TREVOR-ROBERTS SCHOOL was founded by the late Christopher Trevor-Roberts and, after many years in the Vale of Health, moved to its present premises in Eton Avenue in 1981. The neighbouring house at No. 55 Eton Avenue was acquired in 1994, enabling the opening of the Junior Department in 1995.
Simon Trevor-Roberts, who has taught at the school since 1983, is Headmaster and Amanda Trevor-Roberts, his sister, is Head of the Junior Department.
Trevor-Roberts School is co-educational, taking boys and girls between the ages of 5 and 13 in preparation for examinations to independent schools.
The Junior Department takes children between the ages of 5 and 9 and it is expected that the majority of children continue into the Senior Department. Although the two departments are integrated in aims and spirit, children in the Junior Department have separate classrooms, play area and lunch room.
High success rates throughout the school are achieved through small classes and individual attention. Academic and social self-confidence and a sense of responsibility are built up in a happy atmosphere, geared to increasing motivation and encouraging pupils to fulfil their potential. Children are encouraged to work to the best of their ability and to find their own highest level of achievement.
Close liaison is maintained between the school and parents, and progress reports are sent home over the course of the year. Parents are advised on suitable schools for their children. The Heads of both departments are available to discuss any issue, either academic or personal, that arises during the course of the term.
Drawing of the school by Aurelia Fung-Roviras
Excerpts from the 2016 reports
3. The quality of pupils’ academic and other achievements
3.1 The quality of pupils’ academic and other achievements is excellent
3.2 Pupils of all ages and abilities, including those in the EYFS, make excellent progress in relation to their starting points and successfully fulfil the school’s aims
3.3 Pupils of all ages and abilities demonstrate excellent linguistic skills
3.4 The pupils’ interest in learning is captured with great success by the effective range of teaching methods employed
3.5 Pupils are highly effective in applying their knowledge and skills across all areas of the curriculum
3.6 Outcomes in creative areas are of high quality
3.7 Pupils attain high standards in extra-curricular activities, in which they participate enthusiastically
3.8 Pupils have a strong work ethic and a highly positive attitude to learning in all subjects
4. The quality of the pupils’ personal development
4.1 The quality of the pupils’ personal development is excellent
4.2 Pupils demonstrate great self-confidence in all activities and have a very clear understanding of how they can improve their own learning
4.3 Pupils thrive in the many opportunities for collaboration they have in activities such as drama, music and sport
4.4 Pupils are highly self-disciplined and perseverance is inculcated from the earliest age
4.5 Pupils are clear about accepting responsibility for their own behaviour, and that towards their peers and adults
4.6 Pupils develop a clear spiritual awareness and appreciate the non-material aspects of life, both religious and philosophical
4.7 Pupils know how to stay safe
4.8 Pupils respect and value diversity within society
4.9 Pupils contribute positively to the lives of others within the locality
4.10 By the time they leave school, pupils have developed an excellent range of interpersonal skills that prepare them well for the next phase of their lives.