Current Location:

Altrincham and Sale

Localise Me

Forest Preparatory School

Forest Preparatory School

An excellent start at Forest Prep School

Located in the attractive suburb of Timperley near Altrincham, and with easy access to Manchester city centre, Forest Preparatory School is a co-educational independent school for pupils from the age of 2 to 11. 

At Forest, staff provide a happy and stimulating environment, and encourage each child to reach their full potential in all areas of school life. In our recent ISI inspection (May 2018) the school was graded “EXCELLENT” in all areas. This is the highest grade a school can be awarded under the ISI Inspection scheme.

Family values and discipline are important codes of practice at the school, which has an excellent reputation for preparing children for both state and independent grammar schools. As a non-selective school we are hugely proud of our success rates, with 83% of our pupils moving onto grammar schools since 2011.

At Forest we believe that we have found a perfect balance in pursuing academic excellence whilst at the same time maintaining strong pastoral care standards. We strongly believe that if a child is happy they will learn and if they have a sound and efficient framework within which to work they will thrive. Every child is made to feel important and valued by all concerned and through this atmosphere of collaboration between staff, pupils and parents, success is achieved.

“We were looking for a well-balanced school where boys and girls would be encouraged to work hard and play hard. We found this at a vibrant little place called Forest.” (Parent)

Interested parents are warmly invited to arrange a tour by contacting the school at, calling the School Office on 0161 980 4075 or emailing


Moss Lane, Timperley , Altrincham, Cheshire, WA15 6LJ

2.37 miles  


School is about your kids losing themselves in learning; not about losing their supplies.

With Stuck On You, you can ensure nothing ever goes missing again—from clothes and shoes through to drink bottles and lunchboxes. For a limited time, take 20% off the entire range of Stuck On You labels!

Why seize the summer?

Why seize the summer?

Explore Learning believe progress shouldn’t stop at the end of term, and research shows it shouldn’t either. 

71% of parents think their children’s abilities drop by the time the new school year starts. We’ve developed a jam-packed summer programme of workshops to give your child the best start to the new school year. Save £50 this summer–why wait?