About us

Our Promise and core values reflect our team spirit: – we are dedicated and commited to deliver the best start in life for your children.

Our company vision is very clear through our Core Values, it demostrates our promise to our Families.

Grafton House Preparatory School is a unique Independent School in the centre of Ashton-Under-Lyne.

We educate children through key stage 1 & 2 from the age of 4 to 11 years.

Our team are passionate about education and have a clear vision and high expectations for each unique child. Through a strong partnership with our families we educate and innovate to prepare children to be confident, resilient lifelong learners. We are  far more than education. We offer a safe environment where your children become confident learners equipping them with the skills for their  journey into high school and beyond.

Call us on 0161 343 3015 for further information.


At Grafton House we actively promote the fundamental British values of democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty, and mutual respect and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs.

At Grafton House we include British Values within the curriculum . We ensure this is appropriate for the age of pupils, we draw on the strengths, advantages and disadvantages of democracy, and how democracy and the law works in Britain, in contrast to other forms of government in other countries

At Grafton House we ensure all pupils within the school have a voice that is listened to, and demonstrate how democracy works by actively promoting democratic processes such as a school council whose members are voted for by the pupil

We use opportunities such as general or local elections to hold mock elections to promote fundamental British values and provide pupils with the opportunity to learn how to argue and defend points of view

We consider the role of extra-curricular activity, including any run directly by pupils, in promoting fundamental British values

Throughout our delivery of the National Curriculum in EYFS, KS1 & KS2 we promote and support our pupils to have:

  • an understanding of how citizens can influence decision-making through the democratic process
  • an understanding that the freedom to hold other faiths and beliefs is protected in law
  • an acceptance that people having different faiths or beliefs to oneself (or having none) should be accepted and tolerated, and should not be the cause of prejudicial or discriminatory behaviour
  • an understanding of the importance of identifying and combatting discrimination