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
On 11th November, a bright, but slightly windy Wednesday morning, the girls formed up on the playground to hear three girls read three poignant poems. Our bugler then played The Last Post before the two minutes silence – beautifully observed – and then Reveille on the...
The Third Form performed their production about the First World War, portraying the war through the eyes of one family, with flashes across to real events. With such an international class it made sense that we used their linguistic talents to read out the original...
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,...