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About Langley Preparatory School at Taverham Hall

Centred around a beautiful neo-Jacobean hall, the Preparatory School and purpose built Pre-Prep and Nursery facilities nestle in 100 acres of stunning, private woodland. Just six miles from Norwich City centre, providing weekly and flexi boarding options, our school is a popular choice with local and long distance families alike.

Mission Statement

Our mission at Langley Preparatory School at Taverham Hall is to create a community of empowered learners in a family atmosphere of mutual trust and respect.

Our pupils are encouraged to make decisions for themselves, have respect for one another, display tolerance and consideration for others whilst gaining an appreciation of the wider natural world. With the support of all staff pupils recognise the value of their responsibility in the learning process. Within the School’s 100 acre campus, our pupils have the opportunity, time and space to become independent learners and well-rounded citizens.

Our Aims

Each pupil, whatever their ability, will be motivated to develop skills, interests and understanding through personalised, academic learning programmes and investigative hands-on experiences in the School’s unique woodland environment. We aim to develop children who are resilient, independent, confident, caring and well-mannered. This takes place in a nurturing environment with a rich and broad curriculum where high levels of pastoral care are in place. The School’s core values of Commitment, Opportunity, Respect and Excellence are embedded within this.

Academic excellence

We believe an education should be about opportunity and choice and challenge, inspire and develop every child.  At Langley Preparatory School at Taverham Hall there is a focus on personalised learning and target setting. We recognise that pupils who have a positive approach to learning make excellent progress and are successful. As a result, we put a real emphasis on nurturing a Growth Mindset culture throughout the School from Nursery. Our aim is to foster a Growth Mindset in children to help shape their belief that they can change and grow throughout their lives and not limit their potential.

Our examination success at scholarship and senior school entrance level is impressive with Year 8 pupils frequently gaining scholarships to Senior Schools of their choice. In the academic year 2016-2017 a total of 20 scholarships/awards were offered by a variety of senior schools to our group of 19 Year 8 leavers.

First-class facilities

The historic façade of the Taverham Hall campus belies the fine facilities within. Purpose built Pre-Prep and Nursery departments provide a child friendly environment, specific to their needs. Recent additions to the Pre-Prep and Prep schools include new computing suites, IT systems and an outdoor classroom. There are plans for a £2.4M multi-storey classroom block to include a Performing Arts theatre and new Science facilities. All facilities are within the School grounds, providing safe and easy access for children at all times. View our school facilities.

Superb, supportive care

A supportive and nurturing environment is provided for all of the children in our care. We also understand working parents and busy schedules, so for pupils we offer before and after school care, including clubs, evening meals and flexible boarding options.

‘The quality of pastoral care is excellent. It is extremely well organised so that pupils always feel safe and well cared for in the happy family atmosphere.’ ISI

Langley Preparatory School at Taverham Hall is multi-denominational. Since the site’s foundation in 1921, the School has had its roots in the Christian faith, it welcomes and values the beliefs of all faiths, cultures and nationalities. Encouraging each pupil’s spiritual discovery and expression is an important part of our work. Our assemblies offer the opportunity for reflection and consideration of the values, beliefs and principles held in common by all faiths.

Charitable trust

Langley Preparatory School at Taverham Hall School is a charitable trust, administered by a board of Governors.

The Headmaster is a member of the Independent Association of Prep Schools (IAPS) which is the professional association for Heads and Deputy Heads of the leading 600 independent prep schools in the UK and worldwide; a recognised kitemark for quality. Schools must reach a very high standard to be eligible for membership, with strict criteria on teaching a broad curriculum, maintaining excellent standards of pastoral care and keeping staff members’ professional development training up to date. Although each of the IAPS schools is independent, and has its own ethos, members of the IAPS are all committed to the pursuit of an excellent, well-rounded education – valuing academic success and the personal development of each individual child through an unrivalled range of opportunities in sport, music, modern and classical languages, art, drama, science, technology, and the early years.

The Headmaster is also a member of the Independent Schools Association (ISA), a Heads’ association, founding member of the Independent Schools Council and registered charity, whose 424 members are Heads or Principals of independent schools, or Honorary Members who serve the sector.  ISA offer high quality training opportunities while pupils enjoy an extensive programme of local and national Sporting, Arts and Cultural events. All ISA members and their schools share a desire to meet fully the needs of the young people in their care, treating everyone as individuals and providing a high-quality and personalised education.  They encourage pupils to make the most of their talents, building confidence through academic achievement and offering a wide range of extra-curricular opportunities.

The School is also a member of The Boarding Schools’ Association (BSA ) who serve and represent member boarding schools, train staff and promote boarding education in both independent and state boarding schools.

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History of Langley Preparatory School at Taverham Hall

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Click here to view The History of  Langley Preparatory School at Taverham Hall.