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Holy Cross Preparatory School

By Anoop Bhuller

5 months ago

Address: Holy Cross Preparatory, George Road, Kingston upon Thames KT2 7NU
Website: www.holycrossprepschool.co.uk
Founded: 1931
Number of Pupils: 290
Ages: 3-11
Fees: From reception – year 6 £5,380 (termly). Pre-school £3,428 – £4,285 dependent on number of mornings/ afternoons (termly)
Head Teacher: Mrs Sarah Hair
Religious Affiliation: Catholic – welcoming all faiths
Entrance Procedure: Introductory session prior to offers. Pre-school pupils gain automatic entry to Prep School. Occasional places available
Contact: Mrs Wendy Wilman
Email: [email protected]
School Visits: Monthly open mornings. Private tours available by contacting admissions

The Curriculum

Our broad, dynamic curriculum is exciting, relevant and highly motivating. It enables pupils to excel academically, whilst providing a wealth of experience, enjoyment and success in creative arts, languages, computing and sports. We like to foster an appetite for curiosity and develop a love of learning in our girls.

Games & The Arts

PE, music, art, French and drama is taught by specialist teachers. Our 8 acres of grounds include a floodlit 3G sports pitch and netball courts. All pupils are encouraged to learn an instrument and also benefit from weekly drama lessons. Art is taught in our dedicated art space.

Pastoral Care

 Our approachable staff provide the highest levels of pastoral care, due to our small class sizes, dedicated ‘circle time’, PSHE sessions and a focus on ‘growth mindset’. All girls are known to us individually allowing us to nurture their strengths so they can develop their personal, social and emotional intelligence. Pastoral care builds self-esteem, independence and the confidence to ‘have a go’ as well as the reassurance that it is okay to get something wrong – an essential life skill.

Recent Scholarships

In 2023, 51% of pupils gained a scholarship, totalling 30 scholarships and one exhibition.

Head Teacher’s Philosophy

It is of great importance to me to balance the goal-oriented side with the formation of character and life skills. We ignite the spark that will shape the lives of our pupils by identifying strengths and talents from the very start. Our girls leave us as confident, well-rounded young people prepared for senior school and the world beyond.

Outstanding Characteristics

We are Catholic school with a strong Christian ethos, welcoming children of all faiths and cultures.

Our 8 acres of grounds, exciting curriculum and the best teachers are the perfect setting for our pupils to be nurtured, develop their curiosity and discover a love of learning. They aspire to be the best they can be academically, spiritually, personally and physically.