Spring Grove School, Wye
Spring Grove School is a happy, family school for boys and girls set in 14 acres of beautiful Kent countryside. It is located in Wye, between Ashford and Canterbury, and close to the high-speed train link into London. The school welcomes children from the age of 2 and gives all of its pupils the space and opportunity to develop at their own pace while following the school motto – ‘Always Do Your Best’.
As a truly independent prep school, Spring Grove offers a first-class education that prepares children for a wide range of secondary choices at age 11, including senior independent schools, and local grammar schools. The school works closely with each family to find the best path for their child and has an excellent track record both for winning places and scholarships to independent schools and for its results in the Kent Test.
Spring Grove’s Nursery caters for children from the age of 2 to 4. It is on the same site as the Prep school, and while it is a safe and separate space, the preschool children benefit from sharing staff and facilities with the older children in the school. The Nursery also has its own beautiful walled garden where the children play all year round. Spring Grove Nursery has been voted Top 20 in the South East of England for the past three years on the DayNurseries website, thanks to a fantastic 10/10 rating from parent reviews.
All children from Reception upwards regularly visit Spring Grove’s award-winning Forest School, situated on a permanent site near Wye. The school has featured in the Better Energy School Awards and, led by the pupil-run school Eco Council, achieved the prestigious Eco-Schools Green Flag Award in 2020.
In the same year Spring Grove was also accepted into the Artsmark community, a quality standard for schools awarded by Arts Council England. Spring Grove is already well known for its excellent music, art, and drama – and has recently appointed a dance and musical theatre specialist to extend its performing arts provision.
Spring Grove welcomed Therésa Jaggard as its new Head in September 2020. Mrs Jaggard’s vision preserves the school’s strong foundations and traditions while delivering an ambitious, broad, knowledge- and skills-based curriculum. The strength of this curriculum was underlined by the delivery of the SG Home Learning programme during lockdown. As Mrs Jaggard says: “Recent experience has shown the importance of nurturing adaptive, responsive and caring children, who have the resilience and confidence to act independently. Whatever the future holds, Spring Grove will always be ‘a great place to grow’, together.”