ImaginationAn outstanding independent girls’ prep school for ages 2½ - 11


AspirationAn outstanding independent girls’ prep school for ages 2½ - 11


DeterminationAn outstanding independent girls’ prep school for ages 2½ - 11



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.

Graeme Delaney

Open Days

Our open day dates for next academic year are:

Tuesday 22nd September at 9am
Thursday 29th October at 1.30pm

If you have already visited the school, we can arrange a taster day where your child will join a class and experience a Village Prep School day.

“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”

What our Parents say…

“The curriculum extends way beyond what is typically found in primary schools.”

Ofsted 2020


Ambition and resilience are not just confined to the classroom. Here at The Village Prep School we offer a broad range of sports aimed at inspiring and encouraging the girls to be active; to foster a real sense of teamwork and an ambition to challenge themselves and achieve; to know no boundaries, and above all, to experience and have FUN!

Music and Drama

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.


Dance involves every girl at The Village Prep, with each one taking a weekly class. The goal is to ensure that each child is confident enough to say “I can dance!”.


The school has established an enviable reputation for ambitious dramatic productions, which are performed in the purpose-built theatre. Every class puts on a production, usually based on a known book, play or musical, where they perform the dress rehearsal to the school and a public show for parents, grandparents, friends and family.


Clubs are hugely popular and attended by almost everyone in each year group. In addition to sports clubs, the school offers a 4 o’clock Club to any girl who wants to stay between 3.15 and 4.30pm.

Latest news from The Village Prep School

London Youth Games

London Youth Games

We are really excited to be taking part in the London Youth Games new initiative, the Virtual Games. Taking place over four-weeks, children of all ages are given the chance to represent their Boroughs in a series of sport-related challenges that can be done at home,...

CV-19: Thoughts from the Headmaster

CV-19: Thoughts from the Headmaster

Who could have conceived back in December 2019, that three months later, every school in the country would be closed? When the news came through about closure, many schools had to put into practice an online home schooling scheme that would not only work...

Heart warming response from The Village Prep parents

Heart warming response from The Village Prep parents

We had a heartwarming response from The Village Prep parents, rallying to donate hand creams, snacks and drawings for those on the frontline at The Royal Free Hospital. A huge thank you to all those involved, what a truly wonderful community we belong to. The Village...


Every day is an open day at The Village Prep School. Places are available across year groups, so please do get in touch for an opportunity to visit us and see what we’re all about.

Please contact the school using the admissions email or call: 020 7485 4673.