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Oakfield Preparatory School

Oakfield Preparatory School

125-128 Thurlow Park Road, West Dulwich, London, SE21 8HP

020 8670 4206



Oakfield Preparatory School
School type Co-educational Day Preparatory & Nursery
Founded 1887
Head of School Mrs Moyra Thompson
Co-ed Age Range 2-11 years
Number of pupils 303
Years 1-6 £4,831 per term
Nursery: Tailored to each child
Average Class Size 15
Associations ISA, ISC

Welcome to Oakfield Prep School: A World of Opportunity

Nestled in the heart of West Dulwich, Oakfield Prep is a unique day school where every child is encouraged to be the best they can be. We are dedicated to nurturing young minds, fostering individual growth, building character and preparing children for a world of endless opportunities. We're proud to be a diverse and inclusive school, welcoming boys and girls aged 2-11, reflecting the rich tapestry of London.

Location: A Hub of Learning and Diversity

Our prime location in West Dulwich provides a safe, inspiring, and culturally enriched environment for your child to grow, surrounded by modern facilities and luscious green spaces. Oakfield is a proud reflection of London's enviable diversity, celebrating the different backgrounds and experiences of our children and families and preparing our pupils to succeed in an increasingly interconnected world.

Academic Excellence: Shaping Tomorrow's Leaders

At Oakfield Prep School, we are committed to academic excellence. Our innovative curriculum teaches children how, as well as what to learn; it encourages a growth mindset, and to enquire, investigate, and solve problems collaboratively. We also provide state-of-the-art resources, including a dedicated library, iPads, individual laptops, and specialized facilities like the STEM room and Art Studio.

Our commitment to delivering exceptional education is evident in our recent 'Excellent' rating from the Independent Schools Inspectorate (ISI). Alongside our excellent record of first-choice secondary school placements, our Year 6 cohort (of 34 pupils) were offered an unparalleled 30 scholarships, and, in 2022, 97% of our early years pupils achieved a ‘good level of development’ in EYFSP vs the local average of 67% and the national average of 65%.

Pastoral Care and Wraparound Support: Nurturing Well-Rounded Individuals

Our approach to education places a strong emphasis on personalised care and support. Every child at Oakfield is valued and we foster a community where kindness, courtesy, and compassion are paramount. In addition to tailored academic support, we offer the most comprehensive wraparound care in the area as we believe our role includes supporting the whole family in addition to the pupils.

Preparing for the Future: A Holistic Approach

Our motto, "A World of Opportunity," encapsulates our mission to prepare pupils not only for success within our gates but also for the remarkable opportunities that await them in senior school and beyond. The Oakfield Diploma programme, completed in Year 6, equips pupils with the transferrable skills needed to excel in an ever-changing world.

We offer exceptional co-curricular experiences, from creative arts, health and wellness, forensic science and even TV production. Our sports programmes include football, athletics, cricket, rugby, hockey, netball, and gymnastics, with pupils proudly representing their school and achieving regional and national success. In music, pupils have access to a dedicated music room, one-to-one music lessons, and the opportunity to participate in school bands, orchestras, and choirs. Music technology is embedded into our lessons, providing insights into musical composition and production and we've even released a few Oakfield sessions albums and music videos for a contemporary touch.

Join us at Oakfield Prep School, where we celebrate individual strengths and interests, foster a love of learning, and prepare children for a future world of endless opportunities. We look forward to embarking on this incredible journey with you and your child.

Welcome to Oakfield Prep, where every child thrives.