Welcome toWaverley Preparatory School and Day Nursery
Ranked 33rd in the UK and rated 'Excellent' in our recent school inspection, Waverley is the top independent Prep and Pre-Prep School in the Wokingham and Reading area of Berkshire. A co-educational private school for children aged 3 months to 11 years, we offer exceptional academic performance in a warm, nurturing, family-friendly environment. With small class sizes and single form entry (one class per year group), Waverley provides a superb individual education for every child. Waverley is also ranked 'Best in Berkshire', being the only school to have appeared in The Times Top 100 consistently for the past 12 years. All our rankings are based on the academic results of our Year 6 pupils.
WAVERLEY PREP SCHOOL HAS FINAL PLACES AVAILABLE FOR RECEPTION 2024 and limited availability for starting school in Reception 2025 and 2026. To visit Waverley School and Nursery we offer all prospective parents a 1-2-1 physical or virtual tour. Please contact our Admissions Dept via firstname.lastname@example.org, call 0118 973 1121 or WhatsApp, text or call 07768 708743 for more information.
Year 6 pupils move on to the Senior School of their choice, many with multiple offers from a range of top independent and grammar schools. Often our Year 6 pupils are offered scholarships to their chosen secondary school with our grammar school results also being outstanding each year. We feel our results are testament to the combination of modern and traditional teaching methods, small class sizes, single form entry and a warm, caring environment where children thrive. Read 'Why Choose Waverley - 10 Quick Facts' here.
The priority at Waverley is to challenge every pupil to achieve academic excellence. We recognise that only happy children, who feel supported and confident, learn to the best of their ability. Our ethos at Waverley is simple, applies to our whole community and is reflected in our Waverley Way motto 'We are kind. We are honest. We do our best.'
The school and Nursery places great emphasis on outdoor learning, sports and wellbeing. We also offer full wrap-around care for all our pupils 51 weeks a year, 5 days a week, 7.30am-6pm via our Breakfast Club, After School Club and Holiday Club, all managed by our own in-house Waverley Extended Hours Team. 'Waverley is more than a school, it is a community, a family', says one parent.
‘A superior all-round option...’
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Parents say about The pre-prep School
Year 4 Parent
We just wish we'd found Waverley earlier...
Waverley is a lovely, nurturing school that helped our daughter regain her confidence and enjoy school again. Would highly recommend .
Parents say about The Prep school
Year 6 Mum
We joined halfway through school but our son felt like he had always been there.
Waverley has a wonderfully caring ethos and values. This secure platform allowed our son to fully focus on his studies in what is an unapologetically faster paced Year 5 and 6.
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