Address: Hawley Place School, Fernhill Road, Blackwater, Camberley, Surrey, GU17 9HU
Number of Pupils: 320
Head Teacher: Michael Stone
Religious Affiliation: Non-denominational
Entrance Procedure: Children will be considered for entry to the nursery when the registration form has been completed and returned to us and the non-returnable £50 registration fee paid. Admission to the prep school is usually into the reception class. However, pupils are considered for admission into any year group during any term after discussion with the headmaster. Normal entry into the senior school is into Year 7 in September, but pupils are considered for entry, if there is space, into other years and at other times after discussion with the headmaster. There are entrance tests in verbal reasoning, mathematics, English and art. Admission does not depend solely on the results of the tests.
Contact: Registrar 01276 587 190
Email: [email protected]
School Visits: Open Mornings: Saturday 7 October, Saturday 24 February. Please email [email protected] to arrange a visit.
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Our curriculum is broadly based and extends well beyond the national curriculum. Teaching groups are deliberately small, so that staff can develop a deep understanding of all their pupils. We provide extension work to stretch the most able and learning support for those who need it. We pride ourselves that all children are given encouragement and helped to reach their full potential.
Games & The Arts
Practical art allows for adventure and for trying out individual creative ideas, combining learning with having fun. Our philosophy is to physically educate all children, rather than ‘coach’ sports activities to a chosen few. Regular involvement in enjoyable sports and games is an integral part of school life.
We place great emphasis on creating the right ethos for learning. Children work and play hard, strive for excellence and are encouraged and rewarded for achievements, effort and good behaviour through the House Points System. Within a happy atmosphere, we value and develop all the skills and talents of individual pupils and staff. Teachers use a broad range of teaching strategies to ensure children remain focused and challenged, with the arts, sport, languages and ICT promoting ‘all-round’ development. Academic examinations and tests are important, but young children really need to be properly prepared for the next stage in their education. We believe in strengthening the ‘whole person’, with broader skills and positive attitudes.
Head Teacher’s Philosophy
Hawley Place students are part of a community which is vibrant, committed and highly supportive. Our motto – in pursuit of excellence – ensures that we work to animate the potential of all our students, from the warm and welcoming nursery through to the highly successful prep school and senior school. We strive to work together to create, deliver and live our caring and supportive ethos.
Hawley Place is an idyllic independent nursery and school, nestled in 16 acres of beautiful woodland in Camberley, Surrey. Hawley Place is a family school and each and every child receives the individual attention they need to meet their true potential, be that in maths, science, art, sports, or all of the above!
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