Amesbury is a “breath of fresh air” – Good School’s Guide 2013 Amesbury is the only co-educational Prep school in the Hindhead/Haslemere area. Founded in 1870 we pride ourselves on sending children to the best senior schools in the country at both 11+ and 13+. Amesbury’s academic record is excellent with an average of 20% of pupils receiving senior school scholarships. “Many a school may claim to be ‘academically rigorous’. Not all would also make such a virtue out of also being ‘relaxed,’ ....This one does.” (GSG 2013) We are a family school, keen for siblings to study together and to feel equally valued irrespective of their aptitudes and abilities. Entry is based on registration plus a visit - not a formal assessment but the opportunity for child and school to get acquainted. Amesbury understands its role as part of your family life. We believe weekends should be your time; there is no Saturday school. Prep can be done at school and our Pre-Nursery and Nursery operate 47 weeks of the year with early morning drop off and evening pickups. Breakfast Club and After School Care are on offer. In addition to a great academic record, Amesbury has a thriving Performing Arts Department putting on over 10 productions across the age groups each year. “Music embraces everything from formal chapel choir to semi-secret bands formed each year, strutting stuff at annual concert. There’s plentiful dance and drama including ambitious takes on Shakespeare” (GSG 2013). As for sport, the site is 34 acres, with an all weather astro, indoor sports hall and an all-school tennis programme. Our Extra Curricular programme runs a whole host of activities including Mandarin Chinese, Judo, Golf, Chess, Music Technology, Drama and many more. This Michaelmas Term looks to be as busy as ever with residential trips for Years 5, 7 & 8 to France, Snowdonia and Essex, we will host an U9 Football & Netball Tournament, there will be Ballet Recitals, Art Workshops, boarder taster weeks, copious day trips for all age groups, Nativity Plays, the “Spirit of Macmillan” Christmas Fair on 17 November, a Senior Schools Evening and Curriculum Evenings for parents as well as the annual Carol Service. Open Mornings are scheduled for 10 October 2013 and 6 February 2014. Early Years Stay & Play - 6 November. An annual Scholarship Day takes place in the Lent Term. Please contact Liz Wright on firstname.lastname@example.org or 01428 604322
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