Feltonfleet School

Surrey

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  • Category: Nursery / Pre-Preparatory / Preparatory
  • Pupils: Co-Education
  • Type: Day & Boarding
  • Religious Affiliation: Church of England
  • Roll: 207 (Boys) 183 (Girls)
  • Age Range: 3 - 13 years
  • Founded: 1903

General Information

We are a leading day and flexi-boarding school for boys and girls aged 3-13, situated in a stunning 25 acre site with superb facilities within easy access of Surrey and South-West London. Feltonfleet is a community where individuals really matter and where academic excellence and enjoyment of childhood go hand in hand.

Facilities

The school enjoys a superb range of facilities on its 25 acre site.

In 2015 a brand new state of the art 400 seat Performing Arts Centre opened to complement the Drama, Music and Dance departments. The new, award nominated space, which includes the Ashbee Theatre and Dance Studio, is linked to the original building via an impressive glass corridor which houses the Main Reception. The theatre has retractable seating for up to 400 and advanced sound and light systems, providing a wonderful performance space and event venue.

Calvi House (the Pre-Prep department) was re-developed in 2009 to give our youngest pupils the best learning environment. They enjoy a suite of spacious classrooms with interactive white boards, landscaped play areas, their own purpose-built hall and a well-stocked Library and Digital Learning facility.

In the Prep School specialist Science, Digital Learning and Design Technology labs are used by all pupils and there are specialist facilities for Music, Drama and Art. 2013 saw the re-development of our Lower School (Years 3 and 4). This self-contained block is now home to eight spacious classrooms whilst continuing to provide pupils with access to their own suite of i-Pads and their own kitchen garden.

A major development of the school’s sporting facilities in 2010 means that, in addition to an extremely well-equipped sports hall, extensive playing fields and hard surface tennis courts, Feltonfleet boasts a 15m indoor swimming pool, floodlit all-weather Astroturf pitch and a 6m high climbing wall. The school has its own rifle ranges for both air-rifle and .22 shooting. Beyond the playing fields a band of woodland is home to the eco-pond and a wilderness area for play and Science study.

The programme of major sports has been reviewed in order to align better with physiological demands and reflect the change in popularity for particular sports. As of September 2017 both girls and boys play hockey, cricket and football. In addition, girls play netball and boys play rugby. In addition all pupils have a weekly swimming lesson and the opportunity to participate in a wide range of extra-curricular activities.

Weekly and Flexi Boarding is available as well as a Breakfast and Afterschool Club for pupils in Year 3 upwards.

Entrance Requirements

Informal assessment. The Registrar will discuss the process with you.

Scholarships

Academic, All rounder, Art, Drama, Design Technology, Music and Sport Scholarships are available at 11+.

Open Days

2019. Fri. 3rd May ,9am - 11am and Sat. 28th September, 9.30am - 11.30am.

For information about Open Mornings, or to enquire about places and possible waiting lists, please contact: Mrs Jackie Williams, Admissions Registrar: Tel: 01932 862 264

Fees

2019/2020 Day Pupils: Prep £6030 per term. Pre-Prep: £4105 per term. Nursery: 5 mornings £2200 per term, additional afternoons from £381 per term. Boarding (Mon - Thurs) £7330 per term. Flexi boarding options available.

Reports

ISI Boarding Inspection 2015

School Contact Details

Headteacher: Mrs Shelley Lance

Contact for enquiries: Mrs Jackie Williams, Registrar, 01932 862 264, admissions@feltonfleet.co.uk

Feltonfleet School
Byfleet Road
Cobham
Surrey
KT11 1DR

[t]: 01932 862264
[f]: 01932 860280
[w]: www.feltonfleet.co.uk

Location Description

25 acres of grounds, close to the A3, easy access to London, Guildford and surrounding areas as well as the M25, Gatwick and Heathrow airports.

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School News

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Feltonfleet independent preparatory day and boarding school Surrey

Well done to the Year 5 girls, who held a Craft and Bake Sale in aid of the Air Ambulance – Kent Surrey Sussex.

The initial

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idea was raised by Lola K, Olivia B, Tiggy B and Zoe C who were the driving force behind the project. Their enthusiasm soon gained the support of the whole of the year group, who have been busy making crafts and edible Easter goodies to ensure that this was one of our best charity fund-raisers yet, with an amazing total raised of £623.85!

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We are delighted to welcome Ewan Carradine as our new Deputy Head.  Ewan joined the school at the start of the Summer Term, taking over

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the role from Shelley Lance, who became Feltonfleet’s first ever Headmistress in January 2018.

Ewan graduated from university in Edinburgh, with a BA in Graphic Communications Management, before going on to complete his PGCE in Primary teaching in Dundee and Aberdeen.  He later achieved a Graduate Certificate in Professional Studies in Secondary Mathematics from the University of Brighton.

He brings with him a wealth of experience, having taught for over 18 years and having filled a variety of leadership roles at Primary and Senior School level, both at home (including his native Scotland) and overseas.  Most recently Ewan was a Pastoral Leader at St Richard’s Catholic College in Bexhill-on-Sea, East Sussex.

Ewan is joined by his wife, Catriona, who is also Feltonfleet’s new Maths Subject Leader, and by their two children, Isla and Ruaridh, who have quickly made friends in Year 3 and Year 1 respectively.

On taking up his position, Ewan commented, “Visiting Feltonfleet for the first time, I became quickly aware that my personal core beliefs and values parallel exactly with those of Feltonfleet.  The pastoral focus and holistic development of every individual child are of paramount importance to me. I am relishing getting to grips with Prep School life and the multi-faceted day that the children experience.”

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Our Upper School pupils were inspired by Mimi Anderson, endurance athlete and world record holder, in the first of our Leonardo Lecture Series.

Mimi shared her

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incredible story of perseverance, determination and resilience as she competed in endurance races across the world.  Her impressive list of accomplishments includes; being the Female World Record Holder for John O’Groats to Lands End, completing the 840 miles in 12 days 15hours 46 minutes; winning and holding the course record for the 6633 Extreme Ultra Marathon, a 352 mile self-sufficiency non-stop race in the Arctic, which Mimi completed in 143 hours 23 minutes.

She explained to the pupils the importance of “never giving up” in order to achieve your goals.

“I TOOK AWAY THAT IT IS NEVER TOO LATE TO START SOMETHING NEW, AND IF YOU PUT YOUR MIND TO SOMETHING, YOU CAN DO ANYTHING.  LIKE MIMI ANDERSON, WE SHOULD ALWAYS TRY NEW THINGS AND HAVE THE RIGHT MINDSET, BECAUSE YOU NEVER KNOW WHAT YOU WILL BE GOOD AT.”

ROSIE, YEAR 8

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Year 5’s spectacular Bugsy Malone wows audiences.

With spectacular costumes and scenery, energetic music and singing, brilliant accents and learning of lines, we were transformed to

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Fat Sam’s speakeasy for this fun, splurge-filled production that had us all marvelling at the children’s musical mastery, comic timing and exuberant confidence.

Director of Music, Mr Chris Andrews and Director of Drama, Mr David Swann led an excellent creative team, which embodied Feltonfleet’s community ethos, with choreography by Year 8 pupils, sets created by the Art Department, the show band formed of pupils and teachers, lighting and sound expertly provided by Year 8 Drama Scholars and Prefects and a back stage crew including pupils, parents and staff.

Mr Alastair Morrison, Headmaster commented,

“THE BOYS AND GIRLS OF YEAR 5 CREATED A REMARKABLE PRODUCTION. WE WERE ALL LEFT IN AWE AT THEIR CREATIVE BRILLIANCE. EVEN THE FRIGHTENING AMOUNTS OF SPLURGE CAN BE FORGIVEN AFTER SUCH RIOTOUSLY FUN, YET ‘PROFESSIONAL’ ENTERTAINMENT. ANOTHER ROARING SUCCESS FOR FELTONFLEET DRAMA”.

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Years 4-7 welcomed author and radio DJ, Christian O’Connell, to Feltonfleet this week and listened to his talk about his forthcoming book Radio Boy and

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the Revenge of Grandad. Many of the pupils have already read Christian’s debut novel  Radio Boy, which has been shortlisted for the Awesome Book Awards.

Christian spoke about the importance of reading and how it develops empathy and creativity. “It’s like working out for your imagination”. He reads a chapter a day because it’s an achievable target. Christian talked about his early days in radio and how hard it had been to breakthrough and find work. Perseverance was key, as well as self-belief. He explained that his personal experience resonates in his books because Spike struggles to fit in at school and find acceptance. In the end, the books are really about Spike finding his inner confidence as opposed to becoming a DJ.

” I FOUND THE TALK INCREDIBLY FUNNY AND I LOVED HOW HE GOT EVERYONE INVOLVED. I FELT LIKE HE REALLY SHOWED HOW IMPORTANT IT IS TO PERSEVERE IN LIFE AND I CAN’T WAIT TO TUNE IN TO HIS RADIO SHOW!”

ANNA, YEAR 7

Feltonfleet independent day and boarding school Surrey

Our Pre-Prep recently enjoyed a visit from Miller’s Mobile Ark.

The torrential downpour didn’t dampen spirits as each class donned their best farming gear – wellies and

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raincoats – to spend an hour learning about the animals. Pupils were able to access the pen with the animals to enable them to get a really close look and feel their fur – it’s not every day you get the opportunity to tickle a pig’s tummy!  Petunia was very accommodating, as were all the animals who are specifically chosen for their calm temperament and accustomedness to small children.  Lucy, who was running the farm for the day, answered the children’s questions about the care of the animals, and what they ate, as well as sharing some stories about their characters.

As well as Petunia the pig, who gave a cute oink every time her ears were stroked or tummy tickled, other favourites were the 3 little baby triplet goats, Butter, Caramel and Scotch, and Tom the lamb.

Mrs Sarah Shuttleworth, Head of Lower School said, “It is really great that the children can have the opportunity to get so close to the animals rather than seeing them standing in a field.  The highlight for me was seeing the smiles on the faces of the children- absolute delight!”

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We have recently learned that our Ashbee Theatre, which was opened in May 2015, was shortlisted in the ‘Best Educational Building’ category at the Local

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Authority Building Control (LABC) South East Awards 2016.

Although we didn’t go on to win the category, we are thrilled to have been nominated. The LABC Awards is a celebration of the construction industry recognising the creation of excellent buildings, technical innovation, sustainability and high performance.

The nomination recognises the beautiful mix of the use of traditional materials with modern design.  Set against the existing Arts and Crafts main school building, the new building offers a clean style and a modern contrast to the elaborate features of the Grade II Listed boarding house. The initial design, up to planning, was completed by Walters & Cohen Architects then all detailed coordination and interior layout was completed by KSS.

The new Performing Arts Centre, which includes the Ashbee Theatre and Dance Studio, is linked to the original building via an impressive glass corridor which houses the Main Reception. It encloses a marvellously landscaped courtyard garden, open to pedestrian access and very much for the use of the entire community.

The theatre has retractable seating for up to 400 and advanced sound and light systems, providing a wonderful performance space and event venue. David Swann, Feltonfleet’s new Director of Drama, said, “We are currently in final rehearsals for our Year 5 production of Godspell taking place next week. To have the use of a dedicated performance space and access to all its technology, makes for an enhanced drama experience for our pupils.”

Headmaster, Alastair Morrison said, “We are thrilled to have the use of this wonderful new facility for our Performing Arts team. Those incredibly talented teachers deserve little less than this outstanding Theatre, Drama and Dance studio. With it comes a new front to the school, for which praise has been pouring in. A face which is more fitting with the fantastic school community within.”

The facility, which cost the school in excess of £2m to build, is the latest in a long line of improvements to the school which has seen significant developments over the past few years – including a brand new floodlit Astro pitch, swimming pool and the major refurbishment of the school’s junior department.

Jason McKinlay, Bursar at Feltonfleet said – “The Governors and the business team at Feltonfleet are committed to investment in the school. Prep schools are a fiercely competitive market and we strive to add value wherever we can.”

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We were delighted to welcome double Olympic Champion and multiple World Champion rower Alex Gregory MBE to Feltonfleet.

After achieving victory in Rio, where he received

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a second-successive Olympic Gold in the men’s coxless fours, alongside his crew mates Constantine Louloudis and Molesey Boat Club’s George Nash and Moe Sbihi, to add to the medal achieved in London 2012, Alex took time out from his strenuous training schedule to share his experience and advice in assembly to pupils from Year 1 to Year 8.  He really connected with the children as he told of his many knock backs, but his determination and drive to be the best eventually carried him to the Olympic games and there wasn’t a dry eye in the house when he spoke of the moment he looked into the crowd after receiving his first gold medal at the London 2012 Olympics and saw his family with tears of joy streaming down their faces.  He considers his gold medals as belonging to all his family as a symbol of their support and understanding as he has focussed on his sport.

All the children had spent time carrying out research and preparing questions for Alex and he personally met with Feltonfleet’s Sports Scholars and Team Captains who were able to benefit from the Olympian’s invaluable insight into what it really takes to be a World Champion.  Harry Ford, Captain of the 1st X1 Football team said, “It was really great to hear Mr Gregory speak – he is an inspiration.” Sports Scholar, Callum Wimble took a key message that he will use in his swimming training, “Mr Gregory showed me that you get out what you put in. You have to be dedicated if you want to be the best.” Rounders A Team Captain, Flo Holder and Alex N Cross Country Captain said, “He’s a great role model, demonstrating that you need real perseverance and determination to succeed.”

During the visit, Alex also presented Feltonfleet’s inaugural Growth Mindset in Sport Awards – awarded to those pupils who have demonstrated positive mental attitude in Sport and presented medals and trophy to the U11 Football team who had come Runners-up in the Charterhouse 6-a-side tournament last week.

Ed Smith, Director of Sport, said, “We are very excited that Alex was able to meet with the pupils. As an Olympic Champion, he embodies all the qualities we hope to instil within our Feltonfleet pupils – determination, growth mindset, teamwork – we know he will be a great inspiration.”

He has certainly inspired some of our younger pupils. Year 1 pupil, Annabelle said “He made me want to be a runner” and William said, “He made me think I should never stop.”

Alastair Morrison commented, “Having all revelled in Team GB’s excellence of effort and achievement this summer, we have greatly enjoyed welcoming Alex Gregory to Feltonfleet. I have no doubt the boys and girls will draw great inspiration from such an outstanding role model. We are most grateful to Ed Smith, and to Anna Shillinglaw at MiLK Management, for making it possible.”

The Railway Children (an adaptation of E. Nesbit’s classic story) is an Olivier award winning show on at London’s Kings Cross Theatre.
The theatre is brand

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new, purpose built and features a real steam train!

Alex Castledine (Year 8) will play the part of “Samuel” from April until October.

Feltonfleet Swimmers make it 3 Girls, 3 Boys and 3 Teams to the IAPS National Swimming Finals – A record rear for Feltonfleet.

Our swimmers competed

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in time trials way back on the 8th February in one of 36 IAPS Qualifying Rounds for this years IAPS Swimming Championships. The following swimmers will be heading off to the Finals at K2 Crawley, on Saturday 7th May.

3 Boys
U13 Backstroke Matt O’Neill,
U12 Breaststroke Callum Wimble
U10 Freestyle Max Morgan

3 Girls
U13 Backstroke Eliza Armstrong
U13 Freestyle Katherine Morgan
U12 Butterfly Emily Long

3 Teams
U12 Boys Medley – Tom Rotheroe, Ben Glynne, Callum Wimble, Ethan Tait
U12 Girls Freestyle – Olivia Peters, Daisy Deuchar, Emily Long, Zoe Barrow
U13 Girls Freestyle – Tilly Lawry, Katherine Morgan, Jenna Peche, Eliza Armstrong

Additionally our Girls U12 Medley Relay is 1st Reserve Finalist (rank 13) and other notable swimmers ranked in the top 25 are 4 individuals – Anya Oliver, Daisy Deuchar, Olivia Peters, Ciara Wimble and 3 teams, U13 Boys & U12 Freestyle Relays and U13 Girls Medley

I am so incredibly proud of every one of our IAPS swimmers their hard work and dedication has been rewarded.

Mrs Vine, Swimming Coach

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