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Notre Dame Preparatory School

147 Dereham Road, Norwich, Norfolk, England NR2 3TA

Private School (Fee Paying) Co-Educational 2 - 11 Years Day


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Word From The Head

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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.

Open Days, Visits & Events

25-04-2023 - Open Morning

What We Offer

  • SATs (UK) - Standard Assessment Tests
  • 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
  • Public Speaking
  • Sailing
  • Skiing
  • Yoga
  • Dyslexia or Specific Learning Difficulties (SpLD)
  • Language and Communication Disorders
  • Delicate/Medical Conditions
  • Moderate Learning Difficulties (MLD)
  • Social Emotional and Mental Health Needs (SEMH)
  • After School Club
  • Before School Club
  • Gifted Children
  • Special Diets


  • Interview
  • Trial day at school
  • Financial Assistance
  • All denominations welcome
  • Inter-denominational
  • Roman Catholic
  • English

    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
    * Currency: GB Pound

    Number Of Pupils

    0Full Boarding0
    0Weekly Boarding0
    Boys Girls

    Number Of Staff

    Full-time: 14
    Part-time: 15

    % Pupils Gaining
    GCSE/IGCSE Passes 5 - 9

    % Pupils Gaining
    A Level Grades A – C

    % Pupils Going
    To University