Wishing you a warm welcome to our wonderful Preparatory School community. Our superbly positioned Victorian site in the North of the town, houses our Early Years Foundation Stage, Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 classrooms in one location. Kingsley Preparatory School is a family and members of our close-knit community will tell you that it is a happy, inclusive and stimulating place to work and learn. 

We are proud of the high educational standards to which we aspire and our pupils consistently achieve well above national expectations at EYFS, Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2. We have recently implemented our own dynamic new 4D curriculum, encouraging independent learning, the acquisition of future-ready skills and the pursuit of excellence on every level. 

However, it is not just our high academic standards for which we are renowned; we are also proud of our success outside the classroom Forest School, sporting, musical and artistic achievements are highly valued. Pupils are taught in small classes by a team of experienced and dedicated teachers, who inspire a love of learning along with good manners, social skills and an enthusiasm for new challenges. Our Year 6 pupils leave us for Senior School destinations as confident, well-rounded young people, fully prepared to take on the opportunities ahead. 

Our Kingsley parents will tell you about the positive buzz emanating from the Preparatory School every day; about children eager to enter school in the mornings; about high standards of teaching and learning marked by a real sense of innovation and adventure. Each pupil here is celebrated; they have a real sense of pride in the school and are secure, happy and willing to take risks in their learning. 

Independence and curiosity are encouraged and nurtured right through from Little Aviators to Year 6. Personalised learning and exciting opportunities stem from our Creative Curriculum topics, such as ‘Out of this World’, ‘Brave Britain’ and ‘What lies Beneath’ among other inspiring whole school themes. 

The Kingsley Preparatory School is built on a remarkable educational history which spans more than 130 years, but the school is constantly evolving and you will find that it feels modern and dynamic in its approach. So, please do make an appointment to come and experience our remarkable school for yourself; we would be delighted to meet you! 

Independent School Inspectorate, March 2023

Enjoy a behind the scenes look at The Kingsley Preparatory School, see what Year 4 pupil Ashwin gets up to on a typical day.

The Kingsley School