Torwood House School
Catchment Area, Reviews and Key Information

5 - 11
Other independent school
Not Rated

How Does The School Perform?

Independent Inspection
Full Report - All Reports

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.

Boarding Type
Scholarship Status
Day Fees Per Term
Pupils with SEN support
8, 27-29, Durdham Park

School Description

Torwood House School was established in 1915. It occupies a large grade 2 listed building in Durdham Park in the Redland area of Bristol, together with a further property purchased six years ago in the same road, which now houses pupils from Year 2 to Year 6. The larger property, which can accommodate up to 166 pre-school children houses the baby unit, nursery, the reception year (Year R) and Year 1. There are 77 pupils on roll from Year R to Year 6. Torwood House School is nonselective and non-denominational. It aims “to provide its pupils with a happy, stimulating and caring environment … where they are supported and valued as individuals; where they encounter stimulating and challenging experiences.” It has been in the ownership of the present proprietor since 1996. Summary of main findings Torwood House is a good school which provides pupils with a sound education. There are plenty of opportunities for the pupils to gain in self-confidence and to attain high standards. Good attention is given to care and welfare with a focus on healthy lifestyles and pupils enjoy coming to school. The teachers plan lessons carefully and together with the assistants give pupils good support in their learning. The school is full of pupils’ work on display of which they are justly proud and there is a very friendly atmosphere throughout the two sites. The headteacher is clear about the priorities for school development and leads the school very effectively. What the school does well: • it enables pupils to make good progress and attain standards above the national average by the end of Key Stages 1 and 2; • it provides a very good curriculum which meets the needs of all pupils; • it enables pupils to enjoy their school life; and • it provides parents with a very wide range of information.

Torwood House School Parent Reviews

Average Parent Rating

“Torwood House - an excellent school”

My children are so happy at Torwood. They are enthusiastic about all aspects of their school life. I love the fact that they are in a small class as the teacher has time to get to know them as individuals and concentrate on any areas they are struggling with or excelling in. The results of previous Year 6 leavers are excellent and both my children are progressing really well. It has a really warm atmosphere where everyone appears to look out for one another and nothing is too much trouble for the staff.
Your rating:
Review guidelines
  • Do explain who you are and your relationship to the school e.g. ‘I am a parent…’
  • Do back up your opinion with examples or clear reasons but, remember, it’s your opinion not fact.
  • Don’t use bad or aggressive language.
  • Don't go in to detail about specific staff or pupils. Individual complaints should be directed to the school.
  • Do go to the relevant authority is you have concerns about a serious issue such as bullying, drug abuse or bad management.
Read the full review guidelines and where to find help if you have serious concerns about a school.
We respect your privacy and never share your email address with the reviewed school or any third parties. Please see our T&Cs and Privacy Policy for details of how we treat registered emails with TLC.

News, Photos and Open Days from Torwood House School

We are waiting for this school to upload information. Represent this school?
Register your details to add open days, photos and news.

Do you represent
Torwood House School?

Register to add photos, news and download your Certificate of Excellence 2023/24

*Official school administrator email addresses

(eg [email protected]). Details will be verified.

Questions? Email [email protected]

We're here to help your school to add information for parents.

Thank you for registering your details

A member of the School Guide team will verify your details within 2 working days and provide further detailed instructions for setting up your School Noticeboard.

For any questions please email [email protected]

Torwood House School Catchment Area Map

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.