Twickenham Preparatory School
Richmond upon Thames, United Kingdom
About Twickenham Preparatory School
Twickenham Preparatory School (TPS) is an independent, coeducational, day school for children aged 4 - 13, situated in South West London.
TPS has a reputation for being nurturing and pastorally strong with high academic standards and a broad curriculum. The School was established by a minister in the Church of England in 1969 on Twickenham Green and moved to its present site in Hampton in 1991.
There are currently about 290 pupils at the School with two classes in each year group from Reception to Year 6 and single classes in Year 7 & 8. All of our girls leave at 11, mainly to independent day schools in the locality, whilst the majority of our boys stay until 13 and sit Common Entrance for a wide variety of independent Senior Schools. Numbers at the School are high with strong interest and waiting lists for entry.
The School has excellent facilities including a modern, bright and colourful Pre-Prep, landscaped play areas, well-resourced subject rooms and a modern Music and Art block with dedicated facilities.
Sport plays an integral part of life at TPS, and is further enhanced by access to excellent local sports facilities. Our pupils enjoy regular fixtures in rugby, football, cricket, netball, hockey and rounders, and teams compete in local and national tournaments.
TPS are proud of their pupils’ success nationally in chess and Think Tank, an innovative thinking programme. The School is currently IAPS National Chess Champion in the U11 and U13 categories. In addition for the past eight years we have held the National Champions title in thinking skills, which has enabled TPS pupils to compete in Mind Sports with pupils from all around the world at the International Mind Lab Olympics.
Staff are experienced, caring, enthusiastic and committed and visitors to the School often comment on the positive and friendly atmosphere that is evident throughout the School. Pupils are proud of their School and imbibe our School motto of being Calm, Courteous, Considerate and Courageous and to honour our golden rule to “treat others as you would like them to treat you.”
The School offers an attractive range of benefits as detailed below.
- Teachers’ Pension Scheme for teaching staff and membership of IAPS Group Personal Pension for non-teaching staff
- Life Assurance cover
- Income Protection cover
- Personal Accident Insurance
- Generous School Fee Remission Scheme
- Complimentary breakfast and lunch
- Complimentary drinks and snacks
- Generous Occupational Sick Pay Scheme Health Care Plan
- Employee Counselling and Advice Line
- Childcare Voucher Scheme
- Cycle to Work Scheme
- Free car parking available
The School is located in Hampton village on the north bank of the River Thames and close to Bushy Park. There are long strips of public riverside in Hampton and the Hampton Heated Open Air Pool is one of the few such swimming pools in Greater London. The area is steeped in local history including Hampton Court Palace, Garrick's House and the Temple to Shakespeare. Hampton Ferry provides access across the Thames to the main park of Molesey and the Thames Path National Trail.
Hampton’s neighbours include the equally highly desirable areas of Richmond Upon Thames, Teddington, Twickenham and East Molesey.
The School is a short five minute walk from Hampton station, which offers a regular train service directly into London Waterloo. Buses from Kingston, Twickenham and Richmond stop close to the School and there is easy access to a number of major routes including the M3 and M25 which are a short distance away.