Prep School

The junior section of the school provides a stimulating educational experience for all of our boys and girls as they progress from Year 3 to Year 6.

The children are very much at the centre of all we do here, and the Essendene Lodge experience is a team effort, with the staff, children and parents all working together to provide a stimulating education which is as broad as it is deep and wide.

Our educational philosophy is simple and successful; if your child is happy, supported and cared for in their educational lives, they will want to work hard and to get involved in a wide range of stimulating extra-curricular activities and contribute more and more to the school community.

Outstanding pastoral care ensures that we focus on the individual needs of every child, encouraging them and inspiring them to succeed across a wide range of learning experiences whether in the classroom, in sport, music, drama and leadership or in the wide range of other activities on offer to them at the school.

Essendene Lodge children are proud to be individuals and are all different. They are however widely recognised as articulate, hard working, confident, considerate and very much ‘free-range’ in their attitudes; they are able to think literally to find solutions and show maturity and consideration. An Essendene child truly stands out from the crowd.

Essendene Lodge has an impressive record of success in entrance and academic scholarship exams. Pupils achieve places at a wide range of well respected Independent and Grammar schools. In recent years some of the most popular destination schools have been: Whitgift, Caterham, Trinity, Woldingham, Tonbridge Grammar School, Lingfield College, Box Hill, Wallington County Grammar School and Wallington High School for Girls.

We work closely with parents, children and senior schools in order to help you find the best future school for each individual child.