About Us

Front of school-smallThe Grantham Preparatory International School is a non-denominational, independent day school for boys and girls between the ages of three and eleven, dedicated to the unimpeded pursuit of academic, musical and sporting excellence.

We are conveniently located on the outskirts of Grantham, near the A1.  We are a member of International Education Systems – “IES”, with sister schools in Sidmouth, Devon; South Africa; Hungary and Bocca Ratan, Florida.

The outstanding academic reputation and record of the school is based on the maintenance of traditional teaching methods nurtured by the devotion of our highly skilled and experienced teaching Staff.

Our aim is to provide the best for all our children. We expect them to work hard to achieve as much as is within their reach; and then a little harder to achieve that which at first seemed unattainable.

The happy, family environment, which we have deliberately created, enables us to encourage each individual child to reach his or her full potential in all aspects of our school life. Our rules and guidelines, designed to promote harmony and consideration for others, give our children a feeling of comfort and security, conditions in which they are more readily stimulated.

The Grantham Preparatory International School is geared to providing specialised tuition for all abilities and our strict limitation on the size of classes underpins this principle; all children, the gifted, average, dyslexic and the less able, receive individual attention.

The children are prepared for Public School entrance examinations and for Grammar School selection examinations.  Suitable pupils will be guided towards scholarships and given the opportunity to add their names to the lengthening list of our boys and girls who have already attained impressive scholastic awards.

The education we offer is well-rounded and the school day is structured to meet all the needs of a child.

Our days end with the emphasis on enjoyment. We like to send the children home happy. From 3.15pm to 4.00pm on most days, they are invited to choose from an extensive menu of extra-curricular societies and clubs.  Up to fifteen different activities are organised and supervised every week at no extra cost to parents beyond that of raw materials which might be required.  Within the framework of these activities, children can stretch their muscles, learn new skills and meet new challenges of their own choosing.

Please see www.iesedu.com for further details about this independent international educational institution.

We are members of the Independent Schools Association (ISA) and also members of the International Schools Association.

The school was opened on its current site in October 1986 and in the academic year 2011/2012 celebrated its silver anniversary.