48 Bryanston Square, Marylebone, London W1H 2EA
10 reasons to choose Wetherby Preparatory School
Wetherby Preparatory School has a Schoolsmith Score® of 84. It is one of the best independent prep schools in Marylebone and one of the 4 best primary schools for 0.5 miles.
Wetherby Preparatory School is an independent prep day school for boys between the ages of 7 and 13 years. The school has an academically selective admissions policy. It is the prep school to Wetherby Senior School, an all-through school to age 18. Wetherby Preparatory School fees are £9,050 per term (2023/24).
Average class size
Wetherby Preparatory School has one class in Year 3, rising to five classes per year from Year 4, and an average class size of 16 pupils.
On average, leavers’ destination schools for 55% of Wetherby Prep boys are one of 20 boarding schools. 45% leave for one of 15 day schools. The most popular boarding destinations are Eton College (11% of all leavers), Harrow School (7%), Winchester College (4%-5%), Marlborough College (4%-5%), and Wellington College (4%-5%). As for day schools, the most popular choice is Wetherby Senior (17% of all pupils) followed by St Paul’s School (10%), Westminster School (5%), and City of London School (5%). A small number leave at Year 6.
The Wetherby Preparatory School curriculum
School curriculum follows the National Curriculum and the ISEB Common Entrance curriculum. It also includes PSHE, French, Latin. Friday afternoons are for ‘Activities’ encouraging participation in the extra-curriculum. Each pupil may participate in over 10 different extra-curricular academic activities or hobby clubs. In recent years the school has enjoyed national tournament success in science.
More on the curriculum
There are regular educational trips for all year groups, visiting speakers and residential trips from Year 3.
Specialist teachers for sport, music, languages, art, DT, drama, science and computing throughout, and for all subjects from Year 4.
Sport at Wetherby Preparatory School
Sport accounts for 20% of curricular time. School offers over 15 different sports through the year, through both the curriculum and extra-curriculum. Competitive teams in major sports from Year 3. In recent years the school has enjoyed national success in cross country, fencing, football, golf, skiing, swimming.
The Arts at Wetherby Preparatory School
Art, music, and drama are taught as discrete curricular subjects to all pupils. All pupils learn an instrument in class and half take extra-curricular instrument lessons. Three choirs, orchestra and one or two instrument ensembles. The school offers each pupil over 5 different extra-curricular creative and performing arts clubs.
There is no formal wraparound care. The school day is from 8.45am to 4.00pm, though clubs, including Homework Club, can extend the day to 5.00pm.
Find another school near Wetherby Preparatory School
Hampden Gurney Church of England Primary School (0.2 miles); St Vincent’s Catholic Primary School, Marylebone (0.4 miles); Christ Church Bentinck Church of England Primary School (0.5 miles).
The Sylvia Young Theatre School (0.1 miles); ICS London (0.6 miles); Wetherby Senior School (0.7 miles).
Ark King Solomon Academy (0.7 miles); The St Marylebone CofE School (0.7 miles); Westminster Academy (1.5 miles).