Dame Catherine Harpur’s School and Nursery

The family school where children flourish.

We are a small independent school and nursery offering affordable education with a child-centred and stress-free approach. We believe that every child should have a positive learning experience and so encourage parents to work in partnership with us to develop what works best for them – whether that’s by taking advantage of our unique offer of part time attendance models (flexi-schooling or home-school sessions) or by contributing to the engaging, creative curriculum full-time in school. The school ethos extends to our pre-school setting providing a safe and nourishing early years environment.

We have the freedom to:

  • Work with each child’s experiences and interests to build confidence and inspire.
  • Recognise that the little things make a big difference.
  • Value children for who they are.

Find out more about us, and read our headteacher’s welcome.

Find out how wonderful our school is by reading what OFSTED said in summer 2019. OFSTED 2019

Our Unique Offer

Our Flexi-School Offer

Our Offer for Home-Educated Children

Our Pre-school Offer

Find out what we’ve been doing recently on our newsletters’ page

Parent testimonial

When I visited the school, I fell in love with the place. I could write endlessly about all the reasons why, (starting with the warmest reception I’ve ever received when visiting a school) teachers who are allowed to teach, children who are encouraged to be children, topics and activities that inspire, an ethos that nurtures and celebrates individuality and a sense of flexibility that is sadly lacking in so many educational settings.

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