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‘It is a kind, gentle school, which has a certain magic that raises the children’s game and gives them the confidence to aim high,’ said a parent. Lots of outdoor learning for the younger children such as drawing on the garden paths and outdoor phonics lessons. It is an arty, creative area and not many parents go to work in a suit...

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What the school says...

Lancing College Preparatory School was founded as Mowden School in 1896. Originally a family-owned boys' school it passed into the hands of Lancing College in 2002, when the first girls were admitted. It continues to be run along strongly family lines.

Central to our curriculum beliefs is the idea that all pupils have an area in which they can excel, and to that end we place huge importance on the teaching of Art, Drama, Music and Sport as well as all the subjects that you would expect to find in the National Curriculum. We offer a wide range of extracurricular opportunities. We have fielded successful teams in major games, as well as participating in squash, tennis, swimming, athletics, cross-country running and golf events in recent years. Outdoor pursuits are catered for with sailing and climbing clubs on offer, as well as through a biennial skiing trip and various outdoor expeditions.

A wide variety of learning styles is catered for in the belief that children learn best in an environment in which they are happy and secure. The outstanding results in academic Scholarship exams that have been achieved to a variety of schools in recent years have not been the result of hothousing, but of inspiring teaching and the hard work expected of a genuine scholar.

We value the opportunity to tackle difficult challenges and, through endeavour, to succeed and to enjoy the experience.
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What The Good Schools Guide says

Head Mistress

Since 2016, Kirsty Keep BEd. Educated at Bournemouth School for Girls and Homerton College, Cambridge where she gained her BEd. She started her career teaching English at Edge Grove and was promoted to senior mistress with a remit to integrate the newly arrived girls into what had been a boys’ school. She then spent 11 years as head of the lower school at Downsend Prep in Surrey before moving to Lancing Prep at Hove. She and her husband Ed grew up together in Bournemouth and both taught at Downsend; he now teaches maths here and they have a daughter in the pre-prep, so a real family affair.

She is the first female head in the history of the school, and says she has the best of both worlds as...

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