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Newton Prep

Newton Prep

149 Battersea Park Road, London, SW8 4BX

020 7720 4091



Newton Prep
School type Coeducational Pre-Preparatory & Preparatory Day
Founded 1991
Headmistress Mrs Alison Fleming
Date Appointed September 2013
Co-ed Age Range 3-13
Number of pupils 661
Number of boys 363
Number of girls 298
Day fees per annum £8,310 - £17,625
Average Class Size 20
Associations IAPS, ISBA
Recent tweets from @NewtonPrep

Bright children, exceptional opportunities

In a London landscape crowded with prep schools, Newton Prep stands out for its unbeatable combination of vibrant size and eclecticism, its senior school level of facilities and outside spaces and its position at the heart of Central London's most burgeoning community.

We are constantly inspired by our location. On our doorstep is the grand vision that is the Battersea Power Station development; in the pipeline up the road is the new US embassy, soon to be joined by the Dutch embassy, all amid the massive regeneration of Nine Elms. There's an electricity in the air and it’s important that we are a part of that buzz. It is also key to our ethos: to ensure that Newton children are well-educated, curious, kind and articulate but, above all, in this modern world (and equipped with the best of British values), to encourage them to think for, and be, themselves.

This year, we are celebrating Newton@25, our programme of events across 2016-2017 to celebrate where we have come in the 25 years since our foundation in 1991, and to look ahead to the school's next 25 years. It's a Silver Jubilee with a shiny splash of something different: raising £25,000 for charity, planting 25 trees, finding 25 different ways in which we can help our community or just thinking of 25 tips for the Newton Legacy Idea Bank. Our aim in doing so is that each current child and every parent will feel that they have contributed personally to this milestone in the school's life by the end of summer 2017.

At Newton Prep, we provide a liberal environment in which children are equipped with a sense of self, resilience and hopefulness, beyond the obvious need to excel academically. We encourage children to think beyond the curriculum and they hoover it up. Whether it's piano lessons, judo or archery, children need ways of engaging. We aim for our Newton Prep children to enter adolescence feeling that they already have more to contribute than just academic achievements. Yes, we need to get them into the right schools but not at the expense of their well-being and character.

Luckily, our extensive resources enable such intellectual inquisitiveness. With a huge all-weather pitch, an 120-seat recital hall, a music technology suite, recording studio, 300-seat auditorium, three gymnasiums, bustling art studios, dance studios, a library and science labs, children are encouraged to "do" as well as "learn". We even have a well-loved garden: where our children practise circus skills, hunt for mini-beasts and conduct scientific experiments: like when Year 8 students lit up the London skies with their own explosion.

Despite the excellence of their education, Newton Prep children are notable for their lack of arrogance and entitlement. The kindness and generosity shown by the pupils towards their peers is remarkable and we are particularly proud of the engagement between the older children and the little ones.

We are not a blazers-and-boaters kind of school. We don't have to look to the past and can focus all our energies on ensuring a bright future for our children. As one current parent has commented, "Newton combines a quirky nature and knowledge of families with great space and facilities… All the teachers understand my (very different) children, the management is open to fresh ideas and the school is large enough to accommodate variety."

Admission to the Nursery is by registration; to the Lower School (Reception to Y2) by registration, with a gentle and informal assessment; to the Upper School (Y3-8) by registration and competitive testing.