From your very first visit, you will recognise that there is something special about Terra Nova, with its successful blend of traditional values and fresh thinking, and its wonderfully warm and welcoming atmosphere.


At Terra Nova we firmly believe that children who are happy and inspired succeed. Our broad curriculum, exceptional pastoral care and nurturing environment ensure that our children are both happy and inspired and that they each develop their individual strengths.


For all at Terra Nova, academic success and good character are integral goals and in their attainment our children benefit from small classes, superb facilities and talented teachers. We are proud of the fact our children gain entrance to a wide range of the UK’s top public schools, and proud to say that their success thereafter is in no small part attributable to their fine start.


The children here take part in a wide variety of co-curricular activities and they each get the opportunity to participate in an array of sports, helping them to learn the importance of teamwork, build resilience, and win and lose graciously. Throughout their time at the school, children are encouraged to try new experiences and take risks, which help build their self-confidence, ignite passions and make lifelong friends.


We are fierce advocates of the traditional prep school model that allows our children to study with us until 13, preserving childhood until they reach their teens. However, whether leaving us at 13 or at 11, by the time our children move on to their senior school they are assured, motivated young people, well prepared to thrive and deal with the excitements and challenges that lie ahead.


I encourage you to come and visit us in our magnificent thirty-two-acre rural setting, across from the awe-inspiring, internationally renowned Lovell telescope, so that you can see for yourself what makes Terra Nova such an outstanding school.