Independent local preparation cuts a good figure


Rose Hill School was shortlisted for Prep School of the Year. The Times finds out why it was shortlisted and is now in the running for a prestigious Tes…

Rose Hill School, one of the oldest prep schools in the country, has been notified that it is in the running for Tes Schools Awards Prep School of the Year.

The coeducational school – set in over 15 acres of land on the edge of Tunbridge Wells – which serves pupils aged 3 to 13 announced the news to parents and staff last week.

The school is just one of eight shortlisted in this particular Tes Awards category for 2022.

Emma Neville, Director of Rose Hill, said: “To be nominated for such an award is an absolute honour, but it is also a tremendous privilege to see the hard work and dedication of our staff recognized.

“I am also delighted for our students who continue to flourish every day in our magnificent school”.

The Tes Schools Awards honor outstanding individuals and institutions in the education sector.

The panel of expert judges includes school leaders, inspectors and education researchers.

The objectivity, professionalism and high standards of the Tes Schools Awards judges and judging process have helped establish them as a highly respected achievement for any school chosen as a finalist or winner.

The top winners in each Tes category for 2022 will be announced on Friday, June 17.

The story in the making

In ten years, Rose Hill will turn 200, making it one of the oldest schools in England. For the occasion, it is organizing its first Founder’s Day on May 21 from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. The event will combine a traditional summer fair, lots of family fun and exhibits on the school’s rich history as well as artistic, theatrical and musical performances by current students. Principal Emma Neville said: ‘I feel very privileged to be the Principal of this wonderful school. Rose Hill School has built a reputation as one of the leading prep schools in the Southeast through a combination of inspirational teaching, excellent academic achievement, and a strong commitment to safeguarding the joy of childhood. I look forward to leading the school through this exciting time in its history.


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