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Curriculum is traditional with a flourish of Forest School and ballet from the off. With one-form entry and diminutive class sizes (15-19) each child enjoys an almost bespoke education. Cross curriculum and independent learning are encouraged early on. Lessons in the lower school are bustling. Children are highly engaged as they recite phonics and learn about seed cycles. A year 5 history lesson we observed was…

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What the school says...

If you would like to give your child an exceptional start academically and socially, with happy memories for life, then Rydes Hill Preparatory is the school for you. Our independent Catholic school welcomes families from all denominations and we believe that every child benefits from the loving care and Christian values that underpin all we do. We accept girls from ages 3-11 and boys from 3-7.

Our experienced and dedicated teachers encourage self-esteem and give our pupils a strong educational foundation, and we are proud of our outstanding academic achievements: year after year many of our pupils are awarded scholarships at leading senior schools. A vibrant variety of opportunities and challenges also await your child outside the classroom in our wide-ranging activities and clubs programme.

An education at Rydes Hill is an investment in your child's future, combining a family atmosphere with inspirational teaching to create a lifelong love of learning. The best way to experience our friendly and dynamic ethos is to walk around and talk to our enthusiastic pupils and teachers, and we invite you to visit Rydes Hill and see our flourishing school in action on any school day.
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What The Good Schools Guide says

Mrs Sarah Norville

Since 2018, Sarah Norville. State school educated. Childhood dream to be a teacher realised across the south west London state sector, including 11 years at the helm of St Mary’s Catholic, Wimbledon where she was appointed head at the tender age of 30.

At Rydes Hill the ‘handcuffs’ came off. Fascinated by the fourth industrial revolution that her protege will emerge into, her mission is to empower girls for ‘life beyond school’. She has ‘accelerated the school into the 21st century,’ according to parents.

A self-proclaimed coffee snob - insists on making her own coffee from a machine in her homely office - we would liken her to that first latte of the day. Warm, authentic and invigorating. Traditional, with a splash of almond...

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