The complete school guide for Battersea

  • August 28, 2018

The complete school guide for Battersea

Making the decision about your child’s schooling is one of the most important you will make as a family. If you have recently moved to Battersea or if you are planning on moving there soon, finding the perfect school for your little ones is of paramount importance.

At Copperstones, we are well aware of the many different aspects our clients take into consideration before buying a new home. To help you with the search we have compiled a list of the most high-rated schools in the area. Fortunately, schools in and around Battersea are of very high standards, offering world-class education while being welcoming to all pupils from across the world.

Here’s a list of the schools that have an excellent record of serving South West London with advanced curricula and rich co-curricular programs.

L’ecole de Battersea (Ages 3-11)

A primarily bilingual school, L’Ecole des Petits encourages pupils to be fluent in both French and English by the time they leave. The school houses more than 30 nationalities and it’s not only destined for pupils with French ties.

The international flavour is very evident at L’Ecole des Petits where personal development is as important as academic excellence. Parent-school relationships are distinctive at the school since parents are to be in open communication with the school in regards to their child’s needs and evolvement.

A particularly international school, L’Ecole des Petits offers a great variety of extra and co-curricular activities for the families to choose from that mainly involve culture, art and sports.

The school is “homologuée” and follows the French National Curriculum combined with certain elements of the English Curriculum. Children are involved in French and English subjects and languages every day of the week.

It’s important to note that the school also tries to accommodate, where possible, new pupils arriving during the year and at various stages of their primary education.

Newton prep school (Ages 3 to 13)

Newton Prep is an independent preparatory school and nursery in Battersea for boys and girls. Pupils are encouraged to be curious, explore and imagine during this early but formative stage of life. Great importance is placed upon individuality, independence and responsibility, in an environment full of life, spark and character.

In Newton Prep, pupils enjoy a 300-seat auditorium, a 120-seat Recital Hall, a music technology suite, 3 state-of-the-art science labs, a wonderful library and spacious classrooms, all inspiring children to develop their interests with enthusiasm. Children of the Lower School (Pre-Prep) have also available a very large all-weather pitch and huge playground to play on.

Newton Prep promotes a safe and caring environment for the pupils to develop their intellectual, aesthetic, physical, moral and spiritual characteristics.

Thomas’s Battersea (Ages 4 to 13)

Thomas’s Battersea is a busy, thriving, purposeful school and their motto, ‘Be Kind’, summarizes the school’s spirit. It is a Christian school that welcomes pupils of all religions and faith united under the simple rule of being kind and courteous, showing humility and always giving.

Thomas Battersea offers a rich and broad curriculum, with Art, Ballet, Drama, ICT, French, Music and PE all taught by specialist teachers from a child’s first day in school.

Under the framework of ‘Enjoyment, Learning and Achievement’, lie three, three-year stages (the Lower, Middle and Upper Schools). The school has also a record of senior school entrances and scholarship successes, reflecting the commitment to pave the path for conscientious and caring citizens of the world. It’s important to note that Thomas’s has two branches in Battersea and in Clapham, serving the area.

Harris academy (Ages 11 to 18)

Awarded in 2017 as the Evening Standard School of the Year and named on the Sunday Times Top 20 Schools in the country, Harris Academy needs no introduction.

Harris Academy is the highest achieving school in Wandsworth with 83% of students obtaining 5A*-C including English and Mathematics. At A-level, they are at the top of the country for progress with over 90% A*-C and an incredible 61% of students obtaining a ‘B’ grade or better.

Harris Academy welcomes students of all backgrounds and abilities and serves all the surrounding areas of Battersea including Lambeth and Westminster. According to the Academy, there is virtually no gap in the progress of students to whom English is a first language or a second language, and students who come from homes with less money than the national average is on an equal footing with those above.

Emanuel school (Ages 11 to 18)

Emanuel is a magnificent all-rounder with endless green acres, amazing facilities, and inspiring staff. Everyone seems to smile at Emanuel, a school with a long and established history of educating bright, ambitious, and talented young girls and boys.

At Emanuel, they encourage every pupil to take an active part in the daily co-curricular life of the school, fulfilling personal aims and learning to feel proud of their contributions to their house, year, club, or team. Busy pupils who socialise and stay active will thrive, growing in confidence through their opportunities and benefitting from wide-reaching social groups and their diverse experiences.

The registration list is closed when it hits 600 – it’s filling up earlier each year, so make sure to register with plenty of time to increase your chances of being admitted into the school.

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