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Talbot House Preparatory School
8 Firs Glen Road, Bournemouth,BH9 2LR
01202 510348

About the School

Talbot House Preparatory School was founded in 1969 by Mrs Stevenson. It has always had a reputation for high academic standards, good manners and consideration for others, with an excellent success rate for the number of pupils who gain places for Bournemouth, Poole and Parkstone Grammar Schools as well as scholarships to local independent schools. The school caters for children from 3 to 11 years of age.

In September 1998, Mrs Stevenson retired and the school was purchased by the Broadway family. Since then, the school has maintained its excellent high standards, retaining much of the tradition but also embracing developments in education and resources that benefit the school.

Talbot House School is a warm and happy environment in which to learn. Our children are always reminded about respect and consideration for each other as well as adults and other people. We celebrate one another's individuality and children's cultural differences are also shared positively. Since we are a small school with small classes, we have a wonderful sense of community and our children are always made to feel that they are important and special. Every child participates in frequent dramatic and musical presentations, which helps build confidence and is hugely enjoyable for the participant and audience.

Our school assemblies that take place each Friday morning are valuable opportunities to celebrate our school community. During each assembly we enjoy a talk or presentation. At times we have a visitor from the community but frequently it is a class from the school that takes this part of the assembly. We also have individual musical items performed by children and our pupils are encouraged to bring in certificates or talk about awards or recognition that they have received in activities that may not be associated with the school. The highlight of the assembly is always 'Pupil of the Week' where we praise an individual from each class, giving them personal recognition for effort, progress or achievement.


Before we can offer a child a place at our school, we interview parents, meet the prospective pupil and show them around the school. The number of places is strictly limited in order to maintain small class sizes. Admission to Talbot House Preparatory School usually takes place in September - the beginning of the school year and children are accepted into our Kindergarten class from the September after they have turned three. Parents are advised to submit applications for a place as early as possible to avoid disappointment as places will be considered in order of application and any additional candidates that are granted a place will be put on a waiting list. Subject to the availability of places and at the Head teacher's discretion, children may be admitted into the school at any time, where they will be placed in the appropriate year group according to their age.

School & Parent Partnership

All year groups throughout the school have a Form Teacher who is responsible for the pastoral care and coordination of learning for the children. As the children approach the upper year groups, an increasing proportion of subjects are taken by specialist teachers, although much of their time is spent with their allocated class teacher, who keeps a close eye on children's progress assisted by other key staff members in the school.

We operate very much on an open door policy with parents. An effective partnership between the school and parents is essential and contributes to the success of our pupils. If parents have any queries on a day-to-day basis, they are encouraged to have an informal word with the Form Teacher at the end of the day or set up an appointment if required. Parents are able to contact the Head teacher with any serious concerns. In addition, the school sends out a weekly newsletter to parents to keep them abreast of activities and relevant issues. Two reports are issued each year; in the autumn and summer terms and parents' evenings are held each term. We expect parents to help support children with their homework, particularly when they find it difficult.

Facilities at Talbot House Preparatory School

Science Lab

Our brand new Science Lab provides an exciting and stimulating environment in which to learn Science, where practical experiments and investigation are an essential part of the Science curriculum. Children from Years 3 to 6 are taught by our Year 6 teacher who is a Science specialist and they carry out experiments to develop their scientific skills and a greater knowledge and understanding of the world around them. Visit our specially created science fun website exclusive to Talbot House School.


Children benefit from a well-stocked central library with both fiction and non-fiction books. Pupils visit the library each week where they are able to change their books. The library also provides a quiet environment for story time and study.

IT Suite

Talbot House School can boast a modern, spacious, well-equipped IT suite that is in frequent use by our pupils and staff. Children have a minimum of one-hour skills-based IT lessons per week with the IT teacher and there is also opportunity for the whole class to use the suite with other subject teachers. We are linked to the internet and use this facility with adult supervision.


All children enjoy a well balanced and traditional cooked school lunch daily. We aim to cater for all diets and medical conditions.

PE & Swimming Lessons

Children have PE lessons weekly at the Bournemouth University Sports Hall or Stokewood Leisure Centre, and from Reception year they have a weekly swimming lesson.

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