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Aldro Prep School
Aldro Prep School

Aldro School, Surrey

 Lombard St, Shackleford, Godalming GU8 6AS

Aldro is a boys school situated within 35 acres of Surrey woodland and less than 45 minutes from London. The school provides both day and boarding options for around 275 pupils in the village of Shackleford near Guildford.

Summer Fields Prep School
Summer Fields Prep School

Summer Fields, Oxford

Mayfield Road, Oxford

Situated in the heart of Oxford, within 70 acres of beautiful grounds, Summer Fields proudly nurtures its pupils academically, morally, spiritually and culturally to develop their confidence and sense of independence.

New Beacon Prep School
New Beacon Prep School

The New Beacon, Kent

Brittains Ln, Sevenoaks TN13 2PB
A clear mission, high expectations and excellent teaching lead to achievement. They can all be found at The New Beacon along with happy boys where the sound of laughter is never far away. The New Beacon is a place of energy and success, for individual boys and for the entire school community. They are opening a nursery in September 2019 for girls and boys who are rising 3 years old.

Aldwickbury School, Harpenden

Wheathampstead Rd, Harpenden AL5 1AD
Aldwickbury offers a high-quality education for boys within a happy, challenging, supportive and caring environment. Its’ ethos encourages the boys to have high aspirations and helps them to confidently make the transition to a wide range of senior schools.

Junior King’s Canterbury

Milner Court, Sturry, Canterbury, Kent, CT2 0AY

A historic school, founded in 1879, but one that is never stuck in history, Junior King’s stands out as a place bursting with energy, dynamism and a real enjoyment of learning. The children are at the heart of everything they do at the school and they believe that with a positive and creative approach comes happy, engaged children.

St Andrew’s Eastbourne

Meads Street, Eastbourne,BN20 7RP

St Andrew’s Prep is an independent day and boarding school for boys and girls aged 9 months to 13 years. The school is a short walk from the sea and the foot of the South Downs. The school uses its glorious surroundings to stimulate the imagination, creativity and inventiveness of its pupils while equipping them with the qualities of self-discipline, resilience, honesty, kindness and compassion.

Upton House

115 St. Leonard’s Rd, Windsor

Upton House School is a provider of excellent academic standards within a warm and nurturing environment. Individual talent is developed, and a wide and varied curriculum offers a well-rounded education where girls and boys age 2-11 are prepared with confidence for entry and scholarships to the very best Senior schools.

Vinehall School, Robertsbridge


Vinehall is a traditional prep school with a 21st century approach. The school is a co-educational day, boarding school and nursery located near the town of Robertsbridge, East Sussex for children aged 2 to 13.

Windlesham House, West Sussex

London Rd, Pulborough, RH20 4AY

Windlesham is an independent boarding and day prep school first set up in 1837 and was the first to admit girls in 1967. The beautiful rural surrounding of the South Downs provides the perfect environment for children to thrive.

Spring Grove School

Harville Road Wye TN25 5EZ

Spring Grove offers an outstanding, all-round education for boys and girls, and is widely known for its family ethos and feel. The school specialises in ‘free-range’ children; nurturing and developing all of its pupils to their full potential. Small classes offer children individual attention and tuition, preparing them for both grammar and senior independent school entry.

Cumnor House Sussex

Danehill, Haywards Heath, West Sussex RH17 7HT

Set in the heart of the Ashdown Forest, Cumnor House Sussex is one of the country’s leading independent day and boarding schools for children aged 2 to 13. The school offers a safe and unhurried environment for active and ambitious children with 65 acres to roam, explore and climb trees alongside state-of-the-art facilities including a new STEM building, 14 sports fields, an all-weather surface, two creative art studios, a theatre and Cumnor Nursery.

St Hilda’s Harpenden

28 Douglas Road, Harpenden, Herts, AL5 2ES

St Hilda’s is a family community, providing an outstanding quality of education, a wide variety of curriculum and exceptional pastoral care to its pupils, who range from 3 – 11. Pupils thrive on a personalised curriculum, where diversity is celebrated, individuality is nurtured, good manners are fostered and achievement is encouraged at every level.

The Hawthorns School

Pendell Court, Pendell Rd, Bletchingley RH1 4QJ

The focus at Hawthorns is to create a happy, family atmosphere whilst giving each child every opportunity to realise their potential through academic achievement and by engaging in activities which build their confidence.

Bede’s, Eastbourne

Duke’s Drive, Eastbourne, East Sussex, BN20 7XL

Bede’s Prep School has a reputation for offering innovation in the classroom and expansive opportunities outside of it. Based in Eastbourne, Bede’s Prep is nestled on a cliff top above Beachy Head with stunning views of the sea.

Cottesmore School, East Sussex

Buchan Hill, Pease Pottage West Sussex, RH11 9AU

Cottesmore is an academic boarding prep school for boys and girls in West Sussex housed in a fine, Grade II-listed Victorian mansion. Located between Pease Pottage and Horsham, the school has been preparing children for renowned public schools since 1894.

Dover College, East Sussex

Dover CT17 9RH

Dover College was founded in 1871 and provides a day and boarding education for almost 400 boys and girls aged 3-18. The College is non-selective and sits in idyllic surroundings in the grounds of a 12th Century Benedictine Priory and encourages pupils to “think differently”.



Brambletye is a prep school for children aged 2 ½ to 13. Nestled in 140 acres of beautiful Sussex countryside, children have opportunities, time and space to enjoy a rich learning experience. The creative arts flourish here and children excel in music, art and drama, as well as achieving high sporting and academic standards.

Abbot’s Hill School


Abbot’s Hill School is an independent Day School providing an all-round education for over 500 girls aged 4-16 years in Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire. The school is non-selective and has been providing pastoral care on the site for over 100 years having been founded in 1912.

Highfield and Brookham, Hampshire

Highfield Ln, Liphook GU30 7LQ

Highfield and Brookham are charming country prep, pre-prep and nursery schools offering an exceptional all-round education for children aged 3-13. Set within 175 acres of stunning grounds, the schools are ideally located only an hour from London, on the Hampshire, Surrey and West Sussex borders.

The Prebendal School, Chichester

52-55 West Steet, Chichester PO19 1RT

The Prebendal is a thriving prep school for boys and girls aged 3-13 and is uniquely located in the heart of historic Chichester. The school dates back to the foundation of Chichester Cathedral in the 11th century and today the school provides a range of day, boarding and flexi-boarding education.

Ashford School, Kent

Ashford Rd, Great Chart, Ashford TN23 3DJ

Set in the rural village of Great Chart, Ashford Prep School strives to provide an education in an outstanding environment, in which all children will benefit. From Nursery through to Year 6, students are offered extensive opportunities to be happy and confident through Adventurous Learning and a varied and broad curriculum, of which creativity is at the heart.

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Danes Hill School, Oxshott

Leatherhead Rd, Oxshott KT22 0JG

Danes Hill is a day school providing boys and girls aged 3 to 13 with a broad and balanced all-round education. The school is situated in the village of Oxshott in Surrey, within 55 acres of grounds which is ample for the 800 plus pupils here.

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Great Walstead School

East Mascalls Lane, Lindfield, West Sussex, RH16 2QL

The vision at Great Walstead is to enable pupils to become independent and engaged learners who see challenges as opportunities, all grounded on Christian values and a sense of social responsibility.

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TASIS The American School in England

Coldharbour Lane, Thorpe, Surrey TW20 8TE

TASIS England is an American international school with over 600 day and boarding students from more than 50 countries. TASIS provides small classes and multiple pathways for learning, including the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme and a broad-based American curriculum with Advanced Placement courses.

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St Hilary’s School, Surrey

Holloway Hill, Godalming GU7 1RZ

St Hilary’s prides itself in providing an outstanding all-round education, equipping pupils not only with strong academic standards but also the essential qualities and skills required beyond their time at school.

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Ashford Prep School, Kent

Ashford Rd, Great Chart, Ashford TN23 3DJ

Set in the rural village of Great Chart, Ashford Prep School strives to provide an education in an outstanding environment, in which all children will benefit. From Nursery through to Year 6, students are offered extensive opportunities to be happy and confident through Adventurous Learning and a varied and broad curriculum, of which creativity is at the heart.

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Beechwood Park School, St Albans

Pickford Rd, Markyate, St Albans AL3 8AW

Beechwood Park School is an independent, co-educational day and boarding prep school in Hertfordshire for over 500 children aged 3 to 13. The main school is situated within a beautiful Georgian mansion, surrounded by 37 acres of rural parkland in Hertfordshire located a short distance from Harpenden, St Albans and Berkhamsted.

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