image cwWelcome to the Terra Nova Senior Prep School – a unique experience for pupils aged 9-13, where they embark on a more independent learning journey as they develop into young adults.

In our brand new 21st Century Science lab and language-rich classrooms, pupils are taught by our team of dedicated subjects specialists who provide a rich, engaging and bespoke curriculum to inspire curious minds and meet their individual needs. Pupils are encouraged to develop an awareness of their own learning and are frequently challenged, in preparation for the rigour of Year 9 and beyond.

The senior school is a hive of activity where pupils are motivated to aim high, embrace challenge and learn from mistakes. Pastoral care remains a priority but emphasis is placed on senior pupils taking ownership for how they treat others and having a sense of pride in what they do. These are achieved through numerous opportunities for all pupils to lead, take responsibility and care for each other.

Y7/8 Specific:

Our Y7/8 pupils are excellent leaders and role models for the whole school community. The new Y7/8 Common Room provides a break out space which inspires responsibility, independence and adds to the sense of leadership of our most senior pupils. They lead a number of committees throughout the school, set the example on the sports field, mentor our younger pupils and are visible at all school events.

Terra Nova pupils leave our school as dynamic, motivated and independent young people, who are role models for others.

We look forward to welcoming you.

Mrs Christabel Westall


Facts about our Senior Preparatory School

  • 2 form entry, maximum of 18 per class
  • Pupil’s ages: 9-13 years of age
  • Pupils are prepared for 11+ &13+ exams to day school and Common Entrance exams to boarding schools
  • Manchester Grammar School, King’s Macclesfield, Cheadle Hulme, Stockport Grammar, Newcastle under Lyme are the main day schools we send our pupils to
  • In the past 3 years we have sent pupils to the following boarding schools: Shrewsbury, Sedbergh, Wycombe Abbey, Moreton Hall, Tudor Hall, Rugby, Harrow, Radley, Denstone, Ellesmere, Repton, Uppingham and Stowe

Pupils benefit from specialist subject teaching in ALL subjects

“We have sent all of our children to Terra Nova and they have all loved it. Our son has been awarded a scholarship to Shrewsbury School and we are looking forward to working with the school to decide on the right school for our girls in due course.”
Dr Taylor – GP / Mr Taylor –

My son is leaving Terra Nova for Stockport Grammar at the end of the summer term aged 13. He has loved his time at the school and it has been all that we hoped for and more. We feel that Stockport has a similar ethos to Terra Nova.
Mr Kinzelmann – Maths teacher / Mrs Kinzelmann –

What we've been doing in Senior Preparatory

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TN Sports Awards Summer 15

All welcome to TN’s ‘Tough Mudder’ style challenge – Sun 24th June @10am

Sign up to Terra Nova's 'Tough Mudder' style challenge taking place in our fabulous school grounds on Sunday 24th June at 10am. Participants will be entered into U13, U11 & U9 categories. Each registration will be charged at £5. Please register:

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