Independent preparatory schools do not have to follow the National Curriculum or submit test results to the Department for Education so there is no individual school performance data or star rating.
Visit the school's website to learn more about their unique curriculum, policies on testing and common leaver
destinations (a good indicator of pupil progress). See our About page for information on Choosing A Prep School.
Pupils are proud of their school. They say it is like being part of a family. Staff warmly greet pupils as they arrive each morning. They make everyone feel welcome as members of the school community. Leaders set high expectations for pupils’ learning. They continue to refine and improve the curriculum so that pupils can achieve well in all subjects. The school has a strong tradition in sports and the performing arts. Pupils excel in learning a musical instrument, competing in sporting fixtures and taking part in school productions. Pupils get along well in lessons and at social times. They enjoy the various breaktime activities, from climbing on the castle to fitness challenges. Older pupils take on roles of responsibility to ensure that no one is left out. Pupils are adamant that there is no bullying. They are sure that adults will sort out any worries without delay. This is a happy and safe place for pupils to be. Leaders emphasise the importance of developing pupils’ character. Pupils are keen to take on the weekly ‘Avondale Way’ challenges, such as holding doors open for adults and each other. This contributes to a sense of teamwork and responsibility.
This school is independently managed and its admission criteria may be selective. There is no set catchment area as pupils are admitted from a wide variety of postcodes and, in the case of boarding schools, from outside the UK. Contact the school directly or visit their website for more information on Admissions Policy and Procedures.
2015 GCSE RESULTSImportant information for parents
Due to number of reforms to GSCE reporting introduced by the government in 2014, such as the exclusion of iGCSE examination results, the official school performance data may not accurately report a school’s full results. For more information, please see About and refer to the section, ‘Why does a school show 0% on its GSCE data dial? In many affected cases, the Average Point Score will also display LOW SCORE as points for iGCSEs and resits are not included.
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