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Located close to the Peak District and overlooking the stunning Derbyshire countryside, Brabyns Preparatory School is a small co-educational independent day school for children aged two to eleven years in Marple, Cheshire.

Co-educational day school

“The school is so much more than the academic results – the environment is welcoming, inclusive and you manage to make the children all feel special.”

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“We love Brabyns. Our children are supported and blossoming.”

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“Feels like a small family where all children are valued.”

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“It’s a very happy school with a very friendly family atmosphere and my children and I can honestly say ‘We love this school’.”

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Head's welcome

At Brabyns Preparatory School we pride ourselves on our warm family atmosphere in which all children are valued as individuals and are encouraged and inspired to reach their full potential within a disciplined yet caring environment.

We are committed to offering a first-class academic education within a forward-thinking and dynamic curriculum, in a way that is rewarding and engaging for children, parents and staff.

We offer a rich and diverse experience for the whole school community including a wide range of academic, sporting, language and performing arts opportunities, plus an extensive extra-curricular programme. Our ‘Forest School’ provides a lovely bridge between formal and informal learning, equipping the children with the skills they need to face uncertainty and change with courage and resilience.

Enjoyment and excellence are at the heart of an education that encompasses academic study, leadership, cultural pursuits, communication and excellent pastoral care.

Our aim is to develop confident individuals and to enable them to realise their potential and contribute fully to the world in which they grow. We nurture every child’s individual talent and celebrate their achievements. Brabyns values its close partnership with parents; through working collaboratively we identify each child’s strength to assist in the pursuit of excellence.

Each and every child has a part to play in Brabyns’ life and every child is respected. By the time children leave us at the end of Year 6 they have built firm foundations not only for secondary school but for life ahead and move on with countless life-long memories.

Mrs. L. McKenna B.Ed. (Hons)


At Brabyns, children are nurtured. Small class sizes, outstanding pastoral care and a warm family atmosphere, combined with traditional values, allow the children to thrive as happy and well prepared independent learners.

Pupils are engaged through stimulating teaching, extensive curriculum and wide-ranging extracurricular activities, inspiring each individual to explore, question and develop skills for life.

Every child is encouraged to strive for excellence by developing their own strengths and unique talents, giving them the confidence to take on new challenges and achieve their full potential.