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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.
Sixth Form Open Evening
Monday 23 September, 6:30pm - 9pm
Kingswood Prep School Open Morning
Thursday 26 September, 10am - 12pm
Kingswood Senior School Open Morning
Saturday 28 September, 9am - 12pm
Sixth Form Open Evening
Monday 23 September, 6:30pm - 9pm
Kingswood Prep School Open Morning
Thursday 26 September, 10am - 12pm
Kingswood Senior School Open Morning
Saturday 28 September, 9am - 12pm
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.
‘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.
• 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.
Cranleigh's 1st VII scooped an historic victory as they lifted the Rosslyn Park Sevens Cup this year, beating off top playing rugby schools from England, Scotland and Wales in the world's largest rugby tournament.
The team won all four of their games on the first day and proceeded to beat off the likes of Wellington and Millfield on the second day of the competition before a convincing finish against Harrow to lift the Cup.
"We're a small numbered school compared to some of the competition and we only get to play rugby for one term so we're all delighted for the boys as they've worked really hard for this," said Cranleigh's Director of Rugby, Andy Houston.
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
Whole School Open Morning (Nursery - Sixth Form)
Our open events give you the chance to look around, meet staff and pupils and get a real feel for Badminton. You are warmly welcome to come and see what makes Badminton different.
We are very happy to arrange an individual visit for you and your daughter, and girls can also come for taster days. We know that sometimes it isn’t possible to visit in person.
If you can’t get to us, please do contact us to talk by phone or Skype. We’re always happy to answer questions and send information that you might find useful.
Please contact the Admissions Team to book your place:
t: 0117 905 5271
Book directly online here or click on the link below.
Our Sixth Form’s strength comes from its size and from our university-style teaching methods. The sheer range of subject combinations and interests that girls pursue makes the Sixth Form exciting and its size means that everyone knows each other well.
There is a good influx of new Sixth Formers into the Lower Sixth alongside those who have joined the School in earlier years, and this, together with a mix of Day Girls and Boarders (with flexi-boarding available too) mean that there is no one model of Sixth Former at Badminton.
From Anthropology to Filmmaking, Neuroscience to International Development, Aeronautical Engineering to Global Sustainable Development: Badminton girls go on to do anything and everything at some of the most prestigious universities in the world. We have a strong success rate for applications to Oxford and Cambridge. Read more here.
Bristol has its share of very good schools, and we know that choosing somewhere for your daughter isn’t easy.
So what’s different about Badminton?
Our history, our unusual ethos of teaching and learning and our careful balance of intellectual firepower with courtesy and support all set us apart. There is an important place in the world for strong female communities, and Badminton is one of these. We have excellent facilities and some of the best boarding and pastoral care provision of any school. Girls at Badminton come from all over the globe and know that they can try anything, study anything, do anything, and they do. No one here is judged on superficialities, and Badminton girls rightly learn that their future can be anything they want it to be.
We warmly welcome prospective parents to come along to our termly Open Mornings to see for yourself what a special little school Polam is during a normal school day. No gimmicks or special events laid on – just excellent teaching, happy, engaged children and parents who are happy to chat about their child’s experience of Polam.
Our Next Open Event:
New Open Day dates coming soon. Please book a private tour.
Book a Private Tour
Arrange to visit Polam for a personal tour, at a time that suits you, to meet the Headteacher, discuss your requirements and experience the atmosphere of a typical working day.
"Every day is filled with learning adventures"
With music, languages, drama, swimming and sport all introduced in small groups from an early age, our curriculum goes way beyond national expectations. The majority of our children progress to the local Harpur Trust schools, but destination schools also include other Cognita Schools as well as a number of State Middle Schools in Bedfordshire.
Children may join our Nursery from the age of 12 months until 4 years. The baby and toddler rooms, Acorns & Catkins (12 months to 2 years) and Saplings (2 to 3 years), provide the perfect environment in which to gently prepare your child for life in the School and our small classes ensure that he or she receives personal attention at all times. Our well-equipped and comfortable Nursery is a fully integrated part of the School, giving your child the opportunity to benefit from the extensive range of facilities and specialist teaching which includes modern languages, music, PE and swimming (from 3 years). We also have visiting teachers join us weekly to teach Creative Dance and Yoga.
Staff and pupils at St Margaret's are celebrating their latest inspection report after inspectors declared its education standards excellent.
The Independent Schools Inspectorate, the Ofsted equivalent for independent schools, graded the school excellent for the quality of both the children’s academic and other achievements, as well as the quality of their personal development.
Headmistress Karen Cordon (pictured below with pupils) said: ‘I am absolutely thrilled that St Margaret’s has been graded ‘excellent’ across the board. We could not be more pleased with the way the inspection team captured the ethos of the school and in particular the essence and the spirit of the children.
Come and explore what children love about St Margaret's at one of our Open Mornings.
We hold Open Mornings twice a year in March and October. The Mornings are for prospective families interested in learning more about St Margaret's and offer an opportunity to see the school on a normal working day, to meet current pupils and to talk to both teachers and other interested parents. Our next open day is on:10th October 2019
If you are not able to come to our Open Morning, individual visits can also be arranged during term time. To make an appointment, please click on the link below or contact:
Mrs Simone Hughes, Marketing & Admissions Manager
The right environment
Your child will learn in a safe, nurturing environment. 30 acres of campus and offsite facilities mean there’s space to explore, learn, play, let off steam, relax, think and grow.
Facilities and opportunities to develop potential
Wherever your child’s strengths and interests lie, we have the facilities to support them.
A tailored learning programme
Teaching throughout the school is tailored to meet the needs of the individual child. Children are encouraged to reflect and evaluate their own learning and with support identify their next steps.
Zest and vitality
Your child will join a school with real spirit and energy, which lives each day to the full.
Foundations for life
Of course you want your children to be happy, alongside giving them the best possible start in life. St Margaret’s is a place where friendships and special memories are created and where a love of learning is established.
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.”
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 Open Days:
Thursday 3 October - Senior Open Evening
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.
Friday, 4th October 10.00am – 12.30pm
Saturday, 5th October 2019 10.00am - 12.30pm
This is an opportunity to see the school in full swing and chat to teachers about life in our school. The older pupils will show you around and you will be able to see the variety of activities on offer as well as experiencing a 'working day'.
Please call 01722 333423 to book a tour for you and your children. Alternatively, if you would like to visit the school at another time, please do get in touch and speak with Claire who can arrange a private visit with the headmaster.
We look forward to welcoming you to our school.
Join us at one of our Open Mornings! Tour the school, meet the Head, our pupils and our staff. Booking not required.
Open Mornings 2019
Saturday 5 October, 10am - 12.30pm
It is always possible to visit the School at a time other than Open Morning, please contact Mrs Karen Copson to arrange an appointment, a tour of the school and a meeting with the Headmaster, Alastair Thomas by clicking the link below.
Mrs Karen Copson
Director of Admissions and Communications
The Manor Preparatory School in Abingdon was delighted to announce the arrival of their new Headmaster, Mr Alastair Thomas, in 2018.
Mr Thomas has most recently been the Headmaster at The Elms School, Colwall, a co-educational boarding and day prep school for children aged 3 to 13. Prior to that he was Deputy Head Academic at Lambrook School, Ascot and in his earlier career covered a range of teaching roles including Head of French and Latin and teacher of Maths, English, History and Sport. Mr Thomas read French at King’s College London.
On the first Tuesday of every month, during term time, the Lyceum holds an Open Morning to welcome potential new parents and children to the school.You will get the chance to meet the Headmaster, hear all about the ethos of the school, see the school in action and talk to the teachers and pupils about their experiences at the Lyceum.
There is also plenty of opportunity to ask any questions you may have regarding the school. To book yourself into one of our open days, please call 020 7247 1588 or click on the link below.
Our next Open Mornings will be:
More info coming soon
The Lyceum is a non-elective independent co-educational school. At the Lyceum, we believe that all children have the potential to acheive and excel. We provide children with an educational atmoshere and expeiriences, that stimulate, motivate and encourage children to acheive beyond what may be expected.
We are a small school with a family atmosphere where children are happy, excited and challenged daily. We offer the children in our care a broad and balanced curriculum with equal emphasis on the arts, physical education, moral and spriitual aducation as well as academic subjects. We believe their involvement in the arts helps to build confidence and self-esteem.
Secondary transfer is very successful at The Lyceum. Over the past three years we have had offers from an extensive list of schools including the below:
City of London School for Girls
City of London School for Boys
Godolphin and Latymer
Dame Alice Owen
North Bridge House
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
Wednesday 3rd 10:00am to 12:00pm
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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.
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 wasn’t sure I would be going to university, let alone a top business one! I credit the dedication towards my learning and development in helping me achieve this. Every student looks for teachers that inspire and I found that at Webber.”
Bob Ejoor, Former Year 13 Student, Class of 2017
“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, 10th July 2017
“I would like to thank you for leading such a wonderful and beautiful school. I would also like to thank you for your encouragement, helping me stay focused and building my foundation of confidence, which I am so grateful for. I found true happiness at Webber, and I'm really becoming the person I want to be rather than hiding it or pretending to be something I'm not.”
Pia Jackson, Former Year 13 Student, Class of 2017
“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
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 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.
Events and Private Tours
We offer a range of opportunities to see our wonderful school in action. Whether you’d like to attend one of our popular events or book a Private Tour at your convenience, we offer you a very warm welcome. This is your opportunity to meet the Headmaster and see the beautiful Quinton House buildings and grounds first-hand.
We hold a number of whole school open mornings throughout the year. This is your opportunity to meet the Headmaster, take a tour of the school with pupils and experience Quinton House life first-hand.
Please contact our Admissions team on 01604 684828 or click on the links below.
Open Days 2019
New dates coming soon for September
We offer Private Tours, giving you the opportunity to see the school on a one-to-one basis. Where possible we will also arrange for your to meet our Headmaster. To request a private tour, please complete the form below and our Admissions Manager, Joanna Sainsbury, will be in touch to discuss a convenient time.
We very much look forward to meeting you and your family.
Quinton House School aims to provide a ‘family’ environment in which the character, personality and individuality of each pupil are developed.
The School seeks to help each pupil to achieve their individual potential and to promote their academic, personal, social and moral development. The School aims to fire imaginations and inspire each pupil, fostering a lifelong love of learning, along their educational journey and into adulthood.
Care for the individual as a whole and about his or her personal development and extracurricular involvement complements the emphasis on academic achievement, and demonstrates the richness of the school’s provision for its pupils.
A high calibre staff, who are dedicated and enthusiastic, work as a team in the pursuit of the school’s aims. Quinton House is unashamedly ambitious (although not pretentious), striving continually to improve itself, and to enhance its local, national and international reputation.
Our next Open Day is on Thursday 19th September 2019
Attend our next open morning to see the school in action
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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 below or call us on 020 8203 7727.
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.
Call 020 8203 7727 to request a Registration Pack or click the link below.
Please view our latest inspection report from November 2018 via the link below.
Autumn Term Open Day at Sancton Wood School: TBA
If you would like to visit the school you are welcome to arrange a tour of the school with our Registrar on a normal school day. During your visit you will normally meet Richard Settle, the Head, and also the relevant Form Teacher or Head of Department. Naturally, you will be shown around the school and there will be plenty of opportunity to meet current pupils.
Open Days are a chance for parents and children to find out much more about what it’s like at Sancton Wood. Children can watch and involve themselves in a variety of activities, and talk to pupils about school life. Parents can meet staff and pupils informally, and learn what the school’s brand of education means in practice.
If you would like to arrange a visit, please contact Registrar Fiona Haskell by email at [email protected] or phone on 01223 471703.
Sancton Wood is a school where every child finds their niche.
Our small, supportive close-knit community of 200 boys and girls, is often likened to a family - a kind, tolerant school where everyone can find their place and be valued.
Our class sizes are very small, a maximum of 16 pupils, which creates a fabulous learning environment, where teachers have time for individual students and where pupils feel comfortable airing their ideas and where imaginations can soar.
Our exam results are excellent, and this year we achieved 96% A*-C pass rate. But the school is not just about exam results; art, music, sport and many other activites are all important aspects of life here and play their part in making well-rounded studetns with their lives in balance.
We are a small independent co-educational day school for pupils aged from 1 to 16 based in the heart of Cambridge. The main aim of Sancton Wood School is to make each and every pupil aware of his or her innate qualities and skills, and to develop these to full capacity.
Nursery and Pre-Prep
Baby Unicorns’ Nursery: provides a warm, caring and stimulating environment for children from one to two and a half.
Rising Three’s Unicorns’ Nursery Class: provides for children of approximately 2 ½ onwards who move on from Baby Unicorns.
Pre-School Unicorns’ Nursery Class: This Nursery class caters for children who will be four years of age by the end of the academic year (August 31st).
Reception Class: Children who will attain their fifth birthday during the academic year will flourish in our Reception class.
Year One Class: is for children who will be six before the academic year ends.
Year Two Class: is the final class in Nursery and Pre-Prep, and continues to provide a happy and stimulating environment for our 6-7 year olds.
All of our classes are small with an excellent adult to child ratio. Our staff are highly experienced and extremely well qualified. Every teacher holds a degree and P.G.C.E. Our Nurseries have a staff team comprised of Early Years Teachers, Graduates in Early Years and Child Development and Level 3 and 4 in Children’s Care, Learning and Development. We are proud of our very carefully selected, knowledgeable staff, and of their contribution to the children’s excellent levels of achievement.
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The Prep School is home to lively and inquiring minds. It spans Years 3-8 (ages 7 to 13), boys and girls are taught in small class sizes of an average of 16.
We provide children with a personalised learning programme which ensures every child reaches their full potential. Class teachers track pupil progress diligently, setting clear targets for improvement and progression. Many children achieve well above national age-related expectations at the end of the Prep School.
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The Upper School aims to foster a love of learning, whilst playing to students’ individual strengths and gradually encouraging them to take individual responsibility for their studies. There are plenty of opportunities to get involved in sport, music and drama throughout the senior school, from team fixtures to concerts and drama productions.
The enrichment programme for Years 7-9 gives students the chance to experience subjects and activities outside the formal curriculum whilst a varied programme of visiting speakers helps equip Years 10-11 to make decisions about their subject and career choices beyond Sancton Wood.
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