Headmaster’s Welcome

Set in 150 acres of stunning parkland in rural West Berkshire, Elstree welcomes boys and girls aged 3-13 years (fully  co-educational from September 2020). From Year 4 onwards, pupils can choose to board in this happy, secure and purposeful environment. It is an idyllic place for children to be nurtured and inspired.  

At Elstree we are academically ambitious and provide a first class all-round education. Our pupils go on to the top public schools (public school destinations 2019) and we are immensely proud of the strong Common Entrance and Scholarship record (Scholarship Record 2019). The emphasis is on building confidence, developing talent and maximising potential.

Christian values underpin everything we do. Pupils are encouraged to respect one another and to gain a strong sense of personal worth. We pride ourselves on their openness and positive spirit, their good manners and, above all, their ability to contribute fully to the school and make lifelong friends.

It is so easy to complicate education. Whilst it is vital to embrace the challenges of the 21st Century, we must never lose sight of the importance of giving children a proper childhood. Creativity, teamwork and tolerance go hand in hand with a hunger and curiosity to learn and a strong will to succeed.

Whilst Elstree’s facilities and approach have modernised hugely in recent years, the aim is still to embed the important values of hard work, kindness to others and making the most of opportunities. Academic achievement coupled with the chance to be involved in sport, music, art and drama, ensure that Elstree remains a preparatory school in the broadest sense of the word.

It is a privilege to be Headmaster of this very special school. With our family at its heart and with the support of a talented and dedicated team of staff, we aim to create a warm, friendly and homely atmosphere. Olivia and I would be delighted to welcome you to Elstree.

Mission Statement and Ethos

We encourage all children to make their best effort to reach a level they thought they could not reach.  We hope they will achieve this through the honesty of their endeavour, the dedication and skill of the caring staff, the inspiring environment for learning and the excellence of the facilities.  Their talents will be underpinned by fostering an understanding that communities thrive and flourish through respect, courtesy, honesty, loyalty and fairness.  Our wish is for them all to seek to serve their community.

Sid Inglis


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