Not at all. We are extremely proud of our excellent academic record but place a huge emphasis on ensuring that our pupils also achieve their potential in music, arts and sports. In addition to specialist teaching in these areas, each day offers a variety of exciting, fun clubs and activities. Additionally, learning is supported by regular trips. Please see the Extracurricular section for further details.
11- 13 years is a time of physical and emotional change for most children – especially boys. We help to make this easier for our pupils by being in a familiar, secure environment. During this time pupils have the opportunity to take on additional responsibilities including Head Boy, School Ambassador, Prefectships and other leadership roles in Music, The Arts and Sport. “Seniors” have their own common room and have the opportunity to take part in a range of exciting trips, activities and events exclusively for Year 7 and 8 pupils.
Tower House feeds a large number of senior schools and has excellent links with many of the leading schools in England. Our Headmaster works closely with parents, discussing the many routes available and offering advice and guidance. Lessons are given to support pupils taking entrance and scholarship examinations. Pupils are fully prepared for transfer to senior schools. Please see the Academic section for a list of some of the school to which previous Tower House pupils have transferred.
We are not a specialist remedial school. However we have specialist staff who can support children with mild specific learning needs. Where children are struggling we can provide them with individual help with any specific learning difficulties.
As an independent school we are not bound by it, but our own curriculum is based on it. Many of its requirements were in any case being taught in independent schools long before it came into being. Our curriculum is governed by the requirements of ISEB (Independent Schools Examinations Board) which is responsible for setting Common Entrance exams.
We pride ourselves on enabling children to settle in quickly. All staff take the time to make sure that new children feel part of each class and are supported not only in their learning but in all areas of school life. Each child is assigned a couple of buddies to take care of them during their first few weeks of school and there is regular contact between parents and their child’s Form Tutor.
Tower House is renowned for its sporting prowess with all of our boys being given the opportunity to represent the school against the leading teams in South West London. We regularly beat schools twice or even three times our size – these levels of success are achieved through bespoke coaching at our extensive off site sports facilities at the Bank of England. Although we enjoy winning it is playing the game well which matters most. Participation for all is important and every boy will represent the school in a range of sports during their time at our School.