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It’s early days for this new partnership school but so far so good, with parents ‘blown away’ by the ‘seamless transition’, ‘transformed facilities’ and ‘academics being as on point as ever’. Good for performing arts. Singing particularly celebrated, with three choirs – we enjoyed a splendid rendition of a Christmas number being rehearsed. Academically, there’s pace but ‘the kids don’t feel it,’ say parents. For parents wanting the personal touch, this school delivers...

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What the school says...

St. Andrews School was founded in 1937 and is a respected and thriving co-educational Prep School, set in 11 acres of grounds near Woking town centre. We seeks to create a nurturing and happy environment of trust and support in which all pupils are encouraged and enabled to develop their potential to the full.

At St. Andrews children feel secure and confident and are highly motivated to perform to the best of their ability in all aspects of school life. Children are prepared for entrance and scholarship exams to a wide range of independent senior schools and there are specialist teaching facilities for all subjects including science, ICT, music and art. The curriculum is broad and the school places great emphasis on music, sport and the arts. In a recent parent questionnaire the parents judged the staff as the schools strongest attribute.

We are very proud of our excellent on-site facilities including a brand new theatre, food tech room, classrooms, library and changing rooms together with an all weather sports surface, sports pitches, tennis courts, cricket nets and a swimming pool.
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Since September 2023, Dominic Fitzgerald BEd (Edinburgh) NPQH, who oversaw the merger between St Andrew’s School (where he was previously head since 2020) and Halstead Prep. Born in Ireland and raised in Scotland, where he attended Kirkcudbright Academy in Dumfries and Galloway. ‘My mother was a primary head, so teaching was in the DNA,’ he told us. Worked in both Scotland and the north of England in senior and all-through independent schools as housemaster, pastoral lead and director of sport, before moving to London into the prep sector, where he became senior master and head of year 8 at Fulham Prep before moving to Homefield Prep as deputy head.

Parents feel he had a ‘rocky start’ (not all parents were up for the merger) but that he ‘managed it sensitively’...

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