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Ursuline Preparatory School

Ursuline Preparatory School

18 The Downs, Wimbledon, London, SW20 8HR

020 8947 0859



Ursuline Preparatory School
School type Girls' Day School with Co-educational Nursery
Founded 1892
Head Teacher Mrs Caroline Molina
Date Appointed January 2020
Girls Age Range 3-11 years
Boys Age Range 3-4½ years
Number of pupils 169
Nursery Mornings £2,375 per term
Nursery - Year 6 Full Time £3,880 per term
Average Class Size 18
Teacher/Pupil ratio 1:5

Ursuline Preparatory School is a Roman Catholic school that welcomes children of all faiths and none. Non-selective by choice, the school offers a values-driven, academic education to girls from 3-11 years of age and to boys in the Nursery class.

Established in 1892 to promote the values of St Angela Merici OSU, Ursuline Preparatory School places equal value on the education of heart, mind and soul in the certain knowledge that only through the equal development of all three can a child truly excel. The school's mission is to develop a community that lives each day working together (Insieme) and united in harmony, valuing the contributions of all and championing the virtues of love, compassion, kindness and generosity. The children are encouraged to be grateful for the gifts they have been given and to develop these gifts to the full, in generous service to others. The school seeks to pass on the living and faith-filled tradition of Jesus Christ by having unswerving faith in every single one of our pupils and by encouraging them, in turn, to have faith and hope in others. A keen focus is to educate and create future leaders in the spirit of Serviam (I will serve), keeping justice at the centre of their lives.

The core provision of this school is three-fold:

  • A strong Ursuline ethos;
  • An academic provision, whether in the classroom or online, that prepares children fully for secondary school;
  • A strong partnership between pupils, parents and staff.

Our children enjoy a rich diversity of experiences, both inside and outside of the classroom. Our 11+ preparation curriculum, full sporting programme, and developed range of extra-curricular activities, provides an enriching and engaging provision. We are ready and able to replicate this provision by distance learning, ensuring our children are fully prepared for the next step in their educational journey no matter the circumstances, as well as enabling them to look forward to the future with confidence, keen to make a difference in the world.

The girls at Ursuline Preparatory School follow an academic curriculum and are fully supported, securing places in their senior school of choice. As a result of the Ursuline ethos, and the academic preparation put in place, the girls here can face the 11+ process with confidence. Last year girls received offers from the following schools: Danes Hill School, Epsom College, Guildford High School, Ibstock Place, Kingston Grammar, Lady Eleanor Holles, Notre Dame, Putney High, Surbiton High, Sutton High, St John's Leatherhead, St Paul's Girls School, Ursuline High School and Wimbledon High.

An Ursuline education seeks to help the young people here grow and flourish in an environment in which every child is loved and valued. On such sure foundations, we help them become the very best that they can be. Please do come and visit; you will be made most welcome.