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We saw lively pupil/teacher exchanges, including an enthralling discussion of post-mortem research in a history lesson. High levels of expectation –. reading is seriously encouraged with excellent library open every lunchtime (we approve) and a full time librarian. Main recruiting channel is the one money can’t buy – word of mouth.

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What the school says...

Town Close School is a co-educational preparatory school for children aged 3 to 13. Last inspected in November 2011, the School was adjudged to be outstanding in every single aspect (twelve in total), which places us in a very select band, among the finest schools in the country.

We value our individual girls and boys for the breadth and variety of their talents, and celebrate effort and commitment in every part of school life. Preparing our children for the future is at the heart of all we do so that when the time comes for them to leave Town Close School, they move seamlessly into very good senior schools locally and nationally, a good many celebrating scholarship success in a variety of subject areas. Central to this success is the quality of the School's teaching, which was graded 'outstanding' throughout the School and across the whole curriculum.

Our beautiful, wooded, fifteen acre site near Norwich city centre, gives all our children space and freedom, and contributes substantially to our reputation as an outstandingly happy school. We enjoy the very best of modern facilities, but more important still, is the sense of community that exists here.
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Since 2013, Mr Nicholas Bevington BA PGCE (mid 40s). Educated at Portsmouth Grammar, then Keele (read international relations) and Newcastle universities. Began teaching at Elstree School, brisk promotion to head of department, followed by Edgeborough and Abercorn Schools (deputy head) and Bede’s Prep, Eastbourne, where he was head.

Tall, youthful looking and charming. His quick wit and energy are greatly appreciated by parents, ‘ He is always about, at drop off and collection times – we think of him as omnipresent!’ ‘He is savvy, clever and always on it.’ Everyone praised the speed with which teaching was moved online in the first lockdown and the head’s phenomenal leadership during the topsy-turvy world of the pandemic. ‘We were completely reassured that the school was doing its absolute best for the children.’...

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