"The ethos here is to have fun and make mistakes, no spoon feeding – it feels a very happy school, with the children joking and teasing confidently with the adults and each other without overstepping the mark" Good Schools Guide 2016
In September 2015 we opened the doors to our brand new prep school, which provides a simply spectacular and inspiring teaching and learning environment. It is light, it is modern, it is fresh. We have a stunning space; our glass walls let the Hampshire countryside flood in. The children say that their school is ‘awesome’ and ‘epic’.
We understand that no school can rely on its facilities alone to deliver an excellent education and we complement our wonderful surroundings with an outstanding and engaging teaching staff, prepared to do whatever it takes to bring the best out of our pupils. We have high expectations of our children and believe that, with our support, they will be the best that they can be.
If you were to ask a St Swithun’s parent why they chose us for their child, I hope they would tell you that it is because of the values we embrace; fearlessness, resilience, self-confidence, intellectual curiosity, compassion, a sense of community and a sense of humour. We believe a child’s education should be about discovery, a sense of adventure and a spirit of excitement and fun; that good academic success and a great deal more is achieved as a result of this ethos.
We are a non-selective independent day school and, as such, our academic success is achieved through good teaching in small groups, excellent resources and facilities, supportive parents and motivated children who enjoy coming to school.
It is the children that we are most proud of and we spend a lot of time building their self-esteem. All children have different talents and skills and my teaching staff and I are committed to finding and developing these. Success in one area leads to a boost in confidence elsewhere and this helps our pupils feel secure enough to explore and take risks
When searching for a school, we believe parents look for a number of qualities – confident and engaging pupils; staff who are dedicated to ensuring that the pupils are successful and happy; an understanding that every child is different; exceptional facilities. You will find these at St Swithun’s.
We hope that our website will give you a sense of St Swithun’s. More importantly we hope that it will encourage you to come and see for yourself what we can offer your child.