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We're delighted to welcome you to South Lee Prep School & Nursery, a lively co-educational school that has been nurturing young minds since 1961. You'll find us nestled on Nowton Road, right on the outskirts of the wonderful Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk.

A Message from Our Head of School

South Lee Prep School is a small, nurturing prep school located in the bustling town of Bury St Edmunds.

Whether pupils are in our Nursery or Year 8, they are celebrated for their authenticity, their effort and their achievements. We proactively teach and model the skills of nurture and communication and community and family is at the heart of everything we do. 

We are a forward-thinking school, enhanced by familiar prep-school traditions. Teachers are always looking for ways to enhance learning and ignite intellectual curiosity in our children. We want them to become independent learners, to ask questions, to challenge what they already know, to learn new ways of thinking and to be the best they can possibly be.


Importantly, we also want them to find out who they are, what they love and how to be happy in their own skin, whilst allowing for mistakes made and risks taken along the way in this safe and nurturing environment.

You can't visit South Lee without noticing the busy, curious and brave children, full of zest for life. We'd love you to come and see for yourself!

Mrs Jo Coventry-King



Our School

At South Lee Prep School & Nursery, we offer a comprehensive and exceptional education to boys and girls aged 3 months to 13 years, fostering a rich and diverse school community that cultivates a nurturing and encouraging atmosphere for learning.

Where the Fusion of Passion and Zest for Life Spurs Success and Achievement

Each teacher at South Lee Prep School in Bury St Edmunds is deeply enthusiastic about nurturing the minds of young individuals. They understand that the cornerstone of effective education lies in imparting their enthusiasm and igniting the creative minds of their pupils.


This philosophy embodies the core principles of a South Lee Prep School education.


Feel free to get in touch with our Admissions team to schedule a personalised tour of the school.


Your journey towards a promising future starts right here.

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