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Our 4+ Assessments for entry in September 2022
take place in November.

If you are interested in a place in Reception 2022,
you are more than welcome to see us in action!

Call us on 020 8427 1471 to make an appointment.

A Happy Moment Arrives

Since March 2020, we have not been able to take the children off site for obvious health and safety reasons. On Thursday 22nd April, Mr Holland, Mr Silvester and Miss Trott were extremely happy to be taking our equally happy Year 5 and 6 Boys to Stanmore Cricket Club. Here is Mr Holland marking the moment just before leaving the school...

The Oscars Arrive at Alpha?


Not this year, unfortunately, but never say never!


We are extremely proud of all our ex-Alpha students’ achievements and we send our huge ‘CONGRATULATIONS’ to Riz Ahmed who, on Monday 15th March 2021, became the first Muslim to receive an Academy Award nomination in the Best Actor category. This year marks the first time two actors of Asian descent have been nominated for a lead actor category in the same year.


The nomination also makes Mr Ahmed the first performer of Pakistani descent to land a nomination in any acting category. He previously was the first Muslim, and the first Asian, to win a lead acting Emmy in 2017.


Well done, Riz!



Can you name the Toilet Roll Characters?

22nd November 2020


ALPHA PREPARATORY SCHOOL has been ranked SECOND in the national preparatory school league tables by Parent Power, The Sunday Times Schools Guide, published in The Sunday Times and online on Sunday, November 22. 


The 28th edition of Parent Power identifies the 2,000 highest-achieving schools in the UK, ranked by their most recently published examination results. A fully searchable national database by school name, local authority, town and postcode, together with regional rankings will be available to Times and Sunday Times subscribers at:


As well as assessment of all academic results on a school-by-school basis, Parent Power enables parents to compare the performance of a given school with other schools in the same town, local authority or nationally. There are also live links to school websites and schools’ most recent inspection reports. 


Parent Power is widely acknowledged as the most authoritative survey of the country’s best schools.

Welcome Message

I am delighted to welcome you to Alpha Preparatory School’s website. Although times are challenging and different at the moment, it is a privilege to be leading the School at an exciting time in Alpha’s history: 2020 marks the School’s 125th anniversary. Our school community continues to thrive, and as part of the ethos of the School, we aim to nurture, encourage and challenge each child to grow as a learner and a responsible citizen. We are a small, friendly school with a long history of helping our children to develop the personal, social and academic skills that will underpin their success in life. Our belief at Alpha, is that the School and the parent body should work in partnership with each other. Parents and children will often see me around the School, including at the start and end of the School day as I greet or say farewell to the children. If you do have any queries or would like to arrange a socially-distanced tour the School, please contact our school office on 020 8427 1471 or email I look forward to meeting you and welcoming you to Alpha, a place where your child will be immersed in a stimulating, inspiring and supporting environment, a place where we help the young women and men of the coming generation to find their own unique place in the world.


Mr Pádraic Fahy



Our Nursery looked a little different during the summer term...


Our clubs may be put on hold for now but do not forget to use this time to practise your musical may even want to start learning a new instrument!