Halstead Preparatory School

Halstead Preparatory School

Day Surrey

Halstead Preparatory School is a school for girls aged 2 to 11 in Surrey. We understand how girls thrive and excel in their own learning environment.

Year Founded 1927
Religion N/A
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Halstead Preparatory School has a total of 210 pupils.

Day pupil fees are from £924 to £4570, per term.

210 Day Girls
(2- 11)
 

About Halstead Preparatory School

Halstead Preparatory School is an independent school with a Christian ethos and family atmosphere for girls from Nursery aged 2 years to age 11. Every girl is known and taught as an individual in a stimulating environment where respect and kindness towards each other is the norm. We pride ourselves in giving every girl an excellent and thorough preparation for senior school entry, but most importantly in preparing every girl for a happy and successful life.

In the Nursery girls may attend part-time or full-time; parents can decide how many sessions their daughter attends in a week (we recommend a minimum of 3 of the 10 available sessions).  From Reception all girls attend school full-time. There are two classes in each year from Reception to Year 6. The maximum class size in Reception-Year 2 is 16; in Years 3-6 it is 18. These small classes enable us to cater for individual learning needs and allow teachers the time to support and challenge each girl appropriately. We run a minibus pick-up service in the mornings in the Woking area.

Within our idyllic setting the girls benefit from a wide range of opportunities in first-class facilities for learning and play as well as the expertise and enthusiasm of well-qualified specialist teachers. The three courts and open green space provide plenty of opportunities for sports including netball, hockey, tennis, rounders and athletics and include a newly installed adventure play area. Our sports hall is also home to our large stage on which every girl performs in a production every year and the music suite allows for class music lessons as well as individual instrumental lessons.  The bespoke science laboratory enables the girls to develop their investigative skills as scientists through practical experiments. Creative skills are developed in the bespoke Art & Design Technology classroom and culinary delights are created in our state of the art Food Technology classroom. ICT is used across the curriculum as a learning tool with an up-to-date ICT suite, interactive whiteboards in each classroom and iPads for pupils to use. As well as classroom libraries the main school Library is a well-stocked resource where reading for pleasure and research are actively encouraged.

We work closely with parents as they choose the senior school that is right for their daughter and are very proud of the results achieved by Halstead girls in the entrance examinations – the results and long history of scholarships speak for themselves. The girls leave Halstead aged 11 as happy individuals confident in their abilities, interests and talents with a thirst for learning, many friends and so much to look forward to.

A parent recently wrote:   “Halstead is an amazing school, with an amazing staff and a special Halstead magic; I am very appreciative of everything that you have done for my daughter.”

You are warmly invited to see our happy and nurturing school in action on any school day or on our next Open Morning.

www.halstead-school.org.uk
Telephone 01483 772682

Admissions Process

Parents are encouraged to visit the School either at Open Mornings or through an individual appointment with the Headmistress. Parents interested in applying for a place for their daughter are requested to complete a registration form. The completion of this form and the payment of a registration fee, currently set at £100, does not guarantee a place for your daughter but it does ensure that the appropriate documentation for subsequent stages in the admissions process is sent to parents in good time. The School will acknowledge receipt of the registration form and it is important to that the registration form is completed fully and that all information requested is given in full.

Siblings must be registered. Siblings will take priority over other applications provided the registration form has been received at least twelve months prior to the date of entry to the school.

Nursery pupils
If the School is able to offer a place, an offer letter is sent to parents of girls wishing to join the Nursery.

Reception – Year 6
Girls wishing to join other years are invited to spend a day in School before an offer is made. For girls joining from Year 2 upwards the day will include assessments in English and Maths. These assessments are used to indicate specific areas of strength and / or weakness so that the class teacher can prepare and plan according to the needs of the child.
Should the child have any specific learning difficulties, the parents must notify the School of this prior to the child’s visit/assessment day and provide a copy of all reports prepared by outside agencies, educational psychologists etc.
Parents will be notified, in writing, within one week of the visit/assessment as to whether a place at the School is available and is being offered.

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Forthcoming Open Days

  • Open Morning

    9:00 -10:30

    Our next Open Morning is Friday 15th March 9:00-10:30 am. Please email our Registrar, Mrs Patrick, registrar@halstead-school.org.uk. to register your attendance. If you would like to tour the school prior to this our Registrar would be pleased to arrange a personal appointment for you to visit the school at your convenience. Please email registrar@halstead-school.org.uk. or telephone 01483 772682 to arrange a mutually convenient appointment. Visitors to the school are always welcome and we look forward to meeting you and your family.