Students with headteacher

Visiting Wakehurst Place

22nd April 2016


We had such an exciting time at Wakehurst Place and found out so much about plants and trees.

We learnt about the various parts of plants and what each part does to allow a plant to live and grow well; ie how the sun is collected by the leaves and turned into food for the plant, ‘photosynthesis’! We sorted lots of fruit and vegetables by which part of the plant we eat, whether it was the root, the stem, the leaf or the fruit/seed. Cress was very interesting as we eat both the leaves and the stems!

In our groups we produced some ephemeral art by making animals using lots of Wakehurst Place’s natural objects – branch slices, petals, pine cones, moss and leaves. The groups co-operated well and made a wolf, a cat, a donkey, a zebra, a pig, an ostrich and a giraffe/flamingo!

Wakehurst was really blooming with colour and we were so impressed by the beautiful magnolia tree that we had to have our photograph taken next to it!

Virtual Open Day

Another Virtual Open Day!

Our next Virtual Open Day will take place on Saturday 3 October where we will share a link to an exclusive Open Morning page. The page will contain more information about our school and videos showing ‘A day in the Nursery/Pre-Prep/Prep School’.

Should you wish to speak to the Headmaster & Head of Pre-Prep in person, you are also invited for a 1:1 (socially distanced) chat at your convenience.

To book an appointment, or to register your place for the Virtual Open Day, please email our Registrar, Kathryn Billingham-West on