Babington House Preparatory provides a first class, independent education for girls and boys between the ages of 5 to 11. There is a natural progression from our Nursery and Reception classes into the Prep Department and then on into our Senior School. We are housed in the same beautiful group of buildings on Grange Drive in Chislehurst, Bromley.
We try to instil in our pupils a love of learning and a passion for discovery that will last a lifetime. We demand high standards from our boys and girls in dress, behaviour, self-discipline and academic achievement. We also try to make it fun. At Babington House the children enjoy coming to school and relish the challenges we provide, both within the classroom and outside it.
We seek to develop in our pupils the daring, wisdom and confidence to discover their own individuality and to become the very best that they can be. Above all, our academic, social and sporting endeavours are underpinned by traditional, Christian values which include a respect for others and an awareness of a purpose greater than ourselves.
We are a registered charity which means we can put the children at the centre of everything we do and any profit we make goes straight back into enhancing the facilities and educational provision for the pupils.
I am immensely proud to lead such a vibrant community and encourage you to come and see for yourself. Mrs McDonald-Smith, our Head of Prep, or I would be delighted to show you around. Please phone our Admissions Secretary on 020 84675537 to arrange a visit.
Mr Tim Lello
Our co-educational Preparatory Department builds upon the firm foundations the children develop through the nurturing learning environment of our Early Years (Nursery and Reception), where our boys and girls enhance their self-confidence and are supported to develop future skills. Small class sizes, with a maximium of 20 children, and qualified teaching assistants in every class (Key Stage One) and year group (Key Stage Two) up to Year 5, ensure that each child receives the support required to encourage them to strive to succeed to the very best of their ability.
In Years 1 and 2 (Key Stage 1) and Years 3 to 6 (Key Stage 2) pupils have a class teacher who is responsible for teaching the core curriculum subjects. Alongside the curriculum taught by the class teacher, we have specialist teaching in languages, music and physical education throughout our Early Years and Preparatory Department, which enables pupils to develop skills across our broad curriculum. Indoor PE is taught on-site in our recently built sports hall, and outdoor PE is taught both on-site and at our sports grounds on Elmstead Lane, just next to the school.
Our curriculum creates a positive attitude to learning, challenging children and preparing them for life-long learning. We creatively supplement our curriculum with unusual subjects that provide pupils with a different approach to leaning, such as Forest Schools and outdoor learning in addition to curriculum choices for pupils that include early skills in business, yoga, additional sports and senior level coding.
The excellent teaching in our Nursery and Preparatory Department results in our children being well prepared to move on to selective senior schools, with most of our girls successfully opting to apply for a place at our own, selective, Senior School.
We have high standards of behaviour, dress and conduct, benefiting from small class sizes and a strong sense of community. We are also committed to outstanding music, drama, sport and the arts in their broadest sense and we offer a wide selection of clubs, societies and extra-curricular opportunities which go on before, during and after school.
We create a learning environment which caters for the needs of each individual and ensures pupils develop new skills, broaden their knowledge and achieve their potential. Within a broad Christian context we promote ideals of honesty, integrity, trust and respect and cultivate a relationship between home and school that promotes mutual cooperation and support.