Our School

Welcome from Mrs Kerry Wise, Head of School

“Pupils have high self -esteem, show mature levels of self-discipline and are extremely confident yet possess not a hint of arrogance”  ISI Inspection Report 2022

Welcome to the Old Vicarage School, an “OUTSTANDING/EXCELLENT” independent Nursery, Pre-Prep and Preparatory school for girls and boys aged 3 to 11 years.

Established in 1933 the school was acquired by the Adshead family in September 2007 and has grown from strength to strength under their stewardship. In November 2022 the Independent School’s Inspectorate found OVS “EXCELLENT” in every category. Please click on our report button to read the report in full.

More so than ever parents want to understand the value that an independent education can add to their child’s education. As you glance at the different aspects of this site, I hope you will see what we can offer your child – an education tailored to their individual needs in a warm, family and nurturing environment.

We want our children to develop a life-long love of learning, to be happy, confident and ‘glass half full’ in character. We achieve this through love, care and the personal attention we offer them in our family run school. Our school motto translates as “Character and Kindness” which is at the centre of all we teach.

I encourage you to come and visit OVS and see what makes our school so very special.

Warm regards

Mrs Kerry Wise, Head of School



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