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Schools and Nurseries

Schools and Nurseries in Berkshire and the surrounding counties

St John’s Beaumont School, Old Windsor

St John’s Beaumont School, Old Windsor

St John’s Beaumont School is proud to be different; not merely because it is the only Roman Catholic independent boys’ preparatory school west of London, but because it is part of the spiritually and culturally rich tradition of Jesuit education. You will find St John’s nestled in the historic countryside near Windsor and Eton, set on a 70-acre country estate. The vast grounds provide endless space for exploration, sports and play; a place where boys can be boys. Since 1888, the school has developed the environment, pastoral support and learning tools that enable young men to flourish. Jesuit education centres…
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Queen Anne’s School in Caversham

Queen Anne’s School in Caversham

AD Disclaimer: This blog post was written in paid partnership with Queen Anne's School in Caversham Queen Anne's is an inspirational day and boarding school for girls aged 11-18 set in 35 acres in the heart of Berkshire with easy access to London. Founded in 1894, the school is steeped in history and tradition and is known for its pioneering education that prepares girls for the challenges of the modern world. The school is part of the United Westminster Grey Coat Foundation that was founded in 1699 in Westminster as the Grey Coat Hospital. Why Choose Queen Anne's School? From…
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(AD) Interview with Highfield Preparatory School

(AD) Interview with Highfield Preparatory School

Berkshire Mummies recently conducted an interview with Joanna Leach, Headmistress at Highfield Preparatory School in Maidenhead. We spoke about what parents should be looking for when selecting schools for their children. Please tell me a little bit about your background? I have been involved in education for over 20 years. I started off in the state sector and have taught all ages from EYFS to Year 6 and I then became a Head of a state school in 2010. In 2015, I decided to take on a new challenge and I moved over to the independent sector and had the…
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Tree Tots Toddler Event at St Andrew’s Pangbourne

Tree Tots Toddler Event at St Andrew’s Pangbourne

AD Disclaimer: This blog post was written in paid partnership with St Andrew's Pangbourne. St Andrew's Pangbourne are hosting a free Tree Tots Toddler event on Friday 4th February 2022 between 9.15am - 10.45am and it's going to be an action packed morning. What will happen at the Tree Tots Toddler Event? During the event, you and your child can enjoy a tractor ride from St Andrew's Coffee Shop to the on-site Forest School. Upon arrival at the Forest School, you will take part in a number of activities, including making nature crowns, colourful wands using toddler friendly paints, and…
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(AD) Best in Berkshire, St Bernard’s Preparatory School

(AD) Best in Berkshire, St Bernard’s Preparatory School

(AD) This blog post has been written in paid partnership with St Bernard's Preparatory School, Slough. St Bernard’s Preparatory School is Berkshire’s best-kept secret. Tucked away behind the better-known St Bernard’s Grammar school in Slough, it boasts huge playing fields, tennis courts and an impressive academic record. Consistently voted as the best prep school in Berkshire by The Sunday Times (currently 16th Top Prep School in England), St Bernard’s Prep offers a stellar education, with a broad and rich curriculum that is reflected in their results at Key Stage 1, 2 and 11+. Small class sizes, dynamic teachers and a focus on…
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Discover leading independent school, St. Mary’s Prep in Henley on Thames (AD)

Discover leading independent school, St. Mary’s Prep in Henley on Thames (AD)

Disclaimer: This is a sponsored blog post, written in partnership with St Mary's Prep School, Henley on Thames If you haven’t heard of St Mary’s Prep School, based in the centre of Henley on Thames, Oxfordshire, you could be missing out! This enormously popular co-ed school, offers children the chance to thrive in a uniquely nurturing environment. Children benefit from specialist ‘outstanding teaching across the curriculum’ including French, Music, PE, Art and Drama and the results speak for themselves – this year 100% of Year 6 pupils secured offers from their first choice of prestigious Senior Schools. With small class…
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Complete Childcare’s ‘School Ready’ Programme (AD)

Complete Childcare’s ‘School Ready’ Programme (AD)

Disclaimer: This blog post has been written in paid partnership with Complete Childcare. At Complete Childcare our ‘School Ready’ Programme prepares your child for starting the big wide world of primary school. The programme is based on collaborative work with teachers from schools and discussion about what they want to see in children moving from pre-school to school. Children need to be able to recognise their name - not just in beautiful typeface but also as mummy writes it on the label on their coat! They need to know that when the teacher is busy with the other children, that their…
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Elstree School Pre-Prep Outdoor Adventure Day (AD)

Elstree School Pre-Prep Outdoor Adventure Day (AD)

*Disclaimer: This sponsored blog post has been written in paid partnership with Elstree School The Elstree Pre-Prep Outdoor Adventure Day takes place on Saturday 22nd May 2021 between 11am and 3pm. It's a wonderful opportunity to experience the 150 acre school site, whilst remaining in your bubble and at a safe distance. There will be activities and a picnic lunch on the front lawn. This is a great chance to meet other families, visit Elstree whilst having plenty of fun along the way. Activities planned for the day include; Den BuildingA Gruffalo Hunt Mask Making Bird Spotting Making Fairy Soup and Fairy…
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AD // Interview with Leanne, the Manager of Bramley Wood Day Nursery & Pre-School, Bracknell

AD // Interview with Leanne, the Manager of Bramley Wood Day Nursery & Pre-School, Bracknell

Disclaimer: This interview with Leanne the Manager of Bramley Wood Day Nursery & Pre-School, Bracknell is a paid promotion with Complete Childcare. How does it feel to have your nursery open again since lockdown? Amazing! Throughout lockdown we remained open to care for both vulnerable children and children of key workers, the team and children embraced spending time together by making ‘pocket hug’ key rings for our friends at home to let them know we were thinking of them, making funny and/or informative videos on social media and keeping our neighbours from the residential home company from a distance, by…
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Upton House gains Plastic Free School Status

Upton House gains Plastic Free School Status

Thanks to a monumental effort by the pupil-led Single-Use Plastics Free Alternatives (SUPA) Committee, Upton House School is proud to be the first school in Berkshire to receive official Plastic Free School Status accreditation by the national Surfers Against Sewage (SAS) organisation – and all within a remarkably short time.  Comprising a team of dedicated young pupils from years 4 to 6, who have worked tirelessly to achieve their aim of a plastics-free school environment, Upton’s SUPA Committee began as part of the school’s enrichment programme for more-able pupils whose research revealed the devastating effects of plastic in our environment. It…
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