Our Vision and Ethos
Terra Nova School’s motto is Labor et Ludus which translates as Work and Play.
To create a forward thinking internationally minded environment that allows everyone to grow, explore, thrive and question.
- First and foremost, in every decision we make, students come first
- All members of our community are encouraged to have a Growth Mindset
- Success is not a given; it is down to hard work and effort – we thrive on challenge
- We each have a role to play in the world in which we live
- We respect the right to be an individual. Diversity is a strength
- We have an obligation to appreciate our education
- We have high expectations of each other
- Reflection allows us to continually move forward; standing still is not an option
The School is justifiably proud of its highly successful past but will also be dynamic and forward looking. It will produce outstanding characters equipped for the challenges of their future education. Children at Terra Nova School will have a clear sense of where they are, where they would like to go, and how they are going to get there.
It is extremely important that all who work at Terra Nova are aware of our vision and believe in the guiding principles. In this way each employee can see how their job contributes to the overall purpose and their responsibility for the marketing of the School at all times.
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.
Terra Nova pupils selected for highly commended and winners art work shop, hosted by Shrewsbury School
Shrewsbury School has recently hosted a 'Prep School Art & Design competition 2019', the title of which was 'My favourite things'. 4 pupils from Terra Nova School have been specially selected to go to Shrewsbury School for the highly commended and winners'...read more
Terra Nova School's pupils sported red noses for much of the day to raise money for Comic Relief but another busy week ended with a fabulous sale of cakes created and baked by a former Old Terra Novian. Millie W, owner of Buzzy Bee Bakery. Millie kindly donated 25% of...read more
Congratulations to Henry D for being awarded an All Rounder scholarship to Ellesmere College. Henry is a current Year 8 pupil at Terra Nova School and will start senior school in Sep 2019.read more