Welcome to Prince's Gardens Preparatory School
A Prince's Gardens education equips our children with the confidence and resourcefulness that prepares them to flourish in a fast-changing world.
The rich and exciting curriculum instils high standards and we use the wealth of local resources, including world-class museums and Hyde Park, to inspire a love of learning.
At Prince's Gardens, academic excellence is ensured through an engaging, innovative curriculum taught by experts with the intention of inspiring a lifelong love of learning. There is a rigorous programme of tracking and assessments to ensure there is a complete understanding of a pupil's progress. A broad curriculum with specialist staff covering a wide range of subjects, including drama, art, music, sport and languages creates a rich and exciting day for each child. Our STEAM education supports independent learning and creates a dynamic environment where our children are encouraged to think critically and reflect meaningfully on their work.
Dedicated spaces, including the Makerspace, separate science lab and science theory room, a two-acre garden, Hyde park within a five minute walk and Imperial College Sports Centre next door, allow for regular immersive and expressive learning opportunities. Prince's Garden's proximity to London's amazing museums, such as the Natural History Museum, the Science Museum and the V&A, provides pupils with huge amounts of inspiration and an opportunity to bring learning to life, using London as their classroom.
An individual approach
Focused feedback from teaching staff to pupils allows for personalised learning and helps guide pupils to become reflective learners. Pupils are also encouraged to take responsibility for their own learning by providing opportunities for independent learning. A home-from-home environment with biophilic features truly promotes the well-being, happiness and academic success of every single one of our bright young learners. Classrooms across the four Victorian townhouses are flooded with light, are designed to create relaxing learning environments, and are fitted with carbon monoxide detectors so we can ensure the best air quality within the school.
Meet the Head
Our Head, Lois Gaffney, believes education needs to be progressive and dynamic to prepare pupils for the 21st Century and beyond. It must enable children to be positive contributors to life, ready to embrace the opportunities and challenges that will break down geographic and cultural borders like never before.
To prepare children for the opportunities that await them beyond prep school, learning must be fun yet rigorous and ambitious. ‘I am mindful that our role is not just to secure places for our pupils at their chosen senior schools but also to make sure they are prepared to thrive there and beyond. We want to instil a passion for lifelong learning in all our children whilst giving them the chance to explore and experience a feast of exciting opportunities, both within the classroom and across all areas of school life.’
But most important to Mrs Gaffney is the happiness of each child. Happy children succeed, and Mrs Gaffney places the relationships between staff, children and parents at the forefront of her ethos for education. Communication and relationships with parents and staff are key in forging successful outcomes. She promotes a culture where talents and abilities are nurtured, where children are taught that they should have an open mindset and where there are no limits in their dreams and aspirations.