Welcome to Pre-Prep

Welcome to St Andrew’s Pre-Prep

Children are born with a natural love for exploring, discovering and learning.  A good start is key to continuing this zest for learning.  We feed children’s natural enthusiasm and encourage happy, confident learners.  We provide a strong foundation for pupils to achieve academically.  Our average class size is 14, and pupils benefit from specialist teachers in many subjects including PE, ICT and French.


Children can join St Andrew’s Nursery in the half-term of their third birthday on a part-time basis only, and can attend full-time from the September following their third birthday. Children can join Reception from four.  Nursery pupils are exceptionally well prepared for the transition as ‘they start school’.  You can read our Nursery Admissions Criteria here.

Secure space, adventurous outdoors

We are lucky to have our own purpose-built buildings but our best facility is our outside areas.  Aside from our own safe and secure gardens, adventure playground, bicycle play area and giant sand pit, we take our pupils for adventures in our own school woods.

We embed in our pupils a strong set of values including curiosity, courage, collaboration, compassion, creativity and commitment.  These are evident in everything we do, whether it is work or play.

Pre-Prep School Day

Nursery: Mornings run from 08.45 - 12.00 or until 12.45 with lunch. Afternoon sessions run from 13.00 - 15.30.  Four year olds can stay until 18.00.

Reception to Year 2 runs from 08.00 - 15.30

Our School Day is designed to support working families. Breakfast club is available from 07.30 and Pre-Prep daily clubs and tea club run until 18.00. Both need to be pre-booked.

Please come and visit us soon.

Parent “I love that the teachers get to know my children, as individuals. They know what motivates them, how to cheer them up, how to keep them on task, what they're good at, when they need help versus when they need encouragement to do it themselves.”
Parent “Good academic teaching with small class sizes means that St Andrew's achieves.”