Meet the Head
Meet the Head

Jon Chesworth BEd (Hons.)

School should be fun. Happy children flourish and happy children learn.  Our greatest responsibility as teachers and leaders is to create an environment where our children feel safe, valued and listened to. 

I don’t think I have ever  felt  prouder of being a teacher than right now.   The current challenges have brought school communities closer together than ever before and everyone is going above and beyond for the children and each other.  I have been incredibly impressed with everything the school has achieved this year, we have thrived in a year when it would be very easy to simply try and survive!  It is a great honour to lead a community  through this period of adversity. 

Banstead Prep offers an incredibly diverse curriculum and co-curricular programme, thanks to a talented and experienced staff team, subject specialist teaching and access to facilities, right from the Early Years, and has an ethos of instilling lifelong skills and promoting positive mental health.  These both create opportunities for children to be excited and truly engaged with their learning, which I believe leads naturally to excellent academic progress.

I look forward to welcoming you to Banstead Prep School so you can see for yourself how our children are inspired, work with others and enjoy learning, both in and out of the classroom.