St Gabriel's is a forward thinking independent day school with traditional values and excellent pastoral care as well as strong academic results. Our year-round Sandleford Nursery offers full day care from 07.30 - 18.30 for babies and children aged 6 months and upwards. Children move seamlessly into our Reception class. In Years 1 to 6, boys and girls are taught in our Junior School with girls progressing to the Senior School for Year 7, thus offering a seamless journey from Nursery through to Sixth Form.
About the school
The school enjoys enviable grounds and facilities, specialist teaching staff delivering a rich and challenging curriculum, outstanding pastoral care and a broad range of extra-curricular activities. We work closely with parents to ensure that all individual needs are being met or exceeded through each stage of their child's education which helps to foster a love of learning. iPads are provided to pupils whilst in our Junior School as an important learning tool to help prepare them for life in the 21st century.
Teacher-pupil ratios are small and academic results are excellent. The range of courses available at both GCSE and A Level provides both breadth and depth of choice.
Before and after school care is available along with an extensive range of extra-curricular activities which cater for every interest from Climbing to Chess to Cookery to Mandarin Chinese. A fleet of 9 modern minibuses provide transport for our pupils from across West Berkshire as well as from Overton, Andover and Basingstoke in Hampshire; this service also helps reduce our carbon footprint.
Please visit our website www.stgabriels.co.uk or contact the Registrar on 01635 555680 to arrange a visit or for more information.
From Year 1, St Gabriel’s is selective, but not fiercely so. Whilst our examination results and university entrances are the bedrock of our existence, our strength lies in the provision of an excellent all-round education. It is possible for St Gabriel’s pupils to enjoy success and gain the respect of others in a large number of ways.
Our pupils are not judged by the same narrow criterion of academic achievement. Confidence gained in one skill spreads to others so that our pupils grow to feel capable and successful.
Consequently, Junior Assessments and Senior School entrance examinations identify children of good average ability and above and places are offered to those who are able to thrive in our environment.