A very warm welcome to Terra Nova School and our wonderful community.
Terra Nova is a vibrant and exciting school set in acres of wonderful grounds. The perfect place for a child to grow and develop. Our school is steeped in history and values the traditions that form the foundations on which our school grows stronger.
While the academic progress and achievement of each pupil is always at the centre of our concerns, we believe that school life should be enjoyed for itself and not just as a preparation for adulthood.
We help our pupils to become independent and courageous thinkers who are prepared to explore, innovate and meet life’s opportunities with creativity.
All children in the school are encouraged to develop their talents and realise their potential in the way that best meets their needs and personalities. The wellbeing of every child is at the heart of the school’s philosophy, for while we want them to develop a genuine love of learning, we also want them to be resilient, optimistic, confident and kind people who know how to form and sustain good relationships and make a positive contribution to society. Teachers know pupils very well and visitors often comment on the laughter, good humour and warmth that mark relationships between children and staff. We are a family. These relationships are further fostered and independency developed with the opportunity for children to board at Terra Nova; a great preparation for both Senior boarding schools and life itself.
We want our pupils to know that people can make a difference, and they are encouraged to see that they also can make their mark on the world. They are encouraged to develop an open mindset in which they can both acknowledge their weaknesses and learn how to overcome them, encounter academic and personal challenges with enthusiasm, ambition and a will to succeed. They learn to inspire, influence and collaborate with others and they learn how to manage conflict. They are helped to develop self-awareness and understand their impact on others.
While we enjoy enviable grounds in a prime location, it is our community – our pupils, staff and parents – that make this a special place to be. Our parents are tremendously supportive of the School, contributing a huge amount of time and energy to both ethos and events.
I look forward to welcoming you to our wonderful school community.
Mr Philip Stewart
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.
It was a full on and fantastic final Friday of the summer term as the sports morning morphed into an afternoon of musical entertainment. Pupils in Years 1 - 4 sang, sashayed to the samba and played various instruments in what was an outstanding feast for the senses....read more
The sun poured down on Terra Nova's playing fields on the last Friday of term when the rescheduled Sports Days for both Junior & Senior children took place. Pupils had to compete in both track and field events and both age groups' events culminated with the house...read more
During Activity week a group of children from the Senior School travelled to Shelter in Manchester where they spent two days working with professionals to understand how the charity operates and the support it offers to people who are homeless. They were able to visit...read more