Headmistress Welcome

It gives me great pleasure to welcome you to the website for Leicester Preparatory School. We are rightly proud of our place in the distinguished history of independent education within the city of Leicester. For over 140 years children have come to school within the distinctive environment of Stoneygate College, our ancestral name.

Today, just as at its conception, the school is focussed around improving the outcomes for its pupils, regardless of their background, race or religion. This is something I am extremely proud of; we are a school that mirrors the wonderful diversity of our city. 

Our school is small, and deliberately so. We are determined to maintain an enviable teacher: pupil ratio, ensuring excellent individual progress whilst maintaining a supportive and inclusive atmosphere.

The aims of the school are clear, well defined and guide our school in everything it does. "Inspiring ambition - Unlocking Potential". As a school we believe in the almost endless potential of our pupils and aim to provide a broad and balanced curriculum that creates independent thinkers. Our individual approach aims to ensure that each child makes good progress regardless of their abilities. 

In addition to this, we hold that the early stages of education are crucial to the future education and career prospects of every child. To this end we are committed to delivering a n education which will not only far exceed the requirements of the National Curriculum, but also equip our pupils with the key, transferable skills which will enable them to succeed in their careers. Please do visit our curriculum section to find out more.

I am absolutely thrilled to have joined this vibrant and charming school in the heart of one of the largest cities in the country. This school is filled with potential, not only as a place of learning but also the potential of our pupils to do great things. The staff and I are working tirelessly to provide a well-rounded education, which provides positive, inspiring experiences for our pupils. 

We have made great progress over the past few months and are rightly proud of our recent OFSTED inspection result. We are not satisfied to merely be a good school, there is a collective determination to be “Outstanding” in all areas.

This website will give a flavour of our school, you are warmly invited to contact the school office to arrange a tour or do consider joining us for an open day.

I look forward to welcoming you,