Welcome to Port Regis Pre-Prep and Nursery.

While the Pre-Prep operates independently, it is a full part of Port Regis School and shares all of its facilities and benefits. The Pre-Prep welcomes children into its Nursery the term in which a child turns 3 years old. Nursery children may attend half or full sessions, five days a week. All children are involved in curriculum activities including forest school, music, swimming, ball skills, gymnastics, ICT and French.

Teaching is based on the recognition that every child is unique. They have varying levels of resilience and confidence, abilities and needs. It is our task to help and support each child to achieve their potential and foster aspiration within an inclusive safe and healthy environment. Five core values underpin the Pre-Prep’s philosophy:

  • Be kind
  • Be friendly
  • Be forgiving
  • Be brave
  • Respect others and the environment


Children learn best through active, play based and thematic learning opportunities. We aim to instil firm educational foundations on which future learning can develop, whilst offering boarding and deep learning experiences that extend beyond the curriculum. These are enhanced through trips, visitors and hands on practical activities. All children take part in our annual Nativity and Summer Production.

Children in Years 1 and 2 may also start learning an instrument with specialist teachers. A range of extra curricular hobbies are offered each week including sports club, tennis, fencing, golf, dance and chess. Children play within the secure purpose built playground or Rose Garden and all enjoy home cooked hot lunches served in the dining room, sitting with an adult to encourage good manners.

After School Club is open to all Pre-Prep children daily from 3.30 – 6.00 with some sporting hobbies also being available to children in Years 1 and 2.

We like to think of the Pre-Prep as being family-orientated and we are keen to develop partnerships with families, promoting mutual understanding and respect, which in turn supports the learning of each child. Through positive role models children learn respect for others. Parents are encouraged to share in their children’s learning and be part of the school through class assemblies, Friends of Port Regis social events and daily contact with class teachers.

Ailsa Boardman-Hirst
Head of Pre-Prep

This is a prep school with public-school facilities.
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