Welcome from our Head

“The school fully meets its aim to enable every pupil to be the best she can, whether academically or in the arts, drama or sports. Pupils display exemplary attitudes to learning.”

ISI Educational Quality Inspection - June 2019

A t the Old Vicarage, we ensure your daughter is given an exceptional start, both academically and socially, with happy memories of her time at school. We aim to fulfil her potential and exceed your expectations.

We are non-selective in our Little Vic Pre-School and Reception, and are very proud of our outstanding academic achievements. Our classes have up to 15 girls and our experienced and inspirational staff encourage self-esteem and give them a strong academic foundation. We are equally proud of the all-round education the girls receive; whether it be musical, dramatic, artistic or sporting. Girls develop confidence, self-discipline and respect for others. We are based in a beautiful Grade 2* listed “castle” on Richmond Hill and, while we retain traditional values, we have a clear vision for the future. Our magnificent new ICT suite, adoption of Firefly as our VLE and commitment to enhancing the sporting provision for the girls, will attest to this and new developments are planned for the coming years.

We hope you will get a good feel for us from our website. Please contact the school office for details of our next open day or to arrange to see the school in action. I look forward to meeting you.

Mrs Gillian Linthwaite M.A. (Oxon) P.G.C.E.

Headmistress

The Old Vicarage School

“Pupils across the school exhibit substantial self-confidence and self-awareness.”

ISI Educational Quality Inspection - June 2019

Year 6 Residential Trip to PGL Bawdsey Manor

Last week saw the return of our Upper School residential trips! Our Year 6 girls had a brilliant week at PGL Bawdsey Manor in Suffolk. They did many exciting activities including orienteering, climbing, archery and assault courses. In the evenings there were...

Buddy Easter Egg Hunt!

Our girls braved the cold weather this morning for their annual Buddy Easter Egg Hunt at Terrace Gardens. It was great to see so many chocolate smiles! 🐣🍫

Year 3 Spring Concert – The Lorax

Year 3 brought one of Dr Seuss’ most powerful stories to life for their Spring Concert this year, ‘The Lorax’. The story detailed a cautionary tale about our duty to protect our precious planet. The girls mastered the whimsical Seussical rhymes and sang their hearts...

Lights, Music, Action…ABBA!

Our Year 4 girls delivered an amazing performance on Tuesday and Wednesday evenings as they sang five of ABBA’s most popular hits from the seventies.  The stage was awash with colour, bling and smiles as the girls swayed and twirled their way through the songs.  Their...

Chinese New Year

This week our girls filled the corridors with their brightly coloured outfits as we celebrated Chinese New Year.  They had a fun filled day making paper lanterns, dragon puppets and calligraphy writing.  They were even treated to a delicious Chinese feast at...

Year 3 trip to the Science Museum

This week our Year 3 girls visited the London Science Museum. They explored Space, The Science City, Information Age and Mathematics exhibitions before engaging in the interactive Wonderlab! The girls thoroughly loved the hands on FUN science activities, which engaged...

Old Vicarage School Carol Service

Our Carol Service really is one of the best evenings of the year, showcasing our talented girls in Years 3 to 6, with every girl in their final year having the opportunity to sing a solo or give one of the readings. St John the Divine is a lovely spacious church, and...

Lower School Nativities

The culmination of the Autumn Term was four great Christmas stories told by our pre-school and Lower School in their own unique ways.  Considering there were many Covid absences in the lead up to these performances, the girls really pulled together and did incredibly...

Year 2 trip to The Poppy Factory

Following Remembrance Sunday, on Monday our Year 2 girls visited The Poppy Factory. They learnt all about how they manufacture the iconic poppy pins and wreaths used during Remembrance and the special meaning behind them. They even had a chance to make their own! They...

Reception trip to Battersea Park Children’s Zoo

On Monday, our Reception girls visited Battersea Park Children's Zoo. The children learnt all about the different animals living there by our wonderful Zookeeper Sue. They saw monkeys, owls, pigs and even two emus called Ant and Dec! They also had time to play in the...