Welcome to Prep

At Beechwood Prep we believe that school should be fun! We unashamedly make the happiness of our children paramount in all our decision-making. Personal development is valued as much as academic achievement with an emphasis on kindness and helpfulness central to all we do as a community.

"Amazing how the girls have grown with the support and encouragement of Beechwood - Thank you."
Prep Parent of Year 4 and Year 6 pupils

The school has a fine academic record with many pupils winning places at our strong local grammar schools but we also prepare for a range of independent secondary schools including our own excellent senior school here at Beechwood.

The school is located in a wonderful setting in 23 acres of idyllic parkland in Tunbridge Wells. Our grounds and gardens are an important learning resource with the school’s outdoor classroom being used all-year round. We encourage our boys and girls to participate in a wide range of activities both in and out of the classroom that help them develop skills such as resilience, problem solving, and co-operation.

Plentiful opportunities in Sport, Drama, Music, Art and regular participation in extra days such as Enterprise Days, allow our boys and girls to demonstrate their considerable talents on a regular basis.

It would be a pleasure to welcome you to our school so that you can meet our pupils and staff and see the happy and purposeful education that we offer at Beechwood.

John Coakley
Head of Prep

 Mission Statement

  • To be a vibrant, caring school, providing an education rooted in values.
  • To enable all who study here to discover their strengths and make the most of their talents within a nurturing and supportive community.
  • To foster spiritual and personal development and a sense of social responsibility.
  • To create an educational environment that nurtures creativity, encourages flexibility and embraces independence of thought
  • To equip our pupils with the values, skills, and habits of mind that will help shape their future in a wider world.