A hidden gem in the heart of Poole


Nurturing every child's individuality


Where learning becomes contagious


Growing in confidence & independence


Nurturing & encouraging ambitious learners

Welcome from the head of Prep

BCS Prep is a vibrant and thriving school, where children aged 2 to 11 years can enjoy a fulfilling educational experience. The curriculum is broad and varied and provides a wealth of opportunities for children to fully develop their individual strengths, talents and personalities. The school has an enviable reputation for excellence and is well known for being a modern, forward thinking school that encourages active learning and creative thinking, personal endeavour and strong community spirit.

There are many ways of measuring the success of a school, but the simplest is often the best: how happy is the school? Pupils are happy when they are engaged and challenged, feel valued and sense that their interests and achievements are recognised. Families are happy when they feel involved and when their aspirations are fulfilled and exceeded. Staff are happy when they work in a creative and innovative learning organisation. In aiming, above all, to be a happy school, we are not trivialising our academic and professional values – we are putting them to the ultimate test.

Whilst we have a very strong focus on building strong foundations for learning and nurturing the important skills of literacy, numeracy and ICT, at BCS we believe that there is more to a good education. With this in mind, we provide a breadth of opportunities and experiences which seek to make school an enjoyable, fun and exciting experience. Our curriculum and enrichment programme is overflowing with opportunities to try something new and develop new skills. In addition to our very wide range of extracurricular clubs, our pupils enjoy many trips, visits from local businesses, organisations and the like and opportunities to perform in front of their peers and families as well as the chance to collaborate with their peers at Bright Scholar schools across the country. 

No two days are the same at BCS Prep; our pupils are constantly introduced to new and different experiences, designed to prepare them for the next stages of their school careers.

This website will give you a glimpse into life at our dynamic school, but to fully appreciate just what makes us special I encourage you to come and visit. Every day is an open day at BCS Prep and a warm welcome awaits you.

Kay Smith, Head of Prep

You can find our Prep Brochure here.

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