Made by girls

Prep School

For girls aged 5-11

Independence Made by Girls

At Norwich High Prep School our girls can discover
who they are and have confidence to be themselves.
We give them the support and encouragement they need to make decisions,
to find their own way and, when something goes wrong,
to have the resilience to pick themselves up and start again.

Our girls are encouraged to embrace every opportunity that comes their way,
to push the boundaries and spread their wings and fly –
with courage, with determination
and, most importantly, with independence.

“Norwich High Prep School and Nursery brings out the best in our girls. They thrive in the comfortable, family atmosphere that can be felt throughout the school, gaining the confidence to shine as individuals whilst flourishing as part of a warm, friendly community.”

Mrs Susan Roberts, Head of Prep School and Nursery

Welcome to our Prep School

At Norwich High Prep School we have developed an educational journey uniquely tailored to help girls grow academically and personally.

We know that for your daughter to truly succeed, she needs to feel confident, happy and settled in her day-to-day school life. In the Prep School, each girl from age 3 in Nursery to age 11 in Year 6, is known as an individual. Each aspect of her character is embraced, enabling her to truly excel.

Our excellent pastoral care is led by a committed staff team and they nurture positive relationships with all of our girls, treating each and every one of them as an individual.

Within our small classes your daughter will have the space to develop her curiosity and enthusiasm for learning. Whatever her strengths, she will be given opportunities to challenge herself and stretch the boundaries of what she knows.

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Academic: Qualities for learning

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Pastoral care and wellbeing

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Opportunities beyond the classroom

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“My wife and I just wanted to thank you for making our little girl smile and making her feel immensely proud of herself! We feel like the school is an extended family, a home away from home.”

Prep School Parent

Academic excellence

Academic excellence in the core subjects is a given but the curriculum is broadened by sporting, creative and problem solving opportunities that allow our girls to develop their skills and discover new talents. The girls’ artwork is displayed throughout the school, giving vibrancy and colour to the learning environment.

Our understanding of how girls learn best has enabled us to develop a collaborative classroom culture which is supportive and understanding so mistakes are valued and challenges are embraced. This gives our girls confidence to take risks as learners but also to feel comfortable enough to ask for help when they need it.

The three Butterfly Strands which underpin our pastoral structure, and our Qualities for Learning, which represent the characteristics needed for success, will provide your daughter with a route map to navigate her development as a learner.

At Norwich High Prep School, everything is designed to support your daughter to build her confidence as she grows with us. Her time in the Prep School, whether she begins this journey in Early Years or joins in Upper Prep, will help her build strong foundations both academically and pastorally for life in the Senior School.

“In the Prep School, pupils spoke warmly of the ways in which they felt positive about their own abilities, especially how the school’s ‘Butterflies’ and ‘Qualities’ initiatives encourage them to develop outstanding habits and behaviour.”

ISI Inspection Report 2020

Believing in Butterflies

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Qualities for Learning

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Prep School News

Year 5 Enjoy Residential to Hilltop Outdoor Centre

Norwich High success at the 2024 GDST Creative Writing Prize

Neurodiversity Celebration Week 2024 at Norwich High School for Girls