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"Forfar schools aim to produce pupils who are confident, creative, team players, who are interested and interesting."

    13 April 2023

    Bournemouth Prep School Celebrates Excellent Inspection Result

    One of Bournemouth’s oldest and most successful prep schools is celebrating the outstanding results of its latest inspection, as it received a double Excellent report from the Independent Schools Inspectorate (ISI). Park School, situated just a mile from the coast and soon to mark its 1...

    05 April 2023

    Outstanding Schools Group Expands Presence in South West with Latest Acquisition ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

    Forfar Education, known for supporting schools to become outstanding centres of excellence, today announces the acquisition of Springmead School and Nursery in the picturesque village of Beckington, just a few miles from Frome. Springmead joins Forfar’s impressive portfolio of independent...

    12 March 2023

    STEM Week Sparks Imaginations at Brackenfield ​​​​​​​

    Children at leading Harrogate prep school, Brackenfield School, spent a week celebrating all things science during a hands-on series of experiments, presentations and activities geared towards igniting a life-long interest in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) subjects.

    22 February 2023

    Top Berkshire Prep School Headmaster Shares Seven Tips for Parents

    It’s 7pm, you’ve just walked in from a long day at work topped off with a traffic-laden commute – dinner needs to be made and your child has a pile of homework to be done. Knowing how to help them and how to unpack/ discuss their school day is another pressure. Many parents fee...

    02 February 2023

    The Grass is Greener at Wirral Prep School after Playground Renovation

    Prenton Preparatory School, nestled in Oxton’s conservation area, has revealed an extensive multi-year investment programme across the school buildings and grounds. This includes brand-new sports facilities, expanded outdoor learning areas and the introduction of even more technology and the u...

Our Schools

Argyle House

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 School

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

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.

Park School

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.

Springmead School

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.

Forfar’s Education Philosophy

Listen to CEO John Forsyth talk about Forfar Education's goal to build a world-class family of schools that retain their unique identities whilst gaining the many benefits of being part of a larger group.