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  • Ibstock Place School
    Clarence Lane
    London
    SW15 5PY
  • Head: Christopher Wolsey
  • T 020 8876 9991
  • F 020 8876 9915
  • E [email protected]
  • W www.ibstockplaceschool.co.uk
  • 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: 994; sixth formers: 163
  • Religion: Non-denominational
  • Fees: £17,115 - £21,735 pa
  • Open days: A Virtual Open Day page with lots of useful resources on website
  • 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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Curricula

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

Headmaster

Since January 2021, Christopher Wolsey, previously deputy head. Has had various roles at the school since joining in 2007, including head of humanities and head of sixth form. Before that, was head of history and politics at Westcliff High School for Boys and prior to that he taught history and was assistant head of sixth form at Churcher’s College, Petersfield. Began his teaching career at William Hulme’s Grammar School, Manchester.

Entrance

Non-selective in reception (not fair to assess this young, says school), pupils accepted on date of registration. Occasional places in other prep years. At senior level, substantial competition and growth in selectivity. Two-stage exam process (look for scores of 105/110). Everyone interviewed (50 staff involved), so anyone with exceptional qualities to offer but an iffy exam performance doesn’t lose out.

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Special Education Needs

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


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