The school was founded in 1897 by E.Owen at The Tower House, Melton Mowbray. It moved to Birkdale, Southport in 1901 and to its current site near to Holmes Chapel, Cheshire on 29 September 1939. 68 boys, all of whom were boarders, arrived at the new incarnation of Terra Nova School, the original school in Birkdale having been requisitioned by the government in August 1939.
This potted history demonstrates how Terra Nova has adapted and changed through its lengthy history. To quote “Terra Nova School – The First 100 Years by Anthony Elleray” in 1998: “It strives to be a school of its time. TN retains, however, a continuing tradition of community, which finds its most obvious expression in the smiles of children and their pride in, and affection for, their school.
In so doing, it adapts to today one early precept of the school. The talents of the individual child are noted and nurtured. Then the child discovers that he or she can ‘do it’, for the child’s own sake, and then with pleasure, for the community of the school.”
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.
The TN Equestrian Team were training this morning with non other than Team GBR Coach Gillian Watson MBE. Pupils were provided with excellent advise and coaching. Thanks to Mrs. Swallow for kindly hosting the training event at Hunters Gate Equestrian Centre. Click the...read more
Shrewsbury School Head of Girls’ Games delivers masterclass in netball skills to Terra Nova’s pupils
Terra Nova School's netball players wish to express their thanks to Shrewsbury School's Head of Girls' Games; Nicola Bradburne and Senior 1st team coach; Nicola Hall, who visited Terra Nova School this week to deliver a coaching session. The TN girls benefitted from...read more
Terra Nova's Year 8 pupils attended the launch event for the GO4SET scheme at SciTech Daresbury. The boys had an excellent morning winning the engineering challenge to build a tower out of marshmallows and spaghetti. They also chose the engineering challenge “create...read more