Eaton House The Manor Pre-Prep is a school that feels like a family, taking boys from age 4-8. As we are non-selective at entry, interest is keen and early application is advised, with registration accepted from birth.There may be occasional places further up the school and it is always worth enquiring about these.
The Pre-Prep offers the perfect blend of traditional values and a forward-thinking education. Our ‘Open Door’ policy means that parents can feel fully involved, confident in the knowledge that they are being treated as unique individuals, stretched to the maximum, and are being taught to be kind, considerate, thoughtful and mannerly as well as to always strive to do their best, both academically and personally.The majority of Pre-Prep boys progress to Eaton House The Manor Prep fully prepared.
We attain high academic results, achieved in a calm and positive manner. Inspiring teachers and excellent resources help to develop a life-long love of learning. Boys are encouraged to take ownership of their own learning and adopt a ‘can do’ attitude. Much of the learning is practical, active and fun, which is suited to boys. A good example is a recent ‘exploding volcano’ lesson in a Pre-Prep science class!
We are a very sporty school, with beautiful Clapham Common on our doorstep. This gives us the perfect place to practice team sports and we really enjoy our matches against other schools. This sports training can prove helpful later, both at the Prep and beyond when it comes to team selection at senior schools.
We believe that sport plays an essential role in the development of character and teamwork, and specialist sports staff nurture a love of sport through positive experiences. Drama, art and music help to boost all-round academic performance, and they are all seen as fundamental in developing communication skills and confidence.
Pastoral care is vital in the life of the school. Our exceptional teachers understand and support the boys so that they grow in self-belief. Our ‘Buddy’ system helps to integrate the newest boys into the school right from the beginning. Our House system provides another layer of support and guidance. Teamwork is encouraged, along with a healthy competitive spirit.
The Headmistress, Mrs Nicola Borthwick, aims to develop a life-long love of learning as the ultimate goal. She firmly believes that it is no coincidence that boys learn best when they feel happy and secure. She and her staff recognise each boy as an individual, understanding what makes him tick and nurturing his talent, ensuring that he feels known and valued from the first day.