History- One Mother's Motivation
Background to the school by Adrian Ellis, 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.
With my former wife Hayley we bought 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.