- How big are the class sizes?
- Will my son have to sit an entrance exam?
- Do you cater for all abilities?
- Do you provide before and after school care?
- Does the School offer a variety of extra-curricular activities?
- Are you a sporty school?
- Are Music, Art and Drama important aspects of school life?
Our entrance criteria for Reception is academically non-selective and as such, does not use a formal entry test. Places in Years 1 and 2 are offered after a taster morning which involves some simple screening assessments. For places in Years 3 to 7, there will be an informal written assessment and interview with the Deputy Head to make sure that Tower House is the right educational environment for the student.
Tower House can cater for a wide range of abilities and can provide limited support for boys with SEND or EAL needs. However, parents should recognise that the school day and the demands placed on each boy are notable. It is important for a boy’s sense of confidence and achievement that he can contribute fully to the life of the school. The School together with parents makes every effort to ensure that this environment is right for each boy.
The school runs a very large number of extra-curricular activities – all planned with boys in mind. For some boys, their personal strength may often lie outside of the academic curriculum and it is important that these are recognised to the greatest extent possible within the structure of the school.
Sport is an integral part of life at Tower House but not to the detriment of other important aspects including music, art and drama.
From Reception boys will take part in PE & Games lessons each week. Opportunities are abundant and most importantly all have the chance to ‘have a go’. Boys enjoy a wide range of sporting opportunities including rugby, cricket, football, hockey, swimming, athletics, and tennis. All boys from Year 4 to Year 8 will represent the school in rugby, cricket and football throughout their time at Tower House. Boys in year 3 begin with a few football matches against other schools.
Music, Art and Drama are very strong at Tower House, both in the number of boys who pursue these subjects and the standard that they achieve in each. More importantly though is the importance that is attached to each of these disciplines. Boys who excel or enjoy these subjects are recognised equally throughout the school and their achievements valued highly. Every boy participates in each of these disciplines as part of his routine, and those wishing to excel can further their experience through clubs or private tuition with our peripatetic staff.
What the Good Schools Guide says...
"Undoubtedly, Tower House School is thriving!"
“The fact that the school takes mixed ability groups and sends so many of them to top schools is testament to the quality of the teaching."
’It [the school] encourages every boy to have a go and do their best in a supportive, friendly environment.’’
“I think it is an excellent school. I could not have chosen a better prep for my boys!"
‘’It is a very happy school and that's what I cherish the most.”