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Welcome From the Head

Welcome From the Head

For over a hundred years, Bickley Park School has retained its reputation for being an outstanding preparatory school.  With a warm and friendly, family feel,  the school prides itself in exploring, identifying and celebrating the strengths of every child, no matter where they lie. A school with a truly broad and balanced curriculum at its heart, that gives every child the opportunity to shine.

Clearly the world has changed a great deal since we first opened our doors in in 1918, but our aim has not. The School prepares our pupils for their future, whatever that may hold. We are committed to always being adaptive and reflective to ensure that the education we provide is at the forefront of the fast-moving world in which we live.

When joining BPS your child will benefit from outstanding facilities, excellent teaching and small class sizes. Our priority is the children’s happiness in their learning and this in turn is reflected in our excellent results. Over the years, we have continued to enjoy strong results at both 11+ and 13+, confident that the way we teach is excellent preparation for any entrance exam. This forms an important part of how we prepare our pupils for their future, and complements our broad and balanced curriculum offering through our Four Quadrants of Learning.

This well-rounded learning experience encompasses Academics, Arts, Community, and Sports and Outdoor Learning. Together the Four Quadrants arm our pupils with skills for life: a love of learning; the ability to communicate confidently; the desire to contribute meaningfully to society and show initiative, resilience, teamwork, and the confidence to take risks.

It is this firm commitment to all-round success which led the Independent Schools Inspectorate (ISI) judging Bickley Park as ‘excellent’ in March 2023 for both Pupils’ Attainment and Pupils’ Personal Development, the highest possible grading for an Independent School. In addition, Bickley Park was named Prep School of the Year in 2021 for our ‘well-articulated, coherent and holistic Four Quadrants of Learning programme’, a proud testament to the hard work and dedication of our whole community. 

I am incredibly proud to be heading up the next chapter of Bickley Park School. It is an absolute privilege to lead such an amazing team of staff and to be a part of such a warm and special community.

But don’t just take my word for it –come and see for yourself! Websites are great to get an overview of what we do but to really get a feel for a school, you simply have to visit.

Please click here to book yourself on a tour of the school - I would love the opportunity to show you round.

Best wishes, 

Tom Quilter - Headmaster