St Catherine’s Prep School: A Happy School with High Expectations

St Catherine's Preparatory School

Find out why St Catherine’s Preparatory School is the ideal choice for your child

St Catherine’s Preparatory School fortunate to be located in the beautiful village of Bramley, near Guildford. The school provides a range of outstanding opportunities both in and out of the classroom, and the staff here encourage a love of learning in an environment where the art of creative thinking is taught, along with self-reliance.

Supported by strong Christian values, girls acquire self-respect, and show courtesy and consideration for others. The girls are fully prepared to move on to their senior schools, including St Catherine’s. Their education is an important partnership between home and school, with shared aims and aspirations.

Pre-Prep at St Catherine’s Preparatory School

St Catherine's Preparatory School

Pre-Prep is the beginning of a child’s educational career, and the school prides itself on establishing key foundations in both social and academic learning.  A child who is happy, confident and feels secure within their environment will learn and flourish.  Class sizes are small – 16 children in Reception and 18 in Years One and Two – and with highly-qualified teachers, every child receives the support they need to reach their full potential.

The school aims to give your daughters the capacity and chance to develop as an individual.  Its priority is to provide a positive learning experience where self-respect and independence are encouraged. It also fosters an ‘I can’ approach, and encourages the girls to develop an awareness of others and a polite, kind and helpful attitude.

The Pre-Prep girls benefit immeasurably from the fabulous facilities of the Senior School: the extensive grounds, indoor swimming pool, sports hall, gymnasium, dance studio, magnificent auditorium and 19th century chapel.

All the girls engage in a full and varied curriculum, which includes music, ballet, computing and sport, all delivered by dedicated specialist teachers who add value to the girls’ learning.  There are opportunities during the year for the girls to celebrate and share their achievements, such as assemblies, sports day, a spring chapel service and the Christmas nativity.

Shaping your daughter’s education

These experiences help the children to build a large bank of happy memories that inform and shape their education in the broadest possible sense.  This is something the school prides itself on and has huge fun in providing.

St Catherine's Preparatory School

St Catherine’s Preparatory School bases its education on strong Christian values, and the chapel is at the heart of the school.  Everyone strives to be the best they can be, and the girls celebrate each other’s successes, recognising their own strengths and achievements.

The school provides outstanding pastoral care.  The relationships that are built between the girls and their teachers are key to the success, both academic and personal, of the girls. Together, staff ensure that St Catherine’s girls have a sense that there is nothing that they cannot go on to achieve.

Get a taster of St Catherine’s Prep School

Taster Afternoon for Reception to Year Three Entry

Friday 28 February, 1.30pm to 3pm

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