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Hatherop Castle Preparatory Elementary School

Address: Cirencester GL7 3NB, UK

Description Hatherop Castle Preparatory Elementary School

  • Location: United Kingdom
  • Age of students: 9-13 years
  • Type of institution: private boarding school
  • Language of instruction: English
  • Type of studying: mixed
  • Form of study: full-time
  • Number of students: 200 people

Hatherop Castle is a day school  of mixed type for students aged 2 to 13 years, located in the beautiful Cotswold district, about 20 minutes from Cirencester, Northlich, Stow on Wald, Burford and Faringdon. Heathrow International Airport is 1.5 hours away by car.

Hatherop Castle Preparatory School is a family school: special attention is paid here to comfort and well-being, helping parents to find a suitable high school for a student. Many students go to Cheltenham College, Dean Close and Malvern College, Marlborough, Cheltenham Lady, Brighton College, Bradfield and Radley. The school is known for the victories of its students in the championships in robotics. This is a great place to spend your childhood in a homely atmosphere.

Programs, courses and tuition/boarding fees, prices in Hatherop Castle Preparatory Elementary School

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Hatherop prides itself on the variety and depth of practice in which students participate from the very beginning of their education. Excellent laboratory facilities allow students to develop their skills and gain knowledge in a fun manner.

Subjects of the school curriculum:

  • Maths
  • English
  • French
  • Latin
  • Natural science
  • History
  • Geography
  • Religious teachings
  • Music
  • Computer science
  • Basics of painting
  • Physical Culture
  • Theater art
  • Creative writing

Classes over the main program:

  • Additional classes in English are organized for foreign students.
  • The students learn to read according to the well-known scheme Jolly Phonics - a fun and exciting program that allows students to develop reading skills.
  • Mathematics is a key subject. Every year the school implements the “World of Mathematics” program, which includes interesting tasks and puzzles for students.
  • The school participates in the “Number Day” program, which helps to raise money for the NSPCC charity company and have a good time participating in various practical math classes.

Accommodation, housing and food

The campus is 22 acres of land with well-kept lawns, woodlands and an Italian garden, and the main building is a beautiful Hogwarts-style castle built in 1222. The school has about two hundred people.

The maximum number of students living in a school residence is 35 people. Family traditions are strong here: Nigel Reid, director of the castle preparatory school, lives at school with his wife and two sons who study there. Nigel teaches computer science while his wife helps to coordinate school activities and leads emotional literacy classes.

Events Hatherop Castle Preparatory Elementary School

The school regularly hosts tours of London’s attractions. The list of extracurricular activities is very long - from yoga, ballet and Scottish dancing to a cooking class, rugby for girls and boys, a choir, an art, reading and chess club, drama and fencing. In the music studio, students learn to play the piano, flute, clarinet, saxophone.

Equipment Hatherop Castle Preparatory Elementary School

Classrooms are equipped with all necessary equipment: the school has recreation rooms and entertainment areas, computer rooms, a music and theater studio, and sports halls. Pupils play cricket, rugby, football, hockey and netball. In 2017, a theater building was constructed, accommodating 180 people: the theater is used for meetings and school plays, as well as for social events and quizzes.

Term dates, timetable and extra fees

Scholarships are available.

Trimester Calendar:

  • January 9 - March 29
  • April 25 - July 2
  • September 4 - December 13.

Entry requirements, assessment and extra fees, how to apply, what is required to enrol, conditions, entry tests and exams

Foreign students are accepted from 9 years. To enroll at Hatherop Castle Preparatory School, you must provide recommendations from the school.

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