Westward Preparatory School


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  • Category: Nursery / Pre-Preparatory / Preparatory
  • Pupils: Co-Education
  • Type: Day
  • Religious Affiliation: Non-Denominational
  • 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.


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




Open Days

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


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.


ISI Inspection 2015
ISI Inspection 2018

School Contact Details

Headteacher: Mrs Shelley Stevenson

Westward Preparatory School
47 Hersham Road
Walton on Thames
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

On Wednesday 13th March Westward held the Annual Invitation U11 Netball Tournament. The weather had been tricky all week, but we finally had some respite

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and five teams were entered. The Westward ‘B’ team, although very young , gained some valuable experience for next year and although they didn’t win any matches, they tried hard and now know what they have to work on.  The ‘A’ team were mostly a year too young, but could hold their own and played really well on the day. The shooting was spot on and we scored 13 goals overall and only let in two. A great statistic.

The centre passes worked well, the dodging was quicker and our reactions and decision making has improved over the term. Everyone played well, and we were consistent in our efforts. This year the girls really wanted a medal. We beat our ‘B’ team 5-0, Twickenham Prep 3-1, Manor House 2-0 and Ashton House 3-1.

I’m delighted they won overall this year they tried their hearts out and thoroughly deserved to come first.  Ashton House came second and we play them again in a couple of weeks. Keep up the good work girls.

Mrs White

Westward independent preparatory school Surrey

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

Westward independent preparatory school Surrey

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

Emily was also joined by Sarah to represent London South

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

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