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A very busy, buzzy place tucked away in a quiet corner of the senior school site. Large numbers of sports clubs include ballet and taekwando; A, B and often C teams play against other schools in sports ranging from girls’ football to biathlon. Pupils we met were very enthusiastic - ‘I do seven clubs a week, nearly all sport’. Excellent art in newly converted studio, set up to resemble a fish tank during our visit with strings of fish hanging down the windows. Pottery popular: ‘Edward de Waal did a workshop recently and…

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At the heart of our school community are the children, from Reception to Year 6, who flourish within an avowedly co-educational and academically selective setting. Through the hard work and inspiration of the staff, the children are given the opportunity to enjoy a broad academic curriculum that is complemented by a rich co-curricular programme and supported by our excellent pastoral care, which places the class teacher at the heart of each child’s education and welfare. The children are encouraged to show ambition, be creative and intellectually curious. Performing and having fun on a variety of stages, be it sport, drama and music, are actively encouraged and promoted. ...Read more

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Since September 2015, Mr Simon Severino, previously head of St Andrew’s Prep School, Eastbourne. He read geography at Oxford, started teaching at Culford Prep in Suffolk and then went to Dulwich Prep London as head of geography and deputy head. He joined St Andrew's in 2010. He is married with two young children.


Tends to be very local - ‘We try to be centred in the community’. At 4+, 20 places and some 200 applicants. No sibling policy – ‘We could fill the place with siblings, and we like to encourage some diversity’. Intakes also at 7+ and 9+ - ‘If they don’t get in the first time, we encourage them to see it as a postponement and to try again later’. Assessment ‘looks for children who can participate in a very busy and structured...

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