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Head of School’s Introduction

At Grayston Preparatory School, our primary aim is to encourage each pupil to be a self-confident, inquiring, tolerant, positive, well-rounded character with an independent mind.  A balanced programme of rigorous academics, sport and cultural activities enables pupils to discover and expand their own talents in a personal and diverse community, so that the children embark on their adolescent and high school years confidently and knowledgeably. Courage, Trust, Humility, Perseverance, Community and Life Long Learning are the underpinning values of the School and provide the foundation for each pupil’s growth toward becoming a responsible adult.

Grayston Values

“Each of us is needed. Each of us has a gift to bring. Each of us is a social being and our institution is a social unit. Each of us has a desire to contribute.” – Max De Pree

Courage: The quality of mind or spirit that enables a person to face difficulty, danger or pain, without showing fear.

Trust: The firm belief in the reliability, truth and ability of someone or something.

Humility: The quality of having a modest or low view of one’s self importance.

Perseverance: The steady persistence in a course of action, purpose or state especially in spite of difficulties, obstacles or discouragement.

Community: A feeling of fellowship with others, as a result of sharing common attitudes.

Life Long Learning: The ongoing, voluntary and self motivated pursuit of knowledge for either personal or professional reasons.