Why Choose Talbot Heath Independent School

Our extremely positive learning environment brings out the best in the pupils from age 3-18 and the close rapport between staff and girls mean that they realise their full potential.

Our education is broad and holistic, we offer a dynamic and forward-looking curriculum, Talbot Heath girls achieve consistently high results at all Key Stages going back decades, resulting in success accessing places at the UK’s most prestigious universities.

The calibre of our teaching staff and their commitment to their pupils is second to none. Achievements of all are celebrated, girls give of their best in whatever they do. Our pupils are happy and can be themselves, as there is little peer pressure and a strong school ethos based upon principles and consideration for others.

98% of parents would recommend our school to another parent

Don’t just take our word for it, see what others have to us about us in these testimonials.

TH has developed a reputation for excellence based on over a 130 years of outstanding education for girls.

At TH it is cool to love school – girls enjoy being here, staff love working here. The atmosphere across the school is positive, purposeful but relaxed.

A warm, inviting atmosphere where everyone is friendly. The standard of teaching is second to none and the number of opportunities on offer never ceases to amaze me. Staff are kind, approachable and nothing is ever too much trouble. The girls are encouraged and supported throughout their learning journey and their independence is nurtured from a very young age. A truly innovative fresh approach to girl’s education. Academic standards are high along with outstanding pastoral care. Extremely excited to see what the future holds at Talbot Heath.

Linda E, Y6 & 8 parent

Talbot Heath is a wonderful school. Our daughter spent 7 very happy years there and flourished in every way. The school combines high academic standards with the very best in pastoral care. The head teacher and staff are outstanding.

Claire S, parent

We initially chose Talbot Heath for academic robustness and positive female role models. The school are particularly good at championing women and instilling a ‘can do’ attitude in the girls. My daughter has flourished during her time at Talbot Heath. She has grown enormously in confidence, self-belief, self-reliance and responsibility. There has never been a day when my daughter has not wanted to go to school. There is a sense of a safe, supportive and family feel. Competition is healthy and no one to my knowledge is ever made to feel less than anyone else.

Year 6 parent

Talbot Heath nurtures each individual child and identifies their likes and interests. They encourage their confidence and support them to become independent and resilient.

Year 4 parent

The staff at Talbot Heath offer excellent tuition, and the school has fantastic facilities for a very diverse range of interests – that could result in very spoilt girls. Instead, there is a deep sense of each girl needing to take personal responsibility to make the most of what she has been given. And what we were told when first shown round is very true in practice: the staff facilitate the girls’ learning journey, every step of the way. The Linguists Dinner is a fabulous advert for this.

Year 8 parent

Talbot Heath have high standards on behaviour, appearance, attitude and manners – the children are very happy. It’s academic and the children start learning in a school environment very early. It’s organised and parents are well informed.

Kindergarten parent

We chose Talbot Heath School because of its long-standing reputation in our local community for turning out confident well-educated young women.

Year 9 parent

We chose Talbot Heath as we felt it would nurture our daughters’ love of learning. The Heads vision is inspirational and we were impressed with the desire to give equal weight to the Arts as a way to engage pupils & create a truly creative curriculum even into ks3&4.

Year 8 parent

The location is amazing and facilities enable learning at all levels not restricted to the classroom. Mrs Holloway, the Head is a visionary and places strong emphasis on empowering girls into womanhood. There is an easy-going nature and relationship between parents and staff without compromising teaching standards. I haven’t met an unhappy child at the school yet.

Year 10 parent

I love it here, there are no boys, there is no peer pressure, we can all just be ourselves. We are in great surroundings & we have lovely teachers.

Year 9 pupil

At Talbot Heath there are excellent relationships between staff and girls. Incredible ‘can do’ ethos, it really is ‘cool to like school’, effort and achievement are highly celebrated by all – from academic to sporting to music and drama activities. Positive relationships between school and parents who are regularly invited in to see, enjoy and celebrate much of what goes on.

Year 9 parent

We love the enthusiasm of the teachers to make the learning relevant to the pupils; the range of opportunities open to our daughter; the close community- the staff know the children well.

Year 7 parent

Our daughter loves – Food – amazing banquet served every day for lunch! Friends – she has a lovely group of funny, polite girls – of varying characters – all good! Fun at school – they are actively engaged in learning, acting, sports matches etc with lively staff (That is from a scholar working her socks off!)

Year 8 parent