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One mother told us, ‘Never once have I felt that my children have been left to struggle. Support is always there’. A wealth of sport, parents say, including football, lacrosse rounders, water polo, netball, gymnastics, hockey and swimming. Head encourages an inclusive ‘just give it your best shot’ approach. Gifted and talented programme stretches bright pupils and offers a range of educational experiences. One parent told us her very bright child was ...

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We are winners of the ISA Green School of the Year 2014 and have also been awarded the International Eco School's Green Flag. In 2019 we were, for the second time, included in the Daily Telegraph's top 10 best value prep schools. Private Education Awards 2021, hosted by LUXlife: Winners of Most Nurturing Preparatory School - North West England ...Read more

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Since September 2019, head is Malcolm Johnson (40s), Liverpool University (sports science and biology), PGCE (Chester) previously deputy head of Cheadle Hulme Junior School. Before that, taught at Stockport Grammar School. Although only six months in the role before Covid struck, he has driven across a number of subtle yet significant changes in this high-achieving small prep: greater emphasis on the pastoral with a new Wellbeing Action Group (staff and pupils), aligning yearly assessments to ensure a clearer overall picture of pupil progress and a greater integration of technology in the classroom (the latter was happening well before Covid expedited matters).

Emanating great warmth and enthusiasm, ‘we pride ourselves on our small family community’ - a sentiment continually echoed by parents - he recognises how much the latter influences the impressive...

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