Langley Prep School at Taverham Hall

Boys (2 - 13)
Girls (2 - 13)

Langley Preparatory School at Taverham Hall, originally founded in 1921, is a co-educational IAPS and ISA day school set in 100 acres of beautiful woodland conveniently situated near Norwich whilst offering school transport for those living further afield. Scholarships are available from age 7 (Year 3) in the areas of music, sport, academic and art and open mornings take place each term. Under the leadership of its experienced Head of Prep, the School has received six outstanding inspection reports. The Head is also a mental health first aid instructor, a District Representative for 63 independent schools and a regular inspector of schools.

About the school

The School is proud to be known as a warm, friendly, welcoming school, where academic excellence flourishes alongside creativity and fun. Its aim is to develop empowered learners, and pupils are actively encouraged to think, plan and make decisions for themselves as well as showing kindness and consideration to others. They are given every opportunity, time and space to grow into independent learners and well-rounded citizens. Pupils recognise the value of their responsibility in the learning process, and via the School Council they are able to play an active role in the school’s community.

Pastoral care and personalised learning. The school is dedicated to providing outstanding pastoral care for its pupils. Its Growth Mindset culture from Early Years onwards recognises that pupils can change and grow throughout their lives and that there is no limit to their potential. Teaching staff will help identify a pupil’s learning style, set personalised targets and tailor teaching to the individual, ensuring pupils have every opportunity to achieve their personal best. 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. From Year 6, pupils embark on the school's bespoke Wensum Award where the acquisition of life skills is rewarded with bronze, silver and gold levels. This award links in with the school's Pre- Senior Baccalaureate, an academic framework for pupils in Years 7 and 8 which seeks to reward achievement in a range of subjects as well as the development of lifelong skills such as resilience, collaboration and creativity. Their final year culminates in an exciting leavers' programme with a clear focus on fun, adventure and teamwork. High pupil achievements contribute to the school’s excellent record for Year 8 pupils obtaining scholarships each year.

Pre-Prep for ages 2 to 7. Children in the Pre-Prep department are heard to read every day and those in the Early Years and Reception classes follow the school’s own bespoke curriculum. This curriculum draws on the strengths of the nationally recognised 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.

Awards and wellbeing. The school is the proud recipient of the prestigious NACE Challenge Award, which recognises the excellence of its provision for able and talented pupils, as well as the Platinum Schools Games Mark based on its ‘sport for all’ philosophy, the high level of attainment, inclusivity and provision for sport in addition to the school’s contribution to the wider community. Pupils are offered 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 has a dedicated Mental Health First Aiders team, led by the Head of Prep, which demonstrates the importance it places on wellbeing. The school recently attained a nationally accredited Wellbeing Award. Its holistic approach to education is further enhanced through fully integrated outdoor Forest School lessons. The school is the first in Norfolk to receive the esteemed FSA Recognised Forest School Provider Award as a result of the quality of the work the Forest School Leaders undertake with the pupils who simply love the freedom to explore the 100 acres of beautiful wooded parkland.

Art and drama. Creative thinking and imagination are further developed through a performing arts programme which offers a wide range of opportunities within Music, Drama and Art and is taught to all pupils in the school. A purpose-built Music and Art block houses the latest interactive whiteboards as well as music recording and composing equipment.

Extended day. Choice and flexibility are central to what the school is able to provide for families. This includes length-of-day options, after-school clubs and lift sharing/school transport provision. Sibling discounts and means-tested bursaries may be available for some families, whilst scholarship opportunities exist for those in the Prep School.

Key Facts

  • Total Pupils: 334
  • Day Fees: £3550 to £4900/term

Open Days

No Forthcoming Events

Scholarships, Bursaries & Fees


We offer a number of Academic, Art, Music and Sports Scholarships from Year 4 onwards to children of outstanding ability and these are awarded based on the results of assessment and interviews.

All – Rounder scholarships are awarded in special circumstances to those who have reached a high standard in all of the aforementioned disciplines.

In addition, we offer Academic Scholarships for entry into Year 3 (assessed in Year 2) for pupils who show exceptional academic talent.

Scholarships result in a reduction of fees, by a certain percentage, which is retained throughout a pupil’s time at the Prep School subject to continued high standards.



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: or call 01603 868206.

Fees Information

Fees per term (2019-2020). Day: Prep £4,100–£4,900 (inc lunch); Pre-Prep £3,550 (inc lunch). Pre-Prep Early Years (per session): £35.50 (morning), £49.70 (all day).

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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 Langley Preparatory School at Taverham Hall, 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:-

  • Early Years (age 2 )
  • Reception (age 4)
  • Year 3 (age 7)

Finding out more

Taverham, Norwich, Norfolk, NR8 6HU
01603 868206
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Key Facts

  • Total Pupils: 334
  • Day Fees: £3550 to £4900/term

Open Days

No Forthcoming Events