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"Provision for children in the Early Years Foundation Stage is outstanding...."
Ofsted 2009

Our Early Years now offers 5 afternoons free!

Message from the Head


Welcome to our website. I trust that it will give you a good insight into what makes Avondale School a special place. Whilst our website and prospectus can give you a taste of our learning community, I would encourage you to arrange a visit to gain a wider perspective of who we are; I should only be too happy to show you around and share with you the opportunities we can offer your child.

We are a family- run preparatory school for boys and girls aged 2-11 located in a rural village just 3 miles from Stonehenge. We offer a healthy, peaceful ambiance, conducive to a child's early years and beyond. Whilst we retain a sense of tradition, we are modern and forward- looking in our approach to teaching and learning. Our Christian ethos sees the reinforcement of family values and we place great emphasis on consideration for others, good manners and the fostering of healthy social relationships. We promote a culture where 'attitude determines altitude', where all children are encouraged to develop leadership qualities and a sense of personal and collective responsibility.

Offering all you would expect from a larger school, we retain small class sizes; presently 12 on average in the main school. We enjoy an enviable reputation in the area for our high academic standards and pastoral care; our emphasis is on providing a stimulating environment and engaging the learner, promoting a life-long love of learning. Our happy children enjoy a superb atmosphere, conducive to seeing them reach their full potential through a broad and well balanced curriculum. We regard a close partnership between home and school as essential in achieving this.

Why not arrange a visit to see for yourself how we can provide the best possible start for your child. We look forward to meeting you.

Stuart Watson
Headmaster
Avondale School

Stuart Watson- Head of Avondale School

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