Welcome to Pre-Prep

Welcome to St Andrew’s Pre-Prep.  You will find details about daily life in the Pre-Prep in this section and please visit our School Life section to see everything else that we have to offer.

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 are welcome to join our Nursery in the half term of their 3rd birthday or at any point after that date as they become ready to start Reception.  Places for entry into Year 1 and Year 2 are possible if there is space.

We are lucky to have our own purpose-built buildings but our best facility is our outside areas.  In addition to 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.

Our school day runs from 8.45am until 3.30pm.  We offer as much flexibility as possible and pupils can book in for breakfast at 7.30am or be dropped off from 8.00am.  At the end of the day we provide a wide range of optional activities.  Children are also welcome to stay in the Pre-Prep Late Club until 6.00pm, which is run by qualified staff.  We realise that our pupils will have had a long day and provide them with a free choice of activities (fresh air and freedom are important to us) and provide snacks and tea in a comfortable, caring environment.

We do hope that you will 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.”