Hello & Welcome to Snaresbrook Prep!

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    Welcome from the Head

    We are a small independent school for children aged three-and-a-half to eleven where every child is seen, known and heard.

    We have three aims: to ensure each child reaches their full academic potential; to ensure they can do the right thing, at the right time, in the right way and for the right reasons; and, to ensure they leave us full of confidence and inspired to seek and seize all the opportunities secondary education has to offer.

    For over 80 years we have built a reputation for academic excellence and for personal pastoral care in the image of the school’s early Head, Mrs Mathison, who asked simply, ‘if this was my child what would I want for them?’

    These aims were born out in our last inspection report with the inspection team acknowledging that ‘Pupils feel extremely well-prepared for the next stages in their education’ and with our pastoral care graded as excellent.

    Generally after 8 years our pupils move on to Bancroft’s, Brentwood, Chigwell, City of London, Forest, and St. Edmunds College where they continue their personal journey of growth and self-actualization.
    If you would like to get a feel for the school, please contact the school office to arrange an informal visit when I’d be delighted to show you around.

    We look forward to showing you around.
    Ralph Dalton – Headteacher

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    We take pupils from age three-and-a-half to eleven. Children enter the Nursery and ideally continue through the school to Year 6. All of our classes are small and include both boys and girls.

    We provide a rounded primary education covering every aspect of your child’s early development. The curriculum is designed to prepare pupils for public and grammar school entrance and scholarship examinations. Each child is introduced to subjects with great care and sensitivity by working individually, in small groups or with the whole class. We try to find the approach which enables each child to learn and work with enjoyment and enthusiasm and to relate well with fellow pupils.

    See Some Example Lessons
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    Informal visits allow prospective parents to get a feel for the school and to see the children at work. Parents are invited to organise an informal visit by contacting the office on 020 8989 2394. We hold two general open days during the year, usually in March and October. Details of the dates will be advertised on the front page of our website and in the local press. All interested families are welcome to come along, no appointment is necessary. Families will be shown around by one of Year 6 pupils and will have the opportunity to speak to staff as they go around the school.

    If you are interested in applying for a place at our school, for entry at any age, please click the button below where you can find relevant information and download a copy of the registration form.


You are very welcome to come and meet us.

To find out when our next open day is please click the button below. No appointment is necessary.

Visits and Open Days

Information about the school is available by post.

A Small School for Big Futures

Get in Touch with Us

If you have any further questions feel free to give us a call or fill out the form below and a member of our office staff will get back to you shortly.

Our Location and registered office

Snaresbrook Prep School
75, Woodford Road
London, E18 2EA

Contact Us

Phone: 020 8989 2394
Email: office@snaresbrookprep.org

Our Chairman of Directors, Mr Steve Mathison and Vice-Chairman of Directors, Mr Matthew Savage can be contacted via the office email or postal address. Please mark any letters “Private & Confidential.”

Staffed Hours

Monday to Friday
8-30am to 4-30pm