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Salcome Prep School

Founded in 1916, Salcombe is an independent preparatory school for girls and boys between 3 and 11 years of age. Located on two neighbouring sites in Southgate, North London; Salcombe is renowned for the highest standards of academic achievement, and the happy, confident and successful students it produces. Our unique approach to learning ensures our students graduate from Salcombe to their chosen destinations in some of the top independent and state selective schools in the country.

Since 1916, Salcombe Prep School has provided an opportunity for young people to achieve their highest potential.  Our school celebrates each pupil’s individual aspirations – whether that be in the Science lab, in the art room, through participating in outdoor sports, a love of Maths or a fascination for the English language. Through our specialist subject teachers, we are able to provide a creative curriculum where lessons are fun, challenging and allow our children to be independent learners and thinkers.

At our Pre-Prep School, children are nurtured and encouraged to explore and learn through play. We use outdoor learning as a tool to allow children to discover more about nature and the wider world. Our small classes enable the teachers to really know the children in their care, to tailor their learning and to support children in developing their speaking and listening skills.
Once children start at our Prep School, they are ready to build upon the strong foundations already laid. They are proud of their school and the pupils who have gone before. Our Alumni speaks for itself, with Professor Lord Robert Winston, Karren Brady, Maro Itoje and Ricky Boletto among our former pupils. Our children are encouraged to learn through failure, to not give up but find different ways of approaching a problem. They are critical thinkers and love to learn.

Salcombe pupils leave us, ready to take on the next challenges of their academic and social journey. Through innovative Ed-Tech provision, excellent Drama, Music and Art experiences, alongside challenging core and non-core subjects, our pupils are ready and prepared. The leadership opportunities we offer, mean that our young people are fully equipped for this next stage. At Salcombe, we celebrate the whole child, with as much emphasis on our pastoral provision as we place on our academic learning. We are a dynamic and culturally diverse community.  Our children are welcoming, polite and kind to each other.

Reception-Year 2 Assesses
Your child will be offered a Taster Session, which will be followed by an Admissions Meeting with the Headmistress where you can ask any questions you may have.
For Years 1 and 2, Maths and English assessments will be completed during your child’s Taster Session.

7+ Assesses
English, Comprehension, Maths, Reading

Admissions contact
Boys / Co-Ed / Girls

Day School

Age range

3-11 years

Type of exam

Entry for year groups:
Taster Day
assessment in Maths and English

Written Assessment in English, Maths and Reading plus Interview.

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