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Lorenden Preparatory School

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Discover Lorenden

Lorenden Preparatory School is situated in the village of Painters Forstal between Faversham and the North Downs and has been at its present site since 1993. It was set up as a charitable trust and is currently administered by a Board of Governors with Mrs Kathy Uttley as the Headteacher. Lorenden is very much a rural school. The school grounds form a well enclosed and safe playing area and offer the children one of the most beautiful playgrounds in Kent. There is a pond and wildlife area set aside for nature studies.


Our academic record at Lorenden is excellent. More than that, children leave Lorenden with a foundation of key life skills: enquiring, resourceful, self confident and able to work with others.

The school's aims are to:
  • develop and discover the gifts within each child
  • recognise and meet individual needs
  • develop a happy community based on mutual respect and consideration
  • provide a safe, healthy, caring environment to live and learn in
  • strive for excellence in all we do

We endeavour to ensure that, when pupils transfer to their senior schools, they are not just thoroughly taught, but also well educated. The children are made aware of their heritage and responsibility for the preservation of the environment.

They are taught to show respect for all adults, each other and the school. Self-discipline and self-reliance are considered essential. The valuing of tradition gives a sense of continuity and stability.

About Lorenden

Lorenden is the leading Independent Preparatory school in the Swale Borough, Kent.

It is a small community of a hundred and twenty eager and happy children aged from 3 to 11, their committed parents and a staff of dedicated, professional and inspiring teachers.

Most children join the school in Kindergarten (age 3) or Reception (age 4), but there are sometimes opportunities for entry into higher years.

Visiting Lorenden

Prospective parents are warmly invited to visit the school to see us at work and at play. You will be made most welcome and we look forward to meeting you.

To request a brochure or arrange a visit to the school, please contact us as above.

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