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A popular co-ed prep which prides itself on its positive family atmosphere and strong Christian ethos. Non-selective, so not packed with academic boffs, but it’s no place for a slouch either –...

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'TPS seems to be blessed with an ambience second to none. I have been in most of the schools in the area at some time or another and I can assure you that none of them come close in terms of staff attitude and the general `feel` of the school' - ex Parent & local teacher. ...Read more

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What The Good Schools Guide says

A popular co-ed prep which prides itself on its positive family atmosphere and strong Christian ethos. Non-selective, so not packed with academic boffs, but it’s no place for a slouch either –


Since 2005, Mr David Malam BA Southampton (history), PGCE King Alfred’s College, Winchester (40s). Has been at the school for over 15 years, having joined as a history teacher, then deputy head. Before that taught in junior and first schools in Southampton (unusually including a year in a reception class) and at Logos International School in Cyprus, teaching ages 7-16.

He’s very popular with pupils, gets to know them all well and is warm and funny around them. ‘They are very fond of him, but also really respect him’, said a mother. ‘He has natural authority and never needs to shout; has a great...

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Special Education Needs

Twickenham Preparatory School caters for pupils with a specific learning difficulty within the average range of ability. As the School is academic and feeds many highly selective senior schools we do not take pupils with above average learning difficulties. Pupils are screened for literacy related problems from Year 2. Where a specific learning difficulty of a minor nature is identified the appropriate course of action is made in close consultation with parents.

Condition Provision for in school
ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders Y
CReSTeD registered for Dyslexia
English as an additional language (EAL)
Has an entry in the Autism Services Directory
Has SEN unit or class
HI - Hearing Impairment
Hospital School
Mental health
MLD - Moderate Learning Difficulty
MSI - Multi-Sensory Impairment
Natspec Specialist Colleges
Not Applicable
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

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