Headmistress' Welcome

Welcome from the Headmistress

As a parent myself, I know how important it is to choose the right school for your daughter. At Bowdon Preparatory School for Girls, we believe that all pupils should have an education that encourages, motivates, supports and inspires them to be the very best that they can be.

Helen Gee, Headmistress

Life at Bowdon Prep is exciting. Academic excellence is at the heart of our school, and it is supported by outstanding subject specialist teaching. With inspiring facilities, we have an extensive range of opportunities to learn, explore and discover. Our vibrant and nurturing community encourages each girl to try new things and strive towards academic excellence. 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.

The girls are nurtured to do their very best as individuals, whatever their varied strengths, in every area of school life; we want all of our girls not only to succeed – whatever their individual talents or abilities may be – but also to feel successful. You will find the sports teams are highly skilled and most competitive, and an extensive range of opportunities for involvement in the creative and expressive arts ensures that the girls grow in confidence and self-esteem and perform with enthusiasm and passion.

Our staff 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. Pastoral care and nurturing are high on our agenda, and we very much encourage the girls to be kind, considerate and mindful of the needs of others.

The girls go on to record highly impressive results in exams for entry into the senior schools, both within the Trafford grammar schools and in a wide variety of excellent independent schools, with a number of girls gaining scholarships to Withington Girls' School, Manchester High School for Girls and The Queen's School, Chester.

Our pupils leave us with not only strong friendships and a sense of responsibility to self and others, but also many happy memories and a range of skills that will allow them to flourish in their senior school and beyond. We believe that Bowdon Prep is an exceptional place to learn and we are proud of our well-justified reputation for being an incredibly happy school where girls work hard, behave well and achieve great things.

I am extremely proud of the girls here, and their excellent academic, sporting and artistic achievements. Please take time to browse our website. I hope that it will give you a flavour of our school and reflect, to some extent, the energy, vibrancy and fun we have here, staff and pupils alike. Alternatively, come and visit us to experience Bowdon Prep for yourselves.

Mrs Helen Gee, Headmistress