Ex­cit­ing times

Bring­ing to­gether two of Nor­folk’s in­de­pen­dent prep schools has cre­ated a new fu­ture for pupils and teach­ers

EDP Norfolk - - Education -

IT HAS been an ex­cit­ing time at Lan­g­ley Prepara­tory School at Taver­ham Hall, with lots of changes for pupils and staff. It was an­nounced ear­lier in the year that two of Nor­folk’s in­de­pen­dent prepara­tory schools – Lan­g­ley Prep in Nor­wich and Taver­ham Hall - had agreed to join forces in a bid to ac­cel­er­ate their goal of be­ing recog­nised within the top tier of in­de­pen­dent ed­u­ca­tion in the UK.

The new school – based in the 100-acre park­land es­tate at Taver­ham Hall – of­fi­cially took ef­fect in Septem­ber.

Head­mas­ter Mike Cross­ley says: “Since Septem­ber, an ad­di­tional 100 chil­dren now at­tend our out­stand­ing day school for boys and girls, aged two to 13, where weekly/flexi board­ing is an op­tion. Chil­dren flour­ish in the school’s vi­brant, warm and friendly at­mos­phere. The school has made an ex­cel­lent tran­si­tion and was re­cently awarded the NACE Chal­lenge Award for its out­stand­ing pro­vi­sion for more able pupils, in ad­di­tion to re­ceiv­ing its sec­ond Gold Schools Games Mark for our com­mit­ment, en­gage­ment and de­liv­ery of com­pet­i­tive school sport.”

There are var­i­ous op­tions for those con­sid­er­ing choos­ing the school, whether as day pupils or board­ers, and schol­ar­ships are on of­fer.

The head­mas­ter says the best way to learn more about the school and whether it is right for your child is for par­ents to pay a visit.

“Schol­ar­ships are avail­able for chil­dren aged seven to 11 in the ar­eas of mu­sic, sport, aca­demic and art, and our first Satur­day open morn­ing was a great suc­cess,” Mike says.

Above: Pupils at Lan­g­ley Prepara­tory School at Taverham Halll with head­mas­ter Mike Crossley

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