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Ursuline Preparatory School

Ursuline Preparatory School

Wimbledon  |  202 pupils  | 3-11 years

The Ursuline Prep is a Roman Catholic School that offers a values driven, academic education to girls from 3-11 years of age and boys in our Nursery class.

We warmly welcome children of all faiths and none and are non-selective by choice. Ursuline Prep offers excellence in education in an environment where our children are nurtured to flourish and grow. Our children leave us as confident and kind individuals, academically prepared for the road ahead and ready to go out into the world to make a difference.

In 1892, the Ursuline Sisters of the Roman Union came to Wimbledon, establishing a private school on Worple Road. As numbers grew the school relocated and in 1944, the school made its home here on The Downs, close to central Wimbledon and its numerous transport links and where we remain today.

As an Ursuline School, we commit ourselves to follow in the footsteps of St Angela Merici. St Angela reminds us to be aware of something beyond ourselves. Our children and staff exemplify her words by showing care, kindness and generosity towards others.

Our mission is to develop a community that lives each day working together – Insieme – and united in harmony where the contribution of all are valued. Serviam – I will serve – is our school motto and reminds us of our moral duty to help others when we can. Ursuline Prep places equal value on the education of the heart, mind and soul, knowing that only by developing all three aspects can a child truly excel. An Ursuline child is a child who is loved, encouraged and supported to discover their God-given talents and be the best that they can be.

Our core provision consists of a strong Ursuline ethos, a comprehensive academic provision, whether in the classroom or online that prepares our children fully for secondary school, and forming strong partnerships between pupils, parents and staff. As a Catholic school, we have close links with The Sacred Heart Parish in Wimbledon. Whole school and House Masses form a regular part of collective worship. Important Christian feasts, such as Christmas and Easter, are prepared for and celebrated. The sacraments of Reconciliation and First Holy Communion, although organised by the parish, are supported in school.

Our children enjoy a rich and diverse curriculum, both inside and outside the classroom. Our girls are fully supported by our 11+ preparation programme, securing secondary school places at their schools of choice. Last year, our girls received offers from the following schools: Ursuline High School, Kingston Grammar, Danes Hill, Emanuel, Marymount, Nonsuch, Notre Dame, Putney High, St John’s Leatherhead, Surbiton High, Sutton High, Tiffin Girls and Wimbledon High. Our full sporting programme and a developed range of extra-curricular activities provides an enriching and engaging provision. A fully equipped art studio, studio theatre, music room, science lab and ICT suite can be found on site.  During lockdown, our online provision run for all year groups from Nursery to Year 6 received parental praise. Should we need to, we are ready and able to replicate our academic provision by distance learning, ensuring our children are fully prepared for the next step in their education journey no matter the circumstances.

Our most recent Inspection was undertaken in May 2019. The results of this inspection found that pupil progress, pupils academic achievement, pupil personal development, the quality of relationships in school and pupils’ empathy and tolerance of others was excellent. We were very pleased to have accomplished an inspection report that accurately reflects who we are as a school and are proud of our achievements. Our full inspection report can be located on our website.

Do contact us for further information. We would love to meet with you and welcome you to our school.

Ursuline Preparatory School


18 The Downs, Wimbledon SW20 8HR


Mrs Caroline Molina BA (Head since July 2020)




Girls from 3-11 years of age and boys in the Nursery class.


Nursery Mornings: £2,345 per term
Nursery – Year 6 Full Time: £3,800 per term


To book a personal tour call 020 8947 08959 or visit

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Please click here to register your interest in attending our Michaelmas term Event. Priority for this event will be for children joining in 2022-2023.
If you are unable to make this date our next Open Morning is on Friday 3rd February 2023.  
For Overseas students and families moving to the area, we are hosting a Virtual Open event on Wednesday 5th October at 7:30 pm, although we do believe that you will get a better feeling for our school by visiting in person.  If our Virtual Event is of interest then please register here.
If you are interested in our Nursery, we will be hosting a NURSERY OPEN MORNING, On Friday 4th November 2022 At 9:30 am.

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