Maltman's Green is a long established and highly regarded non-selective independent preparatory school in Gerrards Cross, Buckinghamshire, for girls aged 2-11.
About the school
At Maltman’s Green we believe in the pursuit of excellence whilst maintaining a sense of enjoyment. Girls are inspired to do their best inside and outside the classroom through an exceptional academic curriculum and extensive extra-curricular opportunities. We prepare girls for the modern world through a relevant, adaptable and innovative approach that is supported by a foundation of traditional values. Our girls are given every opportunity to succeed across multiple disciplines, fostering confidence and self-belief, and empowering them for whatever future awaits.
We believe that the emotional, social and physical wellbeing of our girls is paramount. By providing a personalised learning experience in an encouraging and nurturing environment, we ensure our girls feel happy, confident and valued – a perfect foundation from which children can flourish. This ethos has been recognised by the ISI who applauded our “outstanding” pastoral care.
The School offers a limited number of means-tested Bursaries for new joiners, awarded according to need, up to a maximum of 100% for girls entering the school at any year group point (from Nursery to Year 6) subject to availability. Lower income families may qualify for a Bursary award for anywhere between full fee remission and 10% support.
Please visit the school's website: www.maltmansgreen.com
We are tremendously proud that 68% of girls passed the 2020 Buckinghamshire Secondary Transfer Test (11+) out of the those who sat the exam. This is against a Buckinghamshire County average of 30%*.
22nd July 2020 — Our girls also achieved a high number of scholarships to independent schools including Cheltenham Ladies College, Downe House, Berkhamsted School, Wycombe Abbey, the Royal Masonic and more, for their academic, music and sporting achievements.
In total, 36% of our 2020 Year 6 leavers are going onto local grammar schools Dr Challoner’s High School and Beaconsfield High School, with 57% joining a variety of prestigious schools in the independent sector. The remaining 7% continue their education abroad.
Congratulations goes to all of the girls for their remarkable achievements, for showing courage, strength and determination throughout the daunting process of choosing a senior school and facing the often intimidating entrance requirements. They have represented Maltman’s Green through their courteous behaviour and their resilience, which has often been commented on by senior school staff.
We have no doubt that this next cohort of Maltman’s girls will flourish at their new senior schools, taking with them the Maltman’s Mindsets of perseverance, collaboration, empathy, independence, respect and reflection, which will allow them to thrive.
For the full list of scholarships and senior schools for 2020, please visit: https://www.maltmansgreen.com/about/results-destination-schools/
*taken from the county’s figures 2016-2020 (https://www.thebucksgrammarschools.org/test-data)
Many thanks to our amazing Maltman's families for helping us raise an incredible £8023 for charity this year.
16th July 2020 — We have been able to support lots of worthwhile causes including Edirisa UK (www.edirisa.org.uk), our chosen charity for the year, the NSPCC, The London and Slough Run, Alzheimer Research UK, The Poppy Appeal, Children in Need, Traidcraft, Barnardo's, Canine Partners and more. Funds have been raised through various initiatives including the pupils selling poppies and Children in Need merchandise around school, mufty days where the girls donated £1 to not wear their uniform and through donation boxes at school events such as our Christmas Carol Concerts. We are so very grateful to our generous parents.
We have reached the end of the Summer Term and Mrs Pardon's final one at Maltman's Green. Mrs Pardon is still in post until the end of August, but as the girls leave for the summer holidays, her time with them has come to an end. We would like to take a moment to recognise Mrs Pardon's incredible commitment to Maltman's over the years.
9th July 2020 — Mrs Joanna Pardon became the seventh headmistress in 2005. Just as with her predecessors she has affected change and headed up new developments while always managing to keep the spirit of Maltman’s Green alive. One of her first developments came in 2008. Inspired by her love of the natural world and a degree in Environmental Science, Mrs Pardon turned Maltman’s into an Eco School, with an eco-council, Woodland School, Gardening and Wildlife clubs to support a new sustainability ethos. This has endured for the duration of Mrs Pardon's tenure and long will it continue - we are immensely proud of our eco-credentials. Mrs Pardon has also been instrumental in leading Maltman's into the digital age. With the help and support of her husband, Mr Pardon, who took on the role of Network Manager, the School has seen a vast improvement in the technology and network facilities including interactive whiteboards in every classroom, a robust and secure internet network, hand-held devices made available to the girls and the start of plans for an interactive classroom and more.
There have been significant upgrades to the site too. In 2014 the Lapraik Hall was extended to accommodate an extendable seating space and professional lighting booth. This space is now regularly used for concerts and drama productions. Mrs Pardon also saw to the upgrade of the Head's house, replacing an old bungalow and making Maltman's an attractive prospect for future heads.
In addition, Mrs Pardon made a shift to the structure of the school, introducing Little Malties, our day care facility, in 2017. Now parents can start their daughter on their Maltman’s journey from age 2, knowing they will get the care, attention and opportunity to flourish. Following on from this Mrs Pardon significantly improved the out of hours care, offering an extended day of 7.30am to 6.00pm - an asset for the busy parent - and year round care for girls in Little Malties and Nursery. 11+ Transfer Test results have been consistently high and girls have been awarded an ever increasing number of scholarships to independent senior schools.
Mrs Pardon has steered the Maltman's ship through both calm and choppy waters - most notably leading the school through the challenges of a site closure due to coronavirus and the speedy launch of our distance learning programme. It has not been the end Mrs Pardon would have liked, and sadly her leaving events had to be cancelled, but we hope to run them at some point in the near future, so that we can all say a fond farewell.
Mrs Pardon now looks forward to a well-earned retirement relaxing at her home in Devon. We wish her the very best for the future.
As of September, our new headmistress, Mrs Walker, takes over the post. You can read all about her by clicking here.
From September 2020, Mrs Walker will be our new headmistress and we say goodbye to Mrs Pardon, our wonderful headmistress of fifteen years.
9th June 2020 — From September 2020, Mrs Walker will be our new headmistress and we say goodbye to Mrs Pardon, our wonderful headmistress of fifteen years.
Mrs Walker has already begun a handover with Mrs Pardon and has been taking an increasingly active role in the School. Throughout the summer term she has been recording video assemblies for the girls so that they can get to know her a little before September and has been working closely with the staff to make plans for the following academic year.
We are delighted to now share with you a video she has recorded especially for our current and prospective parents. Click here to watch Mrs Walker's parent address: shorturl.at/dmzK7
We are delighted to announce the launch of our Virtual Open Day Experience!
21st May 2020 — While the school is currently closed to visitors what better way for prospective parents to get a feel for our school than watch our videos, explore our interactive map, scroll through photo galleries and peruse the answers to our frequently asked questions.
Videos that are available for parents to enjoy are our welcome from the head, a focus on early years, a focus on sports and a focus on the arts. These videos will allow you to see the school in action and see what opportunities are available to our girls.
Using the interactive map you can explore our amazing facilities, enjoying video tours and photos galleries. We know it's not quite the same as being on site, but we hope it will help you get an idea of the resources our girls get to enjoy.
This year World Book Day was on Thursday 5 March, but here at Maltman’s Green we celebrate Book Week – a whole week of fun activities to inspire our girls with a love of reading.
9th March 2020 — One of the highlights is the shared reading – girls spend time with those in other year groups, sharing their favourite books and reading to one another. Reading aloud and exploring stories with others is a great way to improve children’s reading and comprehension, and we love how this can help form bonds between girls across the year groups.
Throughout the school there were book-themed activities taking place in classrooms, including in the Year 3 classrooms where the girls enjoyed creating their own alternative fairy tale by exploring story structure, learning how to introduce and develop characters and story-line, and how to bring a story to a close. The girls not only starred in their own fairy tale reenactment, but also created film posters and brought in props. Also, in Pre-Prep French the girls learnt the story of Boucles d’Or – Goldilocks – learning that while Papa Ours, Maman Ours and Bébé Ours went for a walk in the forest, Boucles d’Or tried porridge from le grand,bol, le bol moyen et le petit bol. And in Drama, each year group was given a Revolting Rhyme by Roald Dahl to perform ‘in the round’. The girls worked really hard to express the different characters and made sure they incorporated movement and actions. Meanwhile in the library, girls have taken part in a ‘Where’s Wally’ hunt, a ‘guess the number of books in the library’ competition, a fairy tale treasure hunt and more.
Thanks goes to our wonderful parents’ association, the Friends of Maltman’s Green for organising the pre-loved book sale of second hand books donated from our school community. The girls have really enjoyed exploring new stories and getting their hands on some fantastic books for just £1 or £2.
Finally, Thursday came round and the girls came to school dressed as a character from their favourite book (the fairy tale theme was optional). The costumes were amazing and it was wonderful to see the effort that the girls (and parents!) had gone to, with some fabulous homemade costumes on display. But let’s not forget the teachers, many of whom worked as a team to form all characters from Little Red Riding Hood, The Three Little Pigs, Snow White and Cinderella.
It was a hugely fun week which we hope has got the girls more excited about reading, more adventurous with their choice of books and more confident reading aloud.
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