Twickenham Prep School
Twickenham Prep School
Hampton I 285 Pupils I Girls Ages 4-11, Boys aged 4-13
At Twickenham Prep School we aim to create a foundation for life, both for today and for the future, within a vibrant, nurturing co-educational setting.
We aim to inspire a love of independent learning, encouraging our pupils to be ‘Calm, Courageous, Courteous and Considerate’ in all that they do. The staff appreciate each pupil’s contribution to our community and provide an atmosphere of warmth, trust and care, in which all can truly flourish.
It is my privilege to introduce Twickenham Prep School to you. We are a happy and vibrant school striving to make learning an exciting and enjoyable experience so that your child truly looks forward to coming to school.
Our aim is to deliver an outstanding all-round education that inspires the children enabling them to achieve personal success in a caring and nurturing environment.
I would be delighted to show you around our school, or please visit us at one of our Open Days.
Oliver Barrett, Headmaster
As a prep school, we are keenly attuned to ensuring that our children are readied for the next chapter. Within 11+ and 13+ entry, TPS pupils achieve great success, whether academic, sporting or extra-curricular, moving on to excellent independent secondary schools, including Hampton, Kingston Grammar, Lady Eleanor Holles, Sir William Perkins’s School, Surbiton High and St George’s, Weybridge, regularly achieving academic, sporting, art and all-rounder scholarships. We are fully committed to working in partnership with our parents so that our pupils leave TPS as happy, confident, responsible and well-rounded individuals.
Located in Hampton, close to Bushy Park and the River Thames, we are based in the listed Beveree building. Since moving here in 1992 from Twickenham Green, we have grown substantially, adding a large and welcoming purpose- built Pre-Prep, a new Sports Hall, Dining Room, a Music and Drama Centre and the addition of some exciting outside spaces including an amphitheatre, adventure playground and a nature trail.
The past year has seen a substantial addition to our premises, ‘The Hub’, located at 51 High Street in Hampton. This fantastic new facility has really enhanced our Art and Design facilities and provided additional bright and modern classrooms for our Senior boys. The new Art and DT department has a spacious teaching area and specialist DT equipment, used weekly by children from Year 3 upwards. For our Senior Prep it also houses our digital media suite, including broadcast cameras and an editing station.
Strong emphasis is placed on participation by all in sporting, musical and extra-curricular activities. The school plays a wide range of sports and through our partnership with Kempton Cricket Club we provide 10 acres of dedicated sporting facilities for rugby, football, cricket and athletics. The girls also play netball, hockey and tennis, squash and swimming are also part of the sporting curriculum. All our pupils, from Year 3 upwards, have the opportunity to represent TPS and compete in fixtures with local schools.
Music and drama play a large part in the school with full-scale productions and concerts annually involving all pupils. We have a very active and popular school choir, who recently enjoyed performing at the Royal Albert Hall for the Barnardo’s Charity children’s concert. A wide range of individual instrumental lessons are also offered, taught by visiting specialists, with ensemble groups rehearsing and playing together weekly.
The school has built up a formidable reputation as a centre for excellence in thinking skills and chess. Throughout the school, pupils are taught strategic thinking skills and emotional intelligence using Think Tank (Mind Lab) – developing critical thinking, social and emotional skills and is an exciting programme within the curriculum.
There are also many extra-curricular clubs during and after school to choose from, including coding, dance, chess, Art and DT, languages, Lamda, fencing, gymnastics and many sports options.
Conscious of the needs of modern family life, we have wraparound care facilities operating from 7.30am-6.30pm with a morning breakfast club for early drop -off.
The Wrap Club is our Ofsted registered after school care facility run by Strawberry Hill Pre-School, an experienced local after school club provider. The onsite club is available from 4.00pm-6.30pm with snacks provided and offers our pupils a wide range of activities including creative projects, reading, games and sports and an opportunity to complete homework.
We offer morning minibus services throughout the surrounding areas,
Routes include Richmond, St Margarets, Twickenham and Teddington, Isleworth, Whitton and Hampton Hill, Molesey, Hampton Court and Lower Sunbury
Twickenham Prep School
Beveree, 43, High St, Hampton, TW12 2SA
Mr Oliver Barrett
Mrs Joanna Marshall
Calm, Courageous, Courteous, Considerate
Girls 4-11 | Boys 4-13
Reception and Year 1 £3,830 | Year 2 – Year 8 £4,255
The main entry point is Reception, with limited places available in other year groups subject to availability and an assessment.
Christian with all faiths welcome
Pre-Prep Open Morning Thursday 10th February 2022