Terra Nova School

Terra Nova School
Terra Nova School
School Type:
Jodrell Bank, Holmes Chapel
01477 571251
UK fees: From £1,980 (Nursery 3 days per week) to £5,925 (Year 8 boarding five nights per week). International fees: £8,000 per term, full boarding
Head of Admissions and Marketing admissions@tnschool.co.uk

Terra Nova is a vibrant and exciting school set in 35 acres of rural Cheshire countryside. The perfect place for a child to grow and develop. It began as a school for boys in 1897, and today educates boys and girls. The school is steeped in history and values the traditions that form the foundations on which a fresh thinking approach is adopted. All children in the School are encouraged to develop their talents and realise their potential in the way that best meets their needs and personalities.
The wellbeing of every child is at the heart of the School’s philosophy, we want them to develop a genuine love of learning, be resilient, optimistic, confident and kind people who can sustain good relationships and make a positive contribution to society.

School Head:
Mr. Philip Stewart
Terra Nova School prides itself on preparing pupils for the next stage in their education, through a dynamic, vibrant and engaging curriculum taught by world-class educators who have training and experience across the world. All this achieved making use of the very best resources. Many pupils leave Terra Nova with scholarships at prestigious Schools such as Shrewsbury, Uppingham, Rugby, Repton, Marlborough and Sedburgh. Other pupils have gone on to study at Eton and Oxford.
At Terra Nova we have a staunch tradition of performing arts and we fully embrace the role that music and drama play in developing a child’s creativity and self-confidence. With a thriving music and drama department, highly qualified peripatetic music teachers, regular productions, concerts, recitals and music tours, we encourage pupils to showcase their talents, wherever their interests lie. For performers and audience alike, our theatrical productions and music recitals are often highlights in an exciting year. Whether pupils are involved in acting, backstage support and stage management, lighting or props, productions are a real team effort. In addition to music practice rooms, we have a dedicated music technology suite and regularly participate in local festivals.
Sport & Activities are very much part of life at Terra Nova School. The school’s 35 acres provide a rich resource for children to discover, explore, adventure and take risks. We aim for each pupil to achieve on a personal level and to develop their physical skills, as well as others such as: confidence, self-esteem, respect, and teamwork. Sport is an inclusive subject with all pupils being given the opportunity to represent the School, at a level appropriate to their ability, at least once a term. Fixtures are arranged with other Schools primarily on Wednesdays for Year 5 – Year 8 and Tuesdays for Year 3 and Year 4. It is an expectation that pupils will represent the School in fixture/tournaments when they occur. It is the responsibility of the pupil and parent to check the fixture list in advance to ensure availability. Sports at the school include: Football, Rugby, Shooting, Tennis, Hockey, Netball, Athletics, Cricket, Rounders, Aquatics, sailing (off site), Equestrian (off site).
NEW for September 2019! Day, flexi and full boarding available. Relationships are further fostered, and independence developed with the opportunity for pupils to board at Terra Nova School in preparation for both Senior boarding schools and future university life. Pupils are enjoying flexible boarding from Year 3 to Year 8. There are currently 35-50 pupils boarding on a regular basis.
We are always delighted to hear from OTNs. Former TN Head Boy gains place at Oxford University The Terra Nova School community would like to congratulate former Head Boy, Ted Wall, who has recently won a place at St Hugh’s College, Oxford University, to study History. Ted left Terra Nova at Year 8 for Manchester Grammar having spent four happy years at Terra Nova (2009-2013). Outside of academic life, Ted is very politically active within his community and nationally serving as Macclesfield’s delegate to the 2017 Labour Party Conference and as their candidate in Prestbury. Ted commented; “I owe much of my success to the wonderful teachers who taught me while I was at TN, academic interests were encouraged and taught to a very high standard but were not viewed as the be all and end all. This resulted in me being able to develop the diverse interests I so enjoy today.”
Will Carling, former Captain of the England Rugby team Ben Ainslie, the most successful sailor in Olympic history Hamish Watson, Scottish Rugby international J. G. Farrell, Booker Prize winning writer Sir Robert Bruce-Gardner, 10 June 1943 – 6 September 2017, Conservator of paintings at the Courtauld Institute
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