Why Culford Pre-Prep?

Culford Pre-Prep and Nursery gives your child the very best start to their education and offers a world of opportunities for children to explore and develop their passions. Situated in Fieldgate House, at the church gate entrance to Culford School, the children have their own enclosed playground and large, green play area, a dining room facility and assembly hall, as well as 480 acres of parkland and forest to explore with their teachers.

Small Classes, Big Expectations

With small class sizes, a warm, nurturing environment and caring teachers who are always willing to go the extra mile, we aim to offer every child an education that is challenging, enriching and fun. Highly trained teachers with specialists for individual subjects such as dance, music, French, tennis and swimming will help your child to fulfil their potential and develop their ambitions. Find out more about our curriculum for each year group here.

A World of Opportunities

Culford Pre-Prep children make the most of the beautiful park and woodland on our doorstep and our Forest School status means that we use outdoor learning and exploration to encourage independence and self-confidence in our pupils. 

The children have access to the facilities at Culford, including the heated indoor swimming pool, sports hall and Indoor Tennis Centre as well as an exciting range of activities such as Mandarin classes, Mad Science club, art, music, netball, drama and many more.

The Pre-Prep is an exceptional place. My daughter loves school and wherever she eventually completes her education, the foundation will have been set in a nurturing atmosphere. At four years old she's learning to read, write, count, play tennis, swim, play, share and dance, what more could a four year old want from school!  

Culford Pre-Prep Parent

Wraparound Care: Flexibility for Busy Families

We understand that busy parents need flexibility. Pre-Prep & Nursery children can arrive for Breakfast Club at 7.30am, or arrive between 8.00am – 9.00am for the start of the normal school day. Pickup is at 3.40pm and there is provision for After School Care until 6.00pm. 

If care is needed during the holidays, Culford Sports and Tennis Centre offers an exciting holiday and half term sports and activity programme for children aged 5-16. 

An Education for Life

Culford is a school for pupils aged up to 18, and we are proud to have students in our Sixth Form who started Culford at the Pre-Prep and Nursery. To help our pupils continue their Culford journey seamlessly into the Prep School, we arrange a programme of transition events and activities for both pupils and parents during their final year at Pre-Prep. 

Visit Us

Our website and prospectus will give you a flavour of what Culford has to offer but it is no substitute for coming to visit us. You are warmly invited to visit us at a time convenient to you to meet the Head and other members of staff and to enjoy a comprehensive tour of the Pre-Prep School. We also hold Open Mornings every term and taster sessions may also be arranged.

We hope you will choose to visit Culford Pre-Prep soon; you will receive a very warm welcome. Contact our friendly Admissions team on +44 (0)1284 385308 or email admissions@culford.co.uk or fill in our online form.