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A school with heart, although it is not always easy to feel the beat of it, on account of its impersonal systems and sometimes mechanical, rather than personal, communication. Wonderful space with an Astroturf playground, complete with slides and climbing frame. A ceremony, full of pomp and mortar boards, is held to celebrate the reception class graduation to year 1. An even grander one for the end of year 2...

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What the school says...

This large red-brick Victorian house provides airy, well-lit classrooms and a large enclosed playground. Between 1953 and 1971 the building contained the whole school. It now houses Reception children together with Years One and Two.
The children participate enthusiastically in a wide range of activities both inside and outside the classroom. They continue to develop their academic skills, as well as their creative and sporting abilities in a caring atmosphere which prepares them well for their future education.

Most children spend three years in this building before moving on to the Prep and firm friendships are formed which often last long after primary school life has finished.
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Since 2020, Michelle Blaber. Joined the school as a reception teacher in 1997 after graduating in education, RS and theology (BAQTS) from St Mary’s College, Strawberry Hill. Progressed to EYS coordinator and deputy head at the nursery school and then deputy head at the pre-prep. A lover of art and science, she is known for encouraging opportunities in creativity, experimentation and investigation. Since becoming head, she has introduced Italian to the specialist taught curriculum.


Children automatically filter through to the pre-prep from the nursery school at the age of 4, so few external places at this stage. External families are invited in to meet the head prior to admission and places are allocated at her discretion, with priority given to siblings and children of past pupils.

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