Head's Welcome

I am extremely proud to have been appointed as Head of Prestfelde and
am delighted to have this opportunity to introduce you to our School. 
Thank you for taking the time to discover more about us.

Situated in the beautiful town of Shrewsbury, our thriving co-educational day and boarding school welcomes girls and boys from three to 13 years old.  As a member of the Woodard Foundation, we are a family school that values, nurtures and respects every individual.  We are committed to doing our best, to serving all members of our community and to acting with compassion and integrity.

Our children go on to major senior schools in Shropshire and across the UK.  The positive feedback we receive from these schools about our pupils, particularly their capacity for independent thought, makes us confident that we are providing our children with secure and successful foundations.

Doubly so since we were awarded a grade of 'Excellence' in all aspects of our educational provision.  The recent Independent Schools Inspection (ISI) report confirmed that we are established as a leading preparatory school.

It is by ensuring that the children's time at school is a happy, purposeful and fulfilling experience that we have achieved this glowing endorsement of excellence.  Prestfelde's stimulating and varied curriculum is delivered by an expert and dedicated team of staff who identify individual talent and bring out the best in each child.

Yes we believe in academic rigour set appropriately to the individual child's abilities, but we also believe that discovery, exploration and creativity are integral parts of learning. Happy children flourish and we take care of our children in every sense to ensure that their time in school is full of happiness; our boys and girls deserve a wonderful childhood; one that is fired by curiosity in all its colours and we work closely with our parents to deliver this.

We provide an environment in which children are listened to and equipped with the skills to shape their own futures. At Prestfelde pupils are eager, enthusiastic and ready to embrace all challenges; characteristics are developed here within an atmosphere of trust, support and co-operation.

Especially in the senior years, flexibility offered in boarding is central to the ethos of the School. It supports our philosophy of developing capable and independent young people who will look back on their years at Prestfelde with a sense of self-worth and fulfilment, as well as strong and lasting friendships.

I invite you most warmly to visit; to see for yourself the character that makes Prestfelde simply the best place to learn and grow.

Fiona Orchard
Head of Prestfelde


Below is a video made with our previous Headmaster, Mark Groome. Our new Head will make a new video very soon but in the meantime, the overview of the school remains the same and so this video continues to give an insight into Prestfelde.