Here at Ratcliffe College Prep School and Nursery we believe certain life skills and qualities are invaluable. We encourage our pupils to believe in themselves, empathise with others and to be guided by a strong moral and spiritual compass. We aim for them to develop an independent mind, to be reflective, to embrace challenge, and to be quietly confident and truly collaborative in a team environment.

We are incredibly proud of our beautiful 200 acre site in rural Leicestershire, we believe it is the perfect setting for our children to learn, explore and grow. We provide a stimulating environment where your child can flourish within a warm, caring and secure atmosphere. 

The Prep School at Ratcliffe is for boys and girls aged 3 -11 years old, for those children wishing to join us from their third birthday, they can join our Cygnets classes and at the end of their Reception year (Swans) the children move to our main building, which houses our 5-11 year olds.

We’re extremely proud of the quality of our teaching and learning, with a host of experienced and highly qualified staff on our team. Our staff are dedicated to nurturing the capability and creativity within every individual. Our small class sizes also mean each child gets the intimate support and encouragement they need.

Our broad range of academic and extra-curricular activities takes place within a very caring and joyful community. Individuality is valued and intellectual curiosity is nurtured and encouraged at every step. Our approach is designed to encourage our children to express joy for life and to cherish life-long learning.