Welcome to Pepps Preparatory School


PEPPS stands for the Project for the Establishment of Primary and Pre-Primary Schools. PEPPS was founded by Patrick Hamilton and his wife, Toni.  Patrick was PEPPS director and Toni was Director: Public Relations, in charge of fundraising. Patrick was the Headmaster of WHPS Preparatory School in Pretoria. The original vision of PEPPS was to establish multi-racial, affordable, private schools which offered quality education.

PEPPS is one of the most diverse independent schools in South Africa. The school’s demographic profile truly represents South African society. The diversity within the school is successfully managed in accordance to the guiding principles of the PEPPS Ethos: Respect and Tolerance.

PEPPS is at present the only school in Limpopo to offer Music as a subject to Matric. 2012 will see the development of a Music Centre within the school. It is the aim of the school to ensure that the Music Centre becomes a thriving centre for the development of Music in the province. Other elective subjects offered to Matric are: Accounting, Business Studies, Computer Applications Technology, Engineering Graphics and Design, Geography, History, Information Technology, Life Sciences and Physical Sciences. Once the mirror-image of the present LA Ledwaba Block is completed, the school will also offer Art as an elective subject.

PEPPS fully endorses the importance of reading as the foundation to all learning. Reading assistants work with children in the Preparatory School on a one-to-one basis and Preparatory School and College learners participate in compulsory reading programmes.

Another core characteristic of PEPPS is their status as an Eco-School. PEPPS has received gold awards for their environmental and community projects for the past three years and in 2011 they aim to achieve International Eco-Flag status.