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
Congratulations to our Year 8 pupils for organising a number of fun filled activities to raise funds for Children in Need. As well as the continuous cycling in the main hall by Year 7&8, the children donated money to sport spotty faces and messy colourful hair for the...
Pupils at Terra Nova were welcomed back to school by their new Headmaster. Mr Phil Stewart. The day began with an assembly during which the pupils and Mr Stewart discussed the roles and responsibilities of a Headmaster!read more
Terra Nova School says goodbye to its Year 6&8 leavers this afternoon after the Senior Preparatory School prize giving ceremony. The teachers and staff at Terra Nova wish the soon to be Old Terra Novians every success in their senior schools and send them our very...read more
Terra Nova's pupils were very excited to begin the week with a helicopter landing on the playing fields! Jennifer Murray, a world record holding helicopter pilot kindly agreed to visit Terra Nova to share stories of her adventures. In 2007, Murray successfully...read more