Claremont Fan Court is a co-educational day school which offers a well-rounded education with an emphasis on the acquisition of valuable life skills and character qualities. The Prep School has 160 girls and boys aged 7-11 and is affiliated to the Independent Association of Preparatory Schools (IAPS).
Claremont Fan Court Preparatory and Nursery School is fortunate to be situated within a hundred acres of beautiful Grade One listed landscape. Whilst offering the advantages of a Preparatory School that is run and organised independently, we also have the benefit of sharing facilities and expertise with our Senior School; most children choose to transfer seamlessly on to the Senior School, taking advantage of an education through to Sixth Form.
The Pre-Preparatory and Nursery departments have their own self-contained building, where children flourish in the spacious, purpose-built classrooms, surrounded by the delights of wooded parkland. Here our youngest children have the freedom to grow and develop in a secure and healthy environment. The partnership between home and School is strong, with shared values for life taught in a supportive, caring atmosphere. An emphasis on the early acquisition of knowledge and skills in literacy and numeracy, within the context of a stimulating and creative curriculum, prepares the children well for the onward move to the Preparatory department in Year 3.
The Preparatory School is housed in the historic Stable Court and backs onto an idyllic Walled Garden, originally built by Sir John Vanbrugh in 1708. Within this heritage building, children benefit from a progressive educational philosophy that combines the best of old fashioned rigour with contemporary practice.
No two days are the same at The Preparatory School and the children arrive with a smile on their face and a skip in their step. Our dynamic curriculum offers each child the opportunity to develop their unlimited potential both in and outside the classroom. The ethos of our school promotes tolerance, respect and friendship; kindness underpins our actions and thus children love their time here, knowing that they are valued as individuals within our tight knit community.
From the earliest days in Nursery, through to Year 6 and the move on to the next stage of their education, each child is known to us. Academic progress and pastoral care are inspired and provided in equal, excellent measure by our dedicated staff team. With a forward thinking curriculum, incorporating traditional academic delivery with creative, sporting and musical activities, and a rich programme of character development, Claremont Fan Court Preparatory School is a school where children blossom and achieve more than they believed possible.