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.
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,forge lasting friendships and develop their social skills whilst gaining an appreciation of the wider natural world. Pupils are actively involved with target setting and recognising 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 grow.
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 believe an education should stretch, inspire and develop every child. For us it’s all about opportunity and choice through small classes. Focus is on personalised learning and target setting with an awareness of each individual’s learning style.
Our examination success at scholarship and common entrance level is impressive with Year 8 pupils gaining scholarships to Senior Schools of their choice each academic year, with some offered more than one. In the academic year 2014-2015 a total of 24 scholarships/awards were offered to our group of Year 8 leavers from a variety of Senior Schools.
The historic façade of the Taverham Hall campus belies the fine facilities within. Purpose built Pre-Prep and Nursery rooms 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 interactive whiteboards in every classroom. All facilities are within school grounds, providing safe and easy access for your children at all times. View the full list of 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 day pupils we offer after school clubs, evening meals and flexible boarding options. Each is helpful for you and fun for your children.
‘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 Inspection report November 2010
Langley Preparatory School at Taverham Hall is multi-denominational. Whilst since the sites 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.
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 our 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) which is a heads’ association, founding member of the Independent Schools Council and registered charity, whose Members are head teachers or principals of independent schools, or Honorary Members who serve the sector. ISA provides professional support to its 424 member Headteachers. Staff of their Members’ schools benefit from high quality training opportunities and access to a wide range of membership services, while pupils enjoy an extensive programme of local and national Sporting, Arts and Cultural events. ISA value their reputation for offering warmth and professional, practical advice whilst ISA Members value innovation and inspiration, building on the best traditions to promote integrity, high standards, industry and responsibility. ISA value the diversity of their Members’ schools which cover the complete age range and vary in size and nature, from early years to senior, boarding and day, all-through schools, co-educational and single gender, and specialist schools in the arts and music.
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. ISA exists for its Members, recognising that high quality support is essential if Heads are to run successful schools.
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History of Langley Preparatory School at Taverham Hall