Wilmslow Preparatory School

Wilmslow Preparatory School

Independent Prep School for girls and boys, established 1909 and located in the centre of Wilmslow.

Located in the heart of Wilmslow, Cheshire, we are a small independent preparatory school with a big reputation. Each pupil aged 3 to 11 years old is nurtured as an individual, and encouraged and inspired to achieve their very best, inside and outside the classroom. In our special learning environment, based on small class sizes and the needs of the individual, pupils do exceptionally well, achiev

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⭐Parent Testimonial⭐


It's the 1st of December, and the festivities are underway at Wilmslow Prep.🎄 🎅 ☃️ 🎁

Yesterday our Chamber Choir visited Carrs Court Ltd retirement home to spread some Christmas cheer. We hope you enjoy this lovely video of the children singing for the residents.💚

Photos from Wilmslow Preparatory School's post 29/11/2023

510 minutes of cycling later, the results are in!

Our staff bikeathon for BBC Children in Need was a huge success, raising a fantastic £1414.06.

Well done to everyone involved and a massive thank you to everyone who has supported us.💛🚲

Photos from Wilmslow Preparatory School's post 24/11/2023

WPS took part in the Poetry Together Competition 2023.💚

This initiative was set up by Her Majesty the Queen and Gyles Brandreth who wanted to bring communities and generations closer together through the magical realms of poetry and cake!

The poetry writing talent was incredibly high, therefore, with difficulty, we have selected multiple poems to send to the competition. Congratulations: Ntembe, Sophia, Molly, Inaya, Deen and Lara!

We needed an overall winner, which was very tricky to choose, for the whole school to perform together. Congratulations Lara!

It was wonderful to invite visitors from our community link Cherished Care who we connected with during lockdown. Thank you to the WPS team for the music, poetry and cake!


At Wilmslow Prep our pupils consistently achieve outstanding sporting success at local, regional and national level.

Many continue to do so during their later years in school, university years and beyond.

Photos from Wilmslow Preparatory School's post 20/11/2023

The children looked spot-tacular on Friday in support of BBC Children in Need, coming into school in their spottiest accessories.

They all brought in money to donate and had the opportunity to buy merchandise to raise further funds.💛 🐻


Here at WPS we continued our Artsmark journey by having our very first Arts Week based on the theme of Friendship.

We looked at many different ways of celebrating our Friends through dancing, drama, singing, painting and writing.

Our Pupil Voice Group are now busy planning our next activity!


As in previous years, Wilmslow Prep participated in Anti-Bullying Week. The theme this year is ‘Make a Noise About Bullying’, which reflects the aim to come together to stop bullying and to show each other the support we need.

We organised a number of activities such as drama, making posters, comprehension, creating ‘kind hands’ pictures and baking. Discussions were held during PSHE lessons on how to be a kind friend and Key Stage Assemblies also took place during the week.

The children really enjoyed wearing odd socks on Monday, as it gave them an opportunity to show both individuality and empowerment by doing something positive to take a clear stance against the harm and hurt that bullying causes.


At Wilmslow Prep we encourage pupils to be more independent, be more responsible members of society and to play a positive role in contributing to the life of the school and the wider community.

In doing so, we help develop their sense of self-worth.

Does this sound like an environment your child would thrive in? Why not join us this week for our School Open Morning.

Photos from Wilmslow Preparatory School's post 08/11/2023

Prep 5 and Prep 6 were delighted to go and see Adam Kay - writer / comedian and Henry Paker at Stockport Plaza today as they promoted their new book “Kay’s Incredible Inventions”.

The author and illustrator were very entertaining and we thank Simply Books for organising the event.


Prep 6 were delighted to welcome Esther McVey, MP for Tatton, into their classroom today as part of UK Parliament Week.

Ms McVey was very impressed with all their insightful questions and really brought Parliament and the democratic process alive for the children.


Prep 2 received amazing news this week when they found out that the poems that they had entered in 'This is Me! Acrostics - It's Time to Rhyme' competition have all been chosen to be published!

We are all very pleased with this super achievement.


Happy Halloween!

We hope everyone has a spook-tacular day.👻 🎃 🦇


Autumn term recommences tomorrow!

We hope our pupils have had a well deserved rest over the half term holiday.💚


After a busy start to the academic year, the half term holiday is in full swing.

We hope the children are enjoying their time off.💚


At Wilmslow Prep we offer tailored educational excellence.

This means that through our robust continuous system for monitoring and assessing progress, we can ensure that every pupil is given the opportunity to achieve their potential.

Does this sound like an environment your child would thrive in? Why not join us for our School Open Morning on the 15th of November.

Photos from Wilmslow Parish's post 12/10/2023

Well done to Wilmslow Parish and the volunteers at St Bart's, and thank you to our pupils and their families for their generosity.

Photos from Wilmslow Preparatory School's post 10/10/2023

It was wonderful to see the children and staff come to School wearing a yellow accessory today for World Mental Health Day. Everyone absolutely embraced the theme of ‘Stand Out and Show Up’, demonstrating that as a School community we support mental health in young people and adults.

Photos from Wilmslow Preparatory School's post 09/10/2023

On Friday we had our Harvest Festival and the children brought in food to be donated to a local food bank.

This morning Prep 6 took all of our donations to Food Friend at St Bartholomew’s Church.


Ahead of today’s Harvest Festival Prep 6 set out the harvest donations from all the classes.

These will be donated to the food bank on Monday.


Music plays an integral part in the life of WPS and is celebrated at every opportunity.

Here are Prep 5 & 6 having fun in their choral lesson recently, learning to sing in parts.

Photos from Wilmslow Preparatory School's post 03/10/2023

Friday's Macmillan Cancer Support Coffee Afternoon went down a treat!

Our School Council chose this as a fundraiser, and had help setting up from Prep 6.

From cake pops to Halloween themed cupcakes, families, teachers and the children had a great afternoon all for a good cause.

Photos from Wilmslow Preparatory School's post 29/09/2023

Once again we are thrilled to share news of our success at the ISA Regional Art Competition.🎨

All three of our entries were placed 1st or 2nd, and our two 1st place winners will now be entered into the National Competition taking place in November.

Congratulations to all the children; we are incredibly proud of you.

This year’s results are absolutely super but what is truly remarkable is that these outcomes are achieved year on year by our pupils: a fabulous reflection of the amazingly high standard of Art at Wilmslow Prep, and the way in which children’s talents are developed and nurtured.


Our School Council are looking forward to welcoming Wilmslow Prep families this afternoon for our Macmillan Cancer Support Coffee Afternoon.💚 ☕

Photos from Wilmslow Preparatory School's post 27/09/2023

Yesterday we celebrated the European Day of Languages and dressed up in the colours of different flags.

We discussed the importance of language learning during a special assembly and took part in a variety of themed activities in our MFL lessons.

Photos from Wilmslow Preparatory School's post 26/09/2023

Autumn term is in full swing at Wilmslow Prep.💚

From reuniting with friends to diving into extracurricular activities, the children have well and truly settled back into school life.

Here are some photos of the children feeling zen in our weekly yoga club.🧘


At Wilmslow Prep pupils are stimulated and developed, and their social skills are enhanced.

This ensures that when they leave WPS they will be fully prepared for the next and vital stage of their education.


We're looking forward to welcoming everyone tomorrow for our School Open Morning!

Photos from Wilmslow Preparatory School's post 22/09/2023

As tomorrow is WPS’s 114th birthday, we gathered in a special assembly today to celebrate.

Each class crafted a card to mark this occasion, and we had a birthday cake with candles, inviting our oldest & youngest pupils to blow them out together🎂

During this special assembly we thought about our School’s history, talked about our School’s founders and explored some exercise books from a pupil who studied here in the 1930s📖

Here's to another great year of growth at WPS📚🎉


Our next School Open Morning is the 23rd of September.

It's an opportunity for you to fully appreciate our warm atmosphere and nurturing environment, where pupils really do flourish.

Come along to see first-hand what makes Wilmslow Preparatory School so special.

Photos from Wilmslow Preparatory School's post 16/09/2023

Is your child ready to discover their inner creativity?

At Wilmslow Prep we provide all our children with the opportunity to express themselves imaginatively and creatively.

Why not come to our School Open Morning on the 23rd of September to see for yourself!


⭐School Cleaners⭐

We are looking for a small local company or enthusiastic and self-motivated individuals to join the WPS team, and take on the task of cleaning our fabulous school.

✏️Approximately 3 hours per person per day after school (i.e. 4:15pm-7:15pm).

✏️Term time, with approximately 2 days per person in each of the 3 main holiday periods, and with some flexibility according to the needs of the school.

✏️Successful applicants must be capable of carrying out general and deep cleaning jobs within the school buildings, and working to the very high standards required in a prep school.

Please apply by letter and CV, giving names and addresses of two referees to: The Bursar, Wilmslow Preparatory School, Grove Avenue, Wilmslow, SK9 5EG.

Wilmslow Preparatory School is an equal opportunities employer. We are also committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening including checks with former employers and full DBS.


Yesterday Prep 5 kicked off and enjoyed a very successful afternoon of football at the annual Pownall Hall School Football Festival. WPS played 6 games in a very competitive atmosphere; winning 3 matches and drawing another. Well done, to our Prep 5 team!⚽


Save the date: Saturday 23rd September.

Our School Open Morning is the perfect opportunity for you to see what Wilmslow Prep is all about.

Come and meet our headteacher, staff, and of course our pupils, so they can show you round and share why they love Wilmslow Prep.

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It's the 1st of December, and the festivities are underway at Wilmslow Prep.🎄 🎅 ☃️ 🎁 Yesterday our Chamber Choir visited...
Here at WPS we continued our Artsmark journey by having our very first Arts Week based on the theme of Friendship.We loo...
Happy Halloween!We hope everyone has a spook-tacular day.👻 🎃 🦇 #halloween2023 #spookyseason #prepschool #WPS #cheshire
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