Welcome from the Headmaster

    The Oratory Prep School, in our opinion, is one of the most caring and thriving Prep Schools in the country.  Set in stunning grounds we combine outstanding teaching with wonderful facilities and a dedicated set of teachers.

    The school educates boys and girls from the ages of 2 to 13, sending children to a whole host of top schools locally and nationally. Based on the educational philosophy of our founder, Blessed John Henry Newman, the school aims to provide an education that develops and nourishes every aspect of a child’s character. As well as providing a broad education in a range of traditional subjects, we offer a very full Games programme with a variety of teams and matches in rugby, hockey, cricket, netball and a whole host of other sports. The activities programme gives all children the opportunity to have fun and to feel challenged and we provide this chance from the moment a child joins the school in the nursery [Little Oaks].

    We also provide a range of opportunities in music, drama and art and offer an extremely rich and varied diet of trips to complement the learning in the school. Alongside all this we help to explore and develop the faith of our children with time for prayer and spiritual reflection throughout the course of the year. We welcome Roman Catholic families, but also other families who want to have their child educated in a caring and nurturing environment such as ours. With an extremely strong and supportive staff body we know that we are well equipped to meet the needs of all the children under our care.

    We do hope you will come and visit our wonderful school. Above all else it is the safety and happiness of your child that we value. Children at the OPS are educated in an environment that is healthy and spacious and which allows them to grow and develop in a community where they feel valued and which offers them great encouragement as well as challenge. Invariably boys and girls leave the school well equipped for senior schools and for the world beyond.

    Mr Rob Stewart, Headmaster, The Oratory Preparatory School