Hall School Wimbledon

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Hall School Wimbledon (HSW) is a co-educational independent school in Wimbledon, London, for children aged 4 to 16. The school was founded in 1990, by current headmaster Mr Timothy Hobbs, with only nine pupils. As of January 2013, the school has approximately 500 pupils.

The 2012 Ofsted Inspection Report states that: "Pupils make outstanding progress because of the outstanding teaching and assessment supported by an outstanding curriculum." [1]

The Junior School, known as Beavers Holt, is located in Putney Vale (SW15) and has a gate leading directly onto Wimbledon Common. The spacious grounds of the Junior School include two playgrounds and The Levels - a new play / sports facility that was formally opened by Boris Johnson, Mayor of London, on 22 February 2012. The lower circuit level provides two parallel obstacle courses and the upper climbing level provides a traversing climbing wall together with a 6 metre high rigging pyramid and a ‘rock and roller’. A new Reception playground with ponds, seating and a bike track has also recently been added to the grounds.

The Senior School is located on The Downs in Wimbledon (SW19), in the building formerly housing Rokeby Preparatory School before the latter's move to Kingston Upon Thames. It is about 12 minutes' walk from both Wimbledon Chase and Raynes Park overland stations and a 19-minute walk from Wimbledon overland station. The grounds of the Senior School have been beautifully landscaped and include two outdoor courts marked up for netball, hockey, volleyball and five-a-side football, a traversing climbing wall, a garden and a wooden pagoda with benches.

The school operates a bus service within the local Wimbledon / Raynes Park area and offers collections and drop-offs further afield in North and East Sheen, Kingston Hill, Mortlake and Barnes.

Admissions Process[edit]

Hall School Wimbledon admits pupils of a range of academic abilities, provided that they are judged capable of prospering within the school curriculum (mainstream academic). All prospective parents are encouraged to visit the school prior to registering. Children are not assessed for Reception entry but applicants for all other year groups are required to undertake assessments, which typically include papers in English and Mathematics. 11+ Assessments and interviews are usually held in November and January.

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