Staines Preparatory School
3 Gresham Road, Staines-upon-Thames, TW18 2BT, Surrey
Co-educational Day Preparatory & Nursery
|Head of School||Ms Samantha Sawyer|
|Date Appointed||September 2014|
|Co-ed Age Range||3-11 years|
|Number of pupils||289|
|Number of boys||154|
|Number of girls||135|
|Day fees per annum||£11,975 - £14,610 per annum|
|Average Class Size||15 (max 20)|
We are a happy, welcoming and non-selective school that prides itself on creating a genuine family atmosphere alongside a first rate education. Our ethos of 'educating today's children for the challenges of tomorrow' is more than academics, we will be with you and your child every step of the way throughout their first stage of education.
The pupils at Staines Prep learn the value of commitment to successful learning, develop discipline and a sense of responsibility. This supportive and nurturing environment enables pupils to fulfil their potential and become more confident, independent lifelong learners across all areas of the curriculum and well–adjusted, global citizens.
As a school we adopt a 'Growth Mindset' culture. Growth Mindset is a programme which looks to empower pupils with the core belief that abilities, rather than being fixed, can be developed over time. Research shows that this powerful belief leads to an increased focus on learning, greater resilience, and superior achievement. The ISI inspectors were particularly impressed by the personal development of pupils, noting in their report that "pupils display high levels of self-esteem due to the nurturing environment of the school".
Our school facilities not only include inspiring classrooms but a science lab and art, design and technology suite which many senior schools would be envious of. We have a large sports hall and theatre space which all pupils take advantage of from nursery upwards. This year we have added a state of the art home economics room.
We are very proud to have been awarded the School Games Gold award which, along with our wide range of extra-curricular activities, shows our commitment to sport and promoting a healthy lifestyle for all our pupils across all year groups. Our playgrounds are full of activities that get the pupils moving and developing a Growth Mindset outside of the classroom, from a trim trail and climbing wall for the older years through to an array of playground games for the lower school and nursery.
Our Environmental Area, The Sanctuary, allows the children to bring science to life whilst learning to safely explore the great outdoors. We use Forest School principles to teach skills that can be used in the classroom and beyond, encouraging team work, responsibility and communication as well as building self-esteem and independence. The children are not limited in what they can do but instead are taught how to access and manage the risks in nature.
We understand how hard our parents work and we aim to support them by providing wraparound care from 7.30am until 6.00pm. We are less than 5 minutes' walk from Staines railway station, making pick-up and drop-off that little bit easier. We also operate a bus service from the surrounding areas.
We are delighted to have been shortlisted for the Independent School Awards 4 years in a row. Our ISI 'excellent in all areas' rating following a full inspection in 2019. We are proud to have received a Primary Quality Mark accreditation for our curriculum and practice.
To come and experience the school first hand, you can arrange a private tour to fit in around your commitments or visit us at one of our popular open events which run throughout the year.