment from the leadership and management, including governors, ensures that the school is continually reviewing and developing its Christian vision.
 

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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: 8 REASONS TO STUDY AT KINGS

 

 

      
1. Student-centred ethos

Highly personalised approach to learning and pastoral development. A Friendly and empowering college community — on a human scale.
 

2. Exceptionally small classes and individual attention

Just 4 – 10 in a class at GCSE and A-level. Maximum contact time with subject specialists
 

3. Outstanding examination results

Consistently in the top 10% of schools in England.

Kings 2018 A-level results:

A* pass rate 75% above the national average

A*A pass rate 38% above the national average

39% exceeded predictions by two or more grades

Kings 2018 GCSE results include:

81% A* – B (9 – 6)

86% A* – C (9 – 4)

48% Grades 9 – 7 in Maths
 

4. Support and personal development

Extensive personal tutor and pastoral care team. Engagement in work experience projects and research and development of a wide range of transferable skills through a varied programme of Total Learning. Plus access to first-class resources on tips on topics including choosing the best A level for you and introductions to careers in art and design. Click here for more news and information from Kings Oxford. 

5. Leading university destinations

Full UCAS guidance. Extensive and individually tailored support for university degree selection and application. Specialist preparation for additional university assessments: UKCAT, BMAT, TSA, LNAT, Personal Statements and Interviews.
 

6. Global Perspective 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.
 

7. Experienced academic and pastoral team

Kings Bournemouth is a modern independent college with highly experienced and professional staff and academic and pastoral leadership team. Between them, they have well over 100 years' experience of providing academic and personal support to young people at the most important time of their lives. 
 

8. History of success

Kings has been at the forefront of educational success since 1957, when the first college was opened in Bournemouth. Kings Bournemouth is one of our four leading independent colleges in the UK, our others being Kings Brighton, Kings Bournemouth and Kings London.

 

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.