As the principal of Parsons Green Prep School, Lucinda Waring is responsible for the ethos, vision and governance of the school. As headteacher, I am responsible for leading the school and enabling the achievement of these three principles.
Parsons Green Prep is an independent day school in London offering a contemporary education for 200 boys and girls from 4 to 11 years of age. The beautiful buildings and playgrounds have been carefully designed, over time, to facilitate successful learning, friendships and a strong sense of school community. Our inspiring team of staff delivers positive, well-planned lessons and encourages children to learn, stretch and achieve both academically and pastorally. At PGP, we begin from our youngest classes to systematically and gradually equip our children as they progress through the school with the tools they will need to gain entry into competitive senior schools.
Our Creative Curriculum links subjects, bringing learning to life in a rich and meaningful way. We have been described by the Good Schools Guide as ‘well ahead of the curve’ in integrating STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) into our curriculum. We have a fully equipped Mac suite and every child in Key Stage 2 (Year 3 upwards) has access to their own tablet. All of the classrooms are bright and well resourced and several are dedicated to specialist subjects, including art and science. Our children play a variety of competitive sports and have many clubs to choose from.
Our assessment systems are state-of-the-art; we use PIPS (Performance Indicators in Primary Schools) and Target Tracker. This enables us to measure our children’s performance against other independent schools across the country and internationally. At PGP, we carefully track and monitor the progress of every child in all subjects from the youngest class to Year 6. Able, Gifted and Talented (AGT) children are challenged and early intervention is provided to children who need support during various stages of their schooling.
At PGP we are passionate about children’s learning and over time excellent relationships have been built with independent senior schools and their headteachers. This enables current information on their expectations of future pupils to be obtained. Where needed, changes can be implemented quickly and effectively into 11+ preparation.
I hope this gives you a clear idea of what we are achieving at PGP. To arrange a visit and learn more about our school, please contact our admissions team. Our website gives you a snapshot of the school but is no substitute for meeting our children, who will love telling you about their school life, friendships and achievements. I look forward to meeting you and your family.