Preparatory School


The Preparatory School is an amazing place to learn for boys and girls up to 11. It is warm, friendly, high achieving and huge fun.

ACS FotA Web-6439Your child will flourish in our small classes and friendly environment, developing at their own pace in the care of exceptional teachers. As a top Hampshire prep school we emphasise a firm grounding in the 3 Rs and we are committed to academic excellence, but that is just the start.

At Alton Convent Prep School we can offer your child something special.

With 19 acres of grounds, pupils have every opportunity for fantastic outdoor learning. It’s the best classroom ever! Active learning enhances understanding, physical well-being, teamwork and confidence:

  • Finding pine cones to make a bar chart for maths.
  • Imaginations set free as children become Pioneers or Ancient Egyptians.
  • Holding an archaeological dig.
  • Going on bear hunts or exploring the world of minibeasts.
  • Science made real as your child plants seeds to see how they grow.
  • Enjoying a campfire and sleepover in the school grounds.
  • Creating art attacks in the snow.

Does your child love sport, music, fundraising for charity? At Alton Convent there is so much to do, and it is always to a high standard. What’s more, from Year 5 lessons are taught by specialists from the Senior School as history teachers and native French speakers, for example, share their expertise.

Children move on to the next stage in their education as independent and creative thinkers, confident in their skills and abilities. It is what makes us one of the top prep schools in Hampshire. Alton Convent Prep School is all about preparation for life and learning. This is where it all begins.

“We chose Alton Convent School because of its promise of high academic attainment and pastoral care, combined with a sense of belonging and the ability to deliver a well-rounded education whilst giving the children a good balance of both work and fun.” Mrs Noble, parent