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  • Willington School
    Worcester Road
    SW19 7QQ
  • Head: Mr M Chanter Bsc (Hons), Pgce, Ma
  • T 020 8944 7020
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  • A mainstream independent school for pupils aged from 4 to 13
  • Boarding: No
  • Local authority: Merton
  • Pupils: 269
  • Religion: None
  • Fees: £10,020 - £12,210 pa
  • Open days: One to one meetings and tours on Tuesday and Wednesday mornings
  • Ofsted report: View the Ofsted report

What the school says...

In 2010, Willington celebrated its 125th anniversary. Throughout its history, Willington has been a welcoming independent and a preparatory school for boys. We take pupils from age 4 in Reception and they normally leave us at the end of Year 8 after Common Entrance, when they are 13. Small class sizes are our pride; they average 15 across the school with a maximum of 18. Our main intake is at Reception and we are currently over-subscribed.

For over 100 years, Willington was in Putney and we moved to our present site in 1990. The school has been a charitable trust since 1961. We have recently been re-elected as a member of IAPS. We are keen to promote the highest academic standards and the number of scholarships gained over recent years is testament to this. However, we do not see this pursuit to be exclusive of a wide approach to prep school education which involves the boys in a host of sporting and cultural opportunities. Willington is a forward thinking school that has traditional prep school values at heart.

There is great stress here on individuality, but within a disciplined environment. We want our boys to be socially adept, confident and, not least, pleasant to each other and to the people around them. The school is founded on Christian values and is very much a family school, where parents are encouraged to participate in the day-to-day running of school life.

Following the opening of the Johnson Building in 1999, which houses Art and History specialist rooms, the school in 2007 embarked on a major upgrading of our Worcester Road site and the rebuilding programme has created new centres for Maths, Science and Languages, a multi-purpose ICT suite, library and studio theatre and much improved Music provision.

Boys move on to a wide variety of Senior Schools on leaving Willington, including the traditional public schools. It is important to us that we work closely with parents to find the right secondary school for each individual boy. It is testament to the schools unique place in Willingtonians hearts that so many boys come back to visit.

We aim to provide a nurturing environment where each boy is inspired to reach his full potential; not only in terms of academic, creative and sporting attainments but also in terms of his self confidence and happiness as a thirteen year old boy; ready to meet the demands of his future life.

We are a green house not a hot house.

To provide a positive, encouraging, secure and happy environment
To help all boys reach their own individual and unique potential
To provide a wide and varied curriculum
To provide an extensive range of extra curricular activities and educational visits
To extend gifted and able boys
To provide support for those boys who might require time to achieve their potential
To maintain a close home-school partnership throughout each boys time at Willington
To lay the foundations and discipline for the boys future educational progression
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Special Education Needs

Condition Provision for in school
ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders
CReSTeD registered for Dyslexia
English as an additional language (EAL)
Has an entry in the Autism Services Directory
Has SEN unit or class Y
HI - Hearing Impairment
Hospital School
Mental health
MLD - Moderate Learning Difficulty
MSI - Multi-Sensory Impairment
Natspec Specialist Colleges
Not Applicable
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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