- Taverham Hall School
- Head: Mr M A CROSSLEY
- T 01603 868206
- F 01603 861061
- E firstname.lastname@example.org
- A mainstream independent school for pupils aged from 1 to 13
- Boarding: Yes
- Local authority: Norfolk
- Pupils: 301
- Religion: None
- Fees: Day £3,325 - £4,585; Boarding £5,925 per term
- Open days: Friday 22 January 2016 9 am - 12 noon. Headmaster's welcome at 9:30.
- ISI report: View the ISI report
What the school says...
Taverham Hall Preparatory School was founded in 1921 and is a co-educational IAPS day and flexi/weekly boarding school which offers an exceptional education in an idyllic 100-acre woodland location with excellent facilities for children aged 2½–13. The school is situated in Norfolk’s well-known Ringland area which is easily accessible via the A47 north-west of Norwich. Taverham was recently voted one of the most desirable postcodes in the UK.
There is an educational focus firmly on the individual and personalised learning along with a continued commitment to small class sizes. The high standards achieved by pupils are recognised by both senior schools and inspection teams.
Since 2010 the school has received four outstanding inspection reports in as many years, as well as the Healthy Schools Award, demonstrating the importance Taverham Hall places on emotional health and well-being. The school has also earned the Gold School Games Mark, which recognises the high level of attainment, inclusivity and provision for sport in the School and its contribution to the wider community and the leadership opportunities for pupils.
The school is dedicated to providing outstanding pastoral care combined with personalised, academic learning programmes and investigative hands-on Forest School experiences. Taverham Hall offers a breadth of opportunities together with a focus on how children learn rather than what they learn. The school’s inspiring teaching staff identify learning styles, set personalised targets and tailor teaching to the individual, ensuring that each child has every opportunity to achieve their personal best. Through small classes and individual academic guidance and a carefully thought out PSHE program, pupils are encouraged to analyse their strengths and target their weaknesses.
Specialist teachers throughout the school ensure children flourish in the school’s vibrant, warm and friendly atmosphere. Pupils are heard to read every day in the Pre-Prep department whilst pupils in the Nursery and Reception classes follow a bespoke curriculum which draws on the strengths of the Early Years curriculum whilst crucially offering children, who are ready, the opportunity to read and write at a younger age and to develop their mathematical skills beyond the current levels of expectation. The introduction of this bespoke curriculum has only been possible as a result of Taverham Hall's two excellent inspections with an ‘outstanding’ grading from Ofsted – the basis on which the school has been allowed to exit the EYFS framework whilst maintaining the funding. This is a fabulous time for the school to build on such solid foundations.
High pupil achievements contribute to the school’s excellent record for placing Year 8 pupils at senior schools as well as obtaining senior school scholarships each year.
As pupils approach Common Entrance and Scholarship examinations, there is a greater move towards independence. Pupils take increased responsibility for their learning and conduct, as well as obtaining leadership roles within the school, including Prefect status and mentoring Year 3 pupils when in Year 8. Both the School’s Council and Boarders’ Forum provide pupils with a voice and an opportunity to play an active role in the school’s community as well as enhancing ways in which pupils can communicate with staff and the school in general. In their top two years pupils are taught life skills which culminate in an exciting post-Common Entrance programme with a clear focus on fun, adventure and teamwork.
Inspection Reports and Awards can be viewed via the school’s website: www.taverhamhall.co.uk.
Taverham Hall’s Open Mornings take place in September, January and May.
Charitable status. Taverham Hall is a Registered Charity, number 311272. It exists for the purpose of educating children. ...Read more
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