Starting School

We expect all our Pre-School girls to move into our Ursuline Preparatory School, Reception class, unless there are exceptional circumstances.  We run transition events throughout the year so that the girls can start their Reception year feeling secure and confident.

The boys typically transfer to 
Donhead Preparatory School at the end of their time in Ursuline Pre-School. We work with the Donhead staff to help ensure this transition is as smooth as possible. 


We were absolutely delighted with the experience our two oldest daughters had at Ursuline Pre-School. The teachers are warm, energetic and plan incredibly engaging days for the children. My daughters were very well prepared for entering Reception and had a lot of fun along the way. We particularly valued the outside space, the way the children learnt so much through play, and the general environment of the School – positive, nurturing and ambitious. We very much look forward to our youngest child starting at Ursuline Pre-School next year.” 

Mr and Mrs K.

Our child has loved every moment of Ursuline Pre-School.  The teaching staff are exceptionally caring and nurturing.  Without doubt, they foster numeracy, literacy, social and other essential skills- but it is done with creativity and fun.  The Pre-School is a very special place.”


Mr and Mrs H.