History- One Mother's Motivation

Background to the school by Adrian Ellis, Proprietor

Adrian Ellis
Principal & proprietor

We were founded in 1982. A local mother couldn’t find a school in the area that satisfied her ideal ethos for educating 3 to 7 year-old children. She had high expectations for her sons.  Instead Susan Segal opened her own co-educational school – St John’s Wood Pre-Preparatory School.

Originally called St John’s Wood Junior Preparatory School, the school began with just eight pupils – found by Susan canvassing like-minded mothers.

Over the years the school has always enjoyed excellent results. A very high percentage of children entering their parents first-choice of school. This is testament to the ongoing strategy of placing a high teacher/pupil ratio above all other considerations.

We acquired the school in 2002 and shared the vision to create a school based upon a personal and nurturing approach toward every individual in its care.

I take delight in developing Susan's ethos and aiming to improve on it.

St John's Wood Pre-Prep Banner and St John Statue