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  • Ibstock Place School
    Clarence Lane
    SW15 5PY
  • Head: Christopher Wolsey
  • T 020 8876 9991
  • F 020 8876 9915
  • E [email protected]
  • W
  • 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: 1,050; sixth formers: 188
  • Religion: Non-denominational
  • Fees: £21,570 - £26,805 pa
  • Open days: October, November, March and May - see school's website for further details.
  • Review: View The Good Schools Guide Review
  • ISI report: View the ISI report

What says..

Lots of outdoor learning, especially early on – we saw be-wellingtoned year 1s off to forest school across muddy ground in own Bluebell Woods, undaunted by the rain. Older prep years see a gradually more ‘serious’ approach, ‘although I’m not sure children do,’ head of prep reflected. Expectations are high (and largely met) in senior school, although head stresses that ‘it’s hard-wired into the place that education is about so much more than just stellar grades.’ Creative thinking, for example, seen as way of unlocking potential and fostering intellectual agility. Pupils encouraged to become reflective learners as a result of co-curricular. Able mathematicians, for example, develop their problem-solving techniques in...

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What the school says...

Ibstock Place School entrance criteria:

Prep School : Group assessment for Kindergarten (Reception); Year 1 through individual assessment; Year 3 (7+) assessment in Reading, Maths and Reasoning. Occasional places available in other year groups (except Year 6).

Entry into the Senior School at 11+ is by online CAT test and learning workshop. Successful applicants invited for written entrance papers in English and Maths. Reference requested from current school. Occasional places available at 12+, 13+ and 14+ entry points. Sixth Form entry 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.

Other features

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 2021, Christopher Wolsey, having first arrived in 2007 as head of humanities, working his way up via head of sixth form and deputy head. Degree in history and philosophy from Lancaster, PGCE from Nottingham and a master’s in education from Buckingham. Started out at William Hulme’s Grammar School before moving to Churcher’s College, Hampshire, as deputy head of sixth form and thence Westcliff Grammar School for Boys in Southend as head of history and politics.

Dapper, calm, caring and humorous, he is a man of vision and aspiration, relishing ‘restlessness’ as one of his favourite words. ‘I want to improve in every way, I want more of what we do. In every way I want more.’ A big fan of marketing initiatives too: ‘I want what I see every...

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Please note: Independent schools frequently offer IGCSEs or other qualifications alongside or as an alternative to GCSE. The DfE does not record performance data for these exams so independent school GCSE data is frequently misleading; parents should check the results with the schools.

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Special Education Needs

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

Condition Provision for in school
ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder Y
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders Y
CReSTeD registered for Dyslexia
Dyslexia Y
Dyspraxia Y
English as an additional language (EAL) Y
Has an entry in the Autism Services Directory
Has SEN unit or class
HI - Hearing Impairment
Hospital School
Mental health
MLD - Moderate Learning Difficulty
MSI - Multi-Sensory Impairment
Natspec Specialist Colleges
OTH - Other Difficulty/Disability
Other SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty Y
PD - Physical Disability Y
PMLD - Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulty
SEMH - Social, Emotional and Mental Health
SLCN - Speech, Language and Communication Y
SLD - Severe Learning Difficulty
Special facilities for Visually Impaired
SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty
VI - Visual Impairment Y

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