A Message from the Headmaster

There is something very special about our small school. A very comforting feature for parents is the warm and welcoming family atmosphere. On visiting many are impressed by the beauty of the building and its gardens. You then become aware of the excellent academic, physical and social achievements of the children. The secret is not only in the care and attention of our wonderful staff but also in the way the older children care for and nurture the younger ones as soon as they arrive.

At the Old Vicarage School we provide a purposeful learning environment, encouraging each child to strive for excellence in all aspects of their life. As a parent myself, I expect my children’s school to provide an excellent education and a high level of pastoral care. The teachers lead by example, showing each child the importance of living morally and treating others as they would wish to be treated.

We have a unique opportunity here to develop the whole child without sacrificing the academic excellence which parents quite properly desire when choosing an independent education. Indeed, for many years the school can boast a 100% record of its pupils gaining entry (many with scholarships) into their first choice independent senior schools in the area.

A website can only show so much, so please visit the school to experience its warm and engaging atmosphere in person. This is a school to fall in love with – we certainly have! Please come and see us soon.

Matthew Adshead

Proprietor & Headmaster