History of the School

Founded in the early 1930s by the Ursuline order the School was at one time situated in the grounds of The Ursuline High School. In 1994, the role changed and Ursuline Preparatory School became an independent co-educational Catholic School for boys and girls aged 3-11 years.  After a lengthy renovation period the school relocated in 1994 to a large Georgian house on the outskirts of Brentwood. The Preparatory School became independent from the Ursuline High School, although the Ursuline ethos and high traditional standards are still maintained.

The images below show the house before the restoration process began and during the rebuilding.  Mrs Wilson is pictured with two of the original Trustees who worked tirelessly on the huge project.  The image of the original staff of the school highlights how the school has grown!

As the school grew more space was needed.  After much planning and fund raising a new school hall was finally completed.  This resource is known as the Pauline Wilson building  and has proved to be a tremendous asset to the staff and pupils of the School.  The slider below shows the progress, from the artists first  impression, breaking ground, to the building process being completed.