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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...

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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 September 2021, Christopher Wilson, previously head at Lockers Park School in Hemel Hempstead since 2012 and before that at Winchester House School for 11 years, where he taught CE and scholarship maths as well as coaching rugby, hockey and cricket. Studied rural and environmental economics at Newcastle before taking a maths conversion course and PGCE at Homerton College, Cambridge. Married to Hayley, they have two daughters, Amelia and Florence, both at the school.


Assessment, rather than examination, at all points of entry to the school. Most start in nursery, reception or year 2, though plenty more join higher up as and when places become available. At nursery and reception stage, learning potential is assessed during an hour of class play-based activities, extending to half a day for year 2, including assessment of literacy and...

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