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Alleyn Court Preparatory School

Wakering Road, Southend-on-Sea, Essex, United Kingdom SS3 0PW

Age Range & Fees

Age Range2 to 11
Annual Day Fees£2910 to £11769
Annual Weekly Boarding Fees£0 to £0
Annual Full Boarding Fees£0 to £0

Number of Pupils

Boys Girls
163Day139
0Full Board0
0Weekly0
163Total139

Number of Staff

Full-time: 40
Part-time: 20

GCSE Pass Rate - Age 16

Grades A* - C or 9 – 5

Pass Rate - Age 18

Exams at age 18

Higher Education

Pupils who went on to Higher Education
Head Photo

Rupert Snow


Alleyn Court is a traditional day preparatory school. Founded in 1904 as a boys' school, it moved to its present site in 1993 and became co-educational. Pupils are accepted between the ages of 2.5 and 11, from Pre-Nursery to Year 6.

The school offers impressive facilities for Science, Art and Computing. It is also successful in a broad range of sports (currently ISA U11 National 5-a-side Champions and Essex Cross Country Champions) and all pupils are given excellent coaching in the major sports of football, rugby, cricket, netball and hockey, as well as in basketball, athletics and cross-country. A new Sports Hall was opened in June 1999 and our Cricket Pavilion is newly refurbished and enlarged.

Pupils regularly participate in and enjoy a variety of extra-curricular activities, where opportunities are many and varied. Children are encouraged to aim for high standards in all aspects of school life and are duly celebrated and praised for their efforts.

Pupils' progress is monitored through half-termly assessments and grades reported to parents at progress meetings. The school aims to help all children to become confident and successful in achieving their best.

Our Pre-preparatory department, with premises in both Westcliff and Thorpe Bay, offers children a fantastic Montessori-based approach to the Early Years Foundation Stage. This practical approach develops and enhances natural abilities and encourages social development and self-esteem through child initiated learning. This is a flagship department within the school; classified as outstanding by Ofsted and regarded as a Beacon setting in the locality.

Home-school partnerships are vital to preparing pupils successfully for entrance to major independent secondary schools at 11 and also for entrance tests to local selective schools, where our record of success is consistently high.

Throughout the school children learn to live as members of a community while developing their individual personalities in a happy and structured environment. Former pupils have made an outstanding contribution to local and national life. There are two present MPs, a member of the House of Lords, a recent Lord Mayor of London, a novelist of international renown, a prize-winning playwright, a fellow of All Souls, Internationals in Rugby, Soccer, Hockey and Cricket, an Olympic swimming finalist in Seoul and Barcelona and a member of a world famous pop band.

The school has a most welcoming and friendly atmosphere based on mutual respect and prospective parents are encouraged to come and visit the school to sample this for themselves.
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What we offer

  • Design technology
  • Drama/Theatre
  • ICT
  • Painting/Sculpture
  • English as foreign/2nd language
  • French
  • Spanish
  • Archery
  • Athletics
  • Badminton
  • Basketball
  • Cricket
  • Cross-country
  • Football
  • Gymnastics
  • Hockey
  • Netball
  • Rounders
  • Rugby
  • Table tennis
  • Tennis
  • Touch rugby
  • Water sports
  • Ballet
  • Chess
  • Cycling
  • Dance
  • Drama productions
  • Band/Orchestra
  • Brass
  • Choir
  • Guitar
  • Keyboard
  • Percussion
  • Singing
  • Strings
  • Woodwind
  • After school club
  • Before school/Breakfast club
  • Experience of gifted children
  • Experience of international students
  • Dyslexia
  • MLD

Method of Entry

  • Interview
  • This is a non-selective school
  • Bursary exam
  • Early registration or registration at birth
  • Please apply to school
  • Registration
  • Scholarship or bursary exam
  • Taster days
  • Trial day at school
  • Visit school

Scholarships & Bursaries

  • Clergy/Ministers
  • Academic
  • Art
  • Siblings
  • Music
  • Financial need
  • All-rounder
  • Teaching
  • Sport

Accreditations and Affliations:

  • IAPS
  • ISA Independent
  • ISBA
  • ISC
  • SATIPS
  • Forest Schools

Religious Affliations:

  • Church of England


Teaching Languages:

  • English
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