King Edward's School BATH

'The Pre-Prep is a little piece of school heaven.'



King Edward’s Pre-Prep and Nursery offers an exciting and stimulating world in which to start school life.   

A desire to make learning ‘irresistible’ in a nurturing environment is at the heart of everything we do.  Personalised learning, combined with academic rigour, ensures that every child thrives and is provided with the extension and support that they need. New initiatives, fresh challenges, concerts, trips, visiting experts and inspiring projects all help to enrich our broad and creative curriculum.  

You will find that no two days are alike here. Full of magical discovery and excitement, our children play, make friends and explore the world together.  

Jayne Gilbert
Head of the Pre-Prep School




First and foremost we want every child to feel safe, encouraged and happy in school.  We place children at the centre of learning, creating a close match between your child and the curriculum. This helps to increase a child’s eagerness to learn, builds self-esteem and encourages positive attitudes.  


Visitors to the Pre-Prep often remark on the wonderful ‘family feel’ that they sense in the school. We work very hard to be as family-focused as possible and are very fortunate to have such supportive parents; we are never short of volunteers for the many school trips that the children enjoy and for all the varied events that take place. It is lovely to see not only parents but grandparents taking an active role in the school.


At King Edward’s the outdoor environment is a natural extension of the classroom and we are proud of our status as a Forest School. As well as allowing children to engage directly with the environment, outdoor learning also brings together many different elements of the curriculum and enriches school life.


'The Early Years and Pre-Prep pupils develop a joy of learning.'



KES NURSERY: first steps for mini explorers

Our Nursery offers an exciting and stimulating world in which to start school life and is the first step in a child’s learning journey at King Edward’s.  

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KES NURSERY virtual tour

Take a 360 virtual tour of our Nursery.

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Forest school

In support of outdoor learning we make the most of the school’s grounds, with its magical sensory garden, vegetable plot and wilderness and pond area…

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ISI Report 2015

The latest ISI report judges King Edward’s as ‘excellent’ across all eight aspects of school life under review.

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