Welcome from Head of Prep

    Hurst Prep  is a co-educational day school for pupils from 4 to 13 years of age. The School is divided into a Pre-Prep School (Reception to Year 2) and Prep School (Years 3 to 8).

    As a genuine through-school, and freed from the constraints of Common Entrance, we have the long term interests of the children at heart, so whether they join us in Reception, Year 3, Year 7, or any time in between, we will be with them for the rest of their educational journey from child to adult.

    Hurst is a place of learning, where the children feel secure, where they are supported, known and valued as individuals, and are happy to challenge themselves to improve every day.

    The Prep and Pre-Prep is housed in a separate building from the Senior School, surrounded by play areas and outdoor sports pitches. It is equipped with excellent facilities to enable pupils to gain the best out of their education. We also share the College’s beautiful, safe and superbly equipped campus.

    Add the busy and focused rhythm of school life and the shared experiences of our close community and you have a very special environment in which children grow and develop. The opportunities we offer are simply outstanding. 

    We hope you will come to visit our school to find out more about what we can offer your child. I would be delighted to meet you and your family, show you the school and answer any questions you may have.

    Ian Pattison
    Head of the Prep School


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