Educating the whole child

Our mission is to develop young people with active and creative minds, a sense of understanding and compassion for others, and the courage to act on their beliefs. We stress the total development of each child: spiritual, moral, intellectual, social, emotional and physical.

Head of Pre-Prep Welcome

“Whatever is flexible and flowing will tend to grow. Whatever is rigid and blocked will atrophy and die”. Lao Tzu


This quotation epitomises our philosophy for the learning opportunities we provide for the very young children with whom we are involved here at Bevendean. Our foremost aim is to enable happy, settled children to develop their skills in a safe and secure environment.

Classrooms are bright, welcoming places where children can explore and grow in confidence and comfort. Children are encouraged to contribute to all activities and take ownership of the building blocks of their learning. Incoming visitors and off-site visits are chosen to bring learning to life. Learning should be spontaneous, unpredictable and, most importantly, a great deal of fun!

The workings of any organisation are clear to those who are familiar with them and a complete mystery to those who are not. It is hoped that this document will be helpful to those who need clarity and to those who require guidance as your children proceed through their time at Bevendean.

We are looking forward to our annual Pre-Prep Open Morning on Saturday 28 September, If you are interested in attending, please contact Carolyn Ward for further information registrar@daneshill.surrey.sch.uk | 01372 842509

Ruth Samson
Head of Pre-Prep, Bevendean