Shrewsbury's co-educational prep school for boys and girls
Welcome to Prestfelde – an independent preparatory school in Shrewsbury for children aged 3 to 13. Based in 30 acres of quiet parkland – yet conveniently right on the edge of the county town – we are one of Shropshire’s leading independent schools, with a reputation for academic excellence but also offering a broad-based education suitable for every child. Primarily a day school with the option of flexible and weekly boarding, there are approximately 320 boys and girls at the school. There is an average class size of 15 children, and no class exceeds 20.
The school was assessed as excellent (the highest possible rating) in all key areas by the Independent School Inspectorate in the last full inspection in 2015. A compliance inspection was carried out in late Autumn 2018 and the results could not have been more positive!
By growing up in a close knit, nurturing environment to the age of thirteen, children can remain children for longer. They are given opportunities to try new things without fear of failure, they have time to laugh and enjoy themselves, and they are allowed to develop at their own pace and build their self-confidence in safe and caring surroundings.
The school is celebrating 90 years of existence next September, and a range of activities is planned over the course of the coming months. We encourage Old Prestfeldians who would like to be kept informed to contact the Office with their news and a request for information.