There is a strong sense of community at the Preparatory School.

Despite its size, the school manages to maintain a family atmosphere where everybody knows each other. As expected in a Woodard School, St Augustine’s Chapel is central to the life of the school. The community is underpinned by six Core Values which are based on Christian principles. The pupils learn to live and work together and be tolerant of each other’s needs.


All pupils have a teacher or tutor who is responsible not only for their pastoral care but also for ensuring good communication between school and home. Boarders are looked after by committed Houseparents and Graduate teachers who make sure that our boarders feel at home. The wider net of care for each child includes senior staff, the School Nurse and the Chaplain.

Pupils in the Prep School are members of one of four Houses. The Houses compete with each other on the sports field as well as in other areas of school life including academic achievement, effort, tidiness and conduct. The Houses are smaller ‘families’ within the larger whole school family.

Worksop College places the individual at the heart of the educational experience; it is a Woodard School in the Anglican tradition and so, within a Christian context it aims to:

  • develop resilient, adaptable, independent learners;
  • support, challenge and extend the academic and individual endeavour of every member of its community, regardless of ability, background, gender, nationality or creed
  • develop strength of character through a diverse extra-curricular programme, leadership and service, and the promotion of sound moral values for each individual;
  • provide a supportive community, based on the House system; to act in loco parentis and to provide an environment that nurtures, encourages and guides pupils for their time at the School and in preparation for the future;
  • build upon its charitable aims and grow its sound financial foundation for future generations.