“Broomwood Hall has that incredible mix that you find in all great schools: dedicated staff; an inspiring curriculum; beautiful buildings with excellent facilities; an ethos that is rooted in the very best of the tried and tested, whilst looking firmly to the future; but above all, happy children.
Added to this we have innovative and outstanding teaching, a myriad of opportunities for children to try new things, a real sense of community and outstanding pastoral care. It is a school filled with the the constant buzz of laughter and happiness that comes from children who truly enjoy coming to school. In all this, our goal is to equip children with skills for life, not just the next school.”
“As a pre-prep school, we prepare children for the next stage of their education – whether that’s at 7+ to other schools or at 8+ within the Dukes family.
We are unashamedly non-selective; I don’t believe that you can – or should, ‘test’ a child at the age of three and we will always look at individual circumstances and needs when considering an application at any other point of entry.
Children develop in different ways and at different times and given the right support, encouragement and circumstances, will bloom in their own time. Our task is to give them that opportunity; whether it’s through music, sport, art, drama, extended academic work or more – and in so doing, we give them a chance to shine, know the value of success that comes from their own efforts and grow in self-confidence.
We adhere to many traditional values that promote the ‘soft’ skills such as kindness, collaboration, creativity, good communication, and a sense of community, but we are also a modern school; coupling the very latest in educational thinking and practice with an eye on the workplaces that our children will enter in the years ahead and equipping them with the problem-solving and analytical skills they will need to succeed.
With all the concerns about the pressures facing children these days, if there’s one area of which I am inordinately proud, it is our pastoral care. We have a fantastic tutorial system that nurtures and protects, and ensures that there is always an adult, out of the home, who takes an interest – a real interest – in every child’s triumphs, disasters and achievements, and who is always on hand to talk about their problems, real or imagined. This, I believe, is what truly sets us apart.
So, fantastic buildings and surroundings, superb and dedicated staff, supportive parents who believe in what we are trying to do, children who are rewarding and a joy to teach. I personally couldn’t want for anything more. I do hope very much that, if you share my vision of what school should be about, you will come and see us for yourselves.
We look forward to welcoming you.”