Lorenden has supported me to achieve things I never thought I’d achieve.
Year 6 pupil
Parents choose Lorenden for their children for a number of reasons – whether it is our happy family atmosphere where children gain confidence to be themselves, our fabulous Early Years environment, our small class sizes, Forest School, successful Kent Test preparation, strong Sports -or any number of other reasons - and we welcome all pupils to be part of our fantastic school.
We develop self-disciplined, thoughtful children with a cheerful ‘can do’ attitude to life and a strong sense of fair play. We prepare them, socially, physically and intellectually for secondary education so that they take with them supremely happy memories of their time with us.
At Lorenden everyone is happy and wants to learn.
Year 3 pupil
First and foremost we believe that children need to be happy in order to learn and from the moment you step inside the school you can sense the happy and friendly atmosphere both in and out of the classroom that allows pupils to blossom.
We expect good manners, kindness and perseverance from everyone and our motto “We Care. We Share. We Strive. We Succeed.” underpins everything we do. Strong pastoral care is key to our success; we consistently reinforce positive behaviour with the reward of house points and 'gems' which are celebrated in assemblies each week.
Lorenden will always make you feel welcome whether it is your first day or your last.
Year 6 pupil
We are delighted that most of our pupils join Lorenden because of a recommendation from a current or previous parent and younger siblings are always enrolled once an older brother or sister has joined. We also attract parents who move into the area, often from London, who are seeking that ideal school that has high academic standards alongside a caring, family environment.
Being a community and a family is very important to us. For pre-school children and their parents wanting to become familiar with Lorenden, we have regular Friday afternoon ‘Stay and Play’ sessions with our Early Years. New pupils across the school and their parents are made to feel very welcome – even pupils visiting for taster days do not want to leave!
We have extremely strong sports teams in the Prep School, some unbeaten in their season. We offer a wide range of individual music lessons and small musical ensembles and are proud that pupils of all ages feel confident to perform solos in whole school assemblies. Our choir performs at key events throughout the year and a large scale production each summer showcase a wealth of dramatic talent too.
We hope we can show you around our wonderful school soon.
We love the family atmosphere at Lorenden. The staff genuinely care about the children and our kids have blossomed with the attention and encouragement they receive. As parents we always feel welcome to pop in and that our thoughts and suggestions are listened to. We're looking forward to our third child joining the lovely caring community at Lorenden next year.
Year 1 and Year 3 parent