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About Us

Barrow Hills is a co-ed 2-13 years prep school, offering academic success within a balanced and generous education. We have a strong ethos built on our values of compassion, curiosity and connection, and we are proud to be widely recognised as a welcoming community with a warm, family atmosphere.

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Our commitment to pastoral care allows us to know each child and foster their individual growth.

We offer specialist teaching from the earliest years, beginning in Nursery – a deeper focus which supports each of our children to achieve great things. Art, design, music, drama, science and maths are vital to our mission of delivering a first-class education, but at Barrow Hills, children are challenged both inside and outside of the classroom. With over 30 acres of grounds, our children are able to immerse themselves in the outdoors: in sports, we consistently bat above our modest size in competition, and our unique forest school lessons help our children find awe in nature.

Our teaching incorporates the best of academic and creative practice, and is delivered using state-of-the-art technology. We support each child through their learning journey and towards independence by developing character, confidence and resilience. We keep parents closely aligned with progress, and welcome a strong family partnership as we prepare our children for a rapidly changing society.

We have an enviable reputation for the academic performance of our children, achieving a 100% pass rate at Common Entrance, and consistent graduation to preferred senior school of choice. We realise a wide range of scholarships across academics, sport, drama, music and art. Yet above all, our children leave us as generous and responsible individuals, scholarly in their love of learning, and brave in the meeting of new challenges. Such attributes are as important for their long-term wellbeing as they are for their future careers and exam successes.

Relationships are extremely effective, and  a palpable culture of respect and tolerance for others’ needs reflecting the kindly family ethos of the school pervades all aspects of school life.

Independent Schools Inspectorate, 2022
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