Nursery and Prep School for 2 - 11 years, nestled in the heart of Caterham.

Rated 'Excellent' in all areas, ISI November 2022

At Essendene Lodge School we take pride in being a family-focused school, where our main aim is to create a nurturing environment where children flourish as happy, successful, and motivated learners.

Our commitment is to provide educational excellence while fostering high expectations, ensuring that every student has the opportunity to reach their full potential. With a strong emphasis on a happy, safe, and caring learning atmosphere.

Our next Open Morning is on Thursday 25th January, 9.30 - 11.30am. 

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What sets us apart?

Working in Partnership

We cultivate a welcoming community where parents are encouraged to actively participate and share in their child's learning journey.

Igniting Inspiration

We believe in the power of inspirational teaching that ignites and nurtures a genuine passion for learning.

Promoting Success

We are dedicated to fostering a supportive environment that promotes academic excellence and cultivates the skills necessary for success.

Read our fantastic reviews

Essendene has created something special, in that they have managed to ensure an excellent level of education, but in an environment where the children really feel it is fun, inclusive and somewhere where they all feel valued. They are completely on top of each child's strengths, but equally areas where they need to concentrate a bit more on.
Current Parent, 2023
My kids take part in a wide variety of extra curricular activities, which they very much enjoy, and are also learning to play instruments through the school’s peri lessons.
Current Parent, 2023
The children thoroughly enjoy the wide variety of school trips which are on offer, and in particular enjoy taking part in the workshops and activities which are scheduled during the schools themed weeks, such as maths week, science week and wellbeing week etc.
Current Parent, 2023
I have two children who attend Essendene within the school and Preschool settings. My daughter absolutely loves the school and has really benefitted from the smaller class sizes. It is my firm belief that she has excelled and fully reached her potential due to having a smaller group and a more personalised touch to her learning.
Current Parent, 2023
The school teaches excellent values outside of the classroom including the value of friendship, personal wellbeing and emotional intelligence, all things which are essential for the children's growth.
Current Parent, 2023
The teachers absolutely care about every student as an individual and continue to do a fantastic job of delivering the curriculum in fun, engaging and creative ways, which really capture the students imagination. This level of engagement also ensures that they are taking in what they have learnt.
Current Parent, 2023

What's happening?

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🌟 Proud moments at Essendene Lodge School! Our incredible Year 6 students have secured an impressive array of scholarships to prestigious senior schools. From academic excellence to musical and sporting prowess, our students continue to shine bright, embodying our commitment to fostering well-rounded individuals. 🎓🎶🏅 For more details on our results and destinations, visit our website! Link in bio. #SuccessStories #EssendenePride #FutureLeaders #essendenelodgeschool #essendenelodge #essendeneisthebest #essendeneinspire #caterhamschools #surreyschools #ilgschools

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Interested in joining our ISI rated 'Excellent' school? Book a tour with us today! Visit our website to enquire, link in bio. #essendenelodgeschool #essendenelodge #essendeneisthebest #essendeneinspire #caterhamschools #surreyschools #ilgschools

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Hands on science in Year One: the children were challenged to create an umbrella for the princess… but which material was best for the job? ☔️

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Well done to the house of Hever for raising funds for Malawi through their fantastic bingo event! #essendenelodgeschool #caterham

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STEM Club are having great fun making straw rockets this afternoon.

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The children had a great afternoon at the Hever Bingo afternoon. Thank you to Miss Kemp, Mrs Smith and Mr Bradstock for organising the event. #caterhammums #caterhamlife #surreylife #surreymums #whatsoninsurrey #learningisfun #independentschools #ingnitinginspiration #lifelonglearners #passionforlearning

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Some fabulous French Geography in Year 6 this morning with Mme Whittington! #scholarships

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Today in Spanish Club, the children enjoyed learning the days of the week by singing in Spanish and wrote them creatively in balloons and on petals for our display board. #ilg #spanishisfun

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Rule the School Part Two: once they had finished a Learning Walk, our new Head for the Day Khaiyan and Deputy Head Jake welcomed parents to the termly parent coffee morning. Meanwhile the Class Teachers for the Day were busy delivering high quality lessons for our lucky pupils.

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Rule the School Part One: what a day! In the fourth and final day of our exciting RTS event we welcomed the remaining Teachers for the Day to Team Essendene, alongside a new Head and Deputy Head. These amazing young people applied for their roles formally and withstood a gruelling interview process during Careers Week to achieve their place on the staff team. So with lanyards firmly in place, they took over the school, gaining valuable insight in to the world of work as they planned lessons, taught, led and cared for our wonderful pupils for the whole day.

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We have welcomed several new members of staff this week: Miss Autumn and Miss Sadie (Reception Teachers), Miss Bella (Music) and Miss Safa (Art). We are so proud of the confidence and warmth which they brought to their roles which included a full take over of class teaching, lunch and break duty, plus the running of after school clubs. The girls rose to every challenge with a smile and were excellent role models within the school. Go Team Essendene!

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Incredible builds in Lego Club today. The children have liberally interpreted the theme of ‘education’ and built a terrifying school full of traps!