Widford Road, Chelmsford, Essex CM2 9AN
10 reasons to choose Widford Lodge School
Widford Lodge School has a Schoolsmith Score® of 79. It is one of the best independent prep schools in Chelmsford and one of the 3 best primary schools for 1.5 miles.
Widford Lodge School is an independent prep day school for boys and girls (60%/40%) between the ages of 2.5 and 11 years. The school has a non-selective admissions policy. It is a standalone prep school, not tied to any one senior school. Widford Lodge School fees range from £3,128 (Rec) to £3,707 per term (2023/24).
Average class size
Widford Lodge School has one or two classes per year, and an average class size of 18 pupils.
Destinations for 50% of Widford Lodge School leavers are a local independent school, mainly New Hall School, Brentwood School, Felsted School, or St Mary’s School. 20% go to a Chelmsford or Colchester Grammar. The balance go to non-selective state secondary. 15-20% of pupils win awards and scholarships.
The Widford Lodge School curriculum
School curriculum is based on the National Curriculum with some additions and variations. It also includes PSHEE, reasoning, French, Spanish, German. School broadens the curriculum with one ‘off-timetable’ lesson per week to try new activities such as cooking, gardening, mindfulness and puzzles. The school offers each child a handful of 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 5. Each year group participates in a Forest School activity once every half term.
Specialist teachers for sport, music, and languages throughout.
Sport at Widford Lodge School
School offers between 10 and 15 different sports over the course of the year. Competitive teams in major sports from Year 3.
The Arts at Widford Lodge School
Art, drama, and music are taught as discrete curricular subjects to all pupils. All pupils learn an instrument in class and about one third take extra-curricular instrument lessons from Year 3. Two choirs, orchestra and one or two instrument ensembles. There are some extra-curricular creative and performing arts clubs.
Wraparound care from 8.00am to 5.30pm.
Find another school near Widford Lodge School
New Hall School (5.1 miles); St John’s School, Billericay (8.8 miles); Brentwood School (9.9 miles).
Moulsham High School (1.7 miles); King Edward VI Grammar School, Chelmsford (2.1 miles); Chelmsford County High School for Girls (2.2 miles).