Aims and Ethos

Aims and Ethos

At Bowdon Preparatory School for Girls we provide a traditional-style education that enables each pupil to reach her full potential. We encourage enthusiasm, a genuine love of learning, good work habits and, most importantly, a sense of achievement, where each girl learns to think and speak for herself. We believe that every pupil has individual strengths and we look to find and develop the talents of each pupil entrusted to us. We encourage and support at every stage and strive to provide inspiring facilities and opportunities for our girls. We encourage kindness, compassion and tolerance, and also aim to foster the values of courtesy and responsibility within our pupils.


Teaching is outstanding throughout the school. Our staff members are highly skilled, professional and fully committed to the aims of the school. This creates a stable, secure and stimulating environment in which all our pupils flourish.

Our aims for all our pupils are to:

  • Provide an academically rigorous, challenging education that will inspire and support them as lifelong learners

  • Ensure every girl achieves her full potential academically, creatively and in sport

  • Engender enthusiasm, a genuine love of learning, good work habits, and the confidence to think and speak for themselves

  • Develop important life skills that prepare them for their next steps, so they leave us as confident and caring individuals who can make a difference in whatever setting they find themselves

  • Ensure that the qualities of integrity, respect and courtesy are at the heart of Bowdon Prep

  • Work in partnership with parents to enable our girls to thrive within a secure and nurturing environment