Welcome from Rob and Lottie

Boys on their bikes in the School grounds
School from above
1st XI cricket team
Juniors climbing in the trees
The Headmaster and his wife

Aysgarth Prep School is a thriving community that provides boys with a homely environment in which to develop their potential. We act as 'parents' to the boys, with the support of a caring and dedicated team. We try to ensure that every boy is looked after and flourishing in every respect, working in partnership with their parents.

Our aim is to prepare boys for the leading boarding schools in the country, and we aim to stretch every boy to make the most of their abilities in small groups and classes, whatever the activity. Alongside this ambition, we want boys to feel valued for who they are and to develop a respect and concern for others.

We believe that boarding provides tremendous benefits to those boys and parents who are willing to commit themselves to it. The breadth of opportunities and the time to enjoy them is a great advantage, with staff on hand to provide supervision and encouragement, and friends to add that extra dimension of fun! There is also an intensity of activity and ambition, which stimulates boys to be get involved, whether in the classroom, on the games pitches, in music, creative arts or in their ability to get along with others.

Day boys also benefit by being a part of this community and are able to participate in almost every aspect of the school’s life. There is also scope for a gradual build up to boarding.

Aysgarth is a Christian environment in which the boys’ faith is encouraged and that they will develop values that will underpin their development in later life.

Rob and Lottie Morse

About the Prep School


Aysgarth is one of the leading Prep Schools in the country, where ‘boys can be boys’.

As the only all-boys boarding Prep School in the north of Britain, Aysgarth sends more boys to selective schools such as Eton, Harrow, Winchester and Radley than any other school in the north as well as to senior schools nearby.

We aim high! We aim to stretch every boy to make the most of their abilities in small groups, whatever the activity.

Although boarding focused, day boys are also very welcome.

But don't just take our word for it, we were awarded 'Prep School of the Year 2019/20'  and also shortlisted 'Best Head of a Prep School 2017' by Tatler.

About the Pre-Prep


Oak House is the co-educational Nursery and Pre-Preparatory Department of Aysgarth School for children ages 3 to 8 years. Oak House provides a happy, busy environment, where the individuality of every child is recognised, and all children are encouraged and supported to make progress in their own way and in their own time.
It is located alongside the Prep School allowing the Pre-Prep children to take full advantage of the wonderful grounds and facilities at Aysgarth.
The curriculum and the teaching in the Pre-Prep incorporate the best of modern practice, equipment and facilities. We aim to lay sound foundations in literacy and numeracy; to develop an interest in art, music, technology and sport; to teach and demonstrate strong moral values and to ensure that the children enjoy this precious stage of their lives.
Small classes are vital to ensure individual attention so that children can make the most of their potential and talent. Our committed, energetic and enthusiastic staff are able to devote additional time to those children who are experiencing difficulties, whilst providing a myriad of opportunities for those who are keen to progress.
Fundamentally, we understand each parent’s desire for their child to feel happy and secure and consider ourselves extremely fortunate to play a part in the children’s development.

I do hope that you will come and visit us so that you can experience firsthand what makes Oak House so very special. Please contact the Admissions Department  (admissions@aysgarthschool.co.uk) if you would like to arrange a tour.

Pre-Prep in the walled garden