- helping parents choose the best private preparatory or pre-preparatory school for their child

Fantastic fantastic fantastic! He absolutely loves it there and he is so happy. We have received a wonderful report and he loves the new headmaster. He has made some gorgeous friends and so far he has seen absolutely no bullying!! He has thrown himself into school life and to be honest he has done more at X in two months then he ever did during the three years at Y! Thank you so much and if you ever have any parents interested I would be only too willing to talk to them.

Mrs S W

Welcome to our website

Our aim is to help parents choose the best private preparatory or pre-preparatory school for their child. Pre-prep schools generally cover from age 3 to 7 while prep schools cover from 7 up to age 11 or 13 depending on the departure age to a senior school. Preps and pre-preps are often combined to cater for 3 through to 13. The period under age 4 is often referred to as nursery or kindergarten or Reception. Throughout the rest of this website we will refer to all of these schools as prep schools for the purposes of simplicity.

Expert Advice in finding the perfect prep school

This website covers schools within a defined area. We list day preps in London and the Home Counties plus boarding preps throughout England because this is where the biggest demand is. Indeed most preps in London are significantly oversubscribed. If you are seeking prep schools outside of the Home Counties, then please click to transfer to our biggest website which lists all private schools in the UK.

This website aims to cover all private prep schools within the defined London + Home Counties area with their address and basic details in case you prefer to contact the schools direct. However, a large number of parents prefer to use our bespoke placement service to identify targets, establish vacancies, arrange visits and then decide on the final choice. We take into account a large number of factors including teaching quality, class sizes, pastoral care, facilities, inspection reports, distance from home etc. However, we have a unique approach to school choice. We believe most parents commit to private education on the basis they want their children to progress to very good academic senior schools. Thus a significant part of our advisory process relies on identifying the chosen target senior schools and then ensuring the desired prep school offers the best chance of securing the senior school target. Our companion website contains the most accurate and comprehensive league tables of private schools.

Top preps in London and the Home Counties

Our bespoke school advice clients range from parents who have lived a lifetime in London to international ex pat workers who may be simply passing through for 3 years to parents wanting to transfer children from state schools. We cater for any family circumstances. Why not fill in an enquiry form or better still phone us on 01732 368767 to discuss your requirements. The initial consultation is free.

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