Prep School

An independent co-educational day school for pupils aged 4 to 11

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Senior School

An independent co-educational day school for pupils aged 11 to 18

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Welcome

Our aim is unlock that which is most special within each of our pupils. Our curriculum is forward-looking, challenging and dynamic, whilst our beautiful facilities provide an ideal environment for your child to flourish. Naturally, our pastoral care is second-to-none. Our pupils feel safe and secure, never lost nor left behind. We value the home-school link and invest real time in getting to know our families to create a partnership and environment that best supports each child. We look forward to meeting you soon and warmly welcoming you personally to our School.

Christopher J Wolsey
Headmaster

Open Events

Visit one of our Autumn Term open events to find out what makes Ibstock Place School so special. Prospective families can meet our Headmaster, Mr Wolsey, along with members of the teaching staff, and current pupils.

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An inspiring place to flourish

Our beautiful 10 acre setting, adjacent to Richmond Park, is the perfect home for scholarly exploration and adventure. Pupils enjoy limitless opportunities for learning, personal growth and discovery, all in one beautifully maintained campus.

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A joyful, nurturing culture

We are a listening school, where each child’s individual wellbeing is central to all that we do. Pastoral care is threaded throughout school life, with trusting relationships between staff and pupils.

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Rooted in kindness

Each child understands that they are valued. Our ethos ensures that we inspire within them an energetic passion for making the wider world a better place.

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The ambition to achieve

We inspire curious thinkers, all of whom share a passion and thirst for learning. Every child is equipped with the knowledge, self belief and can-do attitude that will prepare them for the adventures of adulthood.

Academic excellence

What the Inspectors say

"Pupils throughout the school demonstrate intellectual rigour and have the confidence and determination to excel in and out of the classroom."

ISI Inspection Report 2016

"Pupils, including the youngest in the EYFS, have exceptionally positive attitudes to their work. They come to class prepared to work hard, and at all ages have a genuine desire to learn and enjoy their lessons. They are active learners."

ISI Inspection Report 2016

"The high standard of teaching throughout the Prep School enables pupils to make rapid progress.”

ISI Inspection Report 2016

"The close partnership nurtured with parents in the EYFS and open systems of communication with parents through all sections of the school are strongly appreciated."

ISI Inspection Report 2016
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The Good Schools Guide says

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Where next?

Admissions
School of Dance
Pastoral Care
Entry to Pre-Prep
Entry to Prep
Fees
Prep School

Welcome

We have a passionate belief in all pupils receiving a challenging and inspirational education. Our ambitious and enthusiastic staff also attach great importance to the development of pupils’ individuality and their having regard for tolerance, courtesy and respect. IPS pupils are able to find their strengths whether to become the promising musician, the meticulous scholar, the outstanding sportsman or the talented artist. The School sees its responsibility as ensuring that the accomplishments of our pupils reflect their talents and interests and as they leave Ibstock Place School they do so as creative, resilient and empathetic adults.

We look forward to meeting you soon and warmly welcoming you personally to our School.

Christopher J Wolsey
Headmaster



Open events

Visit one of our Autumn Term open events to find out what makes Ibstock Place School so special. Prospective families can meet our Headmaster, Mr Wolsey, along with members of the teaching staff, and current pupils.

Book your visit

A joyful, nurturing culture

We are a listening school, where each child’s individual wellbeing is central to all that we do. Pastoral care is threaded throughout school life, with trusting relationships between staff and pupils.

Discover more

An inspiring place to flourish

Our beautiful 10 acre setting, adjacent to Richmond Park, is the perfect home for scholarly exploration and adventure. Pupils enjoy limitless opportunities for learning, personal growth and discovery, all in one beautifully maintained campus.

Explore our campus

The ambition to achieve

We inspire curious thinkers, all of whom share a passion and thirst for learning. Our school has a proud record of academic achievement and our pupils’ outcomes in public examinations are excellent.

Academic excellence

Alumni

We now have a separate dedicated website for our alumni and through this and other social media networking services, such as Twitter, we hope to continue contact with Stocks and share events and news of interest to all. Please follow the link below to connect with the Stocks' community:


What's happening

Term dates

What our Leavers say

What the Inspectors say

"Pupils throughout the school demonstrate intellectual rigour and have the confidence and determination to excel in and out of the classroom."

ISI Inspection Report 2016

"The effectiveness of governance, leadership and management is excellent at all levels."

ISI Inspection Report 2016

"The school’s innovative ‘Mindset’ programme promotes habits of persistence, clarity of thinking and risk taking, and is highly effective in strengthening pupils’ learning skills."

ISI Inspection Report 2016
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What Tatler says

"Christopher Wolsey took up the Headship in January 2021, and parents praise his 'energy and vision' and reinforcement of the school's academic rigour."

Tatler Schools Guide 2022

"Pastoral Care is superb and J-D Price, Deputy Head (Pastoral), is 'incredible', with one parent affirming: 'I feel as though my children are in a safe and happy school environment'"

Tatler Schools Guide 2022

"Ibstock Place 'has a lovely feel, combining the old original buildings with the airiness of the new school, and the calm outside space of the orchard."

Tatler Schools Guide 2022

"Lower Sixth pupils now do weekly activities with local partner schools"

Tatler Schools Guide 2022

The Good Schools Guide says

“Striking combination of space, style and success makes this a contender for ‘most transformed school’ award. Makes a regular appearance on more SW London parents’ long lists than ever before.”

Good Schools Guide 2022

“Having witnessed a lunchtime house quiz (maths problems set in German and French requiring translation before being solved), we got the message loud and clear. If you want an easy academic option, this ain’t it. Bring the right attitude and school will add the value.”

Good Schools Guide 2022

“Just contemplating the range of activities – let alone doing them – is exhausting. Activities - pitches, concert halls, running tracks-worth of them, are so numerous that they stretch out of the week and into Saturdays.”

Good Schools Guide 2022
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Where next?

Choosing Co-education
Examination Results
Sixth Form
Inspection Reports
The School Day
Our School
Pastoral Care
History of the School
Entry to Senior School
Achieving Academic Excellence
Fees, Bursaries and Scholarships