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Our History

History of The Villa

The Villa opened in 1997 as a small nursery with just ten children on the ground floor of Studley Villa, as it was originally known. Increasing numbers gradually led to the conversion of the first floor into nursery classrooms and in 2001 The Villa expanded further upwards and the Pre-Preparatory school was born.

In 2012, in a bid to meet the growing local demand for nursery places, The Villa expanded to include our adjacent property at 56 Lyndhurst Grove, thereby doubling the number of places available. The building underwent a huge modernisation.  Architect-designed, the building retains only its original façade with purpose-built, ultra-modern, well-lit, spacious classroom facilities at the rear. Our team in the Nursery now care for 124 children on a daily basis and we teach approximately 48 children in the Prep-Prep.

The Villa attracts many families from the local area, mainly through word of mouth. Demand for places at The Villa continues to be exceptionally high which is testimony to our success in supporting pupils as they take their first steps in early years education. 

In 2017 we celebrate our twentieth anniversary.