Avon House School

Our History

In 1955 the address of Avon House Preparatory School was 77 Snakes Lane with the School taking boys and girls aged from 5 to 11 years.

Avon House Preparatory School was founded on the current site in 1965 having initially been Essex House Preparatory School with the age range of pupils increasing from 3 to 13 years.

Since 1970 the School has been owned by Avon House School Ltd.  Under the guidance of Mrs Sheila Ferrari, the School was purchased from its previous owner and over time has grown and advanced into an educational centre providing an outstanding private education for pupils of all abilities.

Today, Avon House Preparatory School consists of several buildings spread around the site including the Daniels building which boasts our themed library.  The original part of the School (490 High Road) is an old-listed building which incorporates the school’s advanced ICT room and art room as well as two classrooms and the school kitchen.  Also visible from the road is 492 High Road which the School acquired in 2003 and houses our sophisticated music rooms and the School Office.

The Pre-Prep Department building, school hall, further classrooms, cookery room, playgrounds and school garden spread out across the remainder of the campus.

We support and work with our local community. We are a Christian ethos school encompassing all faiths and have a number of events that take part at our local church, All Saint’s Woodford. We have also recently partnered with The Woodford Wells Sports Club, a partnership that provides all of our students with access to extensive sporting facilities. The Woodford Wells Club is accessed via our playground and all of our pupils receive a Junior Membership to The Woodford Wells included within their school fees.



Avon House Swan Logo on the side of an external wall