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  • St Ives School
    Three Gates Lane
    GU27 2ES
  • Head: Mrs Kay Goldsworthy
  • T 01428 643734
  • F 01428 644 788
  • E [email protected]
  • W
  • An independent school for boys and girls aged from 2 to 11.
  • Boarding: No
  • Local authority: Surrey
  • Pupils: 106
  • Religion: None
  • Fees: £3,400-£4,650 per term
  • Open days: 13th November 2020 and 5th February 2021 but bespoke, individual visits always welcomed
  • Ofsted report: View the Ofsted report
  • ISI report: View the ISI report

What the school says...

St Ives is an exceptional prep school for children aged 2-11 years, set in 8 acres of beautiful parkland just a short drive from Haslemere High Street.

At St Ives, we believe education should be relevant, interesting, stimulating, engaging, and above all, fun! Learning can take place anywhere, in and out of the classroom, and so we seize every opportunity. We have specialist subject teachers and small class sizes to ensure that our pupils can thrive in lessons. Our aim is for every child to leave St Ives at the end of the day feeling that today really was the best day ever. In October 2019, we were awarded 'Small Independent School of the Year' at the Independent School of the Year Awards and the school is currently riding high under the helm of Mrs Kay Goldsworthy.

We have an outstanding record of pupils achieving their first-choice entry of senior schools, with many scholarships awarded annually. In 2019, every child in Year 6 was accepted into the school of their choice, with over 75% receiving scholarships to prestigious independent schools such as Guildford High School, Tormead, Prior’s Field School, Churcher's College and Frensham Heights.

There is no real secret to our success – we know that the combination of small class sizes, dedicated staff and excellent pastoral care is key to giving our children the safe and stable environment they need to grow and flourish.
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Special Education Needs

Children requiring any degree of learning support at St Ives school are treated sensitively, sympathetically and with respect. Girls with mild to moderate learning difficulties are given strategies and study skills and there is opportunity for formal and informal assessments. Advice and recommendations from Educational Psychologist reports are acknowledged and communicated to all relevant staff through the child's Individual Education Plan. Extra support is provided for any girl whenever it is felt necessary whilst she is at St Ives and this will continue for as long as it is required. Learning support is tailored to suit the individual need. The child may receive 1:1 withdrawn support, support within a small group either in or out of the class whichever is felt most appropriate and beneficial. We have a successful home/school link and treat teaching and learning as a partnership by informing parents on progress through meetings, written reports and sharing IEP reviews. The school's experienced and well informed SENCo has attended many courses on dyslexia and dyscalculia and works with every class at least once a week and therefore sees all pupils working in situ and can thus verify and observe any chid giving cause for concern. The school also offers sessions of Brain Gym. Help and advice is offered to students and parents regarding the selection of senior schools. We have a good partnership with learning support staff at local senior schools which allows us to provide them with necessary information. We pride ourselves at St Ives at being aware of The Code Of Practice for SEN and follow a policy which will entitle all girls to access a balanced and wide curriculum with confidence.

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