Boys and girls in the Preparatory School are educated in a happy atmosphere which provides a stimulating learning environment.  Bramdean has clearly defined aims to encourage pupils to be self-confident, enquiring, tolerant, positive and well-rounded characters. 

Pupils in the Preparatory School follow the Independent Schools Common Entrance syllabus in all subjects. This syllabus follows the National Curriculum in subject matter but extends pupils beyond these levels. Pupils progress through the school by ability. Their progress is under constant review by both form and subject teachers. Pupils sit end of year assessments in all taught subject. Regular communication with parents through termly reports, parents' evenings and the daily prep diary ensures a consistent approach. Pupils move to the senior school at the age of 12. The school achieves consistently high examination results in all subjects.

Learning Support

Bramdean School aims to meet the needs of all pupils, including quick learners, those with emotional and learning difficulties and/or physical disabilities to enable them to have an equal chance to learn.

All pupils will have the opportunity to experience and participate in various activities; academic, artistic, musical, sporting and dramatic in order to develop fully as individuals while maintaining their self-esteem and achieving their full potential.


Each year Bramdean School awards a limited number of Junior School Bursaries and Scholarships to pupils aged between 7-12 years. These academic, music and sporting awards are available to new pupils only and can be tenable to the completion of GCSE at sixteen plus. Please contact the school for details.