Pre-Prep School

“Pupils’ attitudes towards their learning are excellent.” ISI

Growing in confidence ages 2 to 7

Form Age Group
 Early Years


 2 – 3
 Early Years


 3 – 4

(Willow and Sweet Chestnut)

4 – 5
Year 1

(Apple and Sycamore)

5 – 6
Year 2

(Cherry and Cedar)

6 – 7

The School Day

Please follow link for overview of Early Years and Pre-Prep School Day

Independent Schools Inspectorate (ISI) inspections and regular lesson observations ensure high standards are always maintained and result in consistent praise for the teaching and pastoral care at Langley Preparatory School at Taverham Hall, having received no less than six outstanding inspection reports since 2010. View our Inspection Reports.

“Pupils’ display high levels of self-esteem and self-confidence as a result of a culture of reward, praise and encouragement.” ISI

We believe an education should stretch, inspire and develop every child. For us, it’s all about opportunity and choice through small classes. Every child is different, so finding the learning techniques that are right for them is essential. This provides children with the tools they need to guide them through their academic life.

We recognise that pupils who have a positive approach to learning make excellent progress and are successful. As a result, we put a real emphasis on nurturing a Growth Mindset culture throughout the School from Pre-Prep Early Years to Year 8. Our aim is to foster a Growth Mindset in children to help shape their belief that they can change and grow throughout their lives and not limit their potential.

In the Reception classes each child is allocated a key person. Children thrive from a base of loving and secure relationships. A key person is a named member of staff with responsibilities for a small group of children who helps those children in the group feel safe and cared for. The role is an important one and an approach set out in the EYFS which is working successfully in settings and in Reception classes.

This role involves the key person in responding sensitively to children’s feelings and behaviours and meeting emotional needs by giving reassurance, such as when they are new to a setting or class, and supporting the child’s wellbeing. The key person supports physical needs too, helping with issues like toileting and dressing. That person is a familiar figure who is accessible and available as a point of contact for parents and one who builds relationships with the child and parents or carers.

Records of development and care are created and shared by the key person, parents and the child.

The Pre-Prep enjoys the School’s beautiful woodland setting. The modern classrooms are purpose-built and all have interactive whiteboards. Our Forest School programme also provides all children with an exciting outside learning environment.

The Pre-Prep and Prep share the excellent Sports Hall facility, indoor swimming pool as well as the extensive playing fields. We encourage our children to have healthy bodies as well as healthy minds!

Find out more about Langley Preparatory School at Taverham Hall’s fantastic facilities.

At Langley Preparatory School at Taverham Hall we feel it’s important to offer our children plenty of opportunity to develop interests and talents outside the classroom. Our Pre-Prep After School Club provides the perfect opportunity to try something new and offers working parents the convenience of a later pick up time.

All pupils enjoy a hot cooked meal at lunchtime every day. Our catering team, prepare all our healthy, balanced and delicious meals on site!

Our popular, FREE, ‘Taster Days’ are a great way to see if  Langley Preparatory School at Taverham Hall’s Pre-Prep is right for you. Open Days are also held throughout the year, although you are most welcome to come and see us any time. To book a ‘Taster Day’ or personal visit, please call the Admissions Secretary on +44 (0)1603 868206 or  email

Please visit the Admissions page to find out more about enrolment and school fees.