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Welcome to Oakfields Preparatory School

Oakfields Preparatory School is an independent day school located in Upminster, where tradition meets dynamism, creating an extraordinary pathway of opportunities for pupils aged 2½ to 11.

At Oakfields, we prioritise small class sizes and provide a nurturing and stimulating environment. We are dedicated to delivering a bespoke and enriched curriculum tailored to each child's needs. Our commitment to excellence extends beyond academics; we prioritise the holistic development of each child, fostering their caring nature and building confidence.

We offer an energetic and diverse range of extra-curricular activities and enrichment programmes aimed at increasing learning opportunities for all children, ensuring a well-rounded educational experience.

Meet our Headteacher, Matthew Booth.

Thank you for taking the time to find out more about us. We are immensely proud of our school, our staff and more particularly our children because they are our greatest ambassadors. They are curious, enthusiastic, respectful, articulate, hard-working and fun-loving. They have the confidence to fulfil their dreams and ambitions.

“To truly experience the buzz and excitement of the school, I encourage you to pay us a visit. We look forward to meeting you.”

- Matthew Booth, Headteacher

 Excellent in all areas 

We are proud to have been awarded the highest possible grade: double EXCELLENT in our 2022 ISI Inspection.

As well as being fully compliant in every aspect of the Regulatory Compliance Inspection, it was determined that the children’s academic achievement is "Excellent" and the children’s personal development is "Excellent".

Academic Excellence at every phase.

Our teaching and learning approach ensures that every child benefits from our enhanced curriculum, typically operating one year ahead. This allows pupils to make rapid progress, challenge themselves, and embrace new subjects with enthusiasm and curiosity.

We take immense pride in our reputation for supporting pupils to achieve outstanding results and entry to some of the country's top Senior Schools.

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The long-awaited summer break has finally arrived, and the entire Oakfield’s team wishes you a restful and joyful summer! We hope you take this time to relax, recharge, and enjoy precious moments with your loved ones.
But don’t go too far! We still have many highlights from the summer term to share with you, so stay tuned and relive those special moments with us.
Wishing you all a safe and wonderful summer! ☀️

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As tomorrow marks the last day at Oakfield’s for our Year 6 pupils, we are filled with a mix of pride and nostalgia. To celebrate this milestone, we’ve created a special Q&A with some of our Year 6 students, highlighting their exciting new journeys into secondary school.
Watch as our pupils share their destinations, what they’re most excited about, and how their time at Oakfield’s has prepared them for the next steps. They also talk about any scholarships they’ve received and other places they’ve been offered.
Congratulations and best wishes to all our graduates as they embark on their next chapter! 🎉

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Sharing further highlights from last week’s pizza bonanza! 

A child’s dream and sensory overload (and a parent’s laundry nightmare). But most importantly, they had a fabulous time! 

Don’t worry, we had a ‘here’s what we made earlier’ moment for the actual dough used to make the pizza thanks to @theslowdoughpizzaco! 🍕

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A reminder that our Open Morning takes place next week!

📅 Mark Your Calendar:
Friday 28 June

This is your final opportunity of the term to explore our extraordinary learning environment at Oakfields Preparatory School during our Open Morning. Visiting in person is the best way to find out if our school is the perfect fit for your family.

We look forward to welcoming you! Don’t forget to reserve your place through the link in our bio.

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Sharing some more fabulous highlights from our Year 1 to Year 6 annual Sports Day - what a great day we had!💥👏 

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Oakfields is a small and wonderful close knit community that nurtures the little ones giving them the best opportunities to learn and progress.

– Oakfields Parent

Stunning facilities to learn and grow.

First-time visitors to our school are always impressed by the scale and range of facilities on offer at Oakfields. Set in a Grade II-listed mansion with bright and airy classrooms within seven acres of stunning grounds, our children have the space to learn and grow. The three-acre field in front of the school is used daily during playtimes and is also used for P.E. lessons, including Cross-Country Running, Rugby, Rounders and Athletics.

The school is set in the main house, where many of the impressive historic features remain. It also has a Library and a separate Hall that serves multiple purposes, hosting assemblies, P.E. lessons, and also functions as our dining area.

Our Exceptional Nursery.

We understand that parents want to give their children the best possible start in life. Our vibrant and nurturing Nursery, now located within our brand new Early Years Village, offers children the opportunity to take their first steps on their educational journey in a warm and nurturing environment.

The formative years of a child’s education are ones of excitement, exploration and discovery, where they will begin to make friends, experience new opportunities and learn about a world beyond the secure confines of their immediate home life.

A unique learning experience.

Oakfields Prep is a happy and vibrant independent day school in Upminster, offering a bespoke and holistic education.


2½ - 4 years old


4 - 5 years old


5 - 8 years old


8 - 11 years old

Come and discover Oakfields Preparatory School.

Where exceptional learning takes place day to day.

Private School in Upminster, Essex – Oakfields School

Enquiries :01708 256721