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Colston Bassett Preparatory School  |  School Lane, Colston Bassett, Nottingham NG12 3FD

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Focus on the Individual

Colston Bassett Preparatory School has a warm caring atmosphere. It is a small school where each child is well known by staff. In this way each child’s academic progress is carefully monitored, his/her personal achievements are noted and celebrated, and his/her personal welfare and happiness are carefully observed and supported. From the outset, children are taught to have consideration and respect for others. The importance of maintaining the highest moral standards and behaviour at all time is impressed upon our pupils.


The school believes that the sensitive nurturing of an individual's confidence is one of the most important factors in laying the foundations for personal happiness and future success in life. Confidence can often grow from positive feedback from both peers and teachers within the classroom environment but may also develop in a variety of other ways. For example, confidence gained from non-academic subjects and activities can really help to improve academic performance. It is very important to find out what each child enjoys most, to identify what they are good at, or what they are most interested in, and then to encourage and build upon these early signs.

A Balanced School Life

At Colston Bassett Preparatory School we hope to provide a challenging timetable for academically minded children but we also regard the performing and creative arts as very important and encourage each child to aspire to excel in these areas. We regard the participation of each child in sporting and outdoor activities as fundamental to that child's personal development and as a very positive way of releasing energy, keeping fit and healthy, teaching the value of teamwork, promoting leadership, risk-taking and character-building.

"Learn for Life..."

Colston Bassett is an Independent Preparatory School. As evidenced by our school motto, we recognise that we represent only one of several key stepping stones along a child’s educational journey through life and therefore a smooth transition to subsequent senior schools is vitally important for us. We treat each child as an individual and we will help to prepare children for entry to other appropriate schools and aim to provide all of our pupils with a superb start to their education.

Values and Discipline

The Ethos of Colston Bassett Preparatory School is based upon Christian principles. The school seeks to provide its pupils with a clear and strong moral framework, part of which is tolerance of the different beliefs and cultures of others. The School therefore welcomes children from all faiths. The main Christian festivals will be celebrated in a traditional manner but important religious festivals of other faiths are also discussed and enjoyed.The school has strong traditional values with high moral standards and the fundamental importance of good behaviour and respect for others is impressed upon all of our pupils. A child can only learn properly in a disciplined and orderly school environment.

Our carefully selected highly experienced teachers and staff work with small teaching groups giving each pupil the best opportunity to develop and excel. The school has a positive, ‘can-do’, atmosphere, enhanced by an excellent three-way working partnership between child, parent and teacher, vital to the success and happiness of every child.