Welcome from the Head

I am extremely proud as Head of Old Palace of John Whitgift Preparatory, to introduce you to our remarkable school. Our desire is for our girls to be confident and capable individuals that are connected to their community and each other; well prepared for our complex and ever-changing world.

Old Palace is set within beautiful grounds and our girls benefit from extensive facilities. We pride ourselves on being a caring and supportive school where children can learn within an inclusive and nurturing environment. Here at Old Palace, diversity is very much celebrated.

Our girls benefit from an excellent academic education, where pupils achieve exceptional outcomes. Our creative curriculum brings learning to life through our engaging, thematic approach. Lessons are interactive and full of memorable experiences which inspire a love of learning; encourage curiosity and promote both independence and collaborative learning skills.

Our high calibre specialist teachers really enable our girls to achieve the highest outcomes in all areas of the curriculum. This, combined with excellent pastoral care, means our pupils flourish and grow. Every child in our school is known and seen for who they are and we draw alongside each and every child to nurture their talents, ambitions and interests.

See Mrs Nike’s Welcome Video here

We look forward to welcoming you to the Preparatory School for a personal tour (Covid restrictions permitting). If you have any questions or would like to organise a tour or alternatively a Zoom call with Mrs Nike, please contact our Admissions team at: admissions@oldpalace.croydon.sch.uk.