The Village Prep School in Belsize Park provides an outstanding education for girls, with exceptional facilities including an outdoor classroom, adventure playground and theatre.

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At The Village Prep School, we offer our two to 11-year-old girls meaningful and exciting learning experiences that go well beyond the curriculum and take advantage of our fantastic outdoor space. Village Prep girls achieve superb results and 2022 saw excellent Year 6 results – including 10 scholarships to an impressive range of leading Day Schools.

Our new head, Morven MacDonald, who joined the school in September 2021 after seven years at Garden House in Chelsea, would be delighted to welcome you to the school and give you a tour of our spacious Edwardian building and our half-acre of outdoor space. This includes a full-sized floodlit netball court, a large grassy area, an adventure playground, an outdoor classroom and fruit trees and herb gardens, next to our well-equipped theatre.

Beyond reading, we do not regularly set homework for girls to complete at home. Instead, the girls from Year 3 upwards are given independent study homework slots during the school day. Girls therefore leave school at 4:30pm having completed their homework and attended an extra-curricular club, so home time is for family discussions, reading and play!

Sport is an important part of life at The Village Prep, and as a partner school of Saracens Rugby Club and associate school of Saracens Mavericks Netball Club, our girls have the opportunity to see top class sport and to gain coaching tips from experienced professionals. 

As the girls reach their last year at The Village Prep, we make every moment count through enrichment and responsibility as well as exam preparation. We have a bespoke approach to the 11+ and in their final year, girls complete weekly practise examinations tailored to their individual needs, as well as art appreciation lessons which teach them how to form and share ideas. 

To find out more about The Village Prep, come and visit our wonderful school or listen to Morven MacDonald’s podcast It Takes a Village via the school website and Spotify.


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