Welcome to gidea Park College where our motto is

Light. Work. Life.


Welcome to Gidea Park College, an independent, co-educational day school for children aged 3 to 11, where pupils get the best start possible and learn in a happy and secure environment.

Situated in Gidea Park, an affluent and attractive residential area near to Romford in Essex, our school offers a well-rounded, contemporary education concentrating on personal growth and the development of character and self-confidence. Our boys and girls move seamlessly from Pre-School, Pre-Preparatory School and Preparatory School in a nurturing environment with caring and motivated staff. Established in 1917, Gidea Park College, is still run as a small, family-owned school, where each pupil is valued as an individual and where talents are encouraged to blossom and weaknesses strengthened. Our school motto is 'Light Work Life' and we aim to deliver this vision by offering your child a first-class education in a school where great emphasis is placed on pastoral care, excellent communication, and a healthy blend of discipline and encouragement.


The results at Gidea Park College are consistently above the national average across the curriculum.


Our Year Groups


These early years are formative, experiences now can shape a child’s future attitude to school and it is our aim that they should look forward to every day. From the start, young children quickly settle into our happy school family, keen to explore the new experiences available to them.


The Pre-Prep is a happy community. Five year-olds join us from the Pre-School and elsewhere and they quickly settle in together, exploring their surroundings and making new friends.


Once they move into the Prep School the children are progressively immersed into the full curriculum where they have access to a broad range of subjects from Science to Languages (including German in Years 5 and 6).


"There is no doubt you are reaching for the stars!"
- Parent