Pre-Preparatory School

The Villa Pre-Prep is a small and friendly school with children joining us for Reception, Year One and Year Two. We believe that school should be a positive, happy and stimulating experience where the needs of each child are respected.

We recognise that the early years at nursery and school are a crucial period of development in childhood and as a result our guiding ethos is one of support and care. At the same time we equip children with all the tools they need educationally, emotionally and socially as they prepare to leave us at the age of seven.

Children at The Villa benefit from our high teacher-pupil ratio, which gives us the freedom to extend and enrich the curriculum and study topics in greater depth, with a focus on pastoral care.  Every child is treated as an individual and we have an open and honest approach to communication with parents.

We achieve excellent results by remaining true to our beliefs and supporting every child to develop talents and passions to excel in the classroom and their future learning journey.

Our Values


Encouraging children to make choices and take risks in an atmosphere of trust and safety.


Promoting a positive and independent attitude and enjoyment of learning through a well-balanced and creative curriculum.


Building links with home to further support learners, and developing a sense of belonging and connection to both the local and global community.


For children to be confident and successful learners, demonstrating our values and making the right choices in their learning


To develop a strong foundation in growth mindset and to see challenge in all its forms as a positive and exciting learning experience,