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Woodford Green Preparatory School

  • Day
  • Boys
  • Girls
  • Pre-Prep
  • Prep
  • 200 to 400 pupils
  • Woodford Green Preparatory School is an independent day school for boys and girls aged 3 to 11. Founded in 1932, the school is known locally as the Red School because of the scarlet uniforms. Woodford Green Prep is a diverse community, inclusive of all faiths and none.

    Head Lisa McDonald says: 'As well as having a strong track record of academic excellence, WGPS is a nurturing community that places children's personal development and wellbeing at the heart of everything we do. We understand that high levels of well-being and happiness are a prerequisite for academic success and we strive to ensure every child approaches learning, not only with knowledge, but with confidence, open mindedness, the ability to think deeply and take risks and with an image ability to see perspectives beyond their own.'

    'I am unwavering in my belief that it is the calibre of all staff in the school, from teachers to support staff to the admin team, that has the biggest impact on outcomes for our pupils. At WGPS there is a talented and committed staff that have a genuine desire to make every day in school extraordinary for all pupils. All children in our school feel truly known by our staff and it's that unique sense of ambition for every child as an individual that makes WGPS such a special place to work and learn.'

    Inspection reports

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    The school was last inspected in May 2023. Read the inspection reports on the school's website.

    The school is a registered charity managed by a board of governors. Read more on the Charity Commission website.

    What makes Woodford Green Prep School different?

    Attain asked the school, what makes Woodford Green Prep different – and why should parents consider it?

    Established in 1932 as a Christian, co-educational preparatory school, WGPS is proud to have been entrusted with delivering a first class education for generations. A forward-thinking, diverse and inclusive community, welcoming children of all faiths and none, their approach is to enable children to learn with enthusiasm and flair. They aim to equip children with the skills and knowledge to get the best out of themselves and those around them.

    WGPS strives to ensure that each child's curiosity and love of learning is harnessed, nurtured and developed, inspiring and preparing for their life-long journey of discovery. The school promotes kindness, hard work, curiosity, creativity and independence. In order that every child does their very best, they are dedicated to giving the necessary support and challenge. Their school crest reminds them to ignite a passion for learning and to ‘let each flame burn brighter'.

    Contact Details

    Glengall Road, Woodford Green, Essex, IG8 0BZ

    Woodford Green Preparatory School Logo

    Woodford Green Prep Open Day

    The next Open Morning at Woodford Green Preparatory School will take place on Saturday 16th September. The school hosts open events for prospective parents throughout the year, providing the opportunity to meet staff and pupils, as well as gaining insight into the curriculum. Find out more about Open Days at Woodford Green Preparatory School.

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