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  • Holmewood House School
    Barrow Lane
    Langton Green
    Tunbridge Wells
    TN3 0EB
  • Head: Mr James Marjoribanks
  • T 01892 860006
  • F 01892 863970
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  • A mainstream independent school for pupils aged from 3 to 13
  • Boarding: Yes
  • Local authority: Kent
  • Pupils: 430
  • Religion: Christian Inter-denominational
  • Fees: Day £8,130 - £17,805; Boarding £21,060 pa
  • Open days: One each term plus individual attention on private tours
  • Review: View The Good Schools Guide Review
  • ISI report: View the ISI report

What says..

Lots of sporting success at county and national level. But we like the fact that the non-sporty don’t get it rammed down their throats as much as in some other prep schools.

Saturday morning school and afternoon...

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What the school says...

Set in thirty acres of beautiful grounds just outside Tunbridge Wells in Kent, Holmewood House School is a happy busy environment, where smiles prevail and children flourish. The breadth of curriculum, specialist teaching in all subjects, superb facilities, a vast range of afternoon activities, in an outstanding family atmosphere, all combine to make Holmewood one of the leading prep schools in the country. Holmewood is described by a current parent as a happy and vibrant school full of opportunites. Come and visit us in Tunbridge Wells and see for yourself what an inspiring place for children Holmewood truly is. ...Read more

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What The Good Schools Guide says

Lots of sporting success at county and national level. But we like the fact that the non-sporty don’t get it rammed down their throats as much as in some other prep schools.

Saturday morning school and afternoon matches means that parents don’t have to take off a working day to watch a fixture, and can often schedule school meetings at the weekend. But this is another bone of contention ...


Since 2010, Mr James Marjoribanks (pronounced Marchbanks). Education is in the blood, as his father was head at Sandle Manor, although he’s made it his business to be less remote in the role. ‘Children won’t freeze if I walk down the corridor,’ he says. Nevertheless he believes they should be respectful to adults. ‘Eyes up, heads up, hands out of pockets, move aside...

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Special Education Needs

We have an excellent Learning Support Department with one specialist teacher and four learning support assistants who provide monitoring, evaluation and specific teaching for children throughout the school. To ensure that every child reaches his or her academic potential, the Learning Support Department administers nationally standardised assessment tests to all pupils. This screening process starts in Year 1 and continues until Year 8. Learning support is all-inclusive in the Pre-Prep unless a specialist tutor or individual learning support assistant is specifically required. In the Prep School, pupils are charged pro rata for learning support and detailed assessments. We are proud of the achievements of our pupils who may have experienced some difficulties in their primary years. The majority of these children succeed in gaining places, through the Common Entrance exam, to a variety of schools. 09-09

Condition Provision for in school
ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder Y
Aspergers Y
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 Y
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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