Location and where to find us
Location & Directions
Some believe a school is best located in the countryside, others that it should be close to a town. Caterham is both.
The school is less than a mile from the town centre, and only five minutes from Junction 6 of the M25, but neither is visible - or audible. Screened by beech woods and protected from urban sprawl, the school's 200-acre campus sits at the head of the lovely Harestone Valley, which winds up from the town to the ancient North Downs Way.
London lies to the north - close, but not too close - making cultural visits, sports fixtures and work experience alike easy to organise and rewarding to do.
Access could hardly be simpler or more convenient. The M25 links into motorways east, west and north. There is a railway station at Caterham, with regular services to London.
Caterham Preparatory School
Harestone Valley Road
By Road from M25:
At Junction 6, take the A22 northbound for about a mile. At the traffic lights bear left at the signpost for Caterham on the B2030. In the town turn left at the roundabout and then take first left into Harestone Valley Road. Across the mini roundabout bearing right and carry along Harestone Valley Road towards the Senior School which is on the left after approximately 3/4 mile. Shortly after passing the Senior School on the left hand side bear left into Harestone Valley Road (the main road becomes Weald Way and heads up beyond the school grounds). The car park for Caterham Preparatory School is approximately 200 yards on the left.
By Road from M23:
At Junction 8, take the M25 eastwards for about 3 miles then as from M25 junction 6.
Caterham Railway Station is a 15 minute walk away from the school. Taxis are available at the station. There are regular trains to and from East Croydon and London.
London Gatwick Airport takes approximately 20 to 30 minutes.
London Heathrow Airport is approximately 1 hour.
London City Airport is approximately 1 hour.