Best Prep Schools
The best day or boarding Prep Schools in the UK

  • Our expert advice service can establish the perfect school for your child
  • Helping parents choose the best private preparatory schools
  • Specialising in London, Home Counties and Boarding Preps
  • Call us on 01622 813870 to discuss your requirements; the initial consultation is free
Related Pages: - Day Prep Schools - How to Choose a Prep School - All Through Schools - Advice on Finding Schools

How to Choose a Prep School

How do you find prep school locations?

There are around 1000 private preparatory schools in the UK and so there will be one fairly close to wherever you live. If you are searching for a day prep, you will likely want it to be within 5 miles of your home (3 miles in London) because of the two school runs each day. Thus our search engine works on geographic search and you need to enter the name of your town or city or the name of the school. When it produces a list of schools, you can click on a school name to obtain outline details. If you wish to see their map locations go to our companion website which has an interactive map.

But how do you find the best prep for your child?

For those parents who are determined to do their own research we want to provide sufficient information for all British private prep schools on this website. However, the sheer volume makes this very difficult and thus we commend you to make use of our bespoke advice service, which will seek to answer these typical questions and others:

1.    Which preps have the best track record of being a feeder school for our target senior schools?
2.    Which preps are best at teaching which subjects?
3.    What curriculums do they offer?
4.    What age ranges do they cover?
5.    What facilities do they have?
6.    If boarding, is this weekly or full and what percentage of pupils board?
7.    What vacancies do they have in my child’s year group? What percentage of applicants are offered places? Waiting lists?
8.    What size is the school?
9.    How selective are they and what are the admissions criteria?
10.    Where do most leavers go? Names of schools? What percentage secure scholarships or exhibitions?
11.    Is the school an all through which feeds their own senior school?
12.    Do they take bilingual children and improve their English?
13.    What modern languages are taught?
14.    Will they take SEN children?
15.    Will your budget cover the fees?

We are very experienced at prep school placements. Our advice is totally impartial and independent. In most cases we try to map out a pathway to senior school to cover all life stages. We will try to get you several offers to give you a choice. In the first instance, why not contact us for a free telephone consultation. Tel: +44 (0)1622 813870 or 812852 or fill in our Enquiry form.


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