Woodford Green Preparatory School

Woodford Green Preparatory School

About the school

About Woodford Green Preparatory School

Woodford Green Preparatory School is an independent, co-educational preparatory establishment based in Woodford Green, Redbridge.  Pupils are taught from 3 – 11 years.

Known locally as the “Red School” because of the scarlet uniforms, Woodford Green Preparatory School was founded in 1932 to provide a non- denominational Christian education for boys and girls, a tradition that has been maintained throughout our history and expansion to some 384 pupils. We aim to provide a learning environment that empowers children to reach their educational and personal potential whilst nurturing their self-confidence and self-esteem; hence our motto “Let the Flame Burn Brighter” .

We are heavily oversubscribed and highly successful with a strong and consistent emphasis on the needs of individual pupils that focuses on enabling pupils to challenge, question and develop. Our 11+ examination results speak for themselves.


Mr Jonathan Wadge

Our Aims:

We are committed to:

  • Ensuring each child is provided with care and nurture, so that they can demonstrate kindness, honesty and good manners to others.
  • Encouraging curiosity in the children’s learning, seeking ways to explore their ideas.
  • Promoting creativity and imaginative thinking, for children to eagerly welcome new challenges.
  • Fostering a sense of pride and excellence in all areas of school life, with a commitment to always giving our best and celebrating each other’s successes.

ISI Report – overall rated ‘excellent’

“The quality of pupils’ achievement and learning is excellent and reflects the school’s aims.  Pupils of all ages and abilities, including those with SEND, EAL and the more able, learn and progress successfully.  Their learning is strongly supported by a broad and dynamic curriculum and extra-curricular programme.  The curriculum is complemented by a varied range of educational visits.  Provision in the EYFS is outstanding in meeting the needs of the range of children who attend and contributing to their well-being.  Good links with the local community foster pupils’ social awareness.  Excellent, well-planned teaching fully supports the school’s aims and is founded on clear understanding of pupils’ needs.  Marking and assessment are constructive.  Teaching demonstrates excellent subject knowledge and management of time and resources.  It fosters interest and independence, supports individual learning needs and offers challenge.

To see a copy of our recent ISI report can be found here http://www.wgprep.co.uk/images/content/Results/Woodford-Green-Preparatory-School-Final-ISI-Report2014.pdf

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