About Us

A welcome from the Head of School

It is a great pleasure for me to write some words of introduction to the Merchant Taylors' Prep website. In 2015, we announced that we had joined the Merchant Taylors’ family of schools to create, for the first time in Northwood, a ‘through school’ experience for boys from 3 to 18. This has been a very exciting development and was conceived with the aim of creating a cohesive and seamless curriculum and making the process of transfer from the prep school to the senior school simpler and less stressful.

Prior to 2015, we were known as Northwood Prep, with a very successful history since 1910, when the school was founded by Francis Terry. Throughout more recent developments, Francis Terry's original vision of the school has been maintained. A Christian, caring environment has been established where each pupil is valued as an individual and all concerned - pupils, staff and governors - strive for excellence.

At Merchant Taylors’ Prep we are committed to maintaining a strong academic tradition whilst preserving a balance between the academic, spiritual, emotional and physical needs of our pupils. We seek to develop the boys’ character through both the quality of our teaching but also an extensive range of extra-curricular and sporting activities.

Dr.K. McNerney

Head of School