Alleyn Court Preparatory School (Thorpe Bay)

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Alleyn Court Preparatory
Alleyn Court Preparatory School
Wakering Road
Great Wakering
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Contact Name
Louise Duffin
Contact Position

Alleyn Court Preparatory School was owned and run by the Wilcox family for 111 years until the family gifted the school company to a charitable trust in 2015. Originally, the school was based in Westcliff but moved to its current site in Thorpe Bay in 1993. The Westcliff Pre-Prep is housed in one of the school’s original buildings in Imperial Avenue.

Alleyn Court's Mission Statement

Our Core Purpose

We are a Preparatory School. We prepare pupils to thrive.

Our Ethos

Childhood, at its best, is an exciting and wondrous adventure, where learning is present at every opportunity. We aim to make it so.

Alleyn Court Preparatory School aims to:

  • Educate children up to the age of eleven years old so they emerge as respectful, responsible, resilient, resourceful and reflective young people.
  • Provide a first-class education through an environment that promotes curiosity, creativity, wonder and a love of learning;  
  • Use a broad, rich and stimulating curriculum to inspire each child to attain the highest levels of academic, physical, artistic, and social endeavour, through understanding that sustained effort, reflection and diligence will always enhance results;
  • Ensure children are best prepared for whatever expectations they encounter when they move to their chosen secondary education;
  • Instil a passion to pursue dreams to fruition and the skills to contribute to a world of rapidly changing opportunities and technologies.

We celebrate curiosity, discourse, effort and investigation. This results in individuals who know themselves well, have diverse and interesting personalities, and who thrive on challenging opportunities, having developed effective and robust work-ethics. We believe in developing children who are morally strong and creative problem-solvers.

Set amongst fourteen acres of woodland and playing fields, with our own large pond and historic walled garden, we enjoy a secluded and peaceful environment which lends itself perfectly to our experiential curriculum. It is the perfect environment in which to grow, learn and work.

Time / Date Details

When is it on

Open during regular school hours

Time of day

Local Offer

Local Offer Age Bands
0-5 years
6-10 years
11-16 years
17-19 years
SEN Provision Type


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