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Open the door and the light, airy kingdom of the 4 to 7-year-olds is revealed. ‘It’s about being loved, nurtured, feeling secure and taking risks,’ says pre-prep head. Freeflow rules outside with communal areas for all while reception, year 1 and year 2 each have side-by-side plant-filled little gardens, with a secret leafy  nature trail at the back, venue for (low) risk activities like building dens. Sense of being looked after is palpable. One of our guides may have done 40 or so tours but insists that the 41st (ours) is a treat...

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What the school says...

'TPS seems to be blessed with an ambience second to none. I have been in most of the schools in the area at some time or another and I can assure you that none of them come close in terms of staff attitude and the general `feel` of the school' - ex Parent & local teacher. ...Read more

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Since 2005, David Malam BA Southampton (history), PGCE King Alfred’s College, Winchester (50s). Clever, very comfortable in his own skin and refreshingly candid. Like every other London prep head offering both the 11+ and 13+, he’s reviewing the situation, though says there’s no danger of losing common entrance, as long as leading senior schools (notably Hampton) retain 13+ entry. With odds slightly better at 13+ than at 11+ and those extra two prep years to enjoy – far better than being bottom of the heap in a senior school – what’s not to like, he says.

Dreamed of pro career in either football or chess, taking both to a high level before studying history. Previous experience of running youth club at local church made teacher training a natural step. Initially worked...

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Special Education Needs

Twickenham Preparatory School caters for pupils with a specific learning difficulty within the average range of ability. As the School is academic and feeds many highly selective senior schools we do not take pupils with above average learning difficulties. Pupils are screened for literacy related problems from Year 2. Where a specific learning difficulty of a minor nature is identified the appropriate course of action is made in close consultation with parents.

Condition Provision for in school
ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders Y
CReSTeD registered for Dyslexia
English as an additional language (EAL)
Has an entry in the Autism Services Directory
Has SEN unit or class
HI - Hearing Impairment
Hospital School
Mental health
MLD - Moderate Learning Difficulty
MSI - Multi-Sensory Impairment
Natspec Specialist Colleges
OTH - Other Difficulty/Disability
Other SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty
PD - Physical Disability
PMLD - Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulty
SEMH - Social, Emotional and Mental Health
SLCN - Speech, Language and Communication
SLD - Severe Learning Difficulty
Special facilities for Visually Impaired
SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty
VI - Visual Impairment

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