Nurturing boys and girls to make their own story.
Queen Mary’s private school Pre-Prep, for boys and girls aged 3 – 8, provides the best start to your child’s individual learning journey set in 40 acres of beautiful grounds.
Everything is bespoke. Whether he or she is a budding astrophysicist, lawyer or musician, the opportunities for formal tuition and informal learning through play will excite curiosities, encourage self-confidence and unlock potential.
Within Queen Mary’s Pre-Prep we create a happy, homely, caring atmosphere that is educationally stimulating, challenging and exciting. Children grow in confidence, respect others and create magical childhood memories.
We offer you flexibility with after school care and extra-curricular activities all in one place.
Why Choose Queen Mary’s
Putting your Child at the Centre of their Learning
This ensures all our decisions and planning are bespoke to your child which will encourage the development of the skills needed for a smooth transition into our Prep School and beyond.
These include the specially designed indoor and outdoor spaces; the light and airy adaptable indoor classrooms, the wet and dry play areas, outdoor classroom and garden. The additional facilities of Queen Mary’s School from the Gymnasium, the Chapel, the IT Suite, the River Swale and the safe 40 acre grounds are also available.
Highly Qualified and Specialist Staff
Dedicated staff work with small class sizes allowing them to focus on each individual child and develop a working partnership with you as your child’s first and most long-lasting educator, giving you feedback and reporting.
Alongside our class teachers, with additional qualifications in Montessori methods and Forest Schools, additional support is also on hand from subject specialist teachers, teaching assistants, the Catering Team, the School Nurses and pastoral care team.
Outdoor Education and Visits
The children enjoy Forest School every week and make use of the beautiful grounds and woodland during many other lessons and activities. Events and educational trips happen constantly throughout the year. From the Secret Mission and Strawberry Picking to a Christmas pantomime and trips to Thirsk School Games, the children are constantly learning outside the classroom. Visiting speakers such as the police and fire service also come in to school.
Swimming, Outdoor Education, Music, Physical Education and French form part of the weekly schedule alongside a timetable of both formal and informal learning opportunities. Further onsite activities are available including Dance, individual Music Lessons, Football and Riding making it easy to provide your child with a full programme of enriching activities giving you flexibility
Being Part of the Wider School Community
As well as the excellent facilities, equipment and specialist staff, children in Pre-Prep engage with the wider school community every day and are very much part of the family. They take part in many whole school events across the year from Christingle, the Pet Service and the Santa Run to Sports Day, the Easter Egg Hunt and Speech Day.