A prep school where happiness gets results! 

At Coworth Flexlands, we have built a whole-school ethos around the foundations of wellbeing and happiness. Happier children are healthier, learn better and display more emotional literacy. Emotional literacy is important for developing self-confidence, boosting self-esteem, social and emotional development, and encouraging emotional self-management. 

The success of being ‘A Prep School where Happiness Gets Results’ can be measured in a variety of ways. Successes this academic year include:

  1. ISI Inspection March 2023 – Excellent in all areas! Coworth Flexlands, awarded 'Double Excellent,' the highest possible award by the Independent Schools Inspectorate (ISI). 

  1. Independent Schools of the Year 2022 Awards Finalist in the ‘Small Independent School of the Year’ category. 

  1. Muddy Stilettos Schools Finalist in the ‘Best sense of school spirit' category. We have reached the final based on our school initiative ‘A Prep School where happiness gets results’ which highlights our ethos of Inspiring Minds & Nurturing Spirit. 

  1. IAPs Judo Champions – won the IAPS National Judo Tournament and are IAPs Champion’s for the year 2023!  

  1. IAPS regional football tournament winners 2023! 

  1. Woking Music Festival - pupils in Year 2-6 awarded 3x 1st places & 1x 3rd places for performing with such confidence in musical theatre singing, poetry and acting pieces. 

  1. LAMDA exams results from Summer 22 in September, with 100% pass rate and 94% distinctions in poetry, acting, musical theatre singing from years 2-6. 

  1. Senior School Offers 2023 - We are delighted to share this year's senior school results. Congratulations to all pupils in Year 6 for their outstanding offers!  This year we have had 34 offers, 5 scholarships ranging from academic, drama, art, music and 1 exhibition.

​​We praise our pupil’s achievements, both inside and outside of school, at our Weekly Celebration Assembly. Pupil’s are encouraged to follow their passions and have achieved outstanding results in a variety of areas.

Our pupils move on with confidence to a variety of well renowned schools. Although we are a non-selective school, many pupils leave us securing scholarships in a range of disciplines. This year we have been blown away by the number of scholarships and awards offered to our pupils. Staff have taught, nurtured and supported pupils during their time with us and it’s a real measure of success that our school approach has worked and that our pupils are thriving in the areas that they are strong in and passionate about.  Most importantly our pupils leave our school with a smile on their face and fondness of their time at Coworth Flexlands. 

Positive feedback - oiur School community provide very positive feedback. We are also proud to have received many positive reviews online.  


What makes Coworth Flexlands a 'Happy' School....

We have developed a culture of happiness, with strategies for well-being and support. Inspiring Minds and Nurturing Spirit is at the heart of the school's approach.

We focus on the 'whole' child - their intellectual, physical, social and emotional wellbeing needs, The whole child approach works on the basis that every child should be happy, healthy, safe, engaged, supported and challenged to grow in their educational environment. 

We promote a culture that ensures pupils are given time to develop their interests and learn the wider skills required of them in a safe and supportive environment, while still being academically engaged and challenged.

We encourage open communication between pupils, teachers and parents with assemblies and an engaging weekly newsletter, as well as an open-door policy. 

We have created a positive environment, both physically and emotionally. Each class has tools in place for pupils to share pastoral concerns, feelings and thoughts either anonymously or directly with the teacher. We have a well-being drop-in twice per week for our Prep pupils and a mentoring programme in small set groups where the discussion topics are chosen by our pupils. 

We have Poppy, our School Dog. Poppy is a hypoallergenic Cavapoo and is much loved by all pupils and brings happiness and wellbeing.

We have 'Inspiring Minds' and 'Nurturing Spirit' Weeks to celebrate all that makes Coworth Flexlands such a wonderful school environment. Our weeks are full of positivity, fun and engaging activities and inspiring. 

We inspire and develop aspiration through an investigative curriculum. 

We recognise that every child learns at a different pace and additional support is offered as needed. Our highly qualified Learning Support team works closely with teachers to identify any specific difficulties that may impact a pupil’s ability to learn. Through advice and one-to-one support, all pupils are able to fulfil their potential

Our Forest School is an inspiring process, a specialised approach to outdoor learning that aims to develop confidence and self esteem through hands-on learning in woodland environments.

We celebrate achievements both in and out of school with weekly Celebration Assemblies. 

We inspire and develop aspiration through an investigative curriculum.

Outdoor Learning and Classrooms -  Learning outside is not only beneficial to students' wellbeing, but it's a great way to renew their enthusiasm for learning.

We give positive praise using growth mindset strategies. 

We encourage pupils to share ideas and creations in various school projects, such as lunch menu ideas, buying new playground equipment, voting on and selecting our ‘charity of the year’.

We encourage physical activity and mindfulness for healthy minds and bodies. Our ‘Wednesday well-being walk’ has been popular with pupils – for a mental refresh and to explore nature which has a positive impact on well-being.

We are committed to healthy eating in school and aim to educate our pupils by providing interactive and engaging food workshops and celebrate food week.  

As an Eco-School, our Eco-Schools Programme is pupil-led, involving hands-on learning that gets the whole school and the wider community involved in exciting environmental projects, including a Bio-Diversity project in conjunction Royal Holloway University. 

Our Social Committee are an important part of our school community. They bring together parents and children to organise and take part in a number of exciting events throughout the year.  

We encourage our pupils to spread kindness. We have a kindness board for pupils to add ‘Random Acts of Kindness’ they have done or received. 

We are committed to having a strong community Involvement

We give everyone a voice. Pupils, parents and staff. In Year 6, pupils are given an additional responsibility of taking on an Ambassador role in areas they are passionate about or have asked to represent, for example ‘Art Captain’, ‘Nursery Captain’, ‘Nurturing Spirit Captain’ and ‘Sports Captain’ to name a few. Parents, staff and pupils complete feedback forms about specific areas of improvement as well as annual surveys which are shared and whole school plans actioned accordingly.

We encourage pupils to take on positions of responsibility and be positive role models. Prep pupils represent the school at events such as Open Mornings and give prospective parents tours of the school, sharing their experiences which builds confidence and strong social skills. Reception children are paired up with a ‘buddy’ in Year 5. Year 5 write their buddies a letter with information about school life and themselves, help them to understand playground rules and encourage them to play nicely with children in Pre-Prep. They also attend special events and story time where they read to the Reception pupils.  

We encourage confidence, resilience, positive relationships, support and development through interventions such as coaching, individual learning plans and training sessions for staff and pupils. 


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