Testimonials

"CBPPS is a very caring and nurturing school with lovely, hard working staff who have all achieved the best for each and every one of my children. The school feels like 'home from home' and a safe, friendly environment for the children to work in whilst also achieving excellent academic results. All four of my children have attended CBPPS and the staff have treated them all individually and focused on what they are good at, bringing out the best in each one of them. I have recommended the school to my friends and neighbours and will continue to do so. Mrs Sunderland is an outstanding Head in my view who has been extremely supportive and caring beyond the call of duty. I couldn't have asked for a better start to my children's education."

Parent

"It is a wonderful thing as parents to have children who love going to school and who come home bursting to tell you something special about their day. As we've progressed through the school, each of the nursery and class teachers at Chiswick & Bedford Park have taken their time to get to know our children as individuals and are helping them to learn and grow in a supportive environment. The relatively small size of the school also means that the children really do know each other, from Reception right up to Year 6, and are not lost in a sea of unknown other people. For our family, the school offers a special combination of producing excellent academic results and very happy children. "

Parent

"I see the progress my children have made in the years they have been at Chiswick and Bedford Park preparatory school and my husband and I are very pleased. They have become confident, independent, and respectful children who love to learn. They are the first to get in when the school door opens in the morning and very excited to come home each day and share all they have learnt and accomplished. "

Parent

"We have had 2 children at the school over the last 7 years. The headmistress and all the staff are warm and friendly. Our children are very happy here and literally run into school every day and come out at the end full of stories and wanting to share experiences.

There is something very special about this school and the girls that leave it at 11. There is no arrogance about them, but they are self-assured and confident. Skills that will stand them in good stead as they go onto secondary school.

Communication with the school has changed in a positive way over past 7 years and has a real open door policy. We love the fact that all the staff know our children well.

The teaching is excellent especially as the children move through the school into the senior classes. The children are well prepared for 11+ exams and seem to approach these exams with confidence and enthusiasm.

The school is small, however it makes excellent use of the facilities available in Chiswick

If we had to choose a primary school again for our children we would without a doubt choose CBPPS. "

Parents

"Our son loves his school and is very happy there.  He feels very secure and nurtured at Chiswick and Bedford Park.  The small class sizes mean that he gets lots of individual attention which I think is vital in the Early Learning Years.  He absolutely adores his excellent teachers and feels very encouraged by them in all that he does, even areas he finds challenging.

The school allows the children to express themselves in all areas, albeit on a smaller scale than some schools, but in my opinion the cosy size suits the boys of his age as a bigger school would probably overwhelm them.  There are plenty of opportunities for sport, music, art, drama and other extracurricular activities such as outings and trips.  Parents are also encouraged to accompany these trips which the children really seem to enjoy.

At Chiswick and Bedford Park our son is really appreciated for the kind of person he is and what he brings to his class and I think this is one of the school's great strengths. From the parents' point of view this manifests itself in the approachable nature of the Headmistress, all the teachers and secretaries, and the opportunity to chat to them and to other parents at the beginning and end of each day.

We shall be very sad when he has to leave at the end of Year 2. "

Parent

"I think you can sum up what the school is really like, when every day your children are enthusiastic about going to school – this speaks volumes in terms of the school, how they operate and the quality of their staff. "

Parent

"I would like to say that the school has made my son flourish. The quality of the teaching, the professionalism of teachers and the support we had all along those years has been outstanding. I could not dream of a better environment for my child to learn to love school, books, learning more. We will miss the school and we cannot wait to have my second boy joining soon."

Parent

"As parents we have always felt supported and able to raise any concerns.  We feel that the school has a strong set of values.  We are grateful for the extremely hard work, commitment and thoughtful approach of all the staff, including teachers and non-teaching staff.  There have been many times when staff have "gone the extra mile" for us.

Chiswick and Bedford Park has offered a stable and caring environment for both children. Our daughter has grown from a shy child to a much more confident girl, who is curious, resourceful and increasingly able to think independently.  We have been particularly delighted with the music, where her teachers have believed in her and she has gone from strength to strength.  We have also been impressed by the general creativity throughout the school, which is reflected in her written and art work.  She is not afraid to try new things.  She often impresses us with her maturity and her insights.

At Chiswick and Bedford her brother also became much more confident and able to express himself.  The school was very good at bringing out his academic potential.  He is happy in his new school and the transition was smooth.

In summary both children have been happy at their first school and we feel very fortunate to have been able to send them to Chiswick and Bedford Park.  We know it will have laid a firm foundation for the rest of their education and beyond."

 

Past parent

"Gentle and caring teachers for the children, with a great balance of youth and experience. Additionally, the administrative staff are very helpful always.

The communication between the school and ourselves is good, and I find the teachers very receptive when I would like to talk about an individual child or cannot make a parent’s evening.

While the school does not have much grounds as compared with other schools, I think this is a real plus, a close and safe environment for the children. (On a personal note, I don’t remember it feeling small when I was a pupil!!)

I hope my children will send their children to C&B too! "

Parent and ex-pupil

"CBPPS has been the perfect school for our son. He has absolutely blossomed, personally and academically, over the last 4 years. I genuinely attribute this to the wonderful teachers, and the incredibly happy and positive learning environment he has experienced there.

The school's teaching style works really well for him, and he seemed to learn to read and write effortlessly - the Reception teachers obviously have a magical approach.

When it came to preparing for 7+ exams, I felt very supported by the school, and Mrs Waldmeyer particularly, who was always happy to chat about any concerns. If anything, the school was much more relaxed about the exam process than me, and kept us all very calm.

Our son loves the school being small, and that he knows it so well. I think he finds it quite a homely environment, and he feels totally safe and secure. Although he is quite a sporty boy, he has been happy with the amount of outside space, and over the years I've enjoyed hearing about all the imaginative games the children devise together during breaktimes.

He has made so many good friends at CBPPS. The class know each other so well, because many of them have been together since they were 3 years old. Although we do not live in Chiswick, this has not been a problem - there have been lots of playdates, picnics in the holidays, and of course parents' evenings out!  "

Parent

"The children are taught from day one the importance of respect and consideration of others, this includes their teachers and their peers.

They are allowed to work at their own pace in certain key subjects such as maths and this really allows them to progress at an individual pace. "

Past parent

" My experience at CBPPS could not have been better. My primary education was of the highest standard: throughout my seven years there, I was supported and encouraged to develop my interests and ambitions; the teachers were not only thorough but understanding and I was always given the opportunity to ask questions. The facilities were excellent and contributed immensely to our learning. The atmosphere was phenomenally welcoming and the friendships I made there were firm and lasting. When it came time to take my examinations, CBPPS had prepared me for not only the academic rigour of the tests but the adaptation to life at secondary school that came afterwards. I would not hesitate to recommend the school to anyone who wants to develop a thirst for learning and a solid educational foundation for further schooling and the demands of the outside world."

Past pupil