Welcome to The Friary Preschool

The Friary Preschool is affiliated to the Catholic Parish of Crawley. As such, we support and promote the ethos of the Catholic Church.

In the day-to-day life of the Preschool, we celebrate the principal Christian feast days and encourage the children to pray in a manner appropriate to their age. We also participate in liturgies and other community celebrations in the adjoining Primary School of St Francis of Assisi.

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Every Child Welcome

We opened our brand new, purpose built setting in September 2016, enabling us to offer more spaces for more children. Please see photos of our fantastic new building, along with our opening ceremony, attended by Bishop Richard in our Gallery page.

We welcome any enquiries for spaces from Catholic and non Catholic families.

We accept children from 2 1/2 years of age, with or without the 15 free hours of Universal Government funding. For this we do have limited spaces available.

We accept the new 30 hours extended funding for 3-4 year olds. Spaces will be prioritised to children who will have turned 3 before the start of September. We will try to accommodate as many other applications for intake during the school year, as places become available.


Friary Pre-School
St. Francis of Assisi Catholic School
Southgate Drive
West Sussex
RH10 6HD

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