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Primary & Secondary
Last update: 25 January 2020


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.



Wednesday 26th February        

Wednesday 25th March             

Wednesday 29th April  

Wednesday 20th May  

Wednesday 24th June


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.




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




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.

Last update: 25 January 2020


Join us at one of our Open Mornings! Tour the school, meet the Head, our pupils and our staff. Booking not required.

Open Mornings
Friday 13 March 2020, 9:30am - 11:30am
Wednesday 6 May 2020, 9:30am - 11:30am
Friday 5 June 2020, 9:30am - 11:30am

Open Evenings for Years 3-6
Thursday 27 February 2020, 7:30pm - 9:00pm.



Open Events 2020 

Wednesday 22 January 2020, 9:30am - 11:30am
Friday 13 March 2020, 9:30am - 11:30am
Friday 1 May 2020, 9:30am - 11:30am
Friday 5 June, 9:30am - 11:30am

More info >>

Private Tours

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
01235 858462
[email protected]



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.

The Lyceum
Last update: 25 January 2020


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:

Wednesday 11th March 2020


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
Dulwich College
South Hampstead
Francis Holland
Portland Place
South Hampstead
North Bridge House

Primary & Secondary
Last update: 25 January 2020


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 Principal and see the beautiful Quinton House buildings and grounds first-hand.

Open Days for Quinton House School 

We hold a number of whole school open mornings throughout the year. This is your opportunity to meet the Principal, 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.


Our next Open Days are on:

Saturday 8th February 2020 - 10am - 1pm


Meet the Principal Events

Meet the Principal events give families the opportunity to meet directly with the Principal, Mrs Jo Storey.   In these sessions, families are invited to listen to the Principal talk about Quinton House and will be able to ask any questions they may have. Families will then go off on tours of the school.  Places are limited at each event so that parents are able to spend individual time with the Principal.  Please call in advance to book a place. 

For dates of the next Principal Event please visit our website.

If the session that you wish to attend is now full please call us to book a private tour.

Private Tours

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 Principal. 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.

Primary & Secondary
Last update: 25 January 2020






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 >>


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

Bristol Grammar School
Primary & Secondary
Last update: 25 January 2020


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. 


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 <<>>. 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. 

Primary & Secondary
Last update: 21 January 2020


Slindon College, based within the stunning location of Slindon House, West Sussex is an inclusive independent day and boarding school for boys 8yrs - 18yrs. Our aim is to help each individual find the way that will work best for them to believe, inspire and succeed.

Come and see our stunning school on Saturday 7th March 2020 between 9:30am-12noon to get a taste of life at Slindon College.

There will be full site tours available with the chance to meet all of the staff.

We kindly request you register your interest to attend the Open Morning. To do so, or to find out more, click Learn More.

Last update: 21 January 2020

Please find the dates and times of our upcoming open days below. If these dates are not suitable we can arrange a guided tour for you to see the school. Both open events and guided tours can be booked by completing the form via our website.

Nursery School (2 years 9 months – 4 years)

Tuesday 11 February 2020, 9.30am
Tuesday 3 March 2020, 9.30am 
Tuesday 17 March 2020, 9.30am

Pre-Prep School (ages 5-7)

Friday 24 January 2020, 9.30am
Friday 7 February 2020, 9.30am
Friday 6 March 2020, 9.30am

Prep School (ages 7-13)

Friday 6 March 2020, 9.30am

Senior Hampstead (ages 11-16)

Thursday 19 March 2020, 9.30am

Senior Canonbury (ages 11-18)

Thursday 2 April 2020, 9.30am


North Bridge House Canonbury is rated ‘Outstanding’ in all areas of its Senior School and Sixth Form provision following the Ofsted inspection.

Having opened in September 2014, Ofsted’s report reflects how much the school has already achieved as Islington’s first independent senior school for 13-18 year olds, based on the longstanding success of the North Bridge House group

The Ofsted report highlights the School's nurturing yet academically rigorous ethos, to which all staff and students contribute, and the exemplary work of the Head Teacher, senior leaders and teachers, who together form an inspirational team. The school is commended for excellently preparing students ‘for the next stage of their education through effective pastoral support and guidance for academic subject choices or for university or career choices.’

Ofsted also identifies the ‘consistently outstanding support’ that students receive and the ‘highly effective teaching’, which not only motivates pupils to fulfil their potential, but encourages them to develop a self-confidence that aids their academic progress significantly.

Other key elements of Ofsted's findings were:

• ‘Sixth form provision is outstanding.’

• ‘Students make significant progress from their starting points. Results in mock examinations show that they are achieving above expected levels from their previously predicted grades and performance.’

• ‘Students who require additional help in their learning make above expected levels of progress because they are given good support in lessons to match their identified needs.’



At North Bridge House Canonbury we are dedicated to providing our students with an outstanding education and to developing happy, confident young adults with the skills to become future leaders. Thanks to our small class sizes we are able to tailor our teaching and support to meet the needs of every child.

With experts continuing to shed ever-more light on teenage learning patterns and the stages of their brain development, we believe that by effectively harnessing this research we can maximise the potential of each individual. Our work with the Teenage Sleep Foundation and Dr Paul Kelley from the University of Oxford has led us to introduce a later start time for our Sixth Formers, whilst Professor Sarah-Jayne Blakemore and Teenage Mental Health champion, Johnny Benjamin, have informed our pupil support programme and helped us, and the parent body, better understand our teens.

Our team of specialist and dedicated teachers, drawn from prestigious university backgrounds and with experience at some of the country’s leading schools, provide the inspiration our pupils need to realise their academic goals. The focus on academic excellence is complemented by first class pastoral care and attention to the learning needs of every child. Both our experienced Learning Support Co-ordinator and SENCO are members of the school’s Senior Leadership Team, thereby ensuring our commitment to an inclusive curriculum and teaching strategies attuned to the needs of the whole school community.

To broaden our pupils’ interests and help them develop new and transferable skills, we offer a diverse enrichment programme – often in conjunction with our sister schools. This summer, for example, pupils are undertaking charity work in Malawi alongside their peers from our Senior School in Hampstead. Our timetabled enrichment programme includes activities as diverse as Mandarin and Yoga, whilst almost all of our Sixth Formers undertake the EPQ. We also host regular ‘World of Work’ events whereby students get to hear from – and question – specialists from a broad range of industries. These activities are not perceived as ‘extra-curricular’, rather they constitute an integral part of the overall educational offering.

Whether your son or daughter is looking to join in Year 12 or Year 7, our provision is built upon a commitment to understanding and meeting the needs of the individual child. For a real insight into what North Bridge House Canonbury has to offer, I encourage families and friends to visit us. Our teachers are always happy to discuss our provision and identify how we can provide the very best all-round education for your son or daughter.

Brendan Pavey
Head Teacher
North Bridge House Senior Canonbury 

Ardingly College
Primary & Secondary
Last update: 21 January 2020

Our next Open Mornings are:

Friday 28th Feb 2020 Pre-Prep and Nursery

Saturday 7th March 2020 Senior School

Friday 13th March 2020 Prep School

Saturday 2nd May 2020 Senior School

Friday 8th May 2020 Prep School

Friday 15th May 2020 Pre-Prep and Nursery

To attend please register at




High achieving Sixth Formers have beaten the previous year's record IB results and gained an average provisional point score of 38 points, 8 points above the worldwide average. It is the best average score yet achieved in the 13 years the college has offered the International Baccalaureate to students.

Combined A Level and IB scores were  51%  A* - A and 80% of all grades were awarded A*-B.

Following hot on the heels of our record A Level and IB results,the GCSE cohort of students, have matched last year’s highest ever grades. 62% of all grades awarded were A*-A, 87% were A*-B and 98% were above a C grade. 




Bethany School
Last update: 20 January 2020

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]


"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. 


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.

Last update: 20 January 2020


Open Mornings

Open Mornings are designed to give you and your child a real sense of a ‘Day in the Life’ at Cumnor House. You will meet our Heads, our Pupils, our admissions team and have a tour of the school itself. We look forward to welcoming you.

Cumnor House School for Girls next School Open Evening is Wednesday 25th March

Come and see first-hand what makes our school so special!

After your tour, the Headmistress, her Senior Team and other members of staff will be available for questions.


Personal Tour

A personal tour will give you the opportunity to meet some of the children, speak to the teachers and get a general feel for school life here. Our Headmistress, Mrs Amanda McShane, at the Girls’ School will be available to answer your questions and to discuss your child’s educational career in greater detail.

We have two private co-educational nurseries on two separate sites. Both Ofsted and ISI say Cumnor House Nursery is “outstanding”. Our team will be delighted to show you round our term time and year round settings. 

To book a place on an open day or a personal tour, please follow the link below.


We prepare your daughter for her senior school. See where our girls have moved onto in recent years, often with Scholarships.

In 2017, 50% of those who applied gained Grammar School places.

Last update: 20 January 2020


Open Mornings

Open Mornings are designed to give you and your child a real sense of a ‘Day in the Life’ at Cumnor House. You will meet our Heads, our Pupils, our admissions team and have a tour of the school itself. We look forward to welcoming you.

Cumnor House School for Boys next Open Day is Saturday 14th March 

Come and see first-hand what makes our school so special!

After your tour, the Headmistress, her Senior Team and other members of staff will be available for questions.


Personal Tours 

A personal tour will also give you the opportunity to meet some of the children, speak to the teachers and get a general feel for school life here. Mr Daniel Cummings, Head of the Boys’ School, will be available to answer your questions and to discuss your child’s educational career in greater detail. Please click on the link below to book. 

We have three private co-educational nurseries on two separate sites. Both Ofsted and ISI say Cumnor House Nursery is “outstanding”. 

Our Boys’ Reception setting is located at 13 Woodcote Lane at the same premises as the Nursery in Purley.  This wonderful Early Years environment provides the boys with the benefit of a bespoke transitional year and the best possible start to their formal education before they move across to the main boys’ school campus at Pampisford Road when they are five (Year 1).

If you can’t make an open day, you are welcome to book a personal tour during the school year.  Our Heads make themselves available for personal tours each week, please ensure you contact us to confirm our next available date.




The admissions process is simple and designed to give assurance to you and your child that their educational ambitions are our focus too.  There is no catchment area and while many of our children are local, we do have children who travel in from as far as Canary Wharf, East Grinstead and Crawley.

You will be guided every step of the way by our experienced Admissions Team. Children are welcome to join us at any time during the school year and into any year group, if a place is available. Please do not hesitate to contact Admissions on 020 8660 3445 or complete the enquiry form by clicking the link below. 

Primary & Secondary
Last update: 20 January 2020


Every term we hold a series of open mornings and other events to give you and your child a chance to look around the school, meet the teachers, talk to our Admissions Registrar, and get a taste of what life is like here. To learn more about our school, please attend one of our upcoming Open Days or contact our Admissions Registrar for a Private Tour.

Open Mornings and Taster Days


March 2020

Saturday 7th Open Morning - 10 am to 1 pm

Tuesday 17th Open Morning - 9.30 am to 12 noon

Thursday 19th Open Morning - 9.30 am to 12 noon


May 2020

Tuesday 5th Open Morning - 9.30 am to 12 noon

Thursday 7th Open Morning - 9.30 am to 12 noon


If you would like to visit the school before our next event, please click on the link below to arrange a Private Tour. 




"We celebrate individuals at Colchester High School – giving each of our boys and girls the education they need to make the most of their personal talents and potential."


At Colchester High School we celebrate the individual. Our small class sizes and high-quality teaching are the two key characteristics that the success of our school is built on, allowing us to offer a tailored education to each individual boy and girl in the school.

Working with a small class, a good teacher can get to know each pupil as an individual and identify their strengths and needs. This allows them to know what motivates them and how to best help them progress. Our great teachers are specialists in their subject and this expert teaching in music, French, ICT and PE is accessed by children at every stage of the school, right from nursery.

Our small class sizes and high-quality teaching also allow us to offer strong pastoral care. We know our boys and girls with all of their enthusiasms, fears and dreams. This allows us to support their on a spiritual, moral, social and cultural education in a focused and tailored way, ensuring that they develop the kind of personal qualities our society needs.


Parents who visit our school always remark on how happy the children are. It’s no coincidence that we place such an emphasis on providing excellent pastoral care.

Good pastoral care is about making children feel at ease so that they can thrive at school. That means making every child feel valued and cared for, which in turn means knowing them well, having good relationships with their families, and offering them the right support.

Read more about our Pastoral Care here.


Last update: 20 January 2020


Our next Open Day is on Thursday 5th March 2020

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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 on our website by clicking the link 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.
Last update: 17 January 2020


Nestled in 11 acres of magnificent grounds, and tucked away from the hustle and bustle of city life is St Clare’s, a unique non-selective, independent school which welcomes boys and girls from three to 18 years old. St Clare’s nurtures happy, confident and inquisitive students.

Small class sizes ensure that your child’s individual talents and strengths are nurtured by the experienced and dedicated staff.

In 2019 40% of A-Level grades were A*-A compared to 25% nationally.  A staggering 91.2% of GCSE grades achieved last summer were Grade 4+ (A*-C).

Situated in the historic village of Newton, on the outskirts of Porthcawl, close to the glorious Heritage Coast, St Clare’s is ideally situated between Cardiff and Swansea with easy access to the M4 and A48 with minibus routes extending from Swansea Sainsbury’s to the west and Llantrisant to the east.

Our next Open Mornng starts at 9:00am on Friday, 28th February. For more information, please contact our friendly Admissions Team on 01656 789966, who will be happy to assist you with any questions you may have. Our Admissions Team are available in the school holidays, as well as term time.

Call us now or visit our website now.


GCSE Results

St. Clare’s School celebrated excellent GCSE results! St Clare’s has been delivering the English curriculum for GCSE examinations and not the Welsh which means that St Clare’s students sat the new reformed GCSEs in English Language, English Literature and Maths this summer. The new GCSEs will ensure that students leave school with the knowledge and skills they need to succeed in the 21st century. They cover more challenging content and are designed to match standards in the strongest performing education systems elsewhere in the world.

A-Level Results

St Clare's Sixth Form students celebrated another year of excellent A Level results, with 100% pass rate for the fourth year running and 34% at A* or A grades. Read more here. 


Work on our brand new Sixth Form Centre is currently underway this summer and we can't wait to show you round. With improved technology and state of the art furniture, it's going to be awesome! 

At St Clare's Sixth Form we offer a unique 10 step programme to help students transition from GCSE into a world of more independent learning at A-Level. The programme is designed to help students learn how to make the most of their study time, giving them access to individual learning tools and a wide range of pastoral support to ensure that this crucial two years of study is a great success.

We are justifiably proud of our 100% pass rate at A-Level every year since 2014 and 100% of students went to university including many in the Russell Group (or gap year).