The Croft Preparatory School

The Croft is an independent, co-educational day school for children, 3 to 11 years. It is a vibrant, forward-thinking school, based on traditional values, typically providing specialist teaching in small groups. It occupies a large rural site with superb facilities and extensive playing fields, offering children the most exciting educational opportunities in the area.

Alveston Hill
Loxley Road
CV37 7RL

+44 (0)1789 293795

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ISC associations: IAPS, ISBA

Religious affiliation: Christian

Day/boarding type: Day

Gender profile: Coeducational

Size: 379

The Croft Preparatory School fees:

Day fees per term:
£868 to £4,806

Scholarships & bursaries:

ISC reference number:

DfE reference number:
937 / 6016

Boys - age range & pupil numbers:

Day: 3 to 11 (181)

Girls - age range & pupil numbers:

Day: 3 to 11 (198)

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The Thornton Scholarship

The Thornton Scholarship takes place in the Lent Term and is open to children who will be moving into Year 3.

The Thornton Scholarship, which the School is offering, will be up to a maximum of 50% of the School Fees, but the actual percentage will depend upon the standard reached.  The Scholarship standard is not easy to achieve, as the School is looking for children of exceptional academic ability.  Although this exam is open to all, it is set at scholarship level and we recommend that only children attaining a standardised score of 120 (or equivalent) on a recognised formal assessment test should be entered. 


The children sit three short papers: English writing task, Reading task and Maths task.  The children will also be interviewed by two senior Members of Staff. These interviews will also take place after their written exams.  Children should bring a book to the interview; this may be fact or fiction. There will also be a problem solving exercise for pupils to undertake.

The tenure of award will last as long as the child is at The Croft, provided there is no obvious negligence to his or her school work.  The percentage of the award will remain the same, whatever changes there are in the rate of inflation and School Fees.  However, Scholarship pupils will be expected to pay the termly rate for School Lunches.

Scholarships & Bursaries offered

  • Academic scholarships
  • Sibling discounts

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