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Life in the Pre School

The Pre School is an integral part of the Old Palace community. Set in extensive grounds in South Croydon (just near Lloyd Park), it forms part of Old Palace Prep and together is home to girls aged 3-11.

We are fortunate to enjoy extensive grounds, well-resourced buildings and a dedicated team of experienced EYFS practitioners.

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Children free flow between the classroom and the outside space all day. We have a large sand pit, a mud kitchen, a trim trail, an investigation area complete with full-size bug hotel, a vegetable patch, water play, construction zone, reading area and even a stage for impromptu performances!

We have recently adopted the highly engaging and motivating ‘Cornerstones’ curriculum, which will ensure excellent progress for the children starting their learning journey with us.

An Introduction to our Pre School leaflet

Our community is diverse and welcoming; children learn about each other’s cultures and traditions, from Diwali to Christmas.


From September 2021, there will be two classes at three entry points: September, January & April.

The school day starts at 8.30am and finishes at 3.15pm. High quality, wrap around care is available from 7.30am – 6.00pm each day. Holiday care is also provided.

Fees: Pre School (September 2021 +)

Full Time: £3,300

Part Time: pro-rata, i.e. 5 mornings £1,650

How To Apply: At the moment we are able to show families around the Pre School in person at the end of the school day. We are continuing to run regular virtual Open Days. Alternatively, we can arrange a personal call with the Head, Mrs Laura Nike. For an appointment and/or further information, please contact our Admissions Department on: 020 8688 2027 or email:

Entrance to the Preparatory School. Girls transfer seamlessly from Pre School into our Reception class in the Prep School.