Recognised as an outstanding school...

Recognised as an outstanding school...

Applications Open Now...

Applications Open Now...

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Over 3000 lessons taught online...

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Forest School for all ages, from Nursery to Year 8...

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Small class sizes allow staff to know each child individually...

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An advanced DEL curriculum program...

Affordable, high-quality education...

Affordable, high-quality education...

Welcome to South Lee School

Welcome to South Lee, a vibrant, caring and happy preparatory school for boys and girls aged 0 to 13, with a sense of family at its core. At South Lee, we believe that if you create an environment where children feel happy, secure, challenged and valued as individuals, they will thrive.

In a fast-paced world, we need our children to be adaptable and flexible, to be able to problem solve and work collaboratively, to be able to think critically and most of all to be resilient. South Lee is a forward-thinking school, always looking for ways to enhance 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.

We see the social and emotional aspects of learning as inextricably linked to academic learning and progress. Ultimately, we want our children to grow up to be kind and compassionate human beings who contribute to the global society. Our curriculum is broad and inspirational, incorporating the Arts, Sport and a rich co- curricular programme.

We have an excellent understanding of the senior schools both locally and further afield. By getting to know the children so well, we are in an excellent position to secure places in the right school for each child.

I hope that you enjoy exploring our website and seeing all that we have to offer. However, a website can never convey the warmth, spirit and soul of the school as much as a visit in person. The children, staff and I would be delighted to welcome you to look around our wonderful school.

Mrs Ruth O'Sullivan 

(BEd Hons, MEd Cantab)

Headmistress

VIRTUAL OPEN DAY!

"Children are happy and confident, and thoroughly enjoy their time in school." - ISI

Upcoming Events

June 2021
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0:00
HALF TERM
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9:15
Parent & Toddler - Extra Session
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12:30
End of Term
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9:00
Year 8 HPV Injection
9
14:15
U11 Girls Cricket V Fairstead House
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11
14:15
U9 Girls Cricket V OBH
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17:30
Staff V Parents Cricket & Rounders Match
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10:00
Whole School Photo
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14:15
U9 Girls Cricket V Culford
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9:00
Year 8 HPV Injection
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8:00
Baby Room Opening
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9:00
Tennis Mini Orange Festival
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8:45
Reception-Year 3 Trip to Colchester Zoo
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9:00
Year 7 & 8 Tennis Finals
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18:00
Prep School Production
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18:00
Prep School Production
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14:15
U11 Girls Cricket V St Joseph's
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9:00
Nursery Sports Day
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8:30
Moving Up Day
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7
14:00
House Matches
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9:00
Bury In Bloom Competition Judging
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Latest News...

COVID-19

"I just wanted to say a huge thank you for everything you’re doing throughout lockdown. We appreciate all the extra South Lee efforts to make this easier for us all!

It’s made us feel part of our lovely school, particularly as we’re new and when no one can be there physically.

Thank you!"

- South Lee Parent