The Mall School

The Mall School

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www.themallschool.org.uk Our mission is to create an environment that ignites the love of learning in children, through passion, joy, confidence and happiness.

Situated across two sites on Hampton Road in Twickenham, we are an independent school and nursery for children aged from 6 months to 11 years. We will achieve this by providing a supportive community and place to grow, where everyone has a voice. A place where true potential can be developed, whether it is academic, sporting, musical, dramatic or artistic.

Operating as usual

Photos from The Mall School's post 10/02/2024

Happy Chinese New Year! 😀

Our Reception and Year One pupils enjoyed decorating and painting plates to celebrate CNY!⭐

Photos from The Mall School's post 09/02/2024

Reception, Year 1 and 2 enjoying playing with the skipping ropes, trikes and stuffed animals.😀

08/02/2024

Our Reception children have been using the story ‘Aliens Love Underpants’ as a stimulus for their recent activities. The children have written about aliens with a focus on adjectives; measured aliens using unifix cubes and designed their own pair of pants for display outside the classroom. 😀

07/02/2024

Last week in our new Art Rays Club the children made these fabulous penguins. The club takes place every Friday after school for children in Reception and Year 1.🐧⭐

If you would like your child to join, please email Ms Kane on [email protected].

06/02/2024

2L have created fantastic scenes of birch trees in winter. They used different colours to create a sunset and using small brushes, they added snow-flakes. The shadows were formed with chalk. You can see their amazing work in the video! 😀⭐

05/02/2024

Our recent Ensembles Concert was a huge success, showcasing 75 talented musicians from Years 3 to 6. The audience was treated to performances from the Year 3 Recorder Club, Year 4 Recorder Club, Year 5 Recorder Club, Year 4 Choir, Year 5 to 6 Choir, the String Orchestra, the Wind Band, the Samba Band and the Rock Band.⭐

We were delighted to welcome our new Headmaster, Mr Gosden, to accompany both the Year 4 Choir and Wind Band.⭐

03/02/2024

Recently, it was 5S’s form assembly, which was all about growth mindset. The pupils gave excellent examples of how they had overcome their fears through a combination of determination, resilience and effort.

Through personal examples, song and dreadful jokes they explained how they had conquered their fears about sport, music and visits to the doctor.

We were also treated to their performance of Hall of Fame by ⭐️

Photos from The Mall School's post 02/02/2024

Year 3 have finished their Mondrian inspired masterpieces! The children all took a slightly different approach to their artwork and the finished display outside their classroom is stunning.

Photos from The Mall School's post 01/02/2024

Year 4 are learning about natural disasters and this term their topic is hurricanes. They learnt about the Saffir Simpson Scale and the damage that can be caused by a hurricane. To show their understanding of the topic, they all made public information posters on 'How to stay safe during a hurricane'.

Photos from The Mall School's post 30/01/2024

Is your daughter or son starting school in September 2025? 📢📢📢

We would love to welcome you to our Reception 2025 information morning on Wednesday 7 February 1100-1215.

Meet our Headmaster over coffee ☕, visit our Reception classroom and talk to their teacher and go on a tour of the school and see our current Reception children in their music lesson 🎼🎹🎵. Sign up for this event via email [email protected]

The first 25 children registered for Reception 2025 entry by 1 March 2024 will automatically receive confirmed offers for entry. This is in addition to children form our own nursery who are automatically offered places.

If you cannot come along on 7 February, please do get in touch and we can arrange an individual visit at a more convenient time.

Photos from The Mall School's post 29/01/2024

Last week in our new Lego Club the children were thinking about their favourite ice creams and recreating them with Lego blocks. They looked delicious. The club takes place every Thursday after school for Reception to Year 2 and if you would like your child to join, please email Ms Kane on [email protected].

Photos from The Mall School's post 28/01/2024

Year 6 have followed up their work on Volta and the voltaic pile battery by learning how Michael Faraday discovered the other way of generating electricity: by moving magnets near a coiled wire, or electromagnetic induction. Making an electric generator is a bit ambitious, but you can make a simple electric motor (Faraday’s other invention) in the classroom. It is fiddly and does not always work as planned, but it is exciting when the little coil of copper wire suddenly starts spinning round.

Photos from The Mall School's post 27/01/2024

Year 1 have started a topic about space and have had great fun designing and making rockets and their own moon. They have had to construct cylinders and cones to carry out this task. They have been writing facts about the moon and learning how we get day and night.

26/01/2024

Our popular senior schools fair returns on Saturday 16 March and we are delighted to be welcoming staff from 18 leading independent schools to meet local families. The event is aimed primarily at families with children in Year 4 and 5 and is an ideal opportunity to start finding out more about the 11+ admissions process.

This event is open to all families in the local area.

Free admission with refreshments available - we look forward to seeing you there.

Photos from The Mall School's post 26/01/2024

Reception go to the library each week to explore and have a story time. On their last visit, they looked at storybooks on their own and in small groups before sitting together to listen to Mr Selby read to them.

25/01/2024

We are holding a TASTER DAY for entry into Year 2 in September 2024 on Monday 26 February between 0845 and 1245.

Children will spend the morning with our Year 1 class, including a PE lesson in our sports hall. They will complete a number of short computerised tests but the emphasis is on them having a FUN day. Parents are invited to have coffee with the Headmaster when they drop their children off and can have a tour of the school with pupil guides.

See our website for more information https://www.themallschool.org.uk/admissions/other-year-groups/

The Mall School www.themallschool.org.uk

Photos from The Mall School's post 24/01/2024

Year 2 have been learning about money 💵💷🪙 discovering all the different coins we have in our currency and how to count it in units of pence and pounds!

Photos from The Mall School's post 24/01/2024

Year 3 have been looking at the work of Dutch artist Piet Mondrian, famous for his abstract paintings. Art that is abstract does not show things that are recognisable such as people, objects or landscapes. Instead artists use colours, shapes and textures to achieve their effect. Mondrian favoured geometric shapes in bold colours.

The children have been preparing their Mondrian inspired artwork, using masking tape to make the lines to create rectangles and squares. Next week they will paint them using primary colours to create a wonderful Mondrian effect. We can't wait to see the finished pieces.

23/01/2024

Thank you Families Upon Thames Magazine 🤩

Limited non-selective Reception and Year 1 places available for girls and boys The Mall School in Twickenham for September 24! AND EXCITING ADVANCE NOTICE..... 🧡!

In March, the first 25 children registered for September 25 will be GUARANTEED a place at this highly-sought after, independent school and nursery for children ages 6 months to 11 years.

The school is in the process of becoming fully co-educational with the first girls having joined Reception last year.

*Pupils consistently achieve impressive 11+ results. ✅

*All nursery children are automatically offered a place in Reception. ✅

* Visit the school for an individual tour to discover how it ignites the loving of learning in every child.

* Book at school website.

23/01/2024

Thank you My Richmond for sharing our exciting news 🤩

https://www.themallschool.org.uk/admissions/other-year-groups/

Big news from The Mall School in Twickenham! 📚 Following a hugely successful move to co-education in September 2023, The Mall School will now be welcoming MORE girls into the school in September 2024.

In response to demand from families with daughters wanting to join the School, The Mall School are NOW accepting registrations for places in September 2024 for girls (and boys) in Year 2 as well as Reception and Year 1. The move to co-education has not only proved popular with parents of girls, but also parents with boys wanting a co-educational environment. The Mall School are delighted with how quickly our Reception children have settled and made friends.

Interest in our Reception and Year 1 classes in September is proving so popular The Mall School only have two places remaining in each before they will move to a wait list while they consider opening additional classes. Confirmed offers of places will be sent to the first 25 children registered for 2025 entry on 1 March 2024. All children at our nursery are automatically offered places.

The Mall also welcomes a new Headmaster in September. Mr Sam Gosden is currently Head of Dolphin School, a co-educational school for 2-11 year old children in Clapham. Prior to that he was Head of Lower School (Pastoral) at Kensington Park School and Director of Music and Head of Digital Strategy at Newland House School in Teddington giving him a sound knowledge and appreciation of the local area and the senior schools popular with our pupils.

📧 All parents interested in their children joining the school in September 2024 and September 2025 are encouraged to come to the school’s theatre on Thursday 1st February at 8.00am to meet Sam and hear his plans for his headship. Please email [email protected] to book your place at this event.

Photos from The Mall School's post 22/01/2024

Chinese New Year falls on 10 February and this year is the year of the Dragon. Recent years of the Dragon are 2012, 2000,1988, 1976 and.1964 so if you were born in one of those years, then you are a Dragon! Children in Reception to Year 3 spent the morning in workshops decorating their own dragon themed plates before learning how to perform the dance of the dragon in the afternoon. Here are a few highlights of the day but look out for more pictures and videos as we get closer to 10 February.

21/01/2024

Our half term club is open to all children - not just those at The Mall and is a fun packed week making use of our amazing facilities!

20/01/2024

It's exciting times here at The Mall School!

✔️ Our new nursery for children aged 6 months to 4 years opened in September 2022 and is now full and operating a waiting list in all rooms until early 2025

✔️ We are moving to a co-educational model in the main school and our first girls joined Reception in September 2023

✔️Due to demand from local parents we are now accepting girls (and boys!) in Reception, Year 1 AND Year 2 in September 2024.

✔️ We have a new Headmaster starting in September 2024

If you are considering our nurturing, fun and welcoming school for your child and would like to meet our new Headmaster Sam Gosden do come along to our session on Thursday 1 February. Email [email protected] to register your place.

Photos from The Mall School's post 20/01/2024

Last week our younger pupils were treated to a fantastic and fun pantomime performance from The Pied Piper Theatre Company. They loved the heartwarming story of 'Can Bears Ski' about a little bear who is deaf and how with his dad they learnt how there are many ways to communicate love and to find your place in the world. A number of the cast were also hearing impaired and they taught the children how to say some words and phrases in sign language.

Photos from The Mall School's post 19/01/2024

Year 6 have been learning how Alessandro Volta discovered how to generate a flow of electricity by inventing the battery and so revolutionised our lives. The boys have been making their own batteries, following the Voltaic Pile method, with over 2 volts achieved so far. In their next lessons, pupils will conduct electrolysis on salt water and see what chemical reactions are set in motion.

Photos from The Mall School's post 18/01/2024

This term, Year 2 have started having a weekly library lesson! As well as enjoying spending time browsing our fantastic range of fiction and non-fiction titles they have been finding their way around how the library is organised so that they can identify books to take home and read with their parents.

17/01/2024

BREAKING NEWS 🥁🚨⏰📯

Following a hugely successful move to co-education in September 2023, The Mall School in Twickenham will now be welcoming MORE girls into the school in September 2024.

In response to demand from families with daughters wanting to join the School, we are NOW accepting registrations for places in September 2024 for girls (and boys) in Year 2 as well as Reception and Year 1. The move to co-education has not only proved popular with parents of girls, but also parents with boys wanting a co-educational environment. We are delighted with how quickly our Reception children have settled and made friends.

Interest in our Reception and Year 1 classes in September is proving so popular we only have two places remaining in each before we will move to a wait list while we consider opening additional classes. Confirmed offers of places will be sent to the first 25 children registered for 2025 entry on 1 March 2024. All children at our nursery are automatically offered places.

Come and see for yourself how we ignite the love of learning in our children. We offer families individual tours to meet the Headmaster and have a tour of the school with our best ambassadors - our pupils! Email [email protected] to make a convenient appointment to visit. We look forward to showing your our school.

The Mall School www.themallschool.org.uk

Photos from The Mall School's post 17/01/2024

In Reception, we have been learning about different types of penguins, their characteristics, habitats and lifecycles. For an art and fine motor activity, the children each made their own torn paper penguin collage using different materials and techniques to add texture to their work.

15/01/2024

We are delighted to announce that The Mall School Governing Body has appointed Mr Sam Gosden as the next Head of The Mall School. He will take up his position in September 2024.

Sam is currently Head of Dolphin School, a co-educational school for 2-11 year old children in Clapham. Prior to that he was Head of Lower School (Pastoral) at Kensington Park School and Director of Music and Head of Digital Strategy at Newland House School in Teddington giving him a sound knowledge and appreciation of the local area and the senior schools popular with our pupils.

Both in his present role and throughout his career, Sam has a clear track record of delivering a holistic education centred on high academic standards while investing in developing an all-round person with the creative, sporting, linguistic and digital skills needed for life in the 21st century.

Sam holds a BA (Hons) in Music with Drama and Theatre Studies from the University of Surrey and completed his teacher training with the West London Partnership. Sam is an accomplished musician, a keen cyclist, enjoys kayaking, photography and is an Arsenal supporter. He has three boys Ruben (10), Ravi (7) and Remi (1). Speaking about his appointment, Sam said, “I am excited and feel incredibly privileged to join The Mall School next September as the new Headmaster. The school has long been well-regarded for its educational strength and rigour, and I will enjoy the opportunity to build on its successes in this exciting new era as a co-educational school.”

There are opportunities for parents to meet Sam informally in the coming weeks and he will be working closely with David Price and the Senior Leadership Team to ensure a smooth transition.

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Our Story

The Mall is an independent prep school for boys age 4+. We are non-selective for boys who join us at the start of Reception; entry at all other points is subject to a successful assessment, including spending a day with us.

Our mission is to bring out the best in every boy. We believe that all boys have potential and that it is through inspirational teaching, small class sizes and excellent pastoral care that we can develop this potential. Our independence enables us to find the right senior school for every boy and we have an impressive record of success at securing places at, and scholarships to, a range of academically selective senior schools.

In March 2019 we received our first set of 11+ offers. Thirteen boys in Year 6 (40% of the cohort) have been offered 11+ places at Hampton, King’s College Wimbledon, St Paul’s Juniors or Westminster Under School. 30% received offers from a selective state grammar school including 7 boys who were offered places at Tiffin.

Headmaster, David Price, said: “We are extremely proud of all the boys in Year 6. The range of schools that they have been offered places to, in a year when there has been an increased demand for secondary places, is particularly pleasing and I know they are now looking forward to taking on the challenges and opportunities on offer at their senior schools. These results fully endorse the decision we made in 2017 to phase out Years 7 and 8 so that boys should leave the school at the end of Year 6 with the 2019 cohort being the first to do so.”

Videos (show all)

Our Reception children have been using the story ‘Aliens Love Underpants’ as a stimulus for their recent activities. The...
Last week in our new Art Rays Club the children made these fabulous penguins. The club takes place every Friday after sc...
2L have created fantastic scenes of birch trees in winter.  They used different colours to create a sunset and using sma...
Our recent Ensembles Concert was a huge success, showcasing 75 talented musicians from Years 3 to 6.  The audience was t...
Recently, it was 5S’s form assembly, which was all about growth mindset. The pupils gave excellent examples of how they ...
In PE, Year 6 have been thinking about how they can improve their overall fitness and agility by setting themselves some...
Balancing our way through the basics of gymnastics in the Reception class! 🤸‍♀️#ignitetheloveoflearning #themallschool #...
Happy New Year to all the children, parents and The Mall School team ✨ . #ignitetheloveoflearning #themallschool #happyn...
Bidding farewell to 2023 with gratitude and lessons learned. Ready to embrace the new adventures that 2024 holds ✨#Goodb...
Fifth day of Christmas - The Year 5-6 choir brought some festive cheer to the residents of Homemead care home in Tedding...
Merry Christmas from the Mall School! 🎄✨ May your day be filled with joy, laughter, and festive cheer. #ignitetheloveofl...
Its just 1 more sleep until Christmas!Wehope Father Christmas brings you everything you wished for and more!  #ignitethe...

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185 Hampton Road
Twickenham
TW25

Opening Hours

Monday 8am - 6pm
Tuesday 8am - 6pm
Wednesday 8am - 6pm
Thursday 8am - 6pm
Friday 8am - 6pm
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