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Spring Grove School

Spring Grove School

Harville Road, Wye, TN25 5EZ, Kent

01233 812337



Spring Grove School
School type Co-educational Day Preparatory & Nursery
Founded 1967
Head of School Mrs Therésa Jaggard
Co-ed Age Range 2-11 years
Number of pupils 223
Number of boys 102
Number of girls 121
Day fees per annum £10,455 - £14,715 per annum
Teacher/Pupil ratio 1:6
Associations IAPS, ISC, Forest School Association

Spring Grove is a happy, family school for boys and girls aged 2-11 set in 14 acres of beautiful Kent countryside. The school is located in Wye, between Ashford and Canterbury, and close to the high-speed train link into London. As an independent Prep school it prepares children for both grammar and senior independent school entry and scholarships.

In February 2023, inspectors from the Independent Schools Inspectorate (ISI) found that the quality of the pupils' academic and other achievements was 'excellent', and the quality of the pupils' personal development was also 'excellent' - the highest grades achievable in an ISI inspection.

The teaching and learning at Spring Grove is research-led and innovative, with a growth mindset that encourages curiosity, resilience and a love of learning. Spring Grove pupils are happy and confident, and the school is renowned for its friendly atmosphere.

Spring Grove Nursery, which caters for children from the age of 2 to 4, is on the same site as the Prep school, and while it is a safe and separate space, the preschool children benefit from sharing staff and facilities with the older children in the school. The Nursery also has its own beautiful walled garden where the children play all year round.

Outdoor learning is integral to the Spring Grove curriculum, and all children from Nursery upwards regularly visit Forest School, situated on a permanent site near Wye. The school has an active pupil-led Eco Committee, and is a Green Flag school.

The creative and performing arts are also an important part of everyday life for all Spring Grove children with specialist music, dance and art teachers. Pupils have regular opportunities to perform in concerts, assemblies and shows. Spring Grove was recently awarded Artsmark Gold in recognition of its excellent arts provision – a quality standard for schools that is accredited by Arts Council England.