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School Life

Quainton Hall School is a thriving IAPS co-educational Preparatory School, dedicated to the education of boys and girls between the ages of 3 and 11 years.

Children enjoy a broad and inclusive education, firmly centred on the core values of Ambition, Excellence, Innovation, Resolve, Heritage, Community, Enquiry and Creativity. With an emphasis on achievement, we believe in setting high expectations, leading by example and creating a secure, positive and inspiring learning environment where our pupils can feel challenged and supported to aim high and develop their individual talents.

Our results are consistently impressive and many of our leavers gain scholarships to the senior schools of their choice. In a recent ISI School Inspection, we were rated the highest possible Excellent-Excellent, for our pupils’ academic achievement and personal development.

Through an ongoing desire to improve and enhance our provision, we are proud to boast first rate facilities including a recently refurbished swimming pool and Art and Design Centre, an AstroTurf pitch, a new ICT suite and modern classrooms with interactive whiteboards.

Quainton Hall is very much a family school where children are always our highest priority and where teachers and other staff operate an open door policy. Our pastoral care is of paramount importance to us and our approach is rooted in a strong sense of community based on the belief that happy children can achieve great things.

It is an exciting time as Quainton Hall recently came together with John Lyon School to create an all-through School for children and young people, from Nursery all the way through to A-Level. This means we now offer families an exceptional 3-18 experience.

Close partnership with our parents, guardians and families is key to the success of our school and, whilst this website is able to offer you a flavour of life here at Quainton Hall, I would strongly encourage you to come and visit us to fully appreciate all that our school has to offer.

We look forward to welcoming you.

Mr Simon Ford

Joining John Lyon Prep (Quainton Hall School)

Application is now open for our September 2024 intake.

Register here

Children can join at 3+ in Little Lyons or 4+ in Reception. We also have a few spaces available at 7+ and vacancies for other year groups may occur from time to time.

Please read our website, which is full of useful information about our Prep School life both inside and beyond the classroom, as well as our Admissions process.

Little Lyons (Nursery & Reception)

Age 3 - 4



Age 4 - 7



Age 7 - 11