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Primary & Secondary
Last update: 29 February 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 25th March             

Wednesday 29th April  

Wednesday 20th May  

Wednesday 24th June


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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+)

Download our Webber Nursery Booklet >>
 


 

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 & Secondary
Last update: 29 February 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

Bethany School
Secondary
Last update: 29 February 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.

Bristol Grammar School
Primary & Secondary
Last update: 29 February 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. 

Faraday School
Primary
Last update: 26 February 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:

Wednesday 4 March, 9:30am

Tuesday 10th March, 9:30am

Tuesday 24th March, 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.

 

 

 

 

Secondary
Last update: 26 February 2020
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Parents are welcome to visit us on Parent Information Mornings on their own, or with their daughter on Pupil Information Mornings. The latter event is aimed more specifically at the pupils, but parents attend with their daughter.

The mornings start promptly with a talk from the Head at 9.30 am and finish by 12pm.

Parent Information Events at William Perkins School
 

Monday 9 March 2020

Friday 24 April 2020

No Booking Required
 

Meet the Head
Individual meetings with the Head plus a tour can be arranged by appointment.
 

Taster Days
Find out more about our Taster Days here.
 

Year 11 Into Sixth Form Evening
The Year 11 into Sixth Form Evening takes place in mid September and is an opportunity to find out more about our subject choices and bespoke Sixth Form programme. No booking required.

Please email for more information: [email protected] or click on the link below. 

FANTASTIC RESULTS AT GSCE AND A LEVEL

 


 

Although we believe that education isn't just about good exam results or grades, our examination results at GCSE and A Level are continuously at a high level and reflect the hard work and effort our students put into their studies.

 

GCSE 2019:

|| 25% of grades 9 || 52% grades 9-8 ||
|| 5% of students gained 9+ straight Grade 9s ||
|| 33% students gained all Grades 9-7 ||

A Levels 2019:

|| 100% pass ||
|| 88% of grades A*-B || 52% of grades A*-A ||
|| 30% of students gained all A* & A grades ||
|| 70% of students gained three A*-B grades ||

 

“As this is the first year based entirely on the new numerical grades, we weren’t entirely sure what to expect, so we are over the moon with these results – they certainly stand out in the history of the school. So our congratulations go to this year group, as well as to their parents and our marvellous staff for all the support and hard work that has gone into producing this amazing statistics.”

SIR WILLIAM PERKINS AIMS ARE TO:

 

* Inspire excellence in academic standar * Give the student the confidence to enjoy learning, the resilience to learn from mistakes and to cultivate good habits of work * Help each student: - develop fully as an individual with integrity - refine creative and practical skills - gain the qualifications they need to embark on, and succeed in, their chosen career - think independently - be a confident, responsible and unselfish member of the community.
Halliford School
Secondary
Last update: 25 February 2020
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VISITING HALLIFORD

 

We are delighted to invite you to experience Halliford School at one of our forthcoming Open Events and Visitor Mornings:

Open Morning
Saturday 29th February 2020 tours from 9.30am – 11.30am
Headmaster’s presentation at 11.30am

Visitor Mornings
Thursday 19th March 2020 tours at 9.30am and 11.30am
Thursday 7th May 2020 tours at 9.30am and 11.30am

 

See below for more details on the events and to book. 

You are also most welcome to book a personal visit at any time during the academic year. Please contact our Registrar, Mrs Fran Clatworthy on 01932 234921 or email [email protected]

 

 

Visitor Mornings 

Visitor Mornings take place throughout the year in November, March and May. They provide prospective families with the opportunity to look around the school during a normal school day and to meet members of staff and current pupils.

Your visit will begin with refreshments and a presentation from the Headmaster, Mr James Davies, which is followed by a student-led tour of the School. The visit will conclude with the opportunity to talk informally with the Headmaster, Registrar and other staff. Visitor Mornings take up to 1.5 hours.

A WARM WELCOME FROM HEADMASTER JAMES DAVIES

 

 

A very warm welcome to Halliford School. Halliford is a school based on strong family values where we know and respect every student as an individual. We encourage and support Hallifordians to flourish and become the best version of themselves that they can possibly be.

We aim for excellence by being academically ambitious but at the same time academically sensitive. We inspire Hallifordians within a community that is founded on high quality teaching and learning, outstanding pastoral care and first class sporting, cultural and extra-curricular opportunities. Read more >>

OUR ETHOS

 


  

Our Welcome to Halliford; a warm-hearted School based on strong family values where we are proud to know and be respectful of every student as an individual. We encourage and support Hallifordians to flourish and become the best version of themselves that they can possibly be.
We aim for excellence by being academically ambitious but at the same time academically sensitive. We inspire Hallifordians within a community that is founded on high quality teaching and learning, outstanding pastoral care and first class sporting, cultural and extra-curricular opportunities.
As young Hallifordians we recognise that a child’s potential could lie anywhere - so we ensure that every student is exposed to a vast array of opportunities and experiences. We then pride ourselves on identifying and honing their strengths to make the most of their natural abilities, while working hard with them to develop any areas that might need further improvement.  We are able to offer small class sizes which enable personalised teaching and learning strategies suitable for our boys. Our co-educational Sixth Form then provides all our students with the skills to excel in a more independent environment as they prepare to continue their educational journey beyond the Halliford community. 

St Joseph's College
Primary & Secondary
Last update: 25 February 2020
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NEW NATIONAL AWARD FOR WELLBEING

 

 

Following on from winning Independent School of the Year at the hotly contested TES Independent School Awards, St Joseph's is delighted to be shortlisted for the 2019 awards in the 'Wellbeing initiative of the Year' category. 

This award highlights "an impressive initiative to improve mental health".  Read more here

Head Andrew Colpus said: “We are delighted to be shortlisted once again for these prestigious awards. The wellbeing of our pupils is of paramount importance at St Joseph’s College and we are very pleased to be recognised as a leader amongst independent schools in this category.”

WHY SEND YOUR CHILD TO A FAITH SCHOOL?

 

Andrew Colpus, Headmaster, recently answered this question on the St Joseph's College Blog.

"Choosing a school for your child, whether primary or secondary, can be a minefield. Considering factors such as academic results, wider social and moral education, ethics, school reputation, class sizes, peers, facilities – the list is endless and mind boggling.

However, it can be argued that the most important thing is the environment that your child will be in. This is the heart of a school, the hub from which all other aspects radiate. Faith schools undoubtedly have a strong basis for this environment, an ethos that stems from the religious establishment. Read the full story here >>

     

 

 

Our next Early Years Open Mornings and Senior Open Mornings are:

Monday 16 March

Tuesday 5 May

Tuesday 9 June

Senior School events are for pupils joining the school at Year 7 or above. They start with a tour of the school followed by an address by the Headmaster, and the opportunity to talk to key members of staff. 

Early Years Open Mornings (9.30am - 11.00am) ) are for parents interested in our Early Years Centre, for children from the age of 3. These are informal occasions and all family members are welcome to accompany you.

Please contact the Admissions department on 0118 984 6909 or email [email protected] for more information on registration lists.

Secondary
Last update: 25 February 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: 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 Bournemouth. 

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 London and Kings Oxford.

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: 25 February 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: 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.

Secondary
Last update: 25 February 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: 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. 
 

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 Oxford.


 

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
 

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Secondary
Last update: 25 February 2020
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Our upcoming Open Events are as follows:

Westwood Open Morning (Years 7 and 8): Saturday 20th June 10.00am – 12.00pm

Senior Open Morning (All Years):  Saturday 3 October 9.00am – 12.00pm (With tours of Kingswood Prep School if required)

 

Prep School Events:

KPS (YR Group Focus) Open Morning: Thursday 12th March 9.00am – 11.00am

KPS School Open Morning: Thursday 1 October 10.00am – 12.00pm

 

We are delighted to welcome families on personal visits, ideally during term time and on a working day, as this is the best time to see the school community operating normally. As well as organising a meeting with the Headmaster or a member of the Senior Management Team, the Admissions team will also arrange a tour with one of our pupils. This will include a visit to one of our boarding houses and a chance to talk about entrance procedures with the Head of Admissions. Visits normally take place between 9.00am and 2.30pm and last around two hours.  

To book a visit please fill out the form below or contact Senara Derrick via [email protected] or click on the link below. 

NURSERY AND PRE-SCHOOL

 

‘The Garden At Kingswood’ opened in September 2018 and is open for 50 weeks of the year welcoming children from 9 months.  The Pre-School will give our younger children a space to make the most of their first steps in a school-based environment which will aim to stimulate these young minds at a stage when they are so open to learning new skills. Our children will have access to Science, ICT, PE, Music, languages, yoga, swimming and outdoor education.

Come and explore all of what Kingswood has to offer your child.

FACTS ABOUT OUR SCHOOL

 

 

 

• 90% of our Sixth Form students gain entry to their preferred choice of University

• 11% of the School Roll is made up of students from overseas

• The average class size for pupils in Years 7-11 is 18

• The average Sixth Form class size is 10 pupils per class

• We fully support and guide students with their University applications and work experience, including one-to-one tutorials on writing their Personal Statements

• Activity programmes provide important foundations for the development of character and personality in young people. The value and benefit of these experiences cannot be achieved by classroom teaching alone

• The City of Bath not only offers a culturally rich and stimulating experience; it is also a very safe and secure environment for international pupils to live in. isit the Kingswood website

 


 

NEW KINGSWOOD PRINCIPAL APPOINTED FOR SEPTEMBER 2020



Kingswood School has announced that the Governing Body have appointed Mr Andrew Gordon-Brown to succeed Simon Morris as Principal of the Kingswood Foundation and Head of the Senior School from September 2020.

Andrew Gordon-Brown is currently Head of Truro School, which is a member of the Methodist Independent Schools Trust and therefore shares the ethos and values which are central to the success of Kingswood.  Educated at Hyde Park High School in Johannesburg, South Africa, Andrew was awarded a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Cape Town before joining Deloitte & Touche in Johannesburg and qualifying as a Chartered Accountant.  He rowed for South Africa in the 1992 Olympics and then studied at Oxford University, gaining a Diploma in Social Studies and a MSc in Agricultural Economics as well as a rowing Blue.  He rejoined Deloittes for a period before moving to the UK, spending six years working in the City, before switching careers to teaching. 

Married with three children, Andrew is both a sportsman and a music lover. He is a founding trustee of a charity which provides teachers who deliver much of the music in the state education sector in Cornwall.

Kingswood Preparatory School
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Last update: 25 February 2020
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KINGSWOOD SCHOOL OPEN MORNING & TASTER DAYS

Open Mornings will provide prospective pupils and their families with the opportunity to find out more about life at the Prep and Senior School.
 

Our upcoming Open Events are as follows:

Westwood Open Morning: Saturday 20th June 10.00am – 12.00pm

Senior Open Morning:  Saturday 3 October 9.00am – 12.00pm (With tours of Kingswood Prep School if required)

 

Prep School Events:

KPS (YR Group Focus) Open Morning: Thursday 12th March 9.00am – 11.00am

KPS School Open Morning: Thursday 1 October 10.00am – 12.00pm

Primary & Secondary
Last update: 25 February 2020
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Our next Whole School Open Day is on Friday 6th March 9:30am onwards  

Open Days at Sherfield School are designed to let you experience our school ethos and warm, family-friendly atmosphere.

Meet the Headmaster and Senior Leadership Team, staff and pupils and take a walk around our beautiful school and facilities on a pupil guided tour. It's the perfect way to see our academic approach in action and how we develop a growth mindset.

To get a feel for everything happening at the school day-to-day, please like and follow our Facebook page and search our hashtag #SherfieldStories in advance of your visit. 

If you would like to view the school but couldn't attend our recent Open Day please contact [email protected] to arrange a private tour

  Scholarships

Throughout every year Sherfield School offers Academic, Creative, Performing Arts and Sporting Scholarships offering talented children the opportunity to contribute to, flourish and benefit from the ethos and life at the school.

If you would like to register for a Scholarship Day please click on the link below.

 

MISSION AND AIMS

 

      

Our motto at Sherfield School is ad vitam paramus – 'we prepare for life'. This sums up our aim for our school community. Our mission is to educate reliable, honest and responsible young people who are reflective, engaged and dynamic and ready for the challenges of modern life.

We help our students to develop not only their gifts, but also their character, teaching them to work both individually and collaboratively. Our pupils learn to respect one another, contribute to the life of the school and celebrate their successes together.

Our core values:
  

- Learning through Innovation

- Pursuing Excellence

- Global Citizenship

- Growing by Learning

 

 

 

GCSE Results 2018

Despite the newly reformed qualification system, with reduced coursework and increased academic rigour, 13% of the school’s results were at the top grade of 9 (equivalent to A** in the old GCSE grading system) compared with the national figure of 4%. Overall pupils achieved a 96% pass rate which is 30% above the national figure (source: bbc.co.uk). Of particular note were:

100% pass rate in Mathematics

96% pass rate in English

 

A Level Results 2018

Sherfield School celebrated another year of A Levels with notable success in Further Maths where candidates celebrated 100% A*-C; Spanish and PE. In Psychology and German we saw 100% A* - A. We are delighted with the results, especially considering it is the second year of reformed A Level examinations. National figures are down compared to last year so our results are even more pleasing.

Primary
Last update: 24 February 2020
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MESSY PLAY AT LITTLE GEMS

Join us for an afternoon of fun activities for children aged 2 to 4 years old.

Make your own creative art, dig out some bugs in slimy spaghetti, build the sand castle of your dreams or just have fun in our adventure playground, there's something for everyone!

Parents are warmly encouraged to stay, meet fellow local parents or maybe even join in with some of the creative games on offer...

Our Messy Play Group takes place every Friday during term time between 14:00 and 15:00. There is no charge for these events but spaces are limited so If you would like to attend please give us a call on 0161 620 6570 or email [email protected]