Breaside Preparatory School, Bromley, UK

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Breaside Preparatory is an independent school for children aged 2.5-11 years that is committed to achieving the very best for each individual child from Nursery through to preparation for secondary transfer at the end of Year 6. The school is housed in an imaginatively modernised and extended site in Bromley, Kent, and teaching is provided through small classes.

Breaside is a happy school with a kind and caring ethos. As well as academic success, Breaside has an enviable reputation for sport and music and provides numerous extra- curricular activities for its students. The school prides itself on preparing students for the 11+ and the many entrance exams for grammar schools and independent senior schools.

In 2014, over 90 per cent of the children taking part in the Bexley and the Kent County Council tests were selected for a grammar school place. In addition, nine of our Year 6 girls sat the Newstead Wood entrance test and all were offered a place. Once again, a number of our boys passed the St. Olave’s entrance test. Both of these schools only take the top 4 per cent of academic ability.

“an outstanding quality of education”

“The development of the pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural awareness is outstanding. Pupils live up to the school’s high expectations and their behaviour is excellent.”

“The arrangements to safeguard and promote pupils’ welfare, health and safety are excellent. Safeguarding is at the heart of the school.”

“The school’s organisation and management are outstanding. Senior leaders have a clear vision for the future development of the school which is firmly focused on a relentless drive for constant improvement.”

“The Early Years’ provision is outstanding. Children make excellent progress in their learning and development and in their readiness for moving to the next age group or Key Stage.”

School Inspection Service, October 2014

We have an excellent record of places gained at local Grammar and Independent Schools.  Our 11+ results in 2014-15 were once again outstanding, with some pupils offered academic, creative and sports scholarships.

100 percent of our pupils gained places at their senior school of choice.


Mrs Karen Nicholson

Having started her working life in accounts and secretarial work, Karen realised she wanted to teach when she became a teaching assistant at her children’s primary school.

She gained a Bachelor of Education Degree and ran a pre-school playgroup before being offered a job as Head of Infants at a primary school. After the National Professional Qualification for Headteachers (NPQH), she led the infants and juniors at an independent school before joining Breaside in 2008.

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At a Glance

Ages Taught
2-11 yrs
English National Curriculum
Type of School
Day School
Main Language

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