Headmaster's Welcome

One of the biggest choices that any parent faces very early on in our child’s life is the decision of how and where to educate them.

Setting our children on the right education path cannot be left to chance.

Inchmarlo allows you to leave nothing to chance.  By choosing Inchmarlo you are:

Choosing Smaller class sizes –  We continue to provide small class sizes (up to a maximum of 24 in each class) In the current education climate of overcrowded classrooms this provides much needed reassurance that every boy will be noticed and individuals will be catered for.

Choosing specialists – With 14 specialist teachers there is expertise throughout the curriculum. Our class teachers are experienced and deliver an excellent curriculum. However the addition of Music, Science, Sport, Art and Drama teachers from RBAI teaching staff raises the bar even higher for the boys. Our own class teachers are also extremely experienced in teaching boys and the differences in approach that really help bring the best out in them.

Choosing the option of Wrap around care – With 28 different afterschool activities the boys are never short of things to do. With wraparound care being provided on-site for boys in the form of a morning breakfast club ( 8am – 8.40am) and then afterschool from end of school until 5.45pm it is an easy transition for those boys looking to spend more time in school than in childcare elsewhere.

Choosing full time nursery provision – Our Pre-Foundation class are in school for a full day – 9am – 2.10pm. This is over 5 hours of nursery age provision per day following the preschool curriculum. A great way to start off your child’s schooling at Inchmarlo.

Choosing academic excellence. In our recent ETi inspection report it was reported that:

“The children have access to excellent, well-planned opportunities for the

progressive development of problem solving skills in numeracy and in other areas of the



With national data showing that our boys are achieving standards in both literacy and numeracy that are significantly higher than the national average, Inchmarlo is proving to be an excellent choice.

Choosing 100 years of tradition and history. At Inchmarlo we are about blending the traditional with a modern twist. The ability to take all that is good with a modern progressive curriculum and underpin it with traditional methods and focus on reading, writing and arithmetic makes us the school we are.

Choosing 2 schools in 1. As the preparatory department of RBAI, we see our boys  on a journey, starting in PreFoundation and finishing in Year 14.  With 94% of the boys in the last 4 years transferring to the main school,  the journey to RBAI starts here at Inchmarlo.

We are committed to an all round education, thereby enabling the academic, artistic, musical, creative and physical potential of each of our boys to flourish. This department is a warm, caring and happy one, where self-esteem is nurtured and grown; we believe that by providing a wide range of interests and passions we provide the boys with every opportunity to develop in confidence. There really is something for everyone at Inchmarlo.

At Inchmarlo, our outstanding facilities support us in providing a positive learning experience that nurtures each boy’s understanding of how he learns. Inchmarlo boys are polite and friendly with their own individual characters, personalities, passions and interests.

We also believe in being judged on our actions rather than just our words and as our website can only give you a flavour of life here on Cranmore Park, I would encourage you to come and visit us, meet the boys and staff and see us close up – we look forward to meeting you.

Mr A Smyth - Headmaster

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