New free school for Teddington and Twickenham

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By adam_leone | Thursday, November 08, 2012, 16:28

Parents across Teddington and Twickenham are being asked what they think of a new free school in Teddington and Twickenham.  

150 primary school places need to be filled by 2014, with the free school hoping to cater for 90 pupils a year.

International English Schools UK (IES UK)  say they will offer:

- High expectations – we expect all children to master aspirational targets at the end of reception,

- Key stage one and key stage two,

- Inclusive – non-selective, non-denominational, open to children of all abilities and backgrounds

- Outstanding teachers – highly skilled, professionals who nurture as well as educate,

- Specialist English, Maths, Music and Languages teaching from year two – to develop, conceptual

understanding, basic skills and knowledge,

- Rigorous literacy and numeracy focus, every child reading at their chronological age or above,

- Extended day – catch up for those falling behind, acceleration for the exceptionally gifted,

- Enrichment activities –after school clubs every day, summer schools, day and residential trips,

guest speakers,

- Mentoring, fortnightly one to one mentoring for each child in years 5 and 6,

- Affordable childcare – from 4.30pm till 6pm every day,

IES UK, will be making a presentation to parents and the local community on the 14th of November at 7.30pm in the Hall at New Malden Library, Kingston Road, New Malden, Surrey KT3 3LY.

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