Feltonfleet is a thriving co-educational day and boarding prep. school located near the A3 in Cobham, Surrey. There are 335 pupils on roll (year groups of 45 divided into three sets in every year from Year 3 upwards), of whom 72 are in the Pre-Prep, Calvi House which has its own Head Teacher. The School is set in 35 acres of rustic woodland and grounds, and presents a marvelous working environment. It has charitable status and there is a Board of Governors. The Headmaster, Philip Ward, arrived in September 2000. There are 35 full-time teaching staff, and a large support team. 45 boys and girls are weekly or flexible boarders. We follow a Monday to Friday routine, with matches on Saturday mornings.
The culture of the school is gentle yet with purpose. The intake is broad, and we encourage every child to believe that they can make a difference in some way. Feltonfleet is not an academic hothouse school, but the academic climate is very positive. The climate is ambitious and aspirational, but not claustrophobic. All boys, and most girls, leave at 13, when they head off to a variety of senior schools. Around ten per year will win scholarships. Feltonfleet pupils are encouraged in traditional values in a modern and friendly way.
Feltonfleet enjoyed a successful ISI Inspection in October 2002, and there has been considerable progress since. The current development plan is nearing completion with work recently begun on a building development which will provide six new and additional classrooms, and a learning resources centre. Demand for places in the School is considerable.
The School has Investors in People status, and this is and excellent framework for staff and the support and training which they seek for their professional development. INSET and courses are a strongly established culture of the School.