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 nursery 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.

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.

Current Parent