Welcome to Meta Prep, your partner for selective senior school entry

Meet Our Staff

Arabella Northey – Head 

Arabella has spent over fifteen years working in both the state and private schools sector. As a founder of The Fulham Boys School, she developed a curriculum to equip and challenge boys of all abilities and foster a love of learning. Whilst at Wetherby Prep she successfully prepared pupils for both entry exams and scholarships to a wide range of day and boarding schools. Arabella then moved to Fulham Senior where, as Deputy Head, she developed and oversaw the implementation of the curriculum as well as the entry and interview process for both 11+ and 13+. Having completed her National Professional Qualification for Headship (NPQH) Arabella decided to combine her interests in progressive education and leadership with technology and found Meta Prep.

Our Subject heads

Jennifer Christie - English

Jen spent twelve years teaching English at one of London’s most prestigious independent prep schools, Pembridge Hall. She was Head of Year Six, guiding girls and their parents through the daunting 11+ process and her extensive knowledge left her in high demand as a tutor amongst the children of, not least, heads of state. Each of her pupils in the latest exam season were awarded places at their first choice schools including St Paul’s and Westminster.

Sarah Dickenson - Maths

Sarah has spent over twenty years working in preparatory schools, initially at King’s Canterbury Junior School and latterly at Norland Place, Holland Park. She was Head of Maths at both schools and as a Year 6 form teacher she specialised in successfully preparing pupils for entry and scholarships to a wide range of independent and grammar schools. Sarah has been instrumental in the creation and development of our Online Learning Platform.

We are always looking for the very best 11+ teachers. If you:

  • have experience of teaching the 11+; 
  • are passionate about supporting children to fulfil their potential and developing independent, self-reflective learners;
  • are interested in your own professional development as a ‘cognitive coach’;
  • are comfortable with technology.

Email: contact@metaprep.co.uk

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Children in Year 4 or Year 5 can experience 60 mins of thinking processes, metacognitive visual tools, 11+ topics and a whole lot of learning fun with our experienced teachers.