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Argyle House School has a strong family background. This results in a safe and caring environment, one which is often reflected in a family itself. Feeling part of the Argyle House School family is emphasised in the way the children are taught and helped to develop into strong individual characters, who will be able to succeed in the world today. We emphasise that education should be fun, but that each child should work hard to achieve their best, reflected in the school’s motto “Work Conquers All”, encouraging children to be: Responsible, Reflective, Resourceful, Resilient and Reasoning. This is achieved through the dedication of the teaching staff, the small class sizes and the facilities on offer to the children. Our aim is to give the children the facilities of a large school, but keep the class sizes small. This offers each individual child the opportunity to learn and develop his/her abilities; academically, socially, emotionally and physically. FACTS ABOUT ARGYLE HOUSE Based in Thornhill Park, Sunderland Education from 3-16years with exceptional exam results Extended care before and after school in all departments
Brackenfield is a 2-11 co-educational Nursery and Preparatory School in leafy Harrogate. Founded just over 40 years ago, it was acquired by Forfar in 2019. It was awarded Outstanding in all areas at its last Ofsted inspection.
The Chelsea Nursery
Our mission is to support your child to reach their full potential and develop a lifelong love of learning, ensuring that every child is happy and confident. We value the importance of parental involvement in the nursery environment and aim to create successful partnerships between school and our families.
Cameron Vale School
Cameron Vale School is a 3-11 Preparatory school in Chelsea. Founded 37 years ago by Mrs Cameron, it was acquired by Forfar in 2020. The school prides itself on its individualised attention and warm, family feel. It was awarded Excellent in all areas at its last ISI Inspection.
Dean Park Day Nursery
Dean Park Day Nursery, in association with Park School, opened in the beautifully converted Cooper Dean Pavilion near Bournemouth town centre in September 2016. The Nursery is open 51 weeks a year and welcomes babies and children.
The Gleddings is an over-subscribed, 6months to 11 years co-educational Preparatory School in Halifax. Under the inspiring leadership of Jill Wilson CBE, the school was named Sunday Times Prep School of the Year for 2017. Its most recent ISI inspection awarded it Excellent in all areas. It was acquired by Forfar in 2019 who recently opened a 6 month plus nursery in a state of the art new building.
Horris Hill School
Horris Hill is an independent day and boarding preparatory school for children aged between 2 and 13 in Newbury. Horris Hill has been providing an outstanding education in a nurturing environment, achieving consistently brilliant results for over 130 years. It was acquired by Forfar in 2021.
We have built a very strong reputation for excellence in the education of young children. Our carefully differentiated teaching and individual support means that your child will progress at their own level, whether they are academic high-fliers or they benefit from a steadier pace. Many of our children leave Park to go onto the local Grammar Schools or gain scholarships to local independent secondary schools. Park School is an independent day school for boys and girls aged 6 months - 11 years in Bournemouth. Its most recent ISI inspection awarded it Excellent in all areas. It was acquired by Forfar in 2021.
Prenton Preparatory School
Prenton Prep is an independent co-educational school founded in Prenton in 1935. It moved to its present site in Oxton in 1974. Nestling in the heart of Oxton’s conservation area, the charming sandstone building, stands in attractive mature gardens. These secure surroundings provide a large playground and lawned area for the pupils.
Situated in the beautiful village of Beckington, near Frome, on the Wiltshire – Somerset border, Springmead was founded in 2002 by Madeleine and Stephen Taylor and Jacqueline Beardsley. It has since provided a nurturing and inspiring learning environment. Now part of the Forfar Education group, we continue to build the school through promoting a joy for learning, having fun and striving for academic success.