Aims &

The Dragon has proudly been at the forefront of prep school education in the UK since it was founded in 1877. The school remains true to the educational ethos of the first Head, Skipper Lynam, whilst preparing young Dragons to be global citizens of the 21st century. The values of Kindness, Courage and Respect are instilled into all Dragons.

The Dragon’s aim:

To inspire, encourage and develop free-thinking, confident young people who reach for the sun. 

The document below contains forewords from the Head, COO and Chair of Governors and outlines the school’s vision and targets for 2023/24.

Focused Compliance and Educational Quality Inspection Report

We were reviewed by the ISI in December 2022, with our Inspection Report being published in January 2023. Please click below to see how we’re getting on fulfilling our development plan.

Equity, Diversity and Inclusivity…

Dedicated to being better.

Identifying title 1

Pupils demonstrate outstanding attitudes to learning, strongly fulfilling the school’s aims to inspire, encourage, and develop freethinking, confident young people who ‘reach for the sun’.” 

ISI Inspection Report 2022

Discover the Dragon

Book an Open Morning

There's only one way to properly experience the Dragon and that is to come and see us in action. We hold Open Mornings every term at both the Pre-Prep and the Prep.

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How to apply

When it comes to education, one size doesn’t fit all. Finding the right school is a highly personal, two-way process and our Admissions team are on hand to answer any questions you have.

Call us on +44 (0)1865 315 405 / 413.

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Discover Quest

Join us for our Saturday Dragon Quest: a thrilling enrichment programme where children learn new skills and try out new things. Some of the activities have direct academic benefits; others are focused on building friendships and life skills. 

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