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Alleyn Court Preparatory School (Thorpe Bay)


Alleyn Court Preparatory School was owned and run by the Wilcox family for 111 years until the family gifted the school company to a charitable trust in 2015.  Originally, the school was based in Westcliff but moved to its current site in Thorpe Bay in 1993.  The Westcliff Pre-Prep is housed in one of the school’s original buildings in Imperial Avenue.


Alleyn Court's Mission Statement


Our Core Purpose


We are a Preparatory School. We prepare pupils to thrive.


Our Ethos


Childhood, at its best, is an exciting and wondrous adventure, where learning is present at every opportunity. We aim to make it so.


Alleyn Court Preparatory School aims to:


·         educate children up to the age of eleven years old so they emerge as respectful, responsible, resilient, resourceful and reflective young people.


  • Provide a first-class education through an environment that promotes curiosity, creativity, wonder and a love of learning;  

  • Use a broad, rich and stimulating curriculum to inspire each child to attain the highest levels of academic, physical, artistic, and social endeavour, through understanding that sustained effort, reflection and diligence will always enhance results;

  • Ensure children are best prepared for whatever expectations they encounter when they move to their chosen secondary education;

  • Instil a passion to pursue dreams to fruition and the skills to contribute to a world of rapidly changing opportunities and technologies.


We celebrate curiosity, discourse, effort and investigation.  This results in individuals who know themselves well, have diverse and interesting personalities, and who thrive on challenging opportunities, having developed effective and robust work-ethics. We believe in developing children who are morally strong and creative problem-solvers.


Set amongst fourteen acres of woodland and playing fields, with our own large pond and historic walled garden, we enjoy a secluded and peaceful environment which lends itself perfectly to our experiential curriculum.  It is the perfect environment in which to grow, learn and work.


Who to contact

Louise Duffin
01702 582553
Venue Facilities
Access Toilets available
Free parking
Special Diet Provision
Wheelchair access

Where to go

Name of venue
Alleyn Court Preparatory
Venue address
Alleyn Court Preparatory School Wakering Road
Great Wakering

When is it on?

Date & Time Information
Open during regular school hours

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Address: Alleyn Court Preparatory School  Wakering Road  Great Wakering  Southend-on-sea  ESSEX 

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