Where childhood is cherished

Located in the idyllic Hampshire countryside, our private nursery and independent preparatory school ignites the imagination of boys and girls aged 2 years 9 months – 11.


School in action open morning
Friday 23rd September 2022
9.30 – 11.30am

Kingscourt Preparatory School and Nursery

Here at Kingscourt, we believe nursery and school has a big part to play in creating an amazing childhood. Adventures await through our enriched curriculum.

We create this magic by offering an enriched curriculum enabling children to learn both inside and outside the classroom. Located in the village of Catherington, between Petersfield and Portsmouth, our school is housed in a beautiful Georgian building surrounded by acres of private playing fields and walled gardens – the perfect setting for children to thrive.

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Meet the Headteacher

Our Headteacher Amanda Bembridge, believes in a fast-paced world, it’s important for children to savour their childhood.

Behind the red brick wall of Kingscourt school, lies an adventure playground of nature. Visitors are thrilled when they see the magical spaces that their children will get to call theirs whilst at Kingscourt.

From towering trees and trim trail nestled at the top of the garden to the multi-use games area, pitches and acres of fields in which to run. From our youngest Nursery children to our final Year 6 class, lessons in a range of subjects take place outside whilst inside the building is a buzz of excited learning.

The busy school day is integrated with modern technology and supported by a wide range of trips which include London museums and residential visits. Extracurricular activities encourage children to learn new skills, release their potential and develop each individual child.

Kingscourt staff are very proud of where they work, inspired by the children who are motivated to learn and supported by their parents who perpetuate our ethos of kindness, growing confidence and resilience, who are proud to show their school to visitors and who want the very best from each and every day.

Every day is an open day at Kingscourt, please come and see for yourself what we can offer your child.

Headteacher, Mrs Amanda Bembridge

Headteacher, Amanda Bembridge

What makes Kingscourt School special?

Acres of secure land

We make the most of our 25 acres of private playing fields and walled gardens. Our children are able to explore and learn together in our peaceful countryside setting.

Wrap around care

We understand it can be difficult for parents balancing family, work and free time. We offer care from 8.00am-6.00pm, five days a week during term time. Fun, Ofsted ‘Outstanding’ Holiday club also available.

Discover new passions

Our extensive range of extra-curricular clubs includes fencing, horse-riding, painting and plenty more, allowing your child to pursue interests old and new.

Opinions matter

"I cannot fault Kingscourt’s reaction to the COVID situation, the immediate rollout of MS Teams at the start of lockdown was most impressive and the subsequent management of bubbles and social distancing at school when it reopened was extremely well managed. The recent provision of laptops for all children in years 3-6 was fantastic. Well done Kingscourt!"

- Kingscourt Parent, VoP survey, Feb 2021


Phone School Office

02392 593251

Phone Admissions

07342 061 775

8am - 4pm

Make an enquiry

182 Five Heads Road