All Hallows Preparatory School

All Hallows Preparatory School

All Hallows is a co-educational Catholic prep school that provides day and boarding facilities.


The school is located in East Cranmore near Shepton Mallet in Somerset in the West of England.


All Hallows was founded in 1938 by Francis Dix. Shortly after World War II, it moved into Cranmore Hall, which had been used as a hospital for the wounded during the war.The school became co-educational in 1971; before then, it had been only for boys. In 2006 the school acquired a new modern classroom block, the Crane Wing, (the Crane being the bird after which Cranmore is named and that bird's Wing possibly being cryptically named after a recent, overly-modest, headmaster) and in 2007 an extension to the classroom was built.The school is now twinned with Downside school. When leaving All Hallows and going to Downside you can win the Francis Dix Award. The school has an almost perfect common entrance record, last year all except one pupil achieved common entrance or scholarship. In 2008 the year 8 received 26 Scholarships. C.E. results are still being awaited and more scholarships are coming in.

Learning Support Unit (LSU)

The Learning Support Unit is an integral part of All Hallows. The centre is staffed by six full-time and two part-time members of staff, all highly trained and experienced in working with children with learning difficulties. Its primary function is to support pupils who have identified learning difficulties, including dyslexia. By liaising closely with the group tutors, LSU staff members are at the core of a child’s learning programme. Special awards are given to the pupils when they complete a course; bronze award, bronze + silver, silver + etc...


Seven full-time and forty part-time specialists coach. The facilities include:

25 metre indoor swimming pool 1 off-road riding cycle track 1 full-size sports halls2 hard outdoor tennis courts 2 hard netball courts Extensive games fields Astro-turf & hockey pitches.

External links

* [ School website]

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