Aims & Ethos

Mission statement

We believe that children have the right to thrive at school and that this school should provide a stimulating educational environment within which all its pupils can learn and grow with enjoyment.

Aims of the School

The school aims to nurture pupils who:-

  • Are known and valued as individuals
  • Are intellectually curious and inspired by a love of learning
  • Are ambitious and assured with the skills and self-belief which allows them to pursue their goals and aspirations
  • Are confident and prepared for the next stage of their educational journey
  • Have understanding, respect and sensitivity towards the diversity of the school and wider community
  • Are good citizens with a willingness to be kind, generous, courteous and considerate

Preparing children in this way, and within this wider context, underpins all that we do.

Our Offer

To achieve the above we offer:-

  • A broad range of challenges and academic opportunities
  • An extensive and varied programme of curricular and extra-curricular activities which develop skills, character and cultural awareness
  • High quality pastoral care in which each individual is known, valued, nurtured and encouraged
  • A stimulating environment which encourages the pursuit of excellence in every endeavour
  • To develop and maximise the school’s facilities and resources to ensure that the pupils benefit from an exceptional learning environment

“Chesham Prep may not be a school with a grand stone façade, but it is a supportive and nurturing centre of excellence in which children can blossom, developing their own special interests before they are launched into secondary education. There are exceptional learning support facilities and plenty of development is in evidence: a new swimming pool opened in July to great excitement. Sport is strong; a number of pupils play in county teams for rugby, cricket and hockey. Energetic and forward-thinking Head Jonathan Beale is renowned for his approachability: four mornings a week he is at the school gates without fail, greeting pupils and chatting to parents, and twice a week he spends time reading to the younger years. Beale’s five-year plan is ambitious; he wants Chesham to be the first-choice prep in the area.” Tatler 2020

Tatler Schools Guide 2020. The top prep and public schools in the UK.
Chesham Preparatory School
Open Days 22nd and 25th September

We look forward to welcoming you and your family to our wonderful school on either Wednesday 22nd or Saturday 25th September.  There will be tours of the school and the opportunity to speak to our class teachers and specialist teachers as you go round.

“This is a real community school that lives up to its promise of making learning fun, and the results speak for themselves.” The Good Schools Guide 2020/21.

Huge heartfelt thanks for the brilliant remote provision this week and delivering superb teaching in, yet again, a very challenging situation.  A Parent.

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