The Prep School is housed in the main mansion where former reception rooms and bedrooms of the ‘old house’ have been converted to classrooms or dormitories.

Children join the Prep School in Year 3 and progress through the school in year groups. Teaching in Year 3 is largely form based, with setting first being introduced in Year 4. The scope of the setting is increased in the later years.

The majority of the children leave at 13+ and the school has a very good record in preparing children for their Common Entrance and Scholarship exams as well as the Cranbrook assessment.

The curriculum is broad, balanced and demanding. As an Independent School we are not bound slavishly to the National Curriculum, but aim for the high standards set out in the syllabi published by the Independent Schools Examination Board. An overview of the curriculum is provided in the annual Courses Guide.

“This prep is a lively, eccentric place: pupils breed pigs... Brilliant! There is a rigorous side too” - Tatler Schools Guide, 2016 edition. With over seventy scholarship ...

“If Enid Blyton was still around, Saint Ronan’s would be exactly the sort of school she would be writing about.” - The Good Schools Guide, 2015 edition. Set in almost...