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The Ladies' College

The best possible start

Pre Preparatory Logo 2021Our Pre-Preparatory Department is a safe, calm and nurturing environment for your little girl to start her school life.

Here, learning and growing takes place indoors and out all through the school year, led by our caring and qualified staff. Our girls are happy and settled and thrive under our expert guidance. From the first days they feel part of The Ladies' College family and stay with their friends as they move up to Melrose together.

Meet our Head Teacher, Mrs Ozanne
Headteacher Elaine

“For me, the benefits of a high quality early years education are immeasurable. The unique environment of our Pre- Preparatory Department fosters curiosity and a love of learning, encouraging the girls to develop the confidence and self esteem needed both to lead and serve others in later life.”

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Independent Schools Inspectorate (ISI) Report 2013

"Children make an excellent start in the Pre-School, where their thirst for knowledge and their curiousity about the world are skillfully channelled so that they make rapid strides in learning. 

The judgements on Melrose and the Pre-School are as follows:

The quality of pupils' achievements and learning. Excellent
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The contribution of curricular and extra-curricular provision. Excellent
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The quality of teaching. Excellent
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The spiritual, moral, social and cultural development of the pupils. Excellent
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The quality of pastoral care and the pupils' welfare, health and safety. Excellent
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The quality of leadership and management. Excellent
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The quality of links with parents, carers and guardians. Excellent
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The quality of governance. Good

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Other Information

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Fa Chevron Right 18  Meet our Teachers

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Fa Female 18  Pre-Preparatory Uniform

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Contact Us

Call Pre-Preparatory Deptartment direct on 01481 716635, or email:
Mrs Reynolds at
Mrs Loveridge at

Call Melrose reception on 01481 721338, or email:
Miss Anders at


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Parents should refer to their relevant handbooks for all information concerning medicines, illness and other important matters. For your ease, the Pre-Preparatory handbook can also be viewed here.  

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Please see the Melrose Information section below for other relevant information and newsletters.








Diary Dates

  • Melrose Juniors watching Fame Dress Rehearsal

    14:45 to 15:30, Princess Royal Centre for Performing Arts

  • Outdoor Club begins

  • House Games - Form I

    14:30 to 15:15, The Ladies’ College gym

  • House Games - Junior Remove

    14:00 to 15:00, The Ladies' College Gym

  • House Cross Country - Form III

    13:30 to 14:30, The Ladies’ College field

  • House Cross Country - Form I

    14:30 to 15:13, The Ladies’ College field

  • Trip to Pembroke Beach - Junior Remove

  • House Cross Country - Form II

    13:30 to 14:30, The Ladies’ College field

  • Sports Commission Squash Training - Form I

    15:30 to 17:00, Beau Sejour

  • House Cross Country - Junior Remove

    14:00 to 15:00, The Ladies’ College field


Pre-Preparatory Department Information


Pre-Preparatory Department Policies

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Pre-Preparatory Department Hours

Half Day

08.45 - 11.45

Full Day (includes cooked lunch)

08.45 - 14.45

Where to find us View our convenient St. Peter Port location on the map...