Welcome to Breaside Preparatory School

Located in Bromley, Kent, Breaside Preparatory School provides a rich learning environment for your son or daughter. Our curriculum will prepare your children for the senior schools of choice through a balanced and broadly based education, from their first days in Kindergarten through to the age of 11.

We believe in getting the basics right and teaching the core subjects with a mixture of traditional teaching styles with the more modern approaches to learning. Coupled together with a strong work ethic and an enriching learning environment, we are confident that we help each child to develop towards their full potential.

 Outstanding Education 

We are extremely proud to have been graded as Excellent / Outstanding for the last 10+ years. Our latest inspection in November 2021 by the Independent Schools Inspectorate (ISI) graded us as "EXCELLENT" in all areas, the top grade and an amazing achievement!

 Excellent Results 

Breaside once again recognised as one of the Top Independent Prep Schools in the prestigious Sunday Times Parent Power Guide 2023. Ranked 18th within the Sunday Times Top 100 UK Schools.

 Extra Curricular Activities 

Children enjoy school outside the curriculum, with an extensive range of clubs from Tae Kwon-do, Spanish, Elocution, Cross Country, Choir, Cookery Club, Ballet and many more.

Meet our Executive Principal, Karen Nicholson

I am delighted that you have decided to find out more about Breaside Preparatory School. I hope that our website contains all of the information you need and that you enjoy your virtual tour.

“Breaside is a happy school with a kind and caring ethos. Our aim is to provide excellence in education."

- Karen Nicholson, Executive Principal

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Breaside has expanded!

In September 2023 we were delighted to announce the opening of our new site at Widmore Road, Bromley.

Our amazing school community will be open to many more pupils, and this long awaited project makes this possible.

Our new building on Widmore Road offers an additional year of entry from Pre-Prep, Reception, Year 1, and Year 2 during Phase 1, and from January 2024 we will be able to offer all year groups up to Year 6.

The new site is led by our Executive Principal, Mrs Nicholson and the Breaside Senior Leadership Team as one school, and offers the same amazing opportunities and learning environment with a holistic approach to education.

We are proud to have the Millie’s Mark accreditation

Millie's Mark is awarded to childcare providers exceeding EYFS guidelines by having every Early Years staff member trained in paediatric first aid. We are very proud to be recognised as the ONLY school in the Bromley area with this award.

This ensures maximum child safety. This accolade requires 100% staff training and upholding first aid knowledge, offering parents peace of mind.

Join us for a Personal Tour

We warmly welcome families throughout the year, offering tailored personal tours on a day that suits you, including school holidays.

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BREASIDE we raised an amazing £11,700 for Breast Cancer Now!

To support this incredible charity our Breaside children all enthusiastically took part in a sponsored fun run last month raising £3,355. Then Mrs Ridgway, our Assistant Headteacher, completed the London Marathon bringing the total to £11,700. 
Our children loved the fun run and cheered Mrs Ridgway on both in London and on the TV!

The support and generosity from our Breaside community has been incredible and helped Mrs Ridgway get to the finish line and raise this incredible amount, which is going to change so many lives for the better. 


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Year 6 had a wonderful time this week learning how to cycle safely and responsibly. They started in the playground learning how to check their bicycle before a journey, important cycling skills such controlling their speed, turning, cycling one handed so they could signal safely, and road safety. Only then were they allowed to progress onto the roads where they were able to manage risks when cycling, negotiate junctions and communicate with other road users. 
They all really enjoyed the training sessions and will hopefully enjoy cycling safely in the future!
Welcome back to the beginning of another term! Yesterday, Year 5 had an enriching experience jumping straight into the heart of our current Geography topic on ‘Poverty’. Led by our talented new Chef, Varun, pupils began a culinary journey, learning the art of labelling, portioning, and packing a wholesome chickpea lentil dhal.
But it wasn’t just about cooking; we were honoured to have Mr. Singh from The Thomas Franks Foundation grace our classroom. He shared insights into the incredible work of the foundation, particularly their Feeding Communities campaign. Did you know they’ve provided over 3 million meals for charities across the UK?
Our pupils meticulously prepared an astounding 400 meals, which will make a significant impact within the community thanks to City Harvest and its extensive network of over 200 charities in London and nearby areas. Mr. Singh passionately explained how food poverty is tackled, igniting curiosity among our pupils, who engaged him with thoughtful questions.
It was a true hands-on lesson not just in cooking, but in empathy and community service. Our Year 5 pupils left with a deeper understanding of poverty and a sense of empowerment, knowing they’ve contributed to making a difference. A huge well done to all who took part! 🎊

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Happy Easter to our Breaside community celebrating! 

Join us as we share more fabulous highlights from Wednesday’s annual Easter Bonnet Parade! 🐣👒🎊 

#easterbonnetparade #easterfun #eastersunday #schoolactivities #cognitaschools #breasideprepschool
Diligent and attentive teachers, first class care for students and excellent facilities.

– Year 2 Parent, Breaside Prep


A rich learning environment

Breaside is a warm and welcoming Prep School in Bromley, Kent where children benefit from great facilities both on and off site.

Surrounded by natural beauty and tranquillity, Breaside Preparatory School provides an ideal space for academic growth and holistic development.

Children are encouraged to explore and learn about the natural environment, and how to problem solve working as a team and take risks. They also learn to develop many skills for the future.


Nurturing young minds at every level

We have specialist subject teachers who teach Science, French, Music, Creative Art and Sports from Kindergarten onwards.

We believe in getting the basics right and teaching the core subjects with a mixture of traditional teaching styles and more modern approaches to learning.

Begin an unforgettable adventure

From Early Years all the way through to Year 6, we pride ourselves on getting to know and understand every child as an individual.

2½ - 4½ years old


4 - 7 years old


7 - 11 years old

Breaside Preparatory School

Contact us on:020 8460 0916