Immanuel College

Welcome to Immanuel College Preparatory School

Welcome to Immanuel College Preparatory School.  In line with the aims of the Senior School, the Preparatory School has at its heart the desire to support and nurture the children in our care to achieve academic excellence together with providing expert pastoral care and an inspiring Jewish education. In short we want to allow the children to mature into “whole, happy people”.

Our pupils enjoy an academically challenging environment which is vibrant, happy, creative and stimulating. Our teachers have high expectations of our pupils and, within a nurturing environment, support them in order that they make excellent progress.

We aim to develop intellectual independence and an enduring love of learning for its own sake, thereby equipping them for the challenges of a rapidly changing world, as well as providing them with the knowledge and skills they need for their everyday lives- now and in the future. The Independent School Inspectorate found that “Pupils of all ages have very good levels of knowledge and understanding in the subjects they study” (ISI, November 2013)

Pastoral Care is central to our school; the happiness and well-being of every pupil is of the utmost importance. Working together, school leaders, class teachers, teaching assistants, specialist subject teachers and support staff, in conjunction with parents, ensure that “children feel safe and secure and quickly establish good, trusting relationships. They are provided with secure foundations for future learning and well-being. The adults and key people working with the children know them well”. (ISI, November 2013)

Jewish education at Immanuel College Preparatory School is exciting, inspiring and relevant. Our curriculum is broad and balanced, Modern Orthodox in outlook, giving the pupils a detailed understanding of Jewish customs and practices, access to and understanding of Biblical and Rabbinical texts and a love for Israel. It reflects the rich and varied rhythms of Jewish life, giving children the opportunity to both study and experience first-hand the tools, knowledge and excitement of being Jewish. The Independent Schools Inspectorate found that "pupils outstanding levels of confidence, self-identity and spiritual awareness derive from the embodiment of the Jewish faith and its values from the youngest age.” (ISI, November 2013)

Extra-curricular activities are woven into the fabric of our school. Children can attend clubs ranging from iPad to journalism, and gardening to art. There are music and drama opportunities on an individual basis in addition to our whole school performances which currently are staged twice a year, there are also a variety of class presentations to the school community and to guests. Our Choir is developing a great reputation and has been invited to perform alongside the Senior School Choir as well as the Shabbaton Choir at a variety of charitable events.  

Immanuel College Preparatory School…incredible, caring, productive, safe… Please be in touch if you have any questions or would like to come to visit; time spent here will tell you more than I possibly can.


Alexis Gaffin, B.Ed (Cantab.) 

Head of Immanuel College Preparatory School