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Learning at Twickenham Prep is not confined to the classroom. Pupils engage in many exciting visits and educational experiences. From authors and poets visiting the school to trips out to museums or nature reserves, all are an essential part of school life.

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  • Charity Day

    A charity mufti day took place last Friday to raise money for our supported charity ‘Africa Vision Malawi’. The children ran stalls at break time to raise money, and Pre-Prep took part in a coin trail!

  • House Singing Competition

    The House singing competition drew to a close this week, with representatives of each school house performing fantastic renditions of classic songs. Wren came out on top after their energy-filled cover of Eye of the Tiger.

  • Willington 7-a-side Tournament

    Our U13 7-a-side team played fantastically in Willington’s tournament last weekend, and came third overall. Well done to all students who played, and many thanks to Willington for hosting the event.

  • Year 3 Safe Walking

    The year 3 students donned the Hi-Vis vests and headed for the pavements of Hampton, as they were taught some lessons in safe walking. Many thanks to the Richmond Borough for running this informative and active workshop.

  • TPS Harvest Festival

    It was a delight to welcome so many parents, grandparents and friends to our annual harvest festival. The pupils sang and read beautifully and confidently, and were a credit to both the school and their parents. Many thanks to St. Mary’s Church for having us, and to Reverend Ben Lovell for hosting the service. We would also like to thank the entire TPS community for their generous donations to the Hampton Community Association Food Bank.

  • Gothic Literature at Strawberry Hill House

    The Year 8 pupils travelled to Strawberry Hill House on Wednesday where they enjoyed a tour of the Castle. They experienced Horace Walpole’s gothic ‘gloomth’ firsthand as they relived the plot of The Castle of Toranto. They shifted nervously in the dimly lit corridors, furtively glancing at one another, as our guide told stories of old. Later in the morning, they created comic strips; they were able to dress up and use props to recreate stills in various rooms around the Castle. The pupils are to be commended on their impeccable behaviour and the quality of their questions, responses and general historical knowledge – a thoroughly enjoyable morning for all.

  • BOUNCE Workshop

    Our older students took part in a fun, interactive workshop this week, focusing on teaching them real, usable skills of resilience!

  • Time Travelling Students

    Mr Howorth’s History competition has gone down a storm, encouraging students to create a piece of work based on an event in history they would love to have witnessed. Winners to be announced in the near future…

  • It’s a Wrap! Whole School Photo 2017

    After plenty of planning, we managed to gather together the whole school for the annual photograph. The weather thankfully held up for us, adding to the enjoyment of the event

  • Buster Farm Fun

    Year 3 enjoyed a chalking caving, wattle weaving, clunch making day of creative crafts at Buster Farm.

  • TPS Football Tournament

    We had a fantastic tournament with almost 200 competitors. Games were well played and hard fought, with some great sportsmanship. Well done to all the winners and thank you to all our supporters.

  • Junior Language Challenge

    Last Thursday, three TPS pupils attended the Junior Language Challenge semi-finals at Cranmore School. In total there were 30 participants from various schools in Surrey and the London area, who had spent their summer honing their skills in Japanese, the chosen language for this round of the competition. Anushka and Gabriel both performed outstandingly, especially considering Gabriel was the youngest competitor, and Oscar came an astonishing 2nd, qualifying him for the Grand Final which will take place in four weeks time.

  • Football Kicks Off

    Our football teams were all in action on Saturday and all played really well. The U10 were runners up in their tournament in a very close finish and the U13’s and U11s played some excellent football. The season is looking good!

  • Watersports Fun at the Lensbury

    The Year 6s enjoyed a fun-filled day of watersports at the Lensbury on Friday taking part in raft-building and dragon boat racing

  • Welcome Back

    Welcome back to all our TPS Families, we hope you have all had a lovely summer break and welcome to all our new pupils, we hope you enjoy your first day.

  • Prep Prize Giving

    Prep celebrated their accomplishments yesterday evening with the end of year prize giving. Congratulations to everyone who won an award!

  • Trips Week

    Our students returned this weekend after a wonderful week of trips and adventures. Year 8 had a great time in Wales, Year 7 in Dorset, Year 6 in France and Year 4 and 5 in Hindhead. Thank you to all our hosts for a memorable week!

  • Wearing Green for Grenfell

    The whole school wore green today to support those affected by the Grenfell Tower fire.

  • Musical Adventures to the Secret Garden

    The whole of Pre-Prep were entertained this morning by Image Musical Theatre’s production of The Secret Garden, with many pupils taking part as well!

  • Front lawn transforms into farm!

    The front lawn was transformed on Tuesday when Miller’s Ark Animal Farm came to visit. Everyone loved seeing all the animals and had a great time.

  • Year 6 visit to Garrick’s Temple

    Year 6 visited Garrick’s Temple on Monday for a Shakespearian mask-making session and then enjoyed re-enacting parts of Shakespeare’s plays on the banks of the River Thames

  • Reception visit to Holly Lodge

    Reception had an amazing time at Mrs Sawyer’s Victorian Servants’ Academy and at The Victorian School. All were agreed that they prefer school these days rather than the old days!

  • Another sunny day of pre-prep sports!

    Well done to all of Pre-Prep for a brilliant sports day! It was a fantastic competition and everyone did so well in their races. Thank you to all the parents who came to help out and show their support.

  • Think It, Make It!

    The whole school enjoyed craft activities this Tuesday as part of our Think It, Make It! Workshops, from young engineers, to mindful origami, to paper cutting!

  • Years 5 & 6 Swimming Gala

    Well done to all year 5 and 6 for a fantastic day of swimming at Hampton Pool and thanks to all the parents who came down to support us.

    Congratulations to Wolsey for emerging victorious!

  • IAPS triathlon

    Well done to all our triathletes who competed in the IAPS triathlon on Sunday!

  • Man vs Horse

    Congratulations to Mr. Doughty for raising a whopping £1,100 for the Shooting Star Chase charity last weekend.  Mr Doughty competed in the Man vs Horse marathon in North Wales, running 23 miles among 700 other competitors.

  • A Feast of Mini-Beasts!

    Pre-Prep delighted us with their summer concert today with a medley of songs & poems about Mini Beasts.

    Thank you to all the parents who came to watch & the music and pre-prep staff.

  • Year 5 & 6 Sports Day

    Years 5 & 6 enjoyed a lovely sunny sports day yesterday at Kempton Cricket Club.

    Thank you for your comments about the lane staggering, we are addressing the issue and will advise shortly.

    Congratulations to all those who took part and thank you to all the parents who came to support.

  • Legion XIIII Roman Workshop

    Year 6 were entertained on Tuesday by Legion XIIII’s Roman workshop, looking at historical artifacts and an insight into Roman life!

  • Year 3 & 4 Swimming Gala

    Well done to all year 3 & 4 for braving the weather yesterday for a fantastic swimming gala.

    Congratulations to Wolsey and Wren for drawing first place with 31 points!

  • Welcome back!

    Welcome back to the final half-term of this school year!

    We hope everyone is feeling refreshed from a fantastic break and looking forward to everything we have lined up for this half-term!

  • A Sunny Sports Team Photoshoot

    Years 5-8 enjoyed a sunny photoshoot yesterday for their sports team photos. Look out for information coming soon on how to order your child’s photos!

    A special thanks to Mr Doughty and Mr Hoo for keeping us entertained!

  • Slippers in DT

    Our Year 6 boys had a lot of fun making these slippers in DT last week!

  • Bounce Workshops – Raising Resilience

    The Raising Resilience team visited this week to deliver the final part of their Bounce programme. The workshops focused on celebrating your achievements and enjoying yourself which involved the rather messy After Eight game!


  • National Chess Championships

    Well done to all the pupils involved in the EPSCA National Championships Semi-Finals in Bristol over the weekend.
    Particular congratulations to our U11 A Team in coming eighth out of thirty-five schools in an extremely competitive competition – the largest school tournament in the country!
    Many thanks to all the parents who joined us to support the pupils’ efforts.

  • Year 1 Science Workshop

    Year 1 enjoyed learning about different materials and safety in their Science Workshop.

  • School of Rock

    TPS rocked the West End last week at ‘School of Rock.’
    Thank you to all who helped out and we hope you enjoyed the night!

  • Chess Champions – again!

    Congratulations to our U11 and U13 Chess Teams who retained their titles at the recent IAPS Competition. Justin and Max achieved gold in their individual events and Ben was the highest placed U11. Well done to everyone!

  • Putting Young Minds to Work

    The Year 6 girls are progressing well with their Stride projects. We are looking forward to their presentations at the end of term.

  • Cricket Season Begins

    Well done to all the boys in years 5-8 for a good first match of the season against Bishopsgate School yesterday.

  • Public Speaking Competition

    Congratulations to all those who took part in our Public Speaking Competition this week.

  • Think Tank Triumph

    We are delighted with the success of both our Think Tank teams who were placed 1st and 2nd on Saturday at the National Finals held here at TPS.

    Both teams are off to Crete in June to compete in the International Mind Lab Olympics to represent the UK. Congratulations to all the boys who took part.

  • Welcome back

    Welcome back to all our TPS families, we hope you have had a restful and enjoyable holiday and are ready for the new term ahead.

  • Sunny and Successful Charity Day

    Today is Charity Day at TPS. Pupils and staff have paid £2 to dress in mufti, form groups have held cake sales and book sales, and pupils have come up with other great ways of raising money for charity.

  • 3 Teams on Equal Points in House Hockey!

    The Year 5 and 6 girls played their House Hockey competition this week. Congratulations to Faraday who won all of their games! Wren, Wolsey and Garrick were all tied in second place, having won one game each!

  • Year 1 Visit Wisley

    The Year 1 pupils took a trip to RHS Garden Wisley this week. They learnt about different types of plants, and even planted some seeds themselves.

  • A-Life Workshops

    On Monday, pupils from Reception to Year 8 joined various workshops led by A-Life, an outside agency who educate children about the different aspects of a healthy lifetsyle. The children learnt about balanced diets, the human body and the benefits of exercise. The Year 7 and 8 pupils also took part in a drugs and alcohol awareness workshop.
    Thank you to the A-Life Coach who spent the day at the school working with all the pupils.

  • What A Knight!

    The Year 5 and 6 production took place on Thursday evening in front of a full hall of parents, pupils, friends and family. The show was filled with humour, singing, dancing and brilliant acting. Well done to all the pupils and staff involved in the production, and thank you to everyone who came to watch!

  • Reception visit Bocketts Farm

    Our Reception classes, RM and RG, visited Bocketts Farm to learn more about farmyard animals. The children were able to hold guinea pigs and rabbits and they also got the chance to feed the goats and sheep!

  • Year 7 explore Juniper Hall

    Last week the Year 7 pupils travelled to Juniper Hall near Dorking for a Geography trip. The boys were able to learn fieldwork skills and conduct field experiments linked to what they have been learning in school about the environment, rivers and streams.

  • House Hockey 2017

    The Year 3 and 4 girls competed in their House Hockey Competition last week. The girls were all extremely sporting, and it was a highly contested tournament. Congratulations to Garrick who came top of the leaderboard!

    The Year 5 and 6 girls will have their House Hockey Competition on Wednesday 29th March.

  • Time Lord and friends save the planet!

    The Year 3 and 4 production took place after school on Thursday last week. The Year 3 pupils sang beautifully whilst the Year 4 pupils put on a wonderful show which was educational, funny and extremely entertaining. Thank you to all of the families and friends who came to watch, and well done to the pupils and staff involved in such a successful production!

  • Rugby in the sun

    Our U10 A and B, U11 A and B, and 1st and 2nd XII played Bishopsgate in a rugby fixture yesterday afternoon in the glorious spring sunshine. Thank you to the parents who came along to support the boys. Well done to all of our teams for great spirit and teamwork!

  • Years 3 and 4 compete in House Cross Country

    Years 3 and 4 took part in their House Cross Country event on Friday. Well done to everyone for giving it their all and supporting their teammates!
    Thank you to the parents who also came along to support.

  • Cross Country 2017

    Years 5-8 Cross Country was held yesterday at Kempton. It was a fantastic event and the pupils supported each other brilliantly. There were some very impressive runs in all age groups, and everyone who took part should be very proud for crossing that finish line! Thank you to all the parents who came to support.

    Good luck to the Year 3 and 4 pupils who will be running their Cross Country tomorrow afternoon.

  • Outstanding Spelling!

    A group of Year 4 pupils took part in the annual St John’s School Spelling Bee this week. TPS entered two very strong teams and ended up finishing 1st and 2nd!
    Congratulations to both teams!

  • UK Public Speaking Competition

    A group of Year 5 pupils travelled to Epsom College last week for the annual Prep School Public Speaking Competition. The day featured presentations given by pupils from 12 schools on a wide range of topics from air pollution in London to killer whales.

    Well done to the TPS pupils who all spoke brilliantly and were excellent ambassadors for the school!

  • Storytelling with Giles Abbott

    The Year 7 and Year 8 pupils were enthralled by a storytelling session with Giles Abbott last week, involving 3 interactive tales. We hope to see the creative juices flowing after such a gripping and enjoyable afternoon!

  • Close matches for U8 Rugby teams!

    Well done to the U8 A, B and C rugby teams who all played in highly competitive matches on Friday against St George’s School in Windsor. TPS came away with one win, one loss and one draw.

  • Year 6 Cycling Training

    All week the Year 6 pupils will be taught theory and have practical sessions to help them learn about safe cycling and road safety. Today, the practical is taking place on the playground but from tomorrow it will be on the surrounding roads. The information they gather and the practice they get this week will be vitally important as they become more and more independent!

  • Who is Jack?

    Congratulations to the Year 7 boys for their production of ‘Who is Jack?’ yesterday evening. The play was a Victorian mystery full of suspicious and humorous characters, and the boys’ acting made it a huge success!

  • Chris Wormell visits Pre-Prep

    Author and illustrator, Chris Wormell, visited Pre-Prep yesterday to talk to the pupils about his books and wonderful illustrations. Thank you to Chris for a great presentation and for helping the children with their own drawings.

  • Epsom Cross Country

    Congratulations to all our runners who took part in the Epsom College cross country yesterday. Everyone put in a great effort on a really tough course.

  • Heroes and Heroines Fancy Dress

    The pupils came up with brilliant costume ideas for our heroes and heroines fancy dress day to celebrate Book Week.
    Here is just a handful of the colourful costumes!

  • Book Week Workshops

    The Prep pupils have been in workshops today with author and winner of the Blue Peter Book of the Year, Ali Sparkes. Thank you to Ali for her funny and inspiring talks!

  • Book Week begins!

    Pupils and staff are dressed up as their favourite heroes and heroines today to celebrate Book Week. The costumes in Pre-Prep look fantastic!

  • Sky Academy Skills Studio

    Last week Year 6 visited the Sky Academy Skills Studio which is an interactive learning experience giving youngsters the chance to use the latest broadcast technology to make a TV report on subjects they’re studying at school.

    The pupils had great fun taking up different roles such as Camera Operator, Reporter and Producer.

  • Rugby Masterclass

    This week the Year 7 and 8 boys enjoyed a visit from former professional rugby player Paul Burke, who is now the Director of Rugby at Epsom College. The session involved some Rugby specific games which mainly looked at passing, utilising space and practising tackling techniques. After this training the boys were let loose in a continuous game which they thoroughly enjoyed! The boys showed excellent commitment and focus during all aspects of the session.

  • Mind Sports update

    Pupils throughout the  school have enjoyed our Mind Sports Festival this week, learning new strategy games and taking part in daily competitions. Some of our older pupils have been helping in Pre-Prep with Think Tank activities.
    We are looking forward to welcoming St Mary’s Primary School tomorrow for an afternoon of Think Tank workshops.

  • Year 6 Science Day

    Just before half term Year 6 pupils took part in workshops with an external agency to support the human body topic which they have been working on in class.

    The pupils took part in fitness exercises in the morning, recording heart rates and recovery times. In the afternoon they went on to learn about ultrasounds and first aid techniques, which they were able to try out on dummies.

  • Mind Sports Festival 2017

    This week we are excited to be holding our Mind Sports Festival. The pupils will be taking part in Think Tank and Chess workshops throughout the week, as well as competitions in Abalone, Quoridor, Olympic Checkers and many more.

    Good luck to everyone taking part!

  • Fantastic Mr Fox at the Lyric Hammersmith

    The week before half-term, Year 3 and Year 4 took a trip to the Lyric Hammersmith to see a musical interpretation of Roald Dahl’s Fantastic Mr Fox. The show had a great cast and eye-catching costumes and sets!

  • Hockey update

    The Year 5 and Year 6 girls are making great progress in their Games lessons this term, playing hockey at Staines Hockey Club. The venue has a fantastic new pitch with a great surface for improving stick skills and game play. Well done to the Year 6 girls who won their fixture yesterday against Danesfield Manor!

  • Nail-biting House Chess Result!

    A thrilling house chess competition took place this week which was intensely contested with Wren emerging as the victors.

  • Forces and Friction Workshop with BP

    Year 5 enjoyed a very hands-on and practical workshop today with staff from BP as part of the BP Schools Link programme. The pupils learnt about forces and how friction affects motion, using small cars and propelling them with balloons. It was a lot of fun!

  • Chess Championships

    On Saturday, 5 teams of TPS pupils took part in the regional qualifier for the National Primary Schools Chess Championships, held here at Twickenham Prep. There were 30 teams competing for places in the semi-finals of the competition, and 4 out of the 5 TPS teams were successful in qualifying!

    After this fantastic start to the competition, the 4 teams will travel to Bristol in May for the semi-finals.

  • Quiz Club results

    Two teams of pupils from Years 3-6 visited Holy Cross Prep today to take part in the Quiz Club General Knowledge quiz. We had an outstanding performance in the first part of the quiz and were in the lead at half time. Unfortunately, after a tough second half, we ended up finishing the competition in 5th and 7th place. Well done to everyone who took part!

  • Raising Resilience

    Pupils in Years 5-8 took part in the Raising Resilience workshops this week, learning how to bounce back at times of adversity through practical, creative and interactive workshops.

  • Frosty Fun at Playtime

    The cold weather continues in Hampton but the Pre-Prep pupils don’t seem at all put off by the heavy frost!

  • Strong Start for our Hockey Teams!

    This term our U8 to U11 girls are playing hockey in their Games lessons. Last week the U11 A+B teams had their first fixture of the year, and the U8s had their first ever hockey matches!

    Well done to both U11 teams who won convincingly against Staines Prep; and congratulations to the U8s for 2 wins, 1 draw and 1 loss against Notredame School. These are great results to start the term with!

  • Welcome back!

    Welcome back to all our staff, pupils and parents. We hope you had a lovely Christmas, and all the best for 2017!

  • Out of this world experience for Year 5!

    Year 5 pupils visited the National Space Centre in Leicester at the end of term. They took part in a mission to rendezvous with a comet which involved building a probe, locating the comet, dealing with emergency situations and communication between mission control and the space station. In the afternoon pupils were able to look around the museum where they learnt about planets, stars and different countries’ missions and discoveries in space.

  • Christmas Dinner

    A delicious festive lunch was enjoyed by all the children and staff at the end of term. A big thank you to our wonderful catering staff for all their hard work throughout the year.

  • Choir perform at Hampton Court!

    Well done to the TPS choir who sung beautifully at Hampton Court Palace on Saturday for the BBC Good Food Festive Fayre!

  • House Sport

    The Year 3&4 House Netball and House Football competitions took place on Friday. The netball tournament was extremely close and ended with Faraday and Garrick as joint winners! Wren finished top of the table in the football.

  • Parents Committee Festive Family Event

    On Friday, parents were invited to join their children at TPS to enjoy the Christmas event organised by the Parents Committee. Cakes, sweet treats and a selection of Christmas gifts were on sale in the hall, while children and parents explored the school to discover clues for the festive treasure hunt. The event finished with a cheerful Christmas sing-a-long!

    Thank you to the Parents Committee for such a wonderful event.

  • House Reading results

    We enjoyed House reading competitions this week for Year 3+4 and Year 5+6.
    Wren and Faraday, voted for by the Year 8 Boys, were the winners. Well done to everyone who took part!

  • Science Quiz Semi-Finals

    Well done to our Year 5 team who took part in the National Science Quiz semi-finals yesterday. They fought a very close battle for 3rd place against Rokeby and just lost on the final question of the day.

  • Beauty and the Beast

    The children enjoyed a fun and interactive performance of Beauty and the Beast today, presented by Image Musical Theatre. The show got both pupils and teachers singing, dancing and in the Chritsmas spirit.

  • Victory for Faraday in House Netball

    Congratulations to the Faraday Yr 5&6 netball team who were undefeated at the House Netball competition! The girls all did extremely well and supported their teams with banners and chants. The final match between Wolsey and Faraday was extremely close and decided the winner. Faraday came away with the win, but well done also to Wolsey who were only second in the table by 1 point.

  • Year 1 Swimming

    Next term Year 1 will go swimming every Friday afternoon, starting on Friday 13th January, at Sunbury Leisure Centre. This swimming lesson will replace the Monday Games lesson so the children should wear full uniform on Mondays and Games kit on Fridays instead.


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  • Year 2 Swimming

    Year 2 will go swimming every Thursday afternoon, starting on Thursday 12th January, at Sunbury Leisure Centre. This swimming lesson will replace the Thursday Games lesson.

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  • Year 2 Scooter Training

    On Friday 9th December Year 2 will be receiving scooter training from the local authority. To ensure that enough scooters are available, please complete and return the following

  • Be safe online

    Childnet International are visiting today to present the importance of being safe online to all our Prep pupils. We are looking forward to welcoming our parents this evening to discuss key aspects of this ever changing subject.

  • It’s beginning to feel a lot like Christmas!

    Pre-Prep put on a fabulous Nativity performance last week with singing Kings and dancing sheep. Christmas is coming!

  • Cross Country News

    Congratulations to all our runners who competed in chilly but sunny weather at the Borough Schools Cross Country Championships in Richmond Park on Friday. Results are due later this week.

  • Operation Christmas Child

    Thank you to all our TPS families who have brought their Operation Christmas Child shoeboxes in to school for the Samaritan’s Purse appeal. An amazing 150 boxes have been collected and will soon be distributed to children all over the world.

  • Fantastic efforts at Science Quiz

    We were delighted with the performance of our Year 5 and 6 teams at the National Science Quiz this week at Danes Hill. Twelve teams competed and we finished with impressive results, placing in 2nd and 9th. We are hoping to be one of the highest runners up and make it through to the semi-finals.

  • Football at HRBFC

    Thank you to Hampton and Richmond Borough FC who hosted a training session for the Year 5 and 6 boys on Saturday. The boys were then welcomed to watch the team in their Saturday fixture against Welling United which they won 3-1!

  • Outstanding results at LYG Cross Country

    Congratulations to our two TPS boys who competed in the London Youth Games Cross Country this weekend.

    Thomas (Year 8) finished 76th out of 214 runners in the U13 category, and Freddie (Year 6) finished 27th out of 144 in the U11 competition. In the U11 section Richmond Upon Thames finished 3rd overall, so well done to Freddie for helping his team to a podium finish!

  • Swimming Success

    We competed at our first local schools swimming gala this week, hosted by Broomfield House. The pupils thoroughly enjoyed the afternoon which was rounded off by a gold medal in the closely fought Year 6 Breaststroke.

  • Waiting for our bulbs to bloom

    Each form group has planted bulbs in flower pots in the school grounds. We are looking forward to seeing the flowers bloom in the Spring!

  • Netball News

    We were delighted to welcome the Claremont U10 A+B netball teams yesterday for the first home fixture of the year. Thank you to all the parents who came to support the Year 5 girls!

  • ‘Hands on History’

    ‘Hands on History’ are visiting TPS today to present workshops to Year 4 and Year 6 pupils. Year 6’s workshop is focusing on WW1, and the Year 4s will be learning about the Anglo-Saxons and Vikings.

  • Fantastic Fireworks!

    On Friday night, the school held its annual Fireworks Night. Thank you to the Parents’ Committee for organising yet another fantastic fireworks event!

  • Remembrance Day Assembly

    Mr Howorth presented a very moving assembly today to remember those who gave their lives in the line of duty.

  • Welcome Back!

    Welcome back to all our pupils and staff. We hope everyone has another fun-filled and rewarding half-term!

  • A Wonderful Charity Day

    On Friday 21st October, just before half-term, the school held its first Charity Day of the school year. Some form groups made delicious cakes and sweet treats to sell, whilst others came up with fun games to play at their Charity Day stalls. The school raised just under one thousand pounds for African Vision Malawi!

  • Year 8 visit to the Olympic Park

    Our year 8s enjoyed a Geography field trip to Stratford and the Olympic Park last week where they looked at the redevelopment that has taken place in the area and the impact it has had.

  • Sporting Success!

    Congratulations to all of our sports teams who took part in fixtures last week. It was an extremely successful week for both our football and netball teams. In particular, well done to the U8s in both sports who had their first ever fixtures representing the school on Friday. Both A and B teams came away with victories!

    The football success continued with the U9s winning against Bishopsgate on Friday, who are always a tough team to beat!

  • Thank you to our neighbours!

    Pupils made colourful and eye-catching posters with an important message about safe driving and sensible parking. Local residents have been kind enough to display some of the posters on their front gates to remind parents, guardians and other local drivers to take care on the roads.

    Thank you to all those households working with the school to help make our local roads safer!

  • Singing competition success for Wren!

    On Tuesday we were enthralled by the House Singing Competition groups who all gave their very best and filled the school hall with song.

    Our congratulations go to Wren who won the competition. We would like to congratulate all those who took part and represented their houses so well on the day.

  • Magdalene College visit

    We were delighted to welcome pupils from Magdalene College, Oxford, this week, for a Think Tank workshop and Chess match.

  • Safe Walking Scheme

    Year 3 took part in the Richmond Council Safe Walking Scheme this week where they learned about road safety and awareness.

  • School’s Football Success Continues!

    Congratulations to our U13 football team who were unbeaten at the Willington Prep School Football Tournament on Saturday. The team’s performance was outstanding throughout the day, and the boys took home the trophy!

  • Busy week for Netball

    Last week our U10A and U11A teams had their first netball tournaments of the season. On Wednesday both teams competed at the Epsom College Prep Schools’ Netball Tournament, where a record number of 300 girls took part. Both teams did extremely well to keep their focus and improve as the competition progressed, finishing 5th in their respective groups.

    Our U11A team went on to compete at the Staines Prep School Tournament on Friday. The standard was very impressive and the girls worked hard throughout. TPS were unlucky to finish 4th overall, having beaten the 3rd placed team in an exciting match at the end of the afternoon.
    Well done girls!

  • Bouncing Back

    The Raising Resilience Team presented their ‘Bounce Programme’ workshops to pupils and an evening presentation to parents this week, with the children learning how to bounce back after times of adversity.

  • Happy Harvest Festival

    It was a delight to welcome so many parents, grandparents and friends to our Harvest Festival Service this morning. The pupils sang and read beautifully and were a credit to the school and their parents. Our thanks also go to all in the TPS community who have contributed so generously to SPEAR, a charity working with the homeless in Richmond Borough. Apart from the many contributions of food and health products, we also raised more than £300 from the collection and the ‘coin-on-a-can’ donations. Thank you again to all our families for your generosity.

  • Gothic Drama at Strawberry Hill House

    The Year 8 boys enjoyed a marvellous morning at the magnificent Strawberry Hill House, extending their knowledge of the Gothic. The staff there were impressed by the boys’ understanding and their probing questions, which, they claimed, were far superior to a university group who had visited last week! After a tour of the building the boys enjoyed an energetic game of “family it” around the grounds before knuckling down to produce their own Gothic comics set in the house and gardens. They were particularly enthusiastic about dressing up in the hand-made costumes.

    Strawberry Hill House has an extensive programme of events over half-term that may be of interest to TPS families. Further information can be found on their website

  • CPA Roadshow visits TPS

    The school was delighted to welcome the Secretary-General of the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association and our local MP, Dr Tania Mathias, to a special assembly last Friday. Our guests gave extremely informative, eye-opening and inspiring talks to the pupils and staff about the Commonwealth and the CPA.

  • U9s Storm to Victory!

    Congratulations to the Year 4 boys who won the Priory School U9 Football Tournament on Tuesday afternoon. The boys got off to a flying start in the group stages beating Kingswood House convincingly 3-0. This was followed with victories over Ripley Court (2-0), Priory (2-0) and Tower House (1-0) meaning we comfortably topped our group. In the semi-final of the cup TPS faced Oakwood Prep, who were the second placed team from the other group. Once again we got off to a flying start scoring within the first 30 seconds. From then on we controlled the game, adding another goal to win 2-0. In the final TPS faced Ripley Court again and despite having beaten them already, we were taking nothing for granted. We once again dominated possession scoring three unanswered goals to lift the ‘John Martin’ shield. It was a great afternoon and all the boys played extremely well. Particularly pleasing, was the fact that as well as scoring thirteen goals, we did not concede any!

  • Year 7-8 visit the Somme

    Our Year 7-8 boys enjoyed a very moving 2 day trip to France last week to learn more about the Western Front during WW1 and  gain an understanding of what happened on the first day of the Battle of the Somme.

  • Festival of Football

    On Wednesday afternoon we hosted our annual TPS Football Tournament at the KGS sports grounds in Thames Ditton. The football on show was of a high quality from all the teams who entered. The games were very close and most ended up going to a golden goal period of four minutes and even to penalties to decide who made it through to the finals. Fantastic sportsmanship was shown throughout the day from all the players and coaches. The winners were:
    U13 Cup – Bishopsgate    Runners-up – Kingston
    U13 Plate – Priory    Runners-up – St Philips
    U10A Cup – Hampton Prep    Runners-up – Claremont
    U10A Plate – Twickenham    Runners-up – Priory
    U10B Cup – Unicorn    Runners-up – Twickenham
    U10B Plate – Broomfield House    Runners-up – St Philips

  • Year 3 are transported back to Ancient Times at Butser Farm.

    They enjoyed making Celtic jewellery and wattling with cement they had mixed. Carving in chalk and visiting the atmospheric Great Roundhouse with a real roaring fire was a perfect finish to a beautiful sunny day!

  • Fantastic effort at first football fixture!

    On Saturday, the U13s opened their season at Bishopsgate School’s 6 a-side tournament. We started against Bishopsgate and St George’s, who were the two strongest teams in the tournament and we were unlucky not to come away with any points from these games after scoring some excellent goals and creating more chances. The boys didn’t let these games affect their confidence and went to be unbeaten for the remainder of their games with 2 wins and 2 draws. Overall, TPS finished 4th but only one point separated each of the teams from the top of the table. Fantastic effort and sportsmanship shown throughout the morning!

  • TPS pupils trial new Google interactive experience

    We were very excited today to welcome Google launching their new experience called Google Expeditions. The children were blown away and totally inspired by the immersive, virtual journeys.

  • Welcome back to all our TPS families

    Welcome back to all our TPS families, we hope everyone has had a relaxing and restful summer and are ready for the new term