School Life

Education here is for life, not just the classroom.  Our children leave us confident and well-mannered, with essential life skills such as the ability to interact with people and work as part of a team.  These attributes are often noted by the head teachers of our destination schools.

Our small class sizes and family atmosphere enables us to build warm relationships with the children and their parents.

Co-education and the continuity of education, from Nursery to Year 8, means family members can stay together, with girls and boys learning from each others’ strengths.  Our international families enrich life at The Prep.

Our location, in 25 acres of beautiful grounds on the edge of Knole Park, is very important to us as it provides a useful and natural extension to our teaching facilities.  Our environment also provides a vast playground and on-site forest school where children are trusted and encouraged to play.

We have been fortunate to attract and retain an outstanding team of experienced, qualified teachers and support staff, committed to listening to you and your child and making your family’s time with us as rewarding and fulfilling as possible.

“We are humbled by the warm welcome we’ve received from your staff, pupils and parents since my son joined in September. It truly feels like we’ve joined a family rather than an entity. He says he can truly be himself because everyone is so nice. He’s adjusted incredibly well and we are very grateful.
I realised what a feat it was for him when I volunteered to help on Fireworks evening and walked in the dining room full of strangers trying to find where my station was. Everyone was friendly and helpful and I immediately felt at ease.
What a fantastic school you have.” New parent