FAQs Where do children attending Talbot House live?
Our catchment area is wide and we have families from across Bournemouth and Poole and the surrounding area (Ferndown, Wimborne, Ringwood etc).
Are there any transport arrangements?
No, there are currently no bus routes offered.
Where do children move onto at the end of Year 6?
Pupils move onto a variety of schools; the majority take the Grammar Entry tests to the local grammar schools; pupils also take entrance exams and scholarships to Independent schools and some attend local secondary schools.
When can I visit?
You are welcome to visit the school at any time throughout the year and to have a personal tour with the headteacher. We encourage you to ring and make an appointment to come and see us!
Do you prepare children for entrance to both the local Grammar Schools and Independent schools?
Yes children are prepared appropriately for both the Grammar Entry tests and scholarships exams.
When can pupils join Talbot House?
Pupils can join Talbot House at any point subject to places being available.
We do assess children before entry into school from Year 2 and above to ensure that they have the potential to thrive in an environment where there is a high level of academic challenge.
How many pupils are there at Talbot House?
There are currently approximately 150 pupils at Talbot House
What are the class sizes?
We aim to cap our classes at 20. In extenuating circumstances, we do occasionally accept 21.
Are there opportunities for scholarships and bursaries?
No. We attempt to keep our fees as competitive and affordable as possible.
Do you accept Early Years funding?
Yes, children, in receipt of the Early Years Funding (for all children from the term after they turn 3 until the term in which they turn 5) may apply their 15 hours funding. For those entitled, you are able to claim the additional 15 hours of funding.
How long is the school day?
Before School Club is available to all children from 8.00am at a small additional charge.
The gates open at 8.30am and registration is at 8.45am and the school day finishes at: Kindergarten and Reception: 3.15pm; Years 1 and 2: 3.25pm and Years 3-6: 3.30pm
Tea and Prep is available for all children until 5.30pm.
Do you offer provision during the school holidays?
We run our own Holiday Club in school during the Christmas, Easter and Summer holidays. It is staffed by our own members of staff and operates from 8.30am-5.30pm.
Do you offer support for children with special educational needs?
Although, we have no specialist SEND teachers, Individual Educational Plans (IEP's) are put in place for children who require some extra support with their learning. This help is offered within the classroom setting.
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