The LATEST ISI Inspection judged Notre Dame Prep School to be ‘Excellent’ across the board.
Notre Dame Prep School is a very happy school with a wonderful sense of community and a great sense of fun and spirit! We are very proud that we have been educating girls and the youngest boys for over 400 years since our foundress, St Jeanne de Lestonnac, established the Company of Mary our Lady in 1607 with the aim to provide girls of all faiths with an education in life and for life.
The Prep School forms the foundation for our children’s educational career. Everything we do is underpinned by a strong academic grounding in a safe, exciting and stimulating learning environment. We have high expectations of our pupils, encouraging them to excel in all areas of school life. We do not, however, want pupils to feel the pressure of those expectations and we work hard to allow our children to be children by providing them with a truly, rounded, exciting and challenging prep education. We believe in a mastery approach to teaching and learning where key skills and concepts are taught and understood before moving on, encouraging deep learning and thinking. We want our children to be inquisitive problem solvers and to use their imaginations for creativity and original thought; we are very proud of our strengths in drama, art, music, sport and languages and by our pupil-centred humanities curriculum.
We are committed to the pastoral needs of our pupils. All children have a voice and all successes, no matter how small, are celebrated. We strive to educate our children to be good people with strong moral values and encourage all members of the community to stretch out a hand of kindness to others. Most importantly, our pupils look forward to coming to school and have a genuine love of learning.
I look forward to welcoming you to our school and relish the opportunity to start your children on their educational journey at Notre Dame.
Amélie Morgan MA, BA (HONS), PGCE
Prep School Headmistress
Within the past few years, the Prep School has been shortlisted in the Strategic Education Initiative Of The Year category in the TES Independent School Awards and in the Independent School Of The Year For Sporting Achievement category in the Independent Schools of The Year Awards.