Salcombe Preparatory School, Southgate, UK

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Telephone: 020 8441 5356

224 – 226 Chase Side, London, N14 4PL

ABOUT Salcombe Preparatory School, Southgate, UK

Founded in 1916, Salcombe is an independent preparatory school for girls and boys between 3 and 11 years of age. Located on two neighbouring sites in Southgate, North London; Salcombe is renowned for the highest standards of academic achievement, and the happy, confident and successful students it produces.

Our unique approach to learning ensures our students graduate from Salcombe to their chosen destinations in some of the top independent and state selective schools in the country.

“Salcombe is a good school overall with a number of outstanding features. It is very successful in fulfilling its aims to provide pupils with a well-rounded and balanced education. The school’s warm and welcoming atmosphere is highly appreciated by pupils, parents and carers. The pupils are polite, articulate and courteous and show very positive attitudes to learning.”

“The school’s curriculum is good; it covers a broad and well-balanced range of subjects with detailed schemes of work which are well planned and cater well for the needs of all pupils.”

Ofsted, February 2012

In 2015, our Year 6 leavers gained more than 50 offers to some of the UK’s most highly-ranked state selective and independent secondary schools, including a host of academic, sport and music scholarships or place awards.


Nicola Sands
Head of School

Having been in education for over 20 years, working in a range of Junior and Prep schools both in the UK and Abu Dhabi. Nicola became Head of Salcombe Preparatory School in September 2021. Through her five years at Duncombe School, in the role as Deputy Head, she came to understand how the Cognita family of schools supports one another, while providing a sound and inspiring education for children. Nicola is looking forward to the next stage of her leadership journey at Salcombe.

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At a Glance

Ages Taught
3-11 yrs
English National Curriculum
Type of School
Day School
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