Headmaster’s Welcome

Ditcham Park School Petersfield is a co-educational Independent School for boys and girls aged 2½-16 situated in the middle of the South Downs National Park, with spectacular views of the rolling Hampshire hills and south across the Solent as far as the Isle of Wight.

Our aim is to provide an outstanding education, which equips our pupils with excellent academic qualifications and self-confidence. I believe that children learn best and develop self-confidence and self-esteem when they are encouraged in a caring and supportive environment. Its relatively small size enables Ditcham Park School to be a genuinely friendly, nurturing school where ‘every child is known and valued.’ Small class sizes, excellent teaching, strong pastoral care and opportunities for personal development through sport, the arts and outdoor activities set on a beautiful 16-acre site are key features of the education our pupils receive.

We are proud of our pupils’ academic progress and achievements, which represent excellent added value. Our GCSE results over the last 10 years have been consistently impressive with the School usually placed near to or at the top of Hampshire GCSE league tables. Such success enables each of our pupils to move confidently into their Sixth Form A’ level studies and beyond.

I would be delighted to welcome you to Ditcham Park School near Petersfield in person so that you and your son or daughter can meet pupils and staff and make your own judgements on what we believe to be a unique family-friendly school where pupils are at the centre of all that we do. Please visit our Admissions page to arrange a personal visit to the School on a working day. Alternatively, you may prefer to visit the School on one of our Open Mornings in October and May.

Graham Spawforth

 

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Zac

Future DJ and Producer

Zac

Future DJ and Producer

Ditcham has encouraged me to flourish even in areas where I didn’t know I had skills. I am extremely proud to be Head Boy and to be able to help others as I was helped myself.

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Freddie

Future Secret Agent

Year 1

Freddie

Future Secret Agent

Year 1

I like playing in class. We play dress up games and I make the costumes for my friends. I want to be a spy when I am bigger.

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Jake

Future Performer

Jake

Future Performer

Performer. Ditcham has given me the confidence to develop as a performer – singing AC/DC at our Arts Festival was a bit different from what I usually sing in the cathedral choir; I loved it.

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Grace

Future Treasure Hunter

Grace

Future Treasure Hunter

I like playing outside at Nursery. PE is fun because we get to run and jump with Miss Batten. I like painting too. We are painting bird houses to go into our gardens today.

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Joseph

Future Policeman

Joseph

Future Policeman

I like all the books in Nursery. My favourite book is the one about sharks. When I am big I want to go and see lots of sharks underwater. I also want to be a policeman and drive a police car with a loud siren

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Future Doctor

Nelly

Future Doctor

I love the creative feeling of school – there’s so much going on and everyone seems involved in something special. The responsibility of being Deputy Head Girl is one I am relishing.

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Zac

Future Engineer

Year 6

Zac

Future Engineer

Year 6

My teachers are really funny and they are always introducing something new and letting me do what I love. I want to be an engineer; I have been engineering paper planes this week.

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Future Mechanical Engineer

Daisy

Future Mechanical Engineer

I feel supported by everyone at Ditcham – in my learning, my singing, my sport and dance.

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