About Us

The School as it is today

Set amidst 30 acres of beautiful grounds on the edge of Shrewsbury, Prestfelde is a co-educational Preparatory school with nearly 300 pupils currently attending.

Prestfelde is a non-selective school with high academic standards. In the last few decades it has developed from being an all boys’ preparatory school to a co-educational school, which continues to encourage pupils to make the most of its art, CDT, music, drama and sporting facilities. There are two forms in every year group, and Prestfelde takes pupils from the age of three to 13.

Prestfelde benefits from its own Chapel, Music School, Dining Hall, Design and Technology Department, Gymnasium, Indoor Swimming Pool, Medical Centre, Drama Studio, Library, ICT suite, Art Department, two modern Science Laboratories, Changing Rooms and Boarding House.

Our Ethos

Founded in 1929 by the Reverend G. K. Dovey, Prestfelde is a part of the Woodard Corporation of schools, all of which share a Christian foundation and set of beliefs. Prestfelde is a happy and flourishing community which works hard to celebrate pupils’ achievement and effort. The school comprises a first-rate team of staff, who are committed to delivering a broad and dynamic curriculum. High standards are achieved within a nurturing and inspiring learning environment.

The school not only prides itself on its academic, musical, sporting and artistic achievements, but also on its ability to foster positive attitudes, respect for others and a love of learning in all its pupils.

 Key Aspects of a ‘Prestfelde Education’

  1. We are a family school where every child matters. The pupils are entitled to feel valued and supported by the school: this feeling is achieved through small classes; a friendly and considerate culture; and, of course, approachable and inspiring teaching staff.
  2. In order to build children’s self-confidence, it is our ambition to discover and nurture hidden talents and abilities for all children in our care.
  3. The school prides itself on its ‘learning culture’, in which pupils are encouraged to take calculated risks, and to question constantly.
  4. We encourage pupils to learn through making mistakes, to have fun and to develop team and leadership skills. In addition, pupils are provided with the support to deal with failure, with disappointment, and to take responsibility for their own learning.
  5. Our curriculum is varied and challenging, and it aims to be relevant in a modern world.
  6. Our teaching and learning is rated ‘outstanding’ by the Independent Schools Inspectorate (ISI); it inspires our children to achieve to the best of their abilities.


Our aim is to enable all boys and girls to develop their love of learning, academic potential and individual talents in a caring community which fosters sensitivity, confidence, a sense of service and enthusiasm for life.

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Our British Values

OUR PROMOTION OF BRITISH VALUES AT PRESTFELDE BACKGROUND The government set out their definition of British values in the 2011 Prevent Strategy. Due to recent events, these were reinforced in September 2014. These new regulations will sit alongside the requirements of the Equalities Act, which…

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Little Prestfelde, Middle School and Senior School.

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Eco School

PRESTFELDES ECO JOURNEY Eco-Schools [1] is an international award programme that guides schools on their sustainable journey. Last year, we decided that Prestfelde was going to work towards our Eco-schools status and make our school more sustainable. The first year has been a busy one! We s…

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Ethos, Values & Vision

ETHOS Prestfelde is a Woodard School [1], with a distinct Christian ethos. As such, we have a common set of values and aims, as well as our own unique character. The Woodard Schools, located across England and Wales may be geographically diverse but they share an educational vision which empow…

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Prestfelde Extreme, Prestfelde Plus, Music, Sports and Activities.

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Boarding Life

BOARDING AT PRESTFELDE Boarding life at Prestfelde closely resembles the atmosphere, fun and variety of a busy, loving and happy family, but with the added advantage that you are surrounded by your friends. Children from Year 3 to Year 8 are invited to join us for a boarding night at any stage of…

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Forest School

Forest Schools originated in Denmark. In the 1980s, it became an integral part of the Early Years programmes as the country was quick to see it's far reaching benefits. These benefits were seen at first-hand by a group of students and staff from Bridgewater College in the 1990s. They were one of…

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Friends of Prestfelde

Welcome to the Friends of Prestfelde The Friends of Prestfelde is the parents committee created to complement their participation in the life of the school and, through social and fundraising activities, to enhance the facilities available to pupils. If you cannot commit to join, but are avail…

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Policies February 2017 (updating)

FOR PURPOSES OF CLARITY, OUR SCHOOL POLICIES HAVE BEEN ORGANISED USING THE INDEPENDENT SCHOOLS INSPECTORATE FRAMEWORK. CURRICULUM 2A CURRICULUM POLICY- * Curriculum Policy * Little Prestfelde-Learning and Development Policy [1] * Gifted and Talented Policy * Transitions Policy Little P…

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School Governors

SCHOOL COUNCIL STUART HAY, MB, CHB, FRCS, FRCS(ORTH) - CUSTOS, Member of Finance & General Purpose Committee, Member of Concessions and Remuneration Committees,. Appointed to Council in January 2010. Mr Hay and his wife, Fiona who is a GP have three children all of whom attended Prestfelde. Durin…

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School Shop Direct supplies the Prestfelde school uniform. They are open Monday to Friday 1000 - 1700 and 1000 - 1600 on a Saturday. For School holiday opening hours and for more information please visit their website below. In addition, parents are are welcome to arrange an appointment by teleph…

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