It is with great pleasure that we can now share with you the exciting plans for the future of Grange Park Prep School.
Since the introduction of the co-educational nursery in 2015, we have had increased interest of boys attending the nursery. Parents of these children were so delighted with the nursery, they would have liked their boys to continue at GPPS for their prep education and the question that keeps reoccurring is; would we ever revert to a co-educational school?
In 1924 the school opened as a co-educational school, and it was in the early 1980s that it became a single sex school. The early pictures of the school all show boys and girls being educated together.
Following extensive research and evaluation, the Governors and teachers have decided to reintroduce co-education from September 2018. This means the new Reception intake will be a mixed class.
Therefore in September 2018 we will have a co-educational setting starting with Key Stage 1 – Reception, Year 1 and Year 2.
The move will be phased in gradually over four years and every year group will have both boys and girls by September 2024.
Research has shown that there is growing interest in co-education locally, as indeed reflected nationally. The Governors recognise that parents are increasingly seeking a school that can serve both their sons and their daughters and we are delighted to be in a position to enable more families to benefit from a Grange Park Prep School education.
The move to co-education will strengthen the School’s offer for current and future pupils. The academic, social and developmental benefits of a co-educational environment will bring a more diverse and challenging curriculum; extracurricular opportunities and experiences will be enhanced by the presence of both girls and boys and all pupils will leave the school better prepared for secondary school – and life.
We encourage you to come and view the school to see us in action.
Grange Park Prep School
13 The Chine
London N21 2EA
020 8360 1469