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Welcome to Vinehall Pre-Prep

Set in 47 acres of parkland on the East Sussex/Kent border, Vinehall School nurtures and educates boys and girls aged 2 to 13.

00190We have a long tradition of providing an outstanding education and exceptional opportunities for personal development for day and boarding pupils, with highly qualified teachers and staff providing fantastic pastoral care.

All pupils at Vinehall School enjoy use of our excellent facilities including our recently refurbished theatre, music rooms, indoor swimming pool, sports fields, outdoor learning and play areas and woodlands.

00162Vinehall has a well-deserved reputation for helping all pupils to achieve their potential in academics, the arts, sports and other interests.

We have a 100% pass rate at Common Entrance, a high Scholarship success rate, an orchestra, a thriving drama department and tremendous results on the sports field against other schools locally and in the National Prep School championships.

00068For parents unable to do the school-run themselves, our minibuses for day pupils and flexi-boarders provide a convenient alternative transport service from Cranbrook, Heathfield, Wadhurst, Eastbourne, Mayfield and Hastings.

For our weekly and full-time boarders we are well connected by road, rail and air to the region, London and London airports (including Gatwick, Heathrow, London City and Stansted).

Vinehall Pre Prep – Reception, Year 1 and Year 2

Reception: Children 4-5 years old
Year 1: Children 5-6 years old
Year 2: Children 6-7 years old

At Vinehall we provide high quality early learning for all our children, supporting and challenging individuals as appropriate.

00047We encourage an enthusiasm for learning by offering a broad, balanced and stimulating curriculum.

Our children enjoy a rich learning experience which is fun and full of exciting activities such as outings, interacting with visitors, gardening, woodland exploration and cookery.

00087Our modern purpose-built Pre-Prep School provides spacious, bright classrooms and wonderful outdoor play areas as well as a designated Outdoor Learning Area and woodland zone.

The close proximity to the Prep School enables the younger children to use all the facilities including the indoor swimming pool, Information and Communication Technology (ICT) suite, theatre, magnificent sports complex and playing fields.

boarding-school-children-playWe make full use of the extensive grounds enjoying rambles through the snow in winter, growing plants in the summer and the thrills of science investigations throughout the year.

We aim for each child to develop into a confident and considerate individual and we work closely with our families and other professionals and agencies.

Each class has support from teaching assistants and by the end of Year 2 most of the children are reading and writing to a comparatively high standard, which they have gained from a nurturing, yet stimulating environment.

Our recent Inspection report (2012) rated us “outstanding”.

Please Visit Us

00039We would be delighted to meet you, to show you our School, to meet our staff and to discuss the admissions process.

You are very welcome to arrange a visit at any time, please don’t hesitate to call (+44 (0) 1580 883090) or email me to arrange a visit.

Alternatively please join us for one of our Open Days on:

* Friday 5th May, 1.30am – 4pm

* Saturday 6th May, 9.30am – 12pm

You are welcome on either day as suits you best.

On arrival you will have the opportunity to tour the School and to meet with key staff.

You will have the opportunity to ask any questions about the School (our Pre-Prep and/or Prep and about day/boarding) and about the admissions process.

There is no obligation and all are welcome.

To register your interest simply complete the form below and I will send you details.

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Karen Cooper
School Registrar
Email: kcooper@vinehallschool.com
Tel: +44 (0) 1580 883090