Weekly Newsletter

Thoughts from the Study

Happy Easter

Year 6 arrived back last night from their Spanish immersion trip, a week brimming with watersports, team-building, and unparalleled fun for all. One of the highlights was actually the journey out, where a parent of one of the children, who is a pilot, made a heartwarming announcement to all passengers. He proudly declared that Broomfield was on board and eloquently spoke of our school’s core values: Curiosity, Creativity, Courage, and Kindness. I am immensely proud of all the Year 6 children who have represented our school exceptionally well throughout their time away. I am also deeply grateful to my colleagues who have generously given their personal time to accompany and lead this enriching and pivotal experience for the children.

This Wednesday, I had the pleasure of hosting a group of principals from the Wellington College International school network. Having heard about Broomfield through the grapevine, they journeyed from China to spend time at Wellington College in Berkshire before visiting us. They were keen to discuss educational best practices and to immerse themselves in the vibrant community spirit that defines our school. They were highly impressed by all of the children and the personalised learning that is in place.

I also had the privilege of visiting the new Thomas Richmond site, set to open in September 2025 as a co-educational senior school near the idyllic Richmond Park. I was treated to a private tour of the facilities and, as is customary, I seized the opportunity to advocate for Broomfield. I represented our interests with the view that Thomas’s could be an excellent senior school option for some of our children after their time at Broomfield. The landscape for senior schools is continually evolving, with several innovative schools set to open their doors in the coming years, enriching the options available to our children.

This year’s 11+ results, detailed in our newsletter, are among the strongest I have witnessed during my tenure at the school. It is a testament to the hard work of our children and staff, with every child having a choice of prestigious schools to attend. Some families opted to bypass the 11+ process entirely, taking advantage of the exclusive offer of a priority entrance place at a Dukes senior school. This priority slot into a Dukes Education Group senior school underscores our commitment: once you are part of our family, we are dedicated to taking care of you, supporting each child’s preferred educational pathway, whether through the 11+ or otherwise. I believe this to be a unique model, offering the all-through model while also fiercely remaining a full preparatory school supporting applications to the whole range of excellent schools in London.

I would like to take this opportunity to remind parents of our school’s culture of transparency and openness, with numerous communication channels available for any parent wishing to provide feedback on any aspect of school life. I am thankful for all the parents who have taken time out of their busy schedules this term to catch up at the school gates, send an email, make a phone call, or meet in person. The feedback we receive from the parent community is invaluable, just as it is from the children and staff. It enables us to continually refine and improve our approach. We are always eager to listen, engage, and respect all viewpoints, provided they are communicated through the appropriate channels. I also want to remind parents that the class teacher should always be your first point of contact for any feedback or discussions. Despite their busy schedules, our teachers are always more than willing to find time to discuss your child’s wellbeing, academic progress, school life, teaching methods, pathways, or any other queries you might have. Last year, we also introduced our termly class drop-in sessions for parents, where we invite you to the classroom so the children can proudly show you their work and give you a tour. This is followed by an opportunity to join us for tea or coffee, allowing for further conversation and bringing everyone together. I am grateful for the many positive comments and emails I receive each week from parents. The ongoing support and willingness of our parent community to engage with us through the proper channels are truly appreciated.

As Easter is now upon us, it is not only a season for indulging in chocolate but also a time for reflection and a well-deserved rest for everyone. This term, the children have been exemplary in their efforts and conduct, and I would like to extend my thanks to them all for making the school such a vibrant and fun place to be.

Wishing you all a wonderful Easter break.

Mr Anstey, Headmaster

and Notices

Whole School


For all the children joining us for Easter School next week, we have an amazing few days planned. For drop off and collection, please come to the Prince’s Road gate which will be open at the below times. There will be two sessions each day: mornings will run between 9:30am to 12 noon and afternoons are between 1 and 3.30pm.  Children staying for the whole day should bring a packed lunch which must not include any products containing nuts or which have been produced in a factory where nuts are processed.  We will provide drinks and snacks during the sessions.  Children should wear comfy old clothes and bring outdoor coats or jackets, with all clothing clearly labelled.  If the weather is hot, please apply sun cream before attending and provide hats.    



Easter holidays will take place from Monday March 25th until Monday April 15th. Children will come back to school on Tuesday 16th April for the first day of summer term. As this is a Tuesday, it will be the first swim of the summer term and children should come prepared for swimming as they normally would on a Tuesday. We wish you a lovely break and look forward to hearing about all the children’s adventures when we return to school.

YEARS 3 - 6


“Join Years 3-6  Broomfield House Run Club led by the renowned Kate Staples, former Gladiator and British record holder! Kate and her expert team are dedicated to helping you improve your running skills through specialised running drills, conditioning exercises, speed training, and endurance building.  This club is not just about training; it’s also about having lots of fun whilst working towards your running goals.  

Each session offers you a valuable opportunity to train with a top athlete and her team in a supportive and motivating environmentDon’t miss out on this exciting opportunity to enhance your running abilities and make new friends”   Running club is £15.30 a session (10 sessions £153) and is held at Old Deer Park. The day for this club, will be confirmed over the holidays, so please contact Mrs Crocker on admin@broomfieldhouse.com if you have an interest for your child to join this club and she will send the confirmed information to you. 



With summer term fast approaching we are thrilled to introduce a brand new after school club, Forestry School for Years 4 – 6. Join us on Thursdays after school from 3.30 – 5.00pm for a holistic approach to building outdoor skills whilst deepening our understanding of the natural world. We will use our amazing outdoor space at Broomfield and we will be exploring the diverse plants and trees that occupy our beautiful home in Kew Gardens as well as dedicating time to learning about pressing environmental issues like climate change. The club will have a focus on delivering hands on experiences like willow weaving, basket making, and floral design, alongside outdoor survival strategies like navigation, map making and knot work. We will also include resources to support the children’s building skills in holistic meditation and mindfulness. Miss Travis, who specialises in willow weaving, woodworking and outdoor learning experiences, will lead this club.

Easter Activities

Let Your Imagination go Wild This Easterwith an ‘Alice in Wonderland’ Themed Family Trail

When: 30th March – 13th April 2024

Where: Around Richmond Town Centre

Cost: FREE

Prize: A chocolate Easter treat and some Spring seeds

Hop into a world of wonder this Easter as you help Alice and her friends track down the White Rabbit on a free, fun family trail around Richmond (30th March – 13th April) and gain a sweet chocolate treat.

Find out more >>

Fun Easter activities in and around London

Dust off your bunny ears and grab a basket for some egg hunting; drop into a creative museum workshop or enjoy some Spring sunshine in one of London’s glorious outside spaces. Dandelion team has lots of fun ideas to keep you busy over the Easter holidays

Find out more >>

PTA Highlights

PTA Egg Hunt

What an egg-ceptional day it has been! The kids thoroughly enjoyed the egg hunt organised by our fantastic PTA. From PK to Year 6, every child took part this morning. Following the hunt, all the children received Easter treats and a special Easter egg was awarded to those who discovered the golden egg. Thank you to all parents who helped organise this event.


11+ Results

We are thrilled to share the phenomenal 11+ results of our Year 6 pupils!

The children have achieved remarkable success across the board and as we celebrate these fantastic achievements, let’s also take a moment to thank the Year 6 team for their support in preparation for the interviews and examinations.

BHS Leavers’ Results 24

Year 6 Trip to Spain

Year 6 had a fantastic time in Spain this week making unforgettable memories. From their arrival in this stunning destination to the exploration of the local culture and attractions, each day brought new discoveries and excitement. The children enjoyed beach activities, mastered water sports, and even embarked on a boat trip along the coast.

Broomfield Red Teams Celebrate Third Place at Dukes Tournament!

Broomfield House School’s red team athletes had a fantastic showing at the recent Dukes Netball and Football Tournament, bringing home third place trophies in both sports!

The Broomfield House Red Football team displayed excellent teamwork and determination throughout the competition. Their strong defensive line and coordinated offense proved to be a challenge for their opponents. Despite facing some tough competition, the red team battled hard and secured a well-deserved third place finish.

The Broomfield House Red Netball team also impressed with their agility, speed, and strategic plays. Their ability to intercept passes and convert them into scoring opportunities was a key factor in their success. The close-knit team chemistry and supportive spirit undoubtedly contributed to their third place achievement.

Huge congratulations to both teams on their impressive results at the Dukes Tournament! Their dedication, sportsmanship, and talent are a true testament to the hard work they put in throughout the season.

ISA Maxwell Prize Nomination

We are please to announce that Faraaz Mahmood has been nominated to be put forward for the ISA Maxwell Prize. The prize recognises children for outstanding efforts in their school community. Faraaz has been our Pupil Council and Charities Captain this year and has been an extraordinarily active pupil, always helping to lead and support charitable events while at Broomfield, including the Pakistan Earthquake Appeal, the WWF and the Morocco Earthquake Appeal. Faraaz stated today that he has always been inspired by his mum to do charity work and is currently planning a fundraiser to support civilians affected by the War in Gaza. Faraaz is a diligent, kind and active boy who always has the wider community at the front of his mind and we are delighted that we could recommend Faraaz as a nominee for the Maxwell prize!

Watch the video here >>

Eco Club children present in front of Broomfield staff

During our weekly staff meeting on Thursday, the Eco Club delivered a presentation, highlighting the sustainability initiatives they’ve been working on this term. The pupils reminded their teachers to turn off lights, reduce single-use plastic, minimise food wastage, and ensure the recycling of all paper in school. Thank you to all Eco Club members for an insightful presentation.

Year 3 & 4 Musicals

The videos are now available to view and download. Please note that videos or photos should not be shared online including on social media.

Year 3 Musical 

Year 4 Musical 

Art Highlight

PK experimented with oil pastels in combination with gouache. Stunning artwork!

Bocketts Farm

Kindergarten went on a school trip to Bocketts Farm this week. They immersed themselves in hands-on experiences with a variety of animals from cuddly lambs to playful goats. Thank you to the parents who joined us, we had a great time!

Headmaster's Awards

Today’s Headmaster’s Tea was a great occasion to recognise the children for their outstanding commitment to upholding our school’s core values. These values, integral to our school’s ethos, encompass Curiosity, Creativity, Courage and Kindness. The recipients of the Headmaster’s Awards enjoyed a sweet treat and tea with Mr Anstey during break. We are very proud of them – they are a real inspiration to their peers!

Weekly Awards

Music Star of the Week
Simran (Y4)
Sports Star of the Week
Dylan (PK)
Artist of the Week
Harkiran (PK)
Drama Star of the Week
Phoebe (Y1)

Polite Person of the Week

Pre-Kindergarten: Occy
Kindergarten: Angus

Year 1: Tommy
Year 2: Maryam

Year 3: Vera
Year 4: Ameila

Year 5: Ela
Year 6: Charlotte

Upcoming Events

Monday 25th Mar

9:30am – 3:30pm: BHS Easter School

Tuesday 26th Mar

9:30am – 3:30pm: BHS Easter School

Wednesday 27th Mar

9:30am – 3:30pm: BHS Easter School

Thursday 28th Mar

9:30am – 3:30pm: BHS Easter School

Friday 29th Mar

Good Friday

Monday 1st Apr

Easter Monday

Tuesday 2nd Apr

Easter Holidays

Wednesday 3rd Apr

Easter Holidays

Thursday 4th Apr

Easter Holidays

Friday 5th Apr

Easter Holidays

Playground Snapshots