Welcome to the Terra Nova Junior Prep School – a unique experience for pupils aged 5-9 as they make their way into the next phase of school life, and continue to flourish and thrive.
With our theme-based creative curriculum, pupils are nurtured and encouraged to ignite a love of learning. As they experience the excitement of discovery, they also enjoy the many new opportunities and challenges of Junior Prep.
The junior school is a hive of activity where pupils are challenged and inspired. Our holistic approach ensures that pastoral care remains a priority and emphasis is placed on developing the whole child. Our staff work tirelessly to enable all children to reach their potential, care for each other, and have a happy, motivated, self-disciplined journey.
Mrs Christabel Westall
Head of School
“We considered a number of schools in the area. What we like about Terra Nova is how learning is made so fun by the teachers as well as the school being in a magical setting. The children are engaged and stimulated and run into their classrooms in the morning. We firmly believe that the children need to be happy first and foremost and this will make them successful in their learning.”
Mrs Hill – Surveyor / Mr Hill -IT Systems
“The Makerspace is a masterpiece! Thank you!”
Ms Bissan B – Scientist, Year 5 parent
Children benefit from specialist subject teaching in the following subjects: French, Music, Forest School, Swimming, Sports, Art, Design and Technology.
Facts about our Junior Preparatory School
- Creative Curriculum – all learning is based around a theme
- 2 form entry, small class sizes
- 1 teacher per class and 1 teaching assistant shared across the year – Yr 1&2
- Pupils’ ages: 5-9 years of age
- School day: 8.15am – 4/5pm (+ breakfast@ 7.30, supper @6pm, after school clubs + holiday care)
Our aspirations for our pupils are to:
- Deliver a rigorous academic education
- Develop your child’s character
- Promote good behaviour and embody the school’s values
- Ignite your child’s natural curiosity
- Engage your child with the excitement of discovery
- Imbue your child with a love of learning
- Build on your child’s strengths and support them with their weaknesses
Individual attention and personalised learning tailored to each and every pupil, leading to inspirational outcomes.
A proud heritage steeped in traditional values with a thoroughly modern approach and delivery.
2½ to 13 years
Seamless transition, specialist teaching, leadership opportunities, all-round nurture and outstanding pastoral care.
Makerspace, The Hub, 32 Acres, Shooting Range, Swimming Pool. Stunning facilities in a beautiful environment.
French, Spanish, German and Latin, taught by experts in the knowledge and understanding of second language learning.
Last week an elite team of Year 8 pupils travelled to Sedbergh School to take part in a University Challenge style academic competition. Forming two teams of 4, they battled 7 other schools to make it through to the final. Terra Nova pupils positively shone at this...read more
The U13 football team have travelled around the country in recent days to compete in two tournaments, one at S.Anselm's which was a 9-a-side and a 2nd at Summerfields, Oxfordshire. In the S.Anselm's tournament, the team gave an impressive display of football,...read more
Terra Nova School welcomed a number of Deputy Heads for a conference, the focus of which was the delivery of STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts & Mathematics) subjects. Delegates enjoyed a packed day long agenda including an overview of STEAM, robotics and...read more