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Staines Preparatory School

3 Gresham Road, Staines-upon-Thames, Surrey, England TW18 2BT

Private School (Fee Paying) Co-Educational 3 - 11 Years Day

An adventure awaits you at Staines Prep, an endearing school where children aged 3-11 thrive and grow in preparation for the challenges of tomorrow. Within our diverse community children are nurtured...

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Word From The Head

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Samantha Sawyer

An adventure awaits you at Staines Prep, an endearing school where children aged 3-11 thrive and grow in preparation for the challenges of tomorrow.

Choosing the right school for your child is one of the most important decisions you will make as a parent, but rest assured that you are in safe hands. Within our diverse community children are nurtured and supported, becoming independent, lifelong learners who are confident to be themselves - something vital in today’s fast-paced world. Tried and tested approaches have been used and adapted by our staff to best suit young learners since our foundation in 1935.

I am proud that we celebrate children as individuals, acknowledging their unique characters, traits and skills. They are encouraged to embrace challenges and learn collaboratively, with effort being praised alongside achievement.

"Everyone here is welcomed as a distinct individual who forms a valuable part of our warm, inclusive family atmosphere."

Our community consists of more than just our pupils and staff: it extends to parents and families, who are actively encouraged to get involved with their child’s education. We believe you play an important part in partnership with us to enable your child to reach their maximum potential. Our goal as a charitable school is to provide high quality education whilst ensuring our fees remain at competitive levels - something we are able to consistently achieve every day.

Throughout their time with us, your child will follow The Staines Prep Way - a code underpinning everything we do built on seven timeless values chosen for their enduring relevance to the children of today and adults of tomorrow:

- Listen
- Share
- Forgive
- Be Kind
- Respect Others
- Be Your Best
- Be Honest

We pride ourselves on having a real family feel with real family values, and dedicated staff lead by example. They provide exemplary pastoral support and continuously champion our dedication to wellbeing.

"Staines Prep were shortlisted for the Independent Schools of The Year 2021 and 2022 - evidence of our commitment to a quality educational experience."

As pupils near the end of their journey with us we cater for them to move onto independent senior schools or grammar schools, with high expectations for what they will go on to achieve.

What are you waiting for? The first steps of your journey begin here - we would love for you to pay us a visit!

Looking forward to meeting you,

Samantha Sawyer B.Ed (Hons), M.Ed, NPQH

Open Days, Visits & Events

06-10-2023 - Open Morning 09:30- 11:30

Visiting a school is the best way to experience first-hand how a school operates; hearing directly from pupils and staff will give you the opportunity to see if the school would be a good fit for your child.

At our open events we encourage you to ask questions, familiarise yourself with our facilities and staff, and get a feel for our supportive, nurturing environment which will support your child every step of the way through their first steps in education.

What We Offer

  • SATs (UK) - Standard Assessment Tests
  • Classics
  • Design Technology
  • Drama/Theatre
  • ICT
  • Painting/Sculpture
  • Chinese - Mandarin
  • English
  • French
  • Latin
  • Spanish
  • Badminton
  • Basketball
  • Cricket
  • Cross-Country
  • Fencing
  • Football
  • Gymnastics
  • Hockey
  • Martial Arts
  • Netball
  • Rounders
  • Rugby
  • Swimming
  • Table Tennis
  • Tennis
  • Touch Rugby
  • Adventure Training
  • Ballet
  • Chess
  • Drama
  • Language Club
  • Public Speaking
    • After School Club
    • Armed Forces Children
    • Before School Club
    • Gifted Children
    • International Students
    • Rail Services
    • School Bus Service
    • Special Diets


    • Assessment
    • Report from previous school
    • References
      • All denominations welcome
      • Non-denominational
      • English

        Age Range & Fees

        Age Range3 to 11
        Annual Day Fees *£11250 to £13500
        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: 70
        Part-time: 0

        % Pupils Gaining
        GCSE/IGCSE Passes 5 - 9

        % Pupils Gaining
        A Level Grades A – C

        % Pupils Going
        To University

        School Reviews

        A. W. Youth Police Community Support Officer (Surrey Police)

        During the two weeks of Junior Citizen over 1200 pupils from schools across the Borough attended and Staines Preparatory School were by far the most polite, well behaved and well-mannered pupils that we had.

        Lower School Parent

        Honestly speaking as parents we have been to see a few other schools over the last few weeks ... and none other was as happy and inspiring as Staines Prep.

        Former Pre-Prep Parent

        My son has been provided with endless learning opportunities and talks with great enthusiasm at home about his experiences.

        Lower Prep & Upper Prep School Parent

        The sole aim is always clear, it has never changed and that is the happiness of the children.

        Lower Prep & Upper Prep Parent

        My children love coming to school and more importantly they love learning. The school, teaching and support staff have such amazing skill sets and an innate ability to help each and every child flourish in all aspects of their life.

        Pre-Prep & Lower Prep Parents

        The transition from Nursery to Reception, and beyond, was handled so well it felt – for both children, despite each having very different personalities and especially considering the recent challenges of the pandemic – like a small, exciting but entirely natural step.