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!  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.

At the heart of our school is an absolute determination to ensure every child achieves their full potential in an inspiring learning environment. It is a place where ‘imagination and aspiration merge with determination’. Our dedicated team of teachers work tirelessly to ensure that our children are inspired to aspire and provided with the learning attitudes, skills and knowledge to thrive in the current world we live in.

I would be delighted to personally show you around our wonderful school so that you can experience this unique atmosphere for yourself.

Morven MacDonald

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Upcoming Events

Open House

We hope our Open House events will provide an opportunity for prospective parents to gain a sense of the values and ethos at The Village Prep School. You will also be able to view our excellent facilities including: theatre, full size netball court, adventure playground and spacious classrooms. Most importantly, you will be able to meet our incredible girls who will be able to share their insights into what it is like to be a Village girl!

A Magical Evening of Music and Art

The Village Prep School are delighted to invite you to enjoy a magical evening of art and music. Renowned artist Ian Mowforth will be exhibiting his art work alongside a wonderful music performance from Dr Rebecca Turner and her team.

“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

Fantastic Results for Year 6 in their 11+ Exams.

Fantastic Results for Year 6 in their 11+ Exams.

Congratulations to our Year 6 girls who have performed extremely well in their 11+ exams. Between them, they have secured places, including 11 scholarships, at an impressive range of leading Day Schools including Godolphin & Latymer, Channing, South Hampstead High...

The Village Prep Girls Takeover StoneX Stadium

The Village Prep Girls Takeover StoneX Stadium

As a partner school of Saracens Rugby, we were offered the most wonderful opportunity of activating the Saracens Vs London Irish match at the StoneX Stadium. Needless to say, we snapped up the chance and had the most fabulous afternoon. Village Prep families were out...

The Village Prep’s Macmillan Coffee Morning

The Village Prep’s Macmillan Coffee Morning

Very little beats coffee, cake and a chat first thing in the morning, however the added incentive of raising money for Macmillan Cancer makes it that little bit more special... whilst providing a perfect excuse to gobble a few more treats! We were thrilled to be able...


Wednesday 25th May from
9:30 to 11:30

“Please do come and visit The Village Prep. We take great pride in ensuring all of our girls develop both academically and as future-ready young women.”
Morven McDonald
Head The Village Prep School