A Note from the Headmistress
I extend a very warm welcome to you and your child from everyone at Bromsgrove Pre- Preparatory and Nursery. Our School was founded in 1943 by Mrs Ottilie Hild as a private day school and was originally called Ottilie Hild School. In 1986 it became part of Bromsgrove School and moved to its present spacious and rural setting, on the outskirts of Bromsgrove, in 2000.
The Pre-Preparatory and Nursery School is a place where children have a memorable and positive start to their educational journey. We believe it is the early years, from the ages of two to seven, when the educational foundations are laid for everything that follows. Very young children are curious and enthusiastic; they are learning to learn. Our aim is to harness these qualities in an active, stimulating, happy and secure environment. We nurture children into confident, well prepared and highly motivated learners who will go on to achieve the best for themselves. At the same time, we help them to develop with good manners, self discipline, honesty and consideration for others, working and playing in a positive and rewarding way. The friendly, secure family atmosphere of the school encourages children to become independent learners and caring members of our community.
We would be delighted to show you around our school so that you can experience for yourself the happy and caring atmosphere that underpins all we do – please call or email Mrs Liberty Chance in our Admissions Department to arrange a visit.
View our welcome video by Mrs Deval-Reed, Headmistress of Prep and Pre-Prep
Are you thinking about joining the School? Our admissions information is available on the following pages.
Children may start in Nursery as Rising 2s from their second birthday. The Nursery provides a safe, secure, happy and stimulating environment and is set in its own building, within the grounds of the Pre-Preparatory School. Find out more about joining Bromsgrove's Nursery here
We now offer 30 free hours through the Government Funding Scheme for eligible 3 and 4 year olds. Click here to read more
Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 are based in the main part of the old house, where the modern facilities sit alongside sympathetically restored period features of the original stately home. If you are interested in finding out how your child can join the School, please visit our Admissions page
After School Care
During term time, Aftercare is available every day of the week, from 3.15 – 6.00pm. In Aftercare, all of the children have the opportunity to participate in a variety of free choice activities, making the most of our indoor and outdoor resources and facilities. The atmosphere is fun and relaxed with the children continuing to benefit from the excellent supervision of our experienced and friendly Pre-Prep staff.
Tea is served at 4.30pm in the Dining Room, with a nutritious and popular menu that varies daily and includes hot and cold dishes.
Please contact the Pre-Prep Office on 01527 579679 ext 204 for further details about bookings, charges and session timings for our Aftercare provision. Please be advised that advance booking is required as places are limited due to statutory staffing ratios. Please click here for the Aftercare Booking Form
The Holiday Club at the Pre-Preparatory School is open to current pupils from Nursery up to Year 2. It is based in the Nursery unit with free-flow access to the securely fenced garden area. Our main aim is for children to have fun in a safe but familiar environment supervised by our own experienced and qualified staff. Sessions involve daily arts and craft activities, outdoor play and the freedom to choose from a wide variety of toys, games, role play opportunities and construction activities.
We open from 8.00 a.m. until 5.00 p.m. during most school holidays. A morning snack, cooked lunch and afternoon tea are all provided. A minimum of six pupils is necessary for any session to run.
During the summer holidays, pupils who have just left Year 2 are included in the Activity Camps based at the Preparatory School instead of the one at the Pre-Preparatory and Nursery School.
To book Holiday Club, please complete the booking form
. Forms are also available from the Pre-Prep Office.
Transfer to Preparatory School after Year 2
It is expected that children will transfer to Bromsgrove Preparatory School but this is dependent on achieving a certain standard of work in Literacy and Numeracy. Issues of behaviour are also considered, where appropriate, during consultation between the Pre-Preparatory and the Preparatory School, prior to transfer.
Hear what our parents have to say:
Pre-Prep Parents' Association
There is an active and supportive Parents' Association at the Pre-Prep, to which all parents are welcome to join. Details are available from the School Office.