1986 TEMPLE GROVE SCHOOL

 One of the oldest preparatory schools 
 in the country occupies a large house 
 at Herons Ghyll, surrounded by 4O     
 acres of land. Formerly for boys only,
 Temple Grove in l984 opened its doors 
 to girls as well and now has lO3      
 pupils aged 7 - l3, 70 of them        
 boarders, and a pre-prep department of
 58 aged 3 to 7. There are l7 on the   
 teaching staff, 6 living in. The      
 school prepares children for the      
 public schools' Common Entrance exams 
 and scholarships and provides a wide  
 variety of sport and other out of     
 school activities. A Gilbert and      
 Sullivan opera is produced every year 
 and enjoyed by parents and local      
 people. The school choir sings once a 
 year at High Hurstwood church and     
 visits other nearby churches. Fees are
 l280 per term for boarders and £980  
 for day pupils.                       
 

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