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Waverley Preparatory School and Day Nursery

Best in Berkshire - Consistently ranked in
The Times Top 100 for the past 11 years

Ranked 34th in the UK
out of over 20,000 Primary & Prep schools

Waverly Rankings

Welcome toWaverley Preparatory School and Day Nursery

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Ranked 34th in the UK and rated 'Excellent' in our recent school inspection, Waverley is the top independent Prep and Pre-Prep School in the Wokingham and Reading area of Berkshire.  A co-educational private school for children aged 3 months to 11 years, we offer exceptional academic performance in a warm, nurturing, family-friendly environment. With small class sizes and single form entry (one class per year group), Waverley provides a superb individual education for every child. Waverley is also ranked 'Best in Berkshire', being the only school to have appeared in The Times Top 100 consistently for the past 11 years. All our rankings are based on the academic results of our Year 6 pupils. 

WAVERLEY PREP SCHOOL IS NOW ACTIVELY TAKING REGISTRATIONS FOR RECEPTION 2023 with final limited places available for starting school in Reception 2022. To visit Waverley School and Nursery we offer either a 1-2-1 physical or virtual tour. Please contact our Admissions Dept by email admissions@waverleyschool.co.uk, or call 0118 973 1121 (mob 07768 708743) for more information. 

All our Year 6 pupils move on to the Senior School of their choice, many with scholarships and our grammar school results are also outstanding. We feel our results are testament to the combination of modern and traditional teaching methods, small class sizes, single form entry and a warm, caring environment where children thrive. Read 'Why Choose Waverley - 10 Quick Facts' here

The priority at Waverley is to challenge every pupil to achieve academic excellence. We recognise that only happy children, who feel supported and confident, learn to the best of their ability. Our ethos at Waverley is simple, applies to our whole community and is reflected in our Waverley Way motto 'We are kind. We are honest. We do our best.'

The school and Nursery places great emphasis on outdoor learning, sports and wellbeing. We also offer full wrap-around care for all our pupils 51 weeks a year, 5 days a week, 7.30am-6pm via our Breakfast Club, After School Club and Holiday Club, all managed by our own in-house Waverley Extended Hours Team. 




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Parents say about The School

Year 3 Parent

Thank you Waverley for the outstanding online learning provision during lockdown

I am sure that it must have taken a tremendous amount of planning and a great deal of hard work from everyone but the 'Waverley Online' remote learning provision has been outstanding. It has been amazing and I really appreciate it. I was stressing before we started but it was a breeze!'

Parents say about The Nursery

Nursery 3 Mum

Waverley Nursery has really built my son's confidence. 

My son always loves going to Nursery. His confidence has really improved, he's chatty, has made plenty of friends and his favourite lesson is Woodland Walks.  Thank you Waverley Nursery!

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