Virginia Preparatory School


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Virginia Preparatory School opened its doors for the first time on 21 January 1958 with 102 pupils. Since then the number on the roll has increased to to 593 in 2018. The school caters for children from Grade 4 to Grade 7 and traditionally serves the communities of Glenashley, Virginia, La Lucia, Glenhills, Glen Anil and Sunningdale.

In 2013, Virginia Preparatory formalised their long-standing working relationship with La Lucia Junior Primary and Christopher Robin Pre-Primary by signing a Memorandum of Agreement or 3-School Alliance which will allow for the natural progression of children who start school at Christopher Robin Pre-Primary (Grade 000 0 Grade R/A); to move onto La Lucia Junior Primary (Grade 1 – 3) and then on to Virginia Preparatory (Grades 4 – 7). This agreement will not exclude learners from other schools wishing to gain admission at any point nor will it compromise those wishing to exit at any point. The ultimate objective of this alliance is to sustain our schools as centres of educational excellence for future generations. We are excited by the prospect and opportunity that teamwork and continuity will provide as we work towards strengthening relationships between the schools, whilst maintaining the individuality of each school.



At present there are six classes in each of grades 4-6 and 5 classes in grade 7. The average class size is 28. There are 31 academic staff (24 class teachers and seven specialists), 5 secretaries and 11 support staff, all of whom are committed to making Virginia the primary school of choice in Durban North.

We also have three Academic Support classes (Grade 4, 5 & 6). Each class has only 14 pupils and a highly qualified teacher.

The Management team at Virginia is currently led by our Acting Principal, Mrs K.Petzer, who is supported by Mrs K. Potgieter and Mrs K.Harris, acting Deputy Principals. Mr C. Beetge is Director of Sport and Mrs R. Singh and Mrs T.Ferns are Phase Leaders.


Classroom Environment

Our classrooms, which are all air conditioned, are also bright and breezy with lots of windows and sliding doors.

Classrooms are equipped with whiteboards, a computer, data projector and a cabled internet link. Each class also has its own email address.


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