At Thorngrove we aim to:
Teaching and Learning
- to deliver a broad and balanced curriculum to all children
- to develop the academic and extra-curricular potential of every child
- to provide a robust teaching programme that will allow every child to flourish here and at their senior school
- to build a nurturing setting that develops the confidence of every child
- to encourage a positive and supportive community of children, staff and parents
- to engender teamwork and friendships between Year Groups, Sections and Houses
Campus and Facilities
- to maximise the use of all the school’s facilities in order to develop the potential of every child
- to promote the use of the woods, the fields and the outdoor environment in curricular and extra-curricular activities
- to use facilities and settings both on and off-site in a safe and stimulating way
The school is divided into 3 sections: Lower School, Middle School and Upper School. We also have 4 houses; Ash, Beech, Oak and Rowan that every child belongs to.
There is one form entry into Nursery, Reception, Year 1 and Year 2. Children start school in September but are accepted at other times if there are spaces available.
There is a 2 form entry from Year 3.
Parents wanting to send their children to Thorngrove complete an application form and are asked for a deposit of £450, refundable from the last term’s fees, two terms prior to entry. If they subsequently decide not to attend, their deposit is forfeited.
We welcome children of all denominations and nationalities. A visit morning is arranged for children in the term prior to entry (known as a ‘Taster Day’). A short assessment test is conducted by the school’s Head of LS. At this stage parents are advised on uniform, school hours etc. They are sent a medical form to complete, showing any hearing and vision problems, allergies, operations etc. If the children have come from another school, we will ask that school for a report and also inform the local authority of the child’s entry to the school.
At the point of application, and thereafter, prospective parents must fully disclose any learning support assessment or identified need, medical condition or disability, which could require specialist treatment, support or equipment, and any behavioural or disciplinary issues. This information is essential to assist with any interview or other pre-assessment screening. Please note that specialist/ behavioural/ disciplinary support may incur additional fees.
Thorngrove School reserves the right to withdraw the offer of a place if information becomes available that contravenes the criteria for admission.
The offer of a place at Thorngrove will be subject to any financial obligations being met by parents at any other ISC affiliated school. Written confirmation of this may be required from that school before any offer is made.
If, in the opinion of the school, a child is not flourishing (because of a previously known, but not disclosed by parents or guardians, learning or behavioural difficulty), an alternative educational experience may be suggested. If reasonably possible a term’s notice would be given by the school.
The school reserves the right to exclude a child whose conduct (whether on or off school
premises or in or out of term time) has been prejudicial to good order or school discipline or to the reputation of the School. Temporary or permanent exclusion is at the discretion of the Headmaster. Please refer to the school’s Behaviour Policy.
LIST OF FEES PER TERM FROM SEPTEMBER 2017
Fees are reviewed annually and any changes implemented at the beginning of the Autumn term.
|For the term|
|Morning with Lunch 8.15am-12.45pm||£430|
|Afternoon with Lunch 11.45am-3.15pm||£340|
|Full day with Lunch 8:15am - 3:15pm||£655|
|Aftercare 3:15pm - 4:15pm||£3.70 per session|
|Aftercare 4:15pm - 5:00pm||£3.70 per session|
Early Years Grant available. Childcare vouchers accepted.
List of School Fees
|Reception, Year 1 and 2 (4 – 7 year olds)||£4,470|
|Year 3 and 4 (7 –9 year olds)||£5,015|
|Years 5, 6, 7 and 8 (9 – 13 year olds)||£5,590|
|(Books and lunches are included in the fees)|
|MUSIC TUITION||£250 per term (10 lessons)|
|LEARNING SUPPORT||£25.00 (per session)|
|3.15pm – 4.15pm||£3.70 per session|
|4.15pm – 5.00pm||£3.70 per session|
|5.00pm - 5.30pm||£3.70 per session|