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  • Talbot Heath Junior School
    Rothesay Road
    BH4 9NJ
  • Head: Mrs Sally Weber-Spokes
  • T 01202 763360
  • F 01202 768155
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  • A mainstream independent school for girls aged from 3 to 11 with a linked senior school
  • Boarding: No
  • Local authority: Bournemouth
  • Pupils: 230
  • Religion: Church of England
  • Fees: £6,111 - £10,878 pa
  • Open days: Please contact the school for details.
  • Review: View The Good Schools Guide Review
  • Linked schools: Talbot Heath School

What says..

A lovely environment, surrounded by woods (although the pines do gloom a little). Woodland area with tents and wigwams for the early years, all carefully made from wood and camouflage - used under supervision, of course. Flocks are watched closely here - few trips to A and E from this school. Hard surface play areas to use when the woods are muddy. The juniors have a special area of woodland, carefully fenced off, complete with log cabin. And no, they can't...

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What the school says...

Talbot Heath is unique in the area, offering complete continuity of education for girls aged 3-18 in an environment where the children enjoy the best standards of education and care. The children also benefit from access to the Senior School 's comprehensive specialist facilities. We are proud of our academic reputation, but our strengths lie in many areas, including music, sport and the creative arts. The school offers an excellent start to all pupils and they are nurtured and encouraged in a caring, family environment throughout the school, where each pupil is enabled to reach their full potential. We place most value, however, on the ethos of the school; creating an environment where the children are happy and confident and, most importantly, where children are enjoying their educational experience. ...Read more

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Since September 2016, Mrs Sally Weber-Spokes, previously deputy head academic at Clayesmore School. English and music degree from Leeds and PGCE from Bath. Has been head of English at The Beacon School in Surrey, spent five years as director of studies in Nairobi and joined Clayesmore in 2008. Sings with the Bournemouth Symphony Chorus. Other interests include the piano, snowboarding, travelling. Married with two sons.


Not selective until year 2, and pretty much takes all comers. From year 2 onwards girls are tested in English, maths and verbal reasoning, with a head teacher's report.

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