Breaside Preparatory School


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41-43 Orchard Road
+44 (0)20 8460 0916
2 - 11
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Co-educational nursery

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School Description

Breaside Prep School provides a rich learning environment for your son or daughter. Our curriculum will prepare your children for the senior schools of choice through a balanced and broadly based education, from their first days in the Kindergarten through to the age of 11. We believe in getting the basics right and teaching the core subjects with a mixture of traditional teaching styles with the more modern approaches to learning.

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“A testament of how teaching and schooling should work”
I’ve just been reading my daughter's Y6 report with tears in my eyes. All the teachers are so special and gifted in what they do. She moves on this year and the school will be sorely missed. You have all helped greatly in making her the special person she is and are a great testament of how teaching and schooling should work. 
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News & events from Breaside Preparatory School

Last update: 05 August 2020





Breaside Preparatory School has been ranked 11th among the top 100 UK Prep Schools by The Times newspaper and feature in the accompanying Parent Power: Best UK Schools Guide 2019. The guide is based on exams results and features both independent and state schools.

Staff from Breaside Preparatory school were celebrating their ranking as being the 11th best Independent School in the country.  Executive Principal of Breaside Preparatory School Karen Nicholson said:

“We are very pleased to share with you that we have been placed 11th in the Sunday Times Top 100 Independent Schools list - an absolutely fantastic achievement of which we are incredibly proud!

“It is wonderful to be recognised for all of the hard work that the staff and children put into Breaside to make it the very special place that it is.”





Sadly we are unable to host any Open Mornings or Private Tours in the current situation, but our admissions team are still working and on hand to discuss your child’s education. Please feel free to call or email our Admissions Registrar Lucy Greaves, our admissions registrar on 020 8460 0916, to learn more about our welcoming environment, small classes and high-quality teaching tailored to your child’s individual needs.

You can learn more about our virtual admissions process here, or get in touch with us here by filling in the form and a member of our admissions team will be in contact with you.


At our Open Mornings you can discover the opportunities a Breaside education can offer your family.

Our Year 6 pupils take visitors on a tour of the school and afterwards you will have the opportunity to chat with staff over refreshments.  Tours usually last around an hour.  Our Registrar, Lucy Greaves, will be on hand to answer questions about the admissions process and discuss next steps.

Open Morning dates tbc
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We look forward to welcoming you.

You can also book a Private Tour by clicking the link below. 

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Breaside have been awarded Millie’s Mark. This is a great achievement for the school and we are grateful for all the hard work and commitment from our staff  towards helping us to exceed health & safety and paediatric first aid requirements.

Millie’s Mark is awarded as a special endorsement to childcare providers that go above and beyond the minimum requirements by having 100% of staff trained in paediatric first aid, and also ensuring that everything learned during the course is kept alive and in the forefront of practitioners’ minds so that they are confident, ready and capable.

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We have an excellent record of places gained to local grammar and independent schools and this year is no exception. Our 11+ results were once again outstanding with some pupils offered academic, creative and sports scholarships. Our impressive Key Stage 2 results are well above the national average. 

100% of pupils gained their first choice at Senior School.

50% of our children received scholarships.

Breaside ranked 16th in the Top 100 Independent Preparatory Schools in England in the Sunday Times. 

Parents are given guidance on the schools that we recommend for their children throughout their time at Breaside and we pride ourselves on getting the children into the right school for them as individuals.

Please see our lists of places offered over the past few years via the Leaver's Destinations link (above). 

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Breaside is named the first school in Bromley to be accredited with the NACE (National Association for Able Children in Education) Challenge Award.

Able, Gifted and Talented at Breaside Preparatory School

At Breaside Preparatory School, we recognise that every child deserves appropriate challenges if they are to push at the boundaries of their learning. This means adopting a personalised approach towards providing exciting opportunities both inside and outside the classroom in which all our children can excel and thrive.

Breaside’s aim is to deliver challenge to all children so that they reach their full potential. Alongside this, we are keen to ensure that our most able, gifted and talented children are formally identified then supported and nurtured further through our broad curriculum and wide range of extra-curricular activities.

At Breaside, we work hard to support children gifted and talented in English, Maths, Science, Technology, the Arts and Sport. In addition to differentiated classroom activities, this includes additional challenge days and workshops as well as taking part in national and regional competitions. Additionally, Breaside has links with many local schools and external agencies, ensuring that children are presented with a wealth of opportunities to explore and develop their skills and talents. Recent collaborations have included Maths problem solving contests, computer coding masterclasses and a Breaside Bake Off. Within school, children have the opportunity to develop their leadership and collaboration skills through School Council, the school prefect and ambassador system and regular performances and productions.

Breaside work closely with NACE (National Association for Able Children in Education) which nationally recognises and celebrates those schools which provide the very highest level of challenge for its pupils. NACE helps teachers provide excellent teaching and learning for able, gifted and talented pupils. As of June 2018, NACE has named Breaside the first school in Bromley to be accredited with the NACE Challenge Award meaning that we are now placed in a select group of just 1.6% of schools across the UK who have achieved this prestigious Challenge Award.

The recognition of this award to Breaside Preparatory School is a significant achievement. It recognises the full experience of Breaside pupils across the curriculum both inside and outside the classroom, through specialist taught subjects such as Music and Science, dedicated able, gifted and talented clubs and a wide range of extra-curricular activities.

Miss A Golds

Able, Gifted and Talented Coordinator

Breaside Preparatory School, 41 Orchard Road, Bromley Kent BR1 2PR

Tel: 020 8460 0916 Email: [email protected] Website:

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