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  • Ibstock Place School
    Clarence Lane
    SW15 5PY
  • Head: Mrs A Sylvester-Johnson
  • T 020 8876 9991
  • F 020 8876 9915
  • E [email protected]
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  • Ibstock Place School is an English independent day school for boys and girls aged 4 to 18, located in Roehampton, south-west London. The school educates over 950 boys and girls and was founded as the Froebel Demonstration School, with connections to the Froebel Institute.
  • Boarding: No
  • Local authority: Wandsworth
  • Pupils: 960; sixth formers: 145
  • Religion: Non-denominational
  • Fees: £17,115 - £21,735 pa
  • Open days: Throughout the year.
  • Review: View The Good Schools Guide Review
  • ISI report: View the ISI report

What says..

Quality of art is stunning and relentlessly original, from prep school’s pen and ink re-imaginings of Rousseau's tiger that avoid listless copies seen elsewhere to sixth former’s Pre-U work, a menacingly beautiful street scene. Lunchtime house maths quiz (questions in German and French – no native speakers or bilingual pupils allowed) - reinforced the message. If you want an easy academic option, this ain’t it.

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What the school says...

Ibstock Place School entrance criteria:

Prep School : Waiting lists for Kindergarten (Reception); Year 1 through individual assessment; Years 2-4 by assessments in English and Mathematics; Years 5-6 by assessments in English, Mathematics and Reasoning plus a written report from current Headteacher.

Entry into the Senior School at 11 + is by assessment in Mathematics, English, Reasoning and interview in January (detailed report is also required by previous Headteacher). Occasional places available at 13+. Sixth Form is by assessment/interview and GCSE results. ...Read more

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Cambridge Pre-U - an alternative to A levels, with all exams at the end of the two-year course.

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All-through school (for example 3-18 years). - An all-through school covers junior and senior education. It may start at 3 or 4, or later, and continue through to 16 or 18. Some all-through schools set exams at 11 or 13 that pupils must pass to move on.

What The Good Schools Guide says


Since 2000, Anna Sylvester-Johnson BA PGCE. Previously three years as head at Arts Educational School. A far cry from her first job, aged 22, at SW London comprehensive teaching disaffected pupils, there only because of rise in leaving age. ‘Quite an eye-opener.’ Followed by a two stints at Lycée Français Charles de Gaulle, separated by spell at Green School in Hounslow, where she was head of English.

Married to local GP, with two grown up children (both Cambridge grads), Mrs S-J, a formidable, charismatic presence with ramrod straight posture, is the reason why school has shot from laissez-faire offshoot of a teacher training college to oversubscribed and highly successful all-through school today (with recently-added kudos of HMC membership).

Though parents don’t see much of her, no complaints. With...

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The School can offer short term support on a fees-for-service basis.

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