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Headmaster's Welcome

Welcome to the website of Willington Independent Preparatory School, which we hope gives you enough of an insight into this wonderful school to begin to see why so many parents choose us to educate their sons.

Our proudly non-selective entry policy ensures that we welcome boys of all abilities, talents and interests and our teaching methods adapt to each boys’ needs using a creative and inspired approach.  A Willington boy loves life and is supported by teaching staff that hold true to the school's motto non scholae sed vitae discimus - we do not learn for school, but for life. We do not teach for the sake of passing tests, but to enable each boy to develop and discover themselves intellectually, morally and socially. This philosophy reaps rewards at 13+, when our boys gain places at, and scholarship offers from, some of the leading senior schools in the country.  Academics, artists, athletes and the adventurous are all welcome and will flourish under our care. 

I do hope that our website gives you a flavour of the school, but, to obtain a true impression of all we have to offer, you are warmly invited to visit us and experience for yourself why Willington is the right choice for your son’s education and future.

Michael Chanter BSc(Hons) PGCE MA
Headmaster