Elstree (Pre-Prep) School

Last updated: 26/10/2021

Elstree School is a Christian based Independent Prep school with a co-educational Nursery and Pre-Preparatory Department of the School for children ages 3 to 7 years. The school is located in 150 acres of stunning parkland in rural Woolhampton West Berkshire. The Pre-Prep has approximately 50 pupils. At Elstree we are academically ambitious and provide a first class all-round education. Our pupils go on to the top public schools and we are immensely proud of the strong Common Entrance and Scholarship record. The emphasis is on building confidence, developing talent and maximising potential.

Who to contact

Contact Name
School Office
Contact Position
Elstree School Website

Where to go

Woolhampton Hill
Upper Woolhampton

Other Details


Table of costs
Table of costs
AmountCost Type
£3950 per term
Registration fee of £110 non-refundable. Deposit of £8000 required. Contact provider for other cost information. Currently fees are £3950.00 per term or £400 per session per term in Nursery.


Age Ranges

Age Range Notes

From 3 years 0 months to 7 years 0 months

Inclusion Information

Dietary Needs

Has Provision
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Childcare Information


Immediate vacancies
Date updated
Vacancy range(s)
Vacancy range(s)
PlacesStart AgeEnd Age
0 2 2
0 3 5

Funded Places

3 & 4 year old funding
2 year old funding

Waiting List

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Opening Times & Facilities

Opening Times
Opening Times
DayOpening TimeClosing Time
Monday 08:30 15:30
Tuesday 08:30 15:30
Wednesday 08:30 15:30
Thursday 08:30 15:30
Friday 08:30 15:30

School Pickups

Offers pickups

Local Offer

Early Years Private, Voluntary & Independent Settings

1: How does the setting identify children with additional needs or SEND?

The Learning Development Department recognises the importance of early identification, assessment and provision for any child who may have Special Educational Needs and/or Disabilities (SEN/D). The earlier action is taken, the more responsive the child is likely to be, and the more benefit to their self-esteem it is likely to give. All pupils with SEN/D are identified at the earliest opportunity, assessed, and with agreement from parents, sent on for further assessment by an Educational Psychologist, or other specialist, if necessary.

2: How will I be informed / consulted about the ways in which my child is being supported?

The child's parents are informed that special educational provision is being made for their child and permission sought if this is required. To ensure that on-going observation and assessment occurs, the Learning Development Department provide regular feedback to teachers and parents about the child's achievements and experiences. The outcomes of any assessment forms the basis for planning the next steps of the child's learning.

3: How will the setting adapt the Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum for my child's needs?

Nursery and Reception classes follow the Foundation Stage Framework, learning through play and practical activities, both in the classroom, in our outdoor play areas as well as making full use of the extensive grounds of Elstree School. The children are supported in the remaining four specific areas, through which the three prime areas are strengthened and applied. The specific areas are Literacy, Mathematics, Understanding of the World and Expressive Arts and Design. During the Reception year, there is a balance of the seven areas and this provides ideal preparation for the transition to Year 1. Differentiation is put in place where necessary.

4: What teaching strategies does the setting use for children with additional needs or learning difficulties?

The form teacher will plan and differentiate The form teacher will plan and differentiate appropriately and the Scheme of work will depend on the needs of the child. 

5: What additional support does the setting provide for children with additional needs or SEND?

The classroom assistant will work with the pupil on a one to one basis at times as instructed by the form/ subject teacher. Teaching from the Learning Development Department is offered to any child deemed to have Special Educational Needs and/or Disabilities (SEN/D).

A specialist teacher gives lessons on a one-to-one basis, (occasionally in groups, if appropriate) at an additional cost.

Learning Support provides learning that is additional to, and different from, that provided as part of the school's usual differentiated curriculum.

6: How will the setting monitor my child's progress and how will I be involved in this?

This is done both formally and informally. Informally, there is a constant dialogue between LS teacher, form tutor, subject teachers, pupils and parents as to how successfully the pupil can access the curriculum. Formally, the LS tutor will:- Check the results of regular screening tests, monitor progress made and update Pupil Passports for each child

7: How do you ensure children with additional needs or SEND can be included in the same activities as other children, including trips?

The pupil to adult ratio is adhered to, the parent may be asked to join the trip.

8: How accessible is the building for children with mobility difficulties / wheelchair users?

Parts of the school are inaccessible to children with mobility difficulties. Elstree is a Grade II listed building and only certain changes can be made. 

9: How will you support my child's transition to a new setting or school?

The Head of Learning Development plans the future support for a particular child in discussion with colleagues, parents and any previous setting if applicable.

10: How does the setting assess the overall effectiveness of its SEN provision and how can parents / carers take part in this evaluation?

On an annual basis, the pupils on the SEN/D register are either formally re-assessed in the department, or an informal check with parents and/or form and subject teachers is carried out.

11: Who should I contact if I am considering registering for a place at the setting?

Pre-PRep - Miss Alice Holifield

Learning Development - Mrs Sarah Attwood

12: What arrangements does the setting have for feedback from parents / carers, including compliments and complaints?

We pride ourselves on good communication with parents and staff will always be the first port of call for compliments and complaints. If parents do have a complaint, they can expect it to be treated seriously by the School and in accordance with a set procedure, comments are made directly to a Head of Department, the Deputy Head or the Headmaster and thus follows-

Stage 1 – Informal Resolution

Stage 2 – Formal Resolution

Stage 3 – Panel Hearing

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