History & Ethos

Unique opportunities where children celebrate individuality

Breaside has a character all of its own – a real ‘buzz’ around the building, from our youngest children in the Early Years all the way up to our Year 6 children preparing for the next steps in their journey.

It is this buzz that captures the heart of Breaside, a truly unique place where importance is placed on celebrating the individual and the belief that all of our children can be anything that they want to be. Our school is a place where children are happy, confident and proud of their achievements, both inside and out of the classroom.

Vision & Values

Inspiring a true love of learning

Fostering independence and resilience is key to our ethos, and empowering our children by equipping them with the skills and opportunities to become a global citizen of the future.

Our Aims:
  • To celebrate each child individually offering a personalised child-centred journey.

  • To inspire a lifelong love of learning through outstanding teaching and a broad range of enrichment opportunities.

  • To provide the highest quality pastoral care with an emphasis on character and well-being.

  • To empower our children as global citizens, giving them a voice and an understanding of the world around them.

Our History
Breaside was founded in 1950 by Colonel Chater and the khaki connection continued when another military man called Major Hudson took over.
Between 1973 and 1990, the School was owned and run by the Armstead family and, when they retired, a group of parents took over.
Breaside needed investment, although it still enjoyed an excellent reputation locally. It was at this point that Asquith Court Schools acquired the School.
When a local school, Beresford Girls School, closed Breaside invited its first girls to join and the school became Co-Educational.
Asquith Court Schools were bought by Cognita Ltd, a new education company chaired by Sir Chris Woodhead, the first Chief Inspector of Schools.

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.

Breaside offers both excellent academic and pastoral support for the children. I could not imagine a better place for our daughter to be at school.

– Year 1 Parent, Breaside Prep

Breaside Preparatory School

Contact us on:020 8460 0916