Sycamore Hall Preparatory School
Catchment Area, Reviews and Key Information

Primary
PUPILS
29
AGES
2 - 11
GENDER
Mixed
TYPE
Other independent school
SCHOOL GUIDE RATING
Not Rated

How Does The School Perform?

4 1 1 2 3 4
NATIONAL AVG. 2.08
Ofsted report
(5/11/19)
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PREP

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1 Hall Flat Lane
Balby
Doncaster
DN4 8PT
01302856800

School Description

Sycamore Hall is a nurturing and caring school. The atmosphere is calm and harmonious. Relationships between staff and pupils are based on respect. Pupils learn about and value differences between people, and they are kind to each other. Leaders have high expectations and ambitions for pupils. They ensure that every pupil knows the basics of reading, writing and mathematics well. As a result, pupils achieve well in these subjects. However, the overall quality of education the school provides is not yet good. Pupils behave well and enjoy coming to school. They say that they feel safe and know that teachers are there for them if they need help. Bullying is rare. When bullying does happen, staff act quickly to sort it out. Parents are hugely supportive and have lots of good things to say about the school. They believe it provides a safe place, where children enjoy learning and achieve well. One parent said, ‘School is like a family, and students learn in a happy homely environment.’ However, leaders know safeguarding policy and staff training need to be brought up to date with the latest requirements. Leaders have not ensured that all of the independent school standards have been met.

Sycamore Hall Preparatory School Parent Reviews



Average Parent Rating


“Best choice”


It was the best choice I ever made to send my child to Sycamore Hall. Small classes, individual education programs to meet the needs of the children. My son has made amazing progress academically, socially and emotionally, and is a wonderfully rounded young man. The teachers are truly wonderful, professional, knowledgeable and caring, always going over, above and beyond to support the children and their families. If you are looking for a fantastic all round prep school, Sycamore Hall is certainly my first choice and I cannot recommend them highly enough.
100% Parents Recommend This School
Strongly Agree 87% Agree 13% Disagree 0% Strongly Disagree 0% Don't Know 0% {"strongly_agree"=>87, "agree"=>13, "disagree"=>0, "strongly_disagree"=>0, "dont_know"=>0} Figures based on 15 responses up to 06-11-2019
Strongly Agree 87% Agree 13% Disagree 0% Strongly Disagree 0% Don't Know 0% {"strongly_agree"=>87, "agree"=>13, "disagree"=>0, "strongly_disagree"=>0, "dont_know"=>0} Figures based on 15 responses up to 06-11-2019
Strongly Agree 100% Agree 0% Disagree 0% Strongly Disagree 0% Don't Know 0% {"strongly_agree"=>100, "agree"=>0, "disagree"=>0, "strongly_disagree"=>0, "dont_know"=>0} Figures based on 15 responses up to 06-11-2019
My Child Has Not Been Bullied 80% Strongly Agree 13% Agree 0% Disagree 0% Strongly Disagree 0% Don't Know 7% {"my_child_has_not_been_bullied"=>80, "strongly_agree"=>13, "agree"=>0, "disagree"=>0, "strongly_disagree"=>0, "dont_know"=>7} Figures based on 15 responses up to 06-11-2019
Strongly Agree 60% Agree 33% Disagree 7% Strongly Disagree 0% Don't Know 0% {"strongly_agree"=>60, "agree"=>33, "disagree"=>7, "strongly_disagree"=>0, "dont_know"=>0} Figures based on 15 responses up to 06-11-2019
I Have Not Raised Any Concerns 20% Strongly Agree 67% Agree 13% Disagree 0% Strongly Disagree 0% Don't Know 0% {"i_have_not_raised_any_concerns"=>20, "strongly_agree"=>67, "agree"=>13, "disagree"=>0, "strongly_disagree"=>0, "dont_know"=>0} Figures based on 15 responses up to 06-11-2019
Strongly Agree 0% Agree 0% Disagree 0% Strongly Disagree 0% Don't Know 0% {"strongly_agree"=>0, "agree"=>0, "disagree"=>0, "strongly_disagree"=>0, "dont_know"=>0} Figures based on 10 responses up to 06-11-2019
Strongly Agree 80% Agree 20% Disagree 0% Strongly Disagree 0% Don't Know 0% {"strongly_agree"=>80, "agree"=>20, "disagree"=>0, "strongly_disagree"=>0, "dont_know"=>0} Figures based on 15 responses up to 06-11-2019
Strongly Agree 93% Agree 7% Disagree 0% Strongly Disagree 0% Don't Know 0% {"strongly_agree"=>93, "agree"=>7, "disagree"=>0, "strongly_disagree"=>0, "dont_know"=>0} Figures based on 15 responses up to 06-11-2019
Strongly Agree 73% Agree 27% Disagree 0% Strongly Disagree 0% Don't Know 0% {"strongly_agree"=>73, "agree"=>27, "disagree"=>0, "strongly_disagree"=>0, "dont_know"=>0} Figures based on 15 responses up to 06-11-2019
Strongly Agree 73% Agree 27% Disagree 0% Strongly Disagree 0% Don't Know 0% {"strongly_agree"=>73, "agree"=>27, "disagree"=>0, "strongly_disagree"=>0, "dont_know"=>0} Figures based on 15 responses up to 06-11-2019
Strongly Agree 60% Agree 40% Disagree 0% Strongly Disagree 0% Don't Know 0% {"strongly_agree"=>60, "agree"=>40, "disagree"=>0, "strongly_disagree"=>0, "dont_know"=>0} Figures based on 15 responses up to 06-11-2019
Strongly Agree 67% Agree 33% Disagree 0% Strongly Disagree 0% Don't Know 0% {"strongly_agree"=>67, "agree"=>33, "disagree"=>0, "strongly_disagree"=>0, "dont_know"=>0} Figures based on 15 responses up to 06-11-2019
Yes 100% No 0% {"yes"=>100, "no"=>0} Figures based on 15 responses up to 06-11-2019

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