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Why choose us

Children are natural explorers. They are born curious about the world and how it works. At Great Walstead, we nurture this innate desire to learn. Making the most of our wonderful outdoor space, where education becomes an adventure.

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What’s life like at our school? Find out from the people who know best – our wonderful pupils and their parents.

6 reasons to choose Great Walstead

There’s so many things that make our school unique. Here’s our top six.

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1. Our values

We lead by example to instil positive values – empathy, adventure and determination – which are integral to our school life and just as important to us as academic achievement.

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2. Our Learning Philosophy

We’ve named our learning philosophy Mud π because we believe that building a den in the woods can offer the same chance to learn as a science lesson in the lab.

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3. Award Winning

We have been awarded International Association of Prep Schools’ Excellence in Education and nominated for TES Pre-Prep School of the Year in 2021. 

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4. Guided by the ‘7Cs’

It’s our job as teachers to cultivate the innate curiosity and creativity in our children. Our learning compass – the ‘seven Cs’ – helps guide us.

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5. Our exceptional facilities

With state-of-the-art sports facilities, a dedicated performing arts centre, science and innovation labs and 265 acres of unspoilt woodland grounds, every child can find their place to shine.

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6. Rated excellent by the ISI

We are proud to have been given the highest possible rating from the Independent School Inspectorate in both academic achievements and personal development.

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Find out what magic ingredient our headteacher Chris Calvey believes gives Great Walstead its unique atmosphere.

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