About Essendene

Welcome to Essendene Lodge

Essendene Lodge is an independent co-educational Preparatory and Nursery School in Caterham, providing extremely high quality education for 3 to 11 year olds within a friendly, family environment with wraparound care from 8am to 6 pm.

Exceptional education

Our education standards are very high – as The ISI states:

‘the quality of pupils achievement is excellent’ with pupils achieving ‘well beyond the expectation for their age in reading, writing and mathematics’.

Our own tracking consistently shows high pupil attainment and this was backed with our SAT’s results which ‘ have been above the national average for primary schools and were exceptional overall in 2013’.

A friendly family environment

Our sense of community is very strong: Pre-school children know and interact with Year 6 pupils. Coming together as a community is a golden thread running throughout the school.

We have a very supportive and active PTA, whose members organise many entertaining events throughout the school year, including the Christmas Fair, discos, the Summer Fun Day and Essendene’s Got Talent.

Our wider community is important to us. We take part in local community and charity events, and further afield are twinned with a school in Malawi.