Head’s Welcome

Head's Welcome


At Prestfelde we know about the importance of development in the most formative years and we ensure that everything we do is focussed on creating a first rate education for your children. Our belief is that learning helps shape the mind, heart and personality. Children are carefully guided and we light the pathway for their future with a passion for life and learning that inspires, nurtures and encourages them to challenge themselves.

With our considered and innovative approach to learning we provide an environment that develops a child’s confidence and an ability to think independently. Dedication to the children and commitment to excellence runs throughout the whole Prestfelde community, which makes it a privilege to lead this high-achieving, family-orientated team. Our school exists to give your child the best possible start in life and helps them to become self-assured, happy and ambitious individuals who are ready for the next step of their educational journey, and beyond.

During the COVID-19 crisis, Prestfelde adapted rapidly to develop a well-co-ordinated online teaching programme which has delivered progress throughout the age ranges and across all subject areas. The children have engaged with their teachers using online learning platforms (TAPESTRY for the youngest, FIREFLY and TEAMS from Year 3), and ZOOM has also helped our children to keep in contact with the school and with each other. Crucially, the school has been able to stimulate and inspire its children to continue with a love of learning. 

Online teaching has gone very well – but we’re really looking forward to seeing the children back in the real Prestfelde!


Fiona Orchard
Head of Prestfelde