Hawtrey Close, Slough, Berkshire SL1 1TB
10 reasons to choose St Bernard's Preparatory School
Main point of differentiation
St Bernard’s Preparatory School has a Schoolsmith Score® of 79, and the lowest fees of prep schools in Slough, offering the best value for money. (read the area review here)
St Bernard’s Preparatory School is an independent prep day school for boys and girls (50%/50%) between the ages of 2.5 and 11 years. It is a Roman Catholic school, open to all faiths and none. The school has a non-selective admissions policy. It is a standalone prep school, not tied to any one senior school, though part of the St Benedict’s School in Ealing group of schools. St Bernard’s Preparatory School fees range from £3,690 (Rec) to £4,395 per term (2023/24).
Average class size
St Bernard’s Preparatory School has two classes per year and an average class size of 14 pupils.
Destinations for most St Bernard’s Preparatory School leavers are one of the local state selective secondary schools. St Bernard’s Catholic Grammar is the most popular destination. St Benedict’s School in Ealing, part of the same group, is a popular independent destination. A four-year average for attainment in Year 6 SATS puts St Bernard’s Preparatory School in the top 0.6% of all prep and primary schools in England.
The St Bernard's Preparatory School curriculum
School curriculum is based on the National Curriculum and emphasises Catholic social morality. It also includes PSHCEE, reasoning, French. Some thematic teaching based around the novel being read in English lessons. The school offers each child a handful of extra-curricular academic activities or hobby clubs. In recent years the school has enjoyed national tournament success in maths.
More on the curriculum
There are regular educational trips for all year groups and visiting speakers. Forest School in pre-prep. Residential trip in Year 6.
Specialist teachers for sport, music and languages throughout.
Sport at St Bernard's Preparatory School
School offers between 10 and 15 different sports over the course of the year. Competitive teams in major sports from Year 3.
The Arts at St Bernard's Preparatory School
Art and music are taught as discrete curricular subjects to all pupils. Drama is part of the co-curriculum. All pupils learn an instrument in class and about one third take extra-curricular instrument lessons from Year 3. Choir and one or two instrument ensembles. There are some extra-curricular creative and performing arts clubs.
Wraparound care from 7.30am to 6.00pm.
Find another school near St Bernard's Preparatory School
Long Close School (0.9 miles); Eton College (2.3 miles).
St Bernard’s Catholic Grammar School (0.3 miles); Upton Court Grammar School (0.8 miles); Slough and Eton Church of England Business and Enterprise College (1.5 miles).