Faraday Prep School

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    Faraday Prep School

    Founded in 2009, Faraday Prep School is a small, happy and vibrant independent primary school in East London which won Best City Prep 2024 in The Week’s annual Best of The Best Prep Schools edition and received the highest rating of “excellent’ in all areas for the ISI Inspection November 2023.  The school’s unique riverside location, in the historic and artistic Trinity Buoy Wharf, provides a magical environment and access to a stimulating, creative community that offers exciting learning opportunities for the pupils and staff.

    We are committed to giving every child a first-class education. We have small classes, quality teaching and a personal approach in a caring and kind environment. In these formative years we develop resilience and inspire a love of learning and hope that this desire to explore, grow and create will stay with our pupils for life.  We place a strong focus on literacy and numeracy, with a targeted approach that enables each child to achieve their best. With our rich and broad curriculum and extra-curricular activities, many pupils receive scholarships to secondary schools of their choice.

    Our children come from the Tower Hamlets, Newham and Greenwich areas, and beyond.

    Category: Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory

    Pupils: Co-Education

    Type: Day

    Religious Affiliation: Christian

    Roll: 50 Boys / / 52 Girls

    Age Range: 4-11 Years

    Founded: 2009

    Location Description

    Faraday Prep School is located at the historic Trinity Buoy Wharf, close to the City, Canary Wharf, the Isle of Dogs and in the heart of the Docklands, East London. It has views of the River Thames, across to the O2 Centre and is close to London City airport and ExCel.

    School Contact Details

    Headteacher: Mr Lucas Motion

    Contact for enquiries:Stefanie Harvey, admissions@faradayschool.co.uk

    Old Gate House, 7 Trinity Buoy Wharf, London, London - E and SE, E14 0FH

    Tel: 020 7719 9342

    Email: registrar@faradayschool.co.uk



    Overlooking the Thames, we are perfectly placed for those wanting a modern, creative environment steeped in history, which, together with the schools ethos, inspires a love of learning and curiosity. Once inside, the walls and classrooms are a cacophony of colour and factual fun from children’s artwork, trophies and prose as well as from a journey through time with different classrooms reflecting different ages. 

    Musically, individual lessons are available for a variety of instruments as well as class lessons. Great importance is laid on the enjoyment and appreciation of a range of music and children are encouraged to join the school choir and musical ensembles. 

    Football and netball are the key sports taught alongside hockey, rounders and athletics. We have a new  Multi-Use Games surface, goals, hoops and a climbing wall.

    Pupils enjoy an extensive range of after school clubs including drama, dance, Mandarin, art, drawing, football, Italian language and culture, cooking, ballet, dance, construction, chess, newspaper and podcasting, coding, gardening, judo and more! 

    After School Care is until 5.30 rounding off many of the children’s busy, fulfilling and fun day wrapped in Faraday’s kind and caring culture.


    Fishmongers’ Faraday Award

    Entrance Requirements

    Non-selective at Reception



    £5,067 per term. 



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    All visits are welcome, please contact the school

    For details  please contact 0208 965 7374 or admissions@faradayschool.co.uk.

    To book, please visit www.faradayschool.co.uk/Book-Open-Day/




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