Welcome to Lingfield Prep
Children thrive in the happy, caring environment of Lingfield Prep School. It is a place of learning, opportunity, creativity, fun and friendship, where pupils are valued as individuals and encouraged to flourish and fulfil their potential. Whether they are moving up from our Foundation Stage or coming to us from elsewhere, our family feel and pastoral care are designed to make every child feel recognised, valued and, above all else, happy. As a result of our approach, from our Nursery to our Year 6 pupils, our children grow into happy, independent learners who give their very best, know who they are and are ready for the next steps in their education.
Our Prep School is a hive of activity. We offer pupils an array of outstanding learning opportunities and experiences both inside and outside the classroom.
Children are academically challenged through an innovative curriculum delivered by dedicated and engaging class teachers and specialist Languages, Music, PE and Drama practitioners. Bright, modern and spacious classrooms provide a stimulating environment designed to maximise learning. Furthermore, pupils have access to a dedicated Computer suite, Science lab, Art and drama studios. In extensive and beautiful grounds, pupils have the space to be themselves, and they make full use of our orchards, playing fields and wildlife areas.
The learning here goes far beyond the classroom, with our subjects brought to life by trips and excursions, a wide range of sporting opportunities and a thriving co-curricular programme.
Our son has always been very happy at Lingfield and we have nothing but praise for the school. It's as close to perfect as any school could be.
A day in the life at Lingfield Prep
Breakfast Club - The children are welcomed with a selection of cereals and hot food to fuel them throughout the day. There are also opportunities to do some mindful colouring and play games to ease them into a day filled with activities.
Pupils can take part in a variety of clubs before the school day starts, including Harp Attack, Samba, and Yoga.
Teaching staff welcome the children and help them settle in preparation for the day ahead. They take part in quick burst activities which are mentally stimulating, and fill in their reflection journals to assess how their week is going.
Morning lessons begin. English lessons enable our students to hold a firm grasp of the English language, as they discuss vocabulary and grammar.
Assembly - Once a week, the children meet to celebrate hard work and achievement with the Star of the Week Assembly. On other days, they learn about their house charities, or what’s going on in the world to promote discussion. Fridays are reserved for class assemblies, when parents are invited to watch and listen to the learning journeys of their children.
Children enjoy an active and social breaktime playing with friends, getting some fresh air and a run around. Some also enjoy a healthy fruit or vegetable snack.
A balanced and nutritious lunch is served in the Prep School Dining Room. Children have a choice of hot food or can enjoy a healthy alternative from the salad bar. Lunch times are staggered so that pupils can enjoy lunchtime clubs such as Chamber Choir, Debating Club, and Languages Club.
Children enjoy a mixture of lessons throughout the afternoon to spark their curiosity and increase their understanding of the world. Some children get creative in art lessons, studying famous artists, and experimenting with different mediums to express themselves.
Breaktime – A chance to stretch legs and have a run around so that students’ minds are prepared for the final lessons of the day.
Afternoon lessons resume with children learning how to be scientists by examining the world around them, or historians gazing into the past and finding out what we can learn for today.
Home time! Teaching staff dismiss pupils to go home or to head off to their exciting after-school clubs, or Tearex wraparound care. Afternoon clubs include Modern & Street Dance, Karate and Tennis.
Meet the Staff
Our staff are enthusiastic and caring professionals, passionate about their subjects and dedicated to getting the very best out of every pupil. Hear from some of them below.
I am delighted to welcome you to our wonderful school. I want pupils here to feel valued as individuals, for their talents to be recognised and for them to be challenged and supported in their learning.Jacky Shackel - Head of Prep
My years of teaching have taught me that every child can be remarkable. At Lingfield Prep we celebrate the strengths of our pupils and encourage them to excel. Our positive and creative approach leads to motivated and engaged children.Christina Hubbard - Director of Studies (Prep), Head of Senior School Scholars
I feel extremely grateful to have found my vocation working in Early Years, and am passionate about providing an engaging, nurturing and exciting learning environment.Jen Bowler - Head of Early Years, Academic