Milbourne Lodge was founded in 1912 by Harvey Wyatt, who established the School in Arbrook Lane, Esher.  The School remains on its original site with the Prep school year groups occupying the original school building and the Reception classes taught in what was previously the Headmaster’s house.

Since its foundation, Milbourne has established a strong reputation as one of England’s leading Prep Schools recognised for outstanding academic achievements.

In 2007 Milbourne Lodge became part of the Cognita Schools group and in 2009 the School introduced a Year 3 intake and opened a thriving Pre-Prep for both boys and girls aligning itself with the modern Preparatory School year group structure.

Building on this success, September 2009 saw the opening of our thriving Pre-Prep which now incorporates Reception through to Year 2 and two form entry in all year groups. In September 2016 our new Changing Room block was completed. In January 2016, Mrs Judy Waite was appointed Head and a new building complex was officially opened comprising 6 new classrooms and a specially designed Science Laboratory.

Mission Statement

Milbourne Lodge has long enjoyed a reputation as one of the country’s pre-eminent Prep Schools. The character of the school is based on the breadth and depth of the curriculum, on its specialist academic teaching and on its success in achieving numerous and varied scholarships, over many years, to leading senior schools. Pupils are guided by passionate and committed teaching staff who encourage and inspire them to fulfil their potential through the range of curricular and extracurricular opportunities offered.

Aims & Ethos

  • To provide the highest standards of education for all pupils in order to ensure they reach their full potential.
  • To create a positive and caring atmosphere and environment in which all pupils are encouraged and enabled to develop their skills, talents and interests to the full; intellectually, physically and spiritually.
  • To provide a safe and caring community in which all individuals are valued and respected and to strive for the highest standards in pastoral care.
  • To engender a spirit of independent learning and to promote intellectual curiosity so that pupils regard education as a lifelong process.
  • To offer a wide range of extra-curricular opportunities and activities to broaden pupils’ experiences and to help develop their self-confidence and self-esteem.
  • To instil in pupils the values of respect, compassion and tolerance.
  • To promote an awareness of the global world in which they live in order to foster engagement and a sense of responsibility

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