Welcome to The Village Prep School in Belsize Park. A few years ago, the Good Schools Guide, referred to the school as “the best kept secret in NW3”. Flattering as that is, our aim is to lose the two middle words from that statement and strive to be “the best prep school in NW3”. That is never easy, but as our motto, ad astra (to the stars) proclaims, there should be no ceiling to the ambition of the pupils and staff.
Our girls enjoy the freedom of being a child with a real passion for learning; being excited about her lessons; having belief in herself and having a real say in the way the school moves forward. A Village Prep girl learns how to respect and care for others and how to share these values with others.
As Head, I would love you to come and see for yourself what we are all doing at The Village Prep School, so that you can experience our dynamic school yourself, and decide if this is where your daughter will thrive.
“The school provides a safe space for the girls to develop. They create a real thirst and excitement for knowledge, a place to have so much fun, and instil wonderful values of friendship”
“The curriculum extends way beyond what is typically found in primary schools.”
Music is very important to the life of the school. It brings together intellect and feeling and enables the girls to use personal expression. Pupils are encouraged to explore through listening, singing and playing a wide range of musical genres. In lessons, girls acquire the knowledge, skills and understanding needed to make music.
Drawing is the foundation of all art skills and there is a lot of experimenting with a wide range of drawing media such as pencil, pen, charcoal, chalk, oil pastels, pen and ink. In these activities, perspective, tone and form are all looked at. Painting is explored through watercolour, inks and acrylics with the girls finding tones through colour mixing and seeing how light affects colour.
Latest news from The Village Prep School
The Village Prep School welcomes Miss Morven MacDonald as the new Head from September 2021. Morven is presently Assistant Head (academic) at Garden House School, Chelsea. Against a very strong field of candidates for this post, Morven’s experience and her...
Education is not solely about achieving amazing exam results although present league tables tend to suggest otherwise sometimes. Education should be about having a real passion to learn about a wide range of subjects, topics and ideas where exams do not create a...
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