The best way to find out more about Banstead Prep School is, of course, to visit us. Whilst we can’t currently offer our usual Open Mornings, or tours of the school whilst children are on site, we hope that this virtual experience will help to give you a feel for our school. You can explore our senior school standard facilities and spacious grounds via the interactive map, hear from the Headteacher, Mr Mike Gibb, and other key members of staff, and see school life through the eyes of our Year 6 Ambassadors, who usually speak at Open Morning events.
The Admissions Office remains open and Mrs Adrienne Forster, Head of Admissions can guide you through the Admissions process and answer any questions you may have. If you would like to find out more, she can arrange for you to meet virtually with one of the Senior Leadership Team or visit the site during the school holidays.
Banstead Prep School is a co-educational nursery and prep school for girls and boys aged 2 – 11 where there’s more to a good education. Whilst we can’t offer our usual Open Mornings at the moment, please have a look around our site to see our senior school standard facilities and how we use them to provide a broad curriculum that goes above and beyond what most prep schools can offer.
Our Sports grounds include a full sized floodlit All Weather Astro big enough for a full sized hockey pitch, plus two grass pitches and a brand new pavilion with changing facilities and toilets opened in November 2019 by Lauren Steadman.
A full size, full height sports hall means the children can do PE whatever the weather and have the opportunity to try a wide range of sports including badminton, basketball and gymnastics, plus keep up cricket training over the winter in the indoor nets.
Art is a specialist taught subject from Year 1 upwards and the children can try painting, drawing, printmaking, model making and more in the Art Studio. The curriculum covers different genres and artists as well as architects and designers.
The school hall has permanent staging and professional lighting and sound, so it’s where our drama and musical productions and performances take place. It’s also well used for assembly, choir practice and co-curricular clubs. Children aged 1 – 3 are invited to come to our stay and play Toddler Time, which runs monthly on Fridays during term time.
Children in Year 1 upwards have a library lesson as part of their weekly timetable, to encourage reading and a love of books. The library is also open before school and during break and lunchtimes so the children can read or get help to choose their next book.
Drama is a weekly lesson from Reception upwards, taught in the drama studio which is connected to the backstage area of the School Hall, so can also be used as a Green Room. Professional lighting and a green screen enable a varied and creative curriculum and cross-curricular projects.
Children in Adventurers, Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 have a forest school afternoon everyweek, led by Miss Compton, our Nursery Leader who is also a Forest School Leader. Creative and imaginative learning and play takes place in the woods just a short walk away on the other side of the sports grounds.