Throughout the Pre-Prep we aim to provide our pupils with a happy and enriched learning environment as they take their first steps on their educational journeys.

Our well-qualified team of staff support the children in developing their academic, social and emotional skills across a broad range of subjects.

Blend of learning opportunities

We are an academic school and, naturally, we focus on enabling the children to have very good learning skills. However, we also blend this with a very creative curriculum, meaning there are specialist lessons such as Art, Drama, STEAM and Music in addition to the more traditional Literacy and Mathematics.

The school’s high staff-to-pupil ratio, and Specialist Teachers for Art, Music, PE and French, help to ensure that our pupils receive the focused attention that is so vital and enhancing for their learning.

Intellectual curiosity

We like to give every child the chance to develop at their own pace, while at the same time thoroughly preparing them for their next stage of learning. We offer rich opportunities for our pupils to learn through the creative curriculum with an emphasis on intellectual curiosity.

The fact that the boys are so incredibly engaged in lessons attests to the expertise of our dedicated staff and Specialist Teachers whose creative and immersive teaching is something the children adore.

Happy, supportive and stimulating

The Independent Schools Inspectorate found that the Pre-Prep “successfully achieves its aim to provide a happy, supportive and stimulating environment where intellectual curiosity and independence of mind are developed and self-discovery and self-expression are fostered.”

Indeed, the children positively burst through the school doors every morning and they also enjoy all the facilities across the wider UCS Foundation – including forest school lessons at the Frognal allotment, pond and beehives, not to mention swimming at UCS Active and playing assorted different sports.

A vast array of before and after-school clubs also keeps them busy and buzzing. You might say that we are inspiring the engineers of the future by inviting our pupils to build, create and make as their fancy flies. If the children can dream it, then we can do it!

Zoe Dunn Headmistress, UCS Pre-Prep
Zoe Dunn