ImaginationAn outstanding independent girls’ prep school for ages 2½ - 11


AspirationAn outstanding independent girls’ prep school for ages 2½ - 11


DeterminationAn outstanding independent girls’ prep school for ages 2½ - 11



Welcome to The Village Prep School in Belsize Park.  A few years ago, the Good Schools Guide, referred to the school as “the best kept secret in NW3”. Flattering as that is, our aim is to lose the two middle words from that statement and strive to be “the best prep school in NW3”.  That is never easy, but as our motto, ad astra (to the stars) proclaims, there should be no ceiling to the ambition of the pupils and staff.

Our girls enjoy the freedom of being a child with a real passion for learning; being excited about her lessons; having belief in herself and having a real say in the way the school moves forward. A Village Prep girl learns how to respect and care for others and how to share these values with others.

As Head, I would love you to come and see for yourself what we are all doing at The Village Prep School, so that you can experience our dynamic school yourself, and decide if this is where your daughter will thrive.

Graeme Delaney

Open Days

Our next open days are:
Wednesday 22nd September at 2pm
Wednesday 13th October at 9:30am
Please book your place 020 7485 4673 or email
If you are unable to make these dates, individual appointments are available.

“The school provides a safe space for the girls to develop. They create a real thirst and excitement for knowledge, a place to have so much fun, and instil wonderful values of friendship”

What our Parents say…

“The curriculum extends way beyond what is typically found in primary schools.”

Ofsted 2020


Ambition and resilience are not just confined to the classroom. Here at The Village Prep School we offer a broad range of sports aimed at inspiring and encouraging the girls to be active; to foster a real sense of teamwork and an ambition to challenge themselves and achieve; to know no boundaries, and above all, to experience and have FUN!

Music and Drama

Music is very important to the life of the school. It brings together intellect and feeling and enables the girls to use personal expression. Pupils are encouraged to explore through listening, singing and playing a wide range of musical genres. In lessons, girls acquire the knowledge, skills and understanding needed to make music.


Drawing is the foundation of all art skills and there is a lot of experimenting with a wide range of drawing media such as pencil, pen, charcoal, chalk, oil pastels, pen and ink. In these activities, perspective, tone and form are all looked at. Painting is explored through watercolour, inks and acrylics with the girls finding tones through colour mixing and seeing how light affects colour.


Dance involves every girl at The Village Prep, with each one taking a weekly class. The goal is to ensure that each child is confident enough to say “I can dance!”.


The school has established an enviable reputation for ambitious dramatic productions, which are performed in the purpose-built theatre. Every class puts on a production, usually based on a known book, play or musical, where they perform the dress rehearsal to the school and a public show for parents, grandparents, friends and family.


Clubs are hugely popular and attended by almost everyone in each year group. In addition to sports clubs, the school offers a 4 o’clock Club to any girl who wants to stay between 3.15 and 4.30pm.

Latest news from The Village Prep School

The Village Prep School Announces Fantastic 11+ Results!

The Village Prep School Announces Fantastic 11+ Results!

Education is not solely about achieving amazing exam results although present league tables tend to suggest otherwise sometimes. Education should be about having a real passion to learn about a wide range of subjects, topics and ideas where exams do not create a...

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