Welcome | Thorpe Hall School

Preparatory School 4-11


Welcome to our Preparatory School

Our Preparatory School takes children from age 4 to 11 (School Years Reception to Year 6)

Our aim is to discover, nurture, and develop each of our pupils’ individual strengths through an abundant variety of academic and extra-curricular opportunities.  Here, every child is given a chance to dream, thrive and succeed.

We place great emphasis on teaching children how to learn and develop the skills they need to become life-long learners. They are challenged to be independent thinkers who flourish in our nurturing yet aspirational environment supported by dedicated, positive, and caring staff.

Inspiring self-belief is key. Inside the classroom, this means a commitment to small class sizes, high-quality teaching, and academic success for all. It means helping every child realise that anything is possible with hard work, practice, determination, and resilience.

Outside the classroom, an excellent and extensive all-round enrichment programme involves exciting excursions and a broad range of clubs, committees and activities. Children participate in national and international initiatives designed to inspire and engage across academic, sporting, technological and creative domains. Our weekly Forest and Beach School initiatives are highlights for many children in our Prep School, and we are strong advocates of outdoor learning in its many forms.

Children thrive here at Thorpe Hall’s Preparatory School. They learn to care for themselves, and for each other. Pupil voice is valued and helps to steer school development. We celebrate diversity, and our pupils value their own uniqueness and that of our wider community.

We invite you to visit us and see our wonderful facilities, meet our pupils and staff, and most importantly, experience for yourself the sense of community, happiness, fun and achievement that makes Thorpe Hall School such a special place.

“Every day is a great day at Thorpe Hall,”

Harry, Year 3 Pupil.

  • Small class sizes and spacious facilities
  • ISA Award for Pupils’ Mental Health and Wellbeing
  • Sunday Times Top 100 Prep School
  • Accredited Forest & Beach Schools
  • Extensive Enrichment Programme