ACS International School
Crest Photo BRONZE

Notre Dame Preparatory School

147 Dereham Road, Norwich, Norfolk, United Kingdom NR2 3TA

Age Range & Fees

Age Range2 to 11
Annual Day Fees£6180 to £6675
Annual Weekly Boarding Fees£0 to £0
Annual Full Boarding Fees£0 to £0

Number of Pupils

Boys Girls
100Day100
0Full Board0
0Weekly0
100Total100

Number of Staff

Full-time: 14
Part-time: 15

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

Robert Thornton


Notre Dame was originally founded by the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur in 1864 but is now a company with charitable status. The aim of the headmaster and staff is to promote the intellectual, social and physical qualities of each child in a secure and happy atmosphere. As a Catholic school we endeavour to nurture a love of God in all our children. The school has an ethos of service and care and embraces children of all faiths.

We have excellent SATs results and long experience of preparing children for sitting exams for selective independent schools.

The curriculum includes English, Maths, History, Geography, Science, French, Music, Art, Design, Design + Technology, Religious Education, Physical Education, swimming and ICT. Optional subjects are speech and drama, ballet, recorder, tennis, football coaching club, cricket, rugby, mini-sports, choir, music ensemble, chess, arts and crafts, guitar, strings, brass, drums and woodwind.

There is an After School Club until 6pm offering a light tea and homework facilities. The school offers a wide range of extra-curricular activities. The school opens at 8am and we offer free supervision until the start of the school day at 8.30am. Early Years Funding is available for all 3 & 4 year old - universal entitlement.

The Headmaster and staff work in collaboration with parents, helping the children towards a growing understanding of the world and of their responsibilities towards other people.
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What we offer

  • Design technology
  • Drama/Theatre
  • Painting/Sculpture
  • Photography
  • French
  • Latin
  • Spanish
  • Badminton
  • Cricket
  • Cross-country
  • Football
  • Gymnastics
  • Hockey
  • Netball
  • Rounders
  • Rugby
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Ballet
  • Chess
  • Dance
  • Drama productions
  • Public speaking/Debating
  • Sailing
  • Skiing
  • Yoga
  • Band/Orchestra
  • Choir
  • Corps of drums
  • Guitar
  • Keyboard
  • Singing
  • Strings
  • Woodwind
  • After school club
  • Before school/Breakfast club
  • Experience of gifted children
  • Particular diets
  • Vegetarian
  • Dyslexia
  • Language
  • Delicate/Medical
  • MLD
  • SEBD

Method of Entry

  • Interview
  • Trial day at school
  • Visit school
  • Please apply to school
  • Registration
  • Taster days
  • This is a non-selective school

Scholarships & Bursaries

  • Financial need

Accreditations and Affliations:

  • AGBIS
  • CATSC
  • CISC
  • DFE, UK
  • ISA Independent
  • ISBA

Religious Affliations:

  • All denominations welcome
  • Inter-denominational
  • Roman Catholic


Teaching Languages:

  • English
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