Alleyn Court Preparatory School

Day Essex

Alleyn Court prep School was founded in 1904 by Theodore Wilcox with assistance from his Uncle, the author Lewis Carol, and continuously owned and managed by his direct descendants until 2015, when the family generously gifted the school to a Charitable Trust.  The school is set in 14 acres of woodland and playing fields and housed in buildings that nestle around the Tudor walled garden.

The Headmaster is a member of both IAPS & ISA.

Year Founded 1904

Alleyn Court Preparatory School has a total of 300 pupils.

Day pupil fees are from £1146 to £4519, per term.

154 Day Boys
(2- 11)
146 Day Girls
(2- 11)

About Alleyn Court Preparatory School

Alleyn Court Prep School educates children from 2 ½ to 11Yrs old.  The school is 2-form entry with a maximum of 20 children in a class. It is non-selective school with an excellent record for academic, artistic, dramatic and sporting success. Quality of teaching, small class sizes and subject specialist teaching all impact on the successful education of children.  Subject specialist teaching starting with French and Music in the Pre-Prep, increases through the Lower School, so that by Yr5 the school operates much like a secondary school, making good use of the school’s specialist resources and 14-acre site. This systematic approach ensures children leave the school well prepared to thrive in Yr7. The co-curricular activities programme offers children considerable opportunity to develop their creative, physical and academic skills and interests, extending the day. Pastoral care runs deep and children enjoy the opportunity to experience a thrilling childhood and an excellent education having had the support required to ensure they have developed strong, well-balanced characters capable of tackling challenging opportunities in their future lives.


Scholarships & Bursaries

The school offers applicants to the school the opportunity to sit for academic scholarships once a year in May, from Yr1. Scholarships do not automatically come with financial reward but do allow successful candidates to apply for our Bursary Scheme.  This is externally assessed, and the school will make an offer following the assessment (this will depend on the amount of children on bursaries in the year-group/school at the time).  The Trustees look to dedicate approx. £200,000 a year on bursaries.


Admissions Process

Please view the school website for details;

Or contact Mrs Cain via email;




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