An Adventure in Education

Ages 3-4 Nursery School

Ages 4-7 Pre-Prep

Ages 7-13 The Prep

Welcome from The Head

May I offer an extremely warm welcome from Cheltenham Prep.

Every child deserves their schooldays to be magical; something to be loved at the time and remembered fondly for years to come. It is not enough that schools simply prepare the children for the challenges that lie ahead. This is vitally important, of course, but it comes as a result of happy, engaged and challenged children throwing themselves into all that every day has to offer. Our job, as educators, is to inspire the children, to bring excitement and intrigue into every lesson. Having amazing facilities is wonderful, but it is the teacher in the classroom who can engage and motivate each child that really makes the difference. Everybody remembers the impact one particular teacher had on them, and the influence that inspirational teacher has had, often, over their whole life. And that is what life at Cheltenham Prep is all about!

Life here is always interesting. Every day children have the opportunity to indulge new passions and interests, finding what they are brilliant at, and to learn how to overcome challenges, both inside and outside of the classroom. As a result, every child not only fulfils their potential but actually achieves above and beyond anything they ever thought they were capable of. We are lucky to have the facilities, small classes and resources that we do, but in the end it still comes down to the inspirational staff here, ensuring that your child receives an extraordinary education that will challenge them greatly but will also put a smile on their face and give them a million things to talk about when they get home.

I very much look forward to welcoming you to The Prep.

With very best wishes,

Tom O’Sullivan

Bright and breezy, and full of beans, he proved an instant hit with parents who say ‘he makes the children feel really special’ and is ‘amazing at building their confidence’

Good Schools Guide, 2023

  1. Autumn Term Highlights 2023
  2. Embracing the Outdoors
  3. Meet Mr O'Sullivan
  4. Friday Chapel at The Prep
  5. Summer Term Highlights 2023

Pupils thrive on challenge, viewing mistakes as learning opportunities in a learning environment in which governors, leadership and teachers have successfully fulfilled the school's aim to foster intellectual curiosity, academic rigour, independent learning and interests beyond the academic, which brings enjoyment and enrichment.

Independent Schools Inspectorate 2023