The Village


Imagination, Aspiration, Determination


At the Village Prep School, every girl is unique and we are passionate about delivering an inclusive, forward-thinking education, that offers each of our pupils the time and opportunity to develop their personal strengths and reach to their own potential at their pace. Our individualised approach, provides an excellent learning environment and an enriching curriculum which is tailored to the needs of each one of our girls. At the heart of our school is our motto ‘Ad Astra’ and we are committed to providing an inspiring, educational journey that enables not only academic success but also fosters life skills which will provide our pupils with the ability to think critically, be creative, work collaboratively and communicate effectively.

The Village Prep School is a warm, family orientated school which offers exceptional pastoral care. Our small class sizes and dedicated staff team promote pupils’ self-belief and confidence which fosters both a growth mind-set and the resilience to embrace opportunities and try new things without the fear of failure. We are exceptionally proud of our pupils who are consistently acknowledged and praised not only for their academic achievements but also for their kindness, community spirit and for their ability to embrace life’s challenges and opportunities.

It is my privilege to be the headteacher of our unique and truly fantastic school and I hope that our website gives a flavour of our wonderful community. However, there is no substitute for coming to see us is in person and I would encourage you to visit us, where you will be assured of a warm welcome and will see for yourself the happy, sociable, confident and outward looking pupils of whom we are very proud. 

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Kirstie Hampshire

Welcome to the Village Prep School!  We are a beautiful, boutique school located in Belsize Park.  At the Village Prep, girls are nurtured in small classes surrounded by exceptional facilities including a Creative Lab, adventure playground and theatre.

Beyond the outstanding facilities, it is our family ethos which is most apparent from the moment you step foot into our school. Children are excited and passionate to share their learning experiences knowing that all they have to say is truly valued.  

Staff go above and beyond to ensure that every member of the Village family feels welcomed. Every teacher knows every child by name and personality and this makes for an incredibly special atmosphere.

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Wednesday 30th November at 10am

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“The curriculum extends way beyond what is typically found in primary schools.”
Ofsted 2020

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We offer high quality, independant education for girls aged 2 – 16 years.

Join us from 10:00am to experience The Village Prep School for yourself and your child