The leading boys-only preparatory school in the area - a Centre of Excellence to prepare your boys for secondary school
Nick Vernon

A word from the Headmaster

Nick Vernon welcomes you to Altrincham Preparatory School

Selecting a perfect prep school is vital, particularly in these uncertain times. Our Headmaster Nick Vernon explains why APS is the perfect choice for your son, and also what the APS experience delivers for all our boys.

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APS Admissions - Currently accepting applications for 2023 onwards

We love to welcome new families to our community. Visit us for a bespoke tour or on an Open Day. More details

Fly Through Tours

Fly Through our Early Years Centre

Bank Place
Early Years

Take our drone voyage on an exploration through Nursery, Pre School and Reception.

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Fly Through our Year 1 and Year 2 Building


Experience life as our Year 1 and Year 2 boys see it inside Highbury classrooms, art room and music.

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Fly Through our Years 3- 6 building

Marlborough Road

Our drone takes you into our Year 3 to 6 classrooms, our fantastic Science Lab, Music Centre and Forest School.

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APS Nursery

Early Years - Nursery,
Pre School & Reception

Our bespoke early years centre provides a warm welcome to our very youngest boys.

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Pre Prep at APS

Year 1 & Year 2

Year 1 and Year 2 boys have stunning facilities to continue their APS Journey

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Prep at APS

Years 3, 4, 5 & 6

Our older boys at Marlborough Road as our boys grow towards secondary school

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APS Music


In a dedicated Music Block, APS provides a wide range of orchestras, choirs and lessons.

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APS Sport


APS is at the top flight of sport for independent schools at both regional and national level.

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APS Open Days

Tours and Open Days

Discover our all year round approach to tours, or book on to an Open Days

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Yr 6 Destination Schools 2023

The choice of senior school is hugely important and one which we take seriously. Whether it is state or independent school, APS works in close partnership with parents to support them in selecting the school that is the ‘right fit’ for their sons. Our close working relationships with many of these schools helps inform our discussions with parents.

We are proud of the solid foundation we give our boys and our whole school curriculum allows for a natural and gradual progression to 11+ standards. We ensure the boys are thoroughly prepared and supported for their entrance examinations.


APS Newsletter 2 February 2024

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Early Years Newsletter 2 February 2024

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Professional Associations

  • IAPS
  • ISBA
  • IAPS
  • IAPS
  • IAPS
  • Eco Schools



ISI Report 2023

Our next open event is in March 2024 but our doors are always open and you can always register for a visit and tour

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