Langley Prep School at Taverham Hall

Langley Prep School at Taverham Hall

Day Norfolk

Langley Preparatory School at Taverham Hall, originally founded in 1921, is a co-educational IAPS and ISA day and flexi/weekly boarding school set in 100 acres of beautiful woodland conveniently situated near Norwich whilst also offering extensive school transport covering Norfolk and Suffolk for those living further afield. Scholarships are available for children aged 7 to 11 in the areas of music, sport, academic and art and open mornings take place in each term.

Year Founded 1921

Langley Prep School at Taverham Hall has a total of 334 pupils.

Day pupil fees are from £3800 to £4585, per term.

190 Day Boys
(2- 13)
144 Day Girls
(2- 13)

About Langley Prep School at Taverham Hall

The school was recently awarded the NACE Challenge Award for its outstanding provision for more able pupils. The high standards achieved by pupils are recognised by both senior schools and inspection teams. Since 2010 the school has received four outstanding inspection reports. There is a firm educational focus on the individual and personalised learning along with a commitment to small class sizes. Pupils are offered exciting performance opportunities in music and drama as well as 4–5 hours each week of PE and Games lessons including weekly sporting fixtures, termly tournaments and competitions at local, regional and national level. The school’s Gold Schools Games Mark, Healthy Schools Award and Good Diabetes Care in School Award all demonstrate the importance the school places on emotional health and well-being.

 The school is dedicated to providing outstanding pastoral care combined with personalised, academic learning programmes and investigative hands-on Forest School experiences. The school offers a breadth of opportunities together with a focus on how children learn rather than simply what they learn. Inspiring teaching staff identify learning styles, set personalised targets and tailor teaching to the individual, ensuring that each child has every opportunity to achieve their personal best. Through small classes and individual academic guidance and a carefully thought out PSHEE program, pupils are encouraged to analyse their strengths and target their weaknesses.

 Specialist teachers throughout the school ensure children flourish in the school’s vibrant, warm and friendly atmosphere. Pupils are heard to read every day in the Pre-Prep department whilst pupils in the Nursery and Reception classes follow a bespoke curriculum which draws on the strengths of the Early Years curriculum whilst crucially offering children, who are ready, the opportunity to read and write at a younger age and to develop their mathematical skills beyond the current levels of expectation. The introduction of this bespoke curriculum has only been possible as a result of the school’s excellent inspections including an ‘outstanding’ grading from Ofsted – the basis on which the school has been allowed to exit the EYFS framework whilst maintaining the funding. This is a fabulous time for the school to build on such solid foundations.

 High pupil achievements contribute to the school’s excellent record for when Year 8 pupils move to senior school as well as obtaining senior school scholarships each year.

 As pupils approach Year 8 and Scholarship examinations, there is a greater move towards independence. Pupils take increased responsibility for their learning and conduct, as well as obtaining leadership roles within the school, including Prefect status and mentoring Year 3 pupils when in Year 8. Both the school’s Council and Boarders’ Forum provide pupils with a voice and an opportunity to play an active role in the school’s community as well as enhancing ways in which pupils can communicate with staff and the school in general. In their top two years pupils are taught life skills which culminate in an exciting post-Common Entrance programme with a clear focus on fun, adventure and teamwork.


Fees per term (2015-2016). All Pre-Prep and Prep fees inclusive of lunch. Weekly Boarding £5,925; Day: Prep £3,800–£4,585; Pre-Prep £3,325. Nursery (per session): £33.20 (morning), £46.50 (all day)

Scholarships & Bursaries


Each academic year beginning September, the Headmaster will award 7+ and 11+ scholarships to children of outstanding ability.

These are awarded for music, sport, academic, arts, cricket and in exceptional circumstances, an all-rounder, which encompasses all of the above. Scholarships involve the reduction of fees, by a percentage, which is retained throughout a pupil’s time at Taverham Hall School, subject to satisfactory progress and behaviour.

Scholarships will be awarded on the results of assessments and interviews to be held on Wednesday 3 and Thursday 4 February 2016.

The closing date for applications is Wednesday 25 January 2017.




The aim of the bursary programme is to help children who are sufficiently able to meet our entry requirements but would be unable to attend the school without financial assistance.

Consequently, bursaries are based on means-testing and are provided for pupils whose parents could not otherwise afford to send their child(ren) to our Independent School in Norwich.

For further information please contact the Headmaster’s secretary by email: or call 01603 868206.

Admissions Process

 Open Days are held every term, however if you would prefer a personal visit, please feel free to call the school secretary on +44 (0)1603 868206 and we will be happy to arrange one for you.

To initiate an application for your child to join Taverham Hall School, please fill in our enquiry form by following this link:

We welcome applications for entry into all years. However, the main entry points are into:-

  • Toddlers (age 1)
  • Nursery (age 2 1/2  )
  • Reception (age 4)
  • Year 3 (age 7)



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