Message from the Headmaster

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Dear Parents,

I began my career as a Prep school teacher in Liverpool and I have since worked in day and boarding preparatory schools across the country. With a wealth of preparatory school experience, I know that Pownall Hall truly stands out for the following reasons:

  • Academic excellence and enjoyment – our school delivers an excellent in all areas (ISI 2017), well-rounded education to the pupils in our care, using subject specialist teaching from Nursery to Year 6 in a nurturing, safe and happy environment
  • A broad curriculum – that places strong emphasis on the performing arts, sciences, sport, languages and humanities as well as aligning traditional academic teaching with cutting edge technology
  • Instilling social values – imbibing the qualities of humility, kindness, compassion, discipline and honesty-and a growth mindset. We believe that these values are just as important as the academic rigour we provide to achieving success in life

At Pownall Hall, we ensure that your child(ren) has an educational provision that is tailored to their individual needs. Whether our excellent teaching staff are stretching the brightest pupils, challenging their classes to strive to attain the best possible outcomes or dedicating special support and resources to those with particular needs, our teachers provide a challenging, purposeful education that makes a real difference to your child’s development and future opportunities.

Our extensive grounds with Outdoor Classroom, wildlife pond and woodland areas enable us to provide excellent learning opportunities for all ages outside, as well as inside.

We are committed to total transparency in our relationship with our parent body; partnership is crucial to success at Pownall Hall and it is why we have such a fantastic community spirit.

We are an IAPS member school and are accredited against strict membership standards. Parents can be assured that we offer a high quality of teaching and learning, a high degree of specialism in many subjects, a broad yet balanced curriculum, nurturing pastoral procedures and excellent teaching and play resources.

Whatever we do at Pownall Hall, we do it well. Come and see for yourselves. You are guaranteed a very warm welcome.

David Goulbourn