Eaton House the Vale A GSG School
- Eaton House the Vale
2 Elvaston Place
- Head: Mr Robin Greenwood
- T 020 7584 9515
- F 020 7584 8368
- E firstname.lastname@example.org
- W www.eatonhouseschools.com
- A mainstream independent school for pupils aged from 3 to 8
- Boarding: No
- Local authority: Kensington & Chelsea
- Pupils: 90
- Religion: Non-denominational
- Fees: £15,390 pa
- Review: View The Good Schools Guide Review
- Ofsted report: View the Ofsted report
- Linked schools: Eaton House the Manor Prep and Pre-Prep, Eaton House Belgravia, Eaton House the Manor Girls' School
What The Good Schools Guide says..
Traditional school with emphasis on the abilities and talents of each individual; class sizes reflect this. No playground – for morning break each class goes for a walk, followed by snack time in the hall, where pupils are encouraged to interact with other age groups. After lunch, pupils taken to...
What the school says...
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What The Good Schools Guide says
Since 2008, Mr Robin Greenwood FTCL ARCM, BSc (40s) a scientist and musician. He was educated in South Africa, then London University, where he studied biological sciences. An accomplished pianist, he also studied music at Trinity College, London. Mr Greenwood taught at the Eaton House Schools before becoming headmaster of Wetherby Prep and then returned to the fold to become headmaster of The Vale. Parents say the school is like one big family and Mr Greenwood is always on hand to discuss their child's progress.
At 3+ and 4+ non-selective entry on a first-come first-served basis. Children attending the nursery enter in the term leading up to the third birthday.
At 7+/8+ to eg Knightsbridge, Eaton House the Manor, Wetherby, Colet Court, St Philip's, Latymer Prep, Eaton Square.
The Vale is a co-ed nursery and pre-prep school catering for boys and girls from 3-8. Traditional 3Rs curriculum with a focus on developing every child's abilities, both academic and non-academic. No streaming and class sizes are kept small to ensure lots of individual attention.
The school occupies a six-storey Georgian house just off Gloucester Road, complete with kitchens and a dining area. Facilities are excellent for a small school, although slightly tight. Well-stocked library, ICT room, multi-purpose hall and own science lab. No outdoor space - pupils go for short walk during morning break and midday playtimes are held in Kensington Gardens. Two afternoons a week children go to Battersea Park with the games master for PE lessons. Pupils are introduced to around 10 different sports, including tennis, cricket and athletics, with matches, competitions and summer sports days being popular events. Exciting whole class drama and music; with around a third of the children learning an instrument, everyone performs in the regular plays and musicals.
For those with SEN, a part-time adviser organises additional support as needed by pupils. The school welcomes visiting specialists including speech and occupational therapists to support pupils with individual needs. Home/school communication is considered paramount - reading and message books are exchanged every day and five simple rules for everyone to follow to encourage thoughtfulness and sensible behaviour.
The children also benefit from being taken out to visit a variety of London sites and museums. After-school clubs include French, cookery, chess, healthy kids and lifestyles. Mr Greenwood has an open door policy for parents which helps create the nurturing and friendly atmosphere and, most importantly, yummy lunches, say the young ones.
Special Education Needs
The Vale School has a part time Special Needs Teacher who is available two days a week to work with children who have a Specific Learning Difficulty. 10-09
|Condition||Provision for in school|
|ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder|
|Aspergers Syndrome [archived]|
|Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders||Y|
|Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders [archived]|
|CReSTeD registered for Dyslexia|
|Delicate Medical Problems [archived]|
|English as an additional language (EAL)|
|Has an entry in the Autism Services Directory|
|Has SEN unit or class|
|HI - Hearing Impairment|
|MLD - Moderate Learning Difficulty|
|MSI - Multi-Sensory Impairment|
|Natspec Specialist Colleges|
|OTH - Other Difficulty/Disability|
|Other SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty|
|PD - Physical Disability|
|PMLD - Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulty|
|SEMH - Social, Emotional and Mental Health|
|SLCN - Speech, Language and Communication|
|SLD - Severe Learning Difficulty|
|Special facilities for Visually Impaired|
|SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty|
|VI - Visual Impairment|