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Waverley Preparatory School and Day Nursery

Welcome to Waverley School

Pupils are self confident, with high self esteem and say they feel secure and valued in their school community.


Waverley School and Nursery in Wokingham is an co-educational, independent day school (and nursery) for children aged 3 months to 11 years.

Our Pre-Prep School, for children aged 4-7 years, and our Prep School, for children aged 7-11 years, are renowned for their academic excellence yet nurturing, family feel.

As your child enters Waverley School, focus will be on developing their reading, writing and number skills. Children however, are also introduced to a broader curriculum of subjects taught by specialist teachers such as ICT (Information Computer Technology), Art, History, Geography, Science, Music and Languages. They are also introduced to a broader spectrum of activities, sports and field trips and expeditions to enrich their education.

Educational Excellence in a Nurturing Environment

Our focus is very much on challenging every pupil to achieve their own excellence and attain their full potential within our happy, nurturing atmosphere.

Waverley prides itself on being ranked 'Best in Berkshire' based on the academic results of our Year 6 pupils, being the only school in Berkshire to have been ranked consistently in The Times Top 100 for the past 12 years. We are also currently ranked number 1 Prep School and Primary School in the Reading and Wokingham area based on our academic results.

Whilst we strive for every child to academically achieve their best, we believe that happy confident children make the best learners. As soon as you walk into Waverley, you will feel our welcoming environment where all pupils know each other throughout the school and teachers, irrespective of which year groups they teach, know every single child at the school and what makes them tick.     

Small Class Sizes

Our small class sizes (average of 21 pupils per class) and specialist subject teachers from Reception onwards will offer your child an individual yet broad education taught by staff who are passionate about their subjects and experts in their field.

Your child is also encouraged to have good manners, respect for others and to take responsibility for their own learning.

Outstanding Academic Results

Our nurturing environment and small classes sizes, together with our passion to ensure that every child succeeds to their maximum potential, means that we achieve outstanding academic results.

This is despite the fact that we are a non-selective school. We were number 1 in Berkshire and number 14 nationally across all schools for under 11's based on our academic results of our Year 6 pupils (SATS results). We have also been a Times Top 100 Prep School for 6 consecutive years.

Useful Information About the School Day

School opens for the normal school day at 08:30hrs and pupils are in their classrooms by 08:45hrs. School finishes at 15:30hrs when pupils are either collected by their parents or attend After School Club. Breakfast Club is available from 07:30hrs - 08:30hrs and After School Care is available from 15:30hrs to 18:00hrs. Read more about Breakfast Club, After School Club and Holiday Club in our Extra Curricular section.

* Rankings based on academic results of Year 6 SATS results
across all schools for under 11's in England.