149 Battersea Park Road, Battersea, London SW8 4BX
10 reasons to choose Newton Prep
Main point of differentiation
Newton Prep has a Schoolsmith Score® of 85, and is the highest scoring Battersea and Clapham prep school, and the 3rd best value for money. It has the widest range of facilities, is one of the best for arts and sports, and has one of the largest extra-curricular programmes.
Newton Prep is an independent prep day school for boys and girls (50%/50%) between the ages of 3 and 13 years. The school has an academically selective admissions policy. It is a standalone prep school, not tied to any one senior school. Newton Prep fees range from £6,980 (Rec) to £7,980 per term (2023/24).
Average class size
Newton Prep has four classes per year to Year 6, two from Year 7, and an average class size of 18 pupils.
Destinations for Year 6 Newton Prep leavers are one of 50, mainly independent, day schools. The spread of schools is wide but Emanuel, Dulwich College, Alleyn’s and JAGS account for 30% between them. 60% of pupils leave at Year 6, 40% carry on to Year 8. After Common Entrance, King’s College School Wimbledon, Dulwich College ,Whitgift and Bede’s School are the most popular destinations. 25% of pupils win awards and scholarships.
The Newton Prep curriculum
School curriculum is based on the National Curriculum and the ISEB Common Entrance curriculum with some additions and variations. It also includes PSHE, reasoning, thinking skills, French, Spanish, Latin. Humanities subjects are taught thematically throughout the school. The Newton Prep Diploma, in Years 7 and 8, is a thematic skills-based curriculum linking geography, history, religious studies, art, drama and citizenship. Annual STEAM week. The school offers each pupil between 5 and 10 different extra-curricular academic activities or hobby clubs.
More on the curriculum
There are regular educational trips for all year groups, visiting speakers and residential trips from Year 4.
Specialist teachers for sport, music, computing, and languages throughout, for science and art from Year 3, and for all subjects from Year 5.
Sport at Newton Prep
School offers over 15 different sports through the year, through both the curriculum and extra-curriculum. Competitive teams in major sports from Year 3. In recent years the school has enjoyed national success in fencing, football, rugby 7s.
The Arts at Newton Prep
Art, music and drama are taught as discrete curricular subjects to all pupils. All pupils learn an instrument in class and half take extra-curricular instrument lessons from Year 3. Three choirs, orchestra and several instrument ensembles. Each pupil may participate in up to 10 different extra-curricular creative and performing arts clubs.
Wraparound care from 8.00am to 5.45pm.
Find another school near Newton Prep
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