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Maple Walk Prep School

Maple Walk Prep School

62A Crownhill Road, London, NW10 4EB

020 8963 3890



Maple Walk Prep School
School type Co-educational Day Preparatory
Head Teacher Claire Murdoch
Co-ed Age Range 4-11 years
Number of pupils 174
Day fees per annum £4,518 per term
Average Class Size 14
Associations ISA, ISC

Maple Walk, with glowing reviews from The Good Schools Guide and winner of Best Prep for pastoral care in The Week's Independent Schools guide 2024 is a happy, vibrant, and forward-thinking prep school for boys and girls aged 4-11 in North West London. It nurtures children's wellbeing and brings out each child's academic best through the school values of curiosity, creativity and community.

We are not a hot house, but we are academically ambitious for our children. We teach a dynamic, linked curriculum that aims to inspire children to be intellectually curious and to develop a lifelong love of learning. We provide a nurturing and stimulating environment with small class sizes and inspirational teaching promoting outstanding learning and personal development. At Maple Walk where children are at the centre of everything we do, they flourish, developing strong self-confidence, self-esteem and social awareness.

Maple Walk's innovative, creative curriculum underpinned by academic rigour instils a love of learning and resilience ensuring each child is well prepared for whatever the future holds. The numerous opportunities outside the classroom are fundamental to the school day. Through specialist teaching in Sport, Music, French, Art and Drama, we encourage every child to find their own particular strength with many gaining scholarships at top independent secondary schools and receiving multiple secondary school offers.

Our enriching selection of morning and after school clubs allows pupils to explore a diverse range of activities beyond the school day including cooking, science, gymnastics, animation, robotics and plenty more.

Known as 'the small school with a big heart', we have a committed school community and that strong spirit goes beyond the school gates building relationships within the local community. Roundwood Park is an integral part of Maple Walk life. Children take the short walk there for their sports lessons and it's the home of Maple Walk's Forest School. Many children will be in the park before the school day starts, either taking part in our early-morning athletics club or crossing it on the school run as part of our environmentally friendly 'walking bus'. Embracing the outdoors, Maple Walk's new "Secret Garden" also provides pupils with a calm and quite outside area where they can learn on raised seating surrounded by plants.

The school is housed in purpose-built accommodation which comes with a host of eco credentials, including a ground source heat pump for our heating and hot water, solar panels for electricity and a "live" sedum roof to attract local wildlife.

Entry into Reception is non-selective and based on the date the completed registration form is returned to our Registrar, with siblings given priority. Entry higher up the school is by interview and informal assessment in the classroom.