Westward Preparatory School

Surrey

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  • Category: Nursery / Pre-Preparatory / Preparatory
  • Pupils: Co-Education
  • Type: Day
  • Roll: 80 (Boys) 76 (Girls)
  • Age Range: 3 - 11 years
  • Founded: 1927

General Information

Westward enjoys a reputation for high academic standards and scholarships are won annually to many independent and state grammar schools. Together with affordable fees and excellent pastoral care our objective is to enable each child to develop their full potential, providing a solid foundation at primary level for progression towards their chosen senior schools.

We believe that academic achievement goes hand in hand with the development of character and individuality. This was noted by Ofsted who rated our spiritual, moral, social & cultural development as outstanding.

Facilities

Specialised Early Years Department, computer suite, excellent art facilities, courts for netball, tennis and basketball, access to swimming pool and sports fields. An inspiring range of extra-curricular activities including choir and orchestra, Judo, ballet and dance, Gym Club, Language Club, Drama Club and Computer Club. Thriving breakfast club and after school care.

Entrance Requirements

Non-selective

Scholarships

None

Open Days

Selective Friday mornings, please contact the school office to book your visit.

Fees

2018/2019. Nursery: Mornings only £1250 per term, Full time £2270 per term. Reception-Year 2: £2410 per term. Years 3-6: £2690 per term.

Reports

ISI Inspection 2015

School Contact Details

Headteacher: Mrs Shelley Stevenson

Westward Preparatory School
47 Hersham Road
Walton on Thames
Surrey
KT12 1LE

[t]: 01932 220911
[f]: 01932 220911
[w]: www.westwardschool.co.uk

Location Description

Town school, on A244 between Walton-on-Thames and Hersham.

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School News

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The choir pulled off an extremely well-oiled performance at Saint John’s under the fantastic guidance of Miss Luksch. Beautiful singing, a lovely setting and warm

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reception from all made this one of our finest outings with our School Choir. Well done indeed to all involved!

An excited U 11 mixed netball squad competed in the Surrey Sports park Copperbox netball qualifier on Friday 27th April. Teams from all over the

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south East contest this qualifier, and the standard was extremely high. Our first match sadly was against the eventual winners King Rochester. Four players were 5′ 8″ tall, and they were a very polished team. We played extremely well, fending them off for some time , but they gradually got into their sharp routine and we lost 2-12. Kate Hendricks was player of the match.

Each match was 20 minutes, so we went straight back on to play Horsell school who eventually came 2nd. They were also very accomplished and we lost again. Lara Fateh was player of the match.

Westward thoroughly relished this standard of play and went on to beat Goldsworth school and we won 5-2 convincingly. Tom Donnelly was player of the match.

After lunch we played in the plate and beat Fishbourne 5-0 with some great shooting from Evie Kang and Sarah Soliman.

The final was a tough match we made lots of silly mistakes, some unusual decisions went against us and we were tired. Courthouse were strong, big players and although we never gave up we lost 4-9.

Tom Donnelly was voted player of the team and Lara Fateh the most sporting. A great venue, tournament, and definitely worth the trip. Well done guys I was very proud of you.

Sue White

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The Shaw sisters Emily and Katie displaying their silverware after being crowned National Swimming Champions at the Olympic Pool.

Emily was also joined by Sarah Soliman to

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represent London South where they earned a very creditable Silver. (Having only been drafted in the night before!)

In March 10 pupils, eight boys and two girls made the trip to the National Sports Centre, Crystal Palace to take part in the annual Mixed

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Hockey Tournament.

On arrival we found out that one team had withdrawn and it was decided to try and make a select team from the various schools to try and help with the smooth running of the event. Three of the boys guested for the ISA team and played for the Westward team, so everyone had a lot of hockey.

The select team were up against it by virtue of the fact that they had been thrown together and didn’t know each other, losing two of their games in the last 30 seconds. All our boys gave a good account of themselves and were the foundation of the side.

The Westward team had a really tough draw and were in what may have been the stronger division. In the first game against Oakhurst B we won comfortably 5 – 0. The game against Weston Green was a tough encounter which we managed to win 1 – 0. Oakfield A were the next opponents and after some tense moments we came out winners 2 – 0. The Rosemead B game saw us win  2 – 0. A 3 – 0 win against Southbank saw the top of the table battle against St. Faith’s being crucial to who we played in the semi finals. This was a really intense game and the score could have gone either way. Westward prevailed, winning 1 – 0.

So it was in to the semi finals against Oakhyrst A. This proved to be another nail biter, which we came through winning 2 – 1, The finals was another game against the strong St. Faith’s side. The field was enlarged and the time of the match extended. We played really well, but our earlier efforts took their toll and we started to run out of legs and eventually lost 0 – 1.

Finishing runners up was a credit to all the boys and girls and they ALL thoroughly deserved their medals. We scored 16 goals ( Jamie 9, Himmat 6 & Dan 1) to 3 against – a great record. It was difficult to single out the player of the tournament as we did so well as a team, so it went to everyone.

A big thank you to Mrs Sloggett and Mrs Diack for accompanying the team and giving great moral support and to Bruton’s Coaches for getting us to and from the venue safely and well on time.

Mr Pettipher

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