Our History

Chelsea is a school built on family and tradition which is felt as soon as one enters our beautiful grounds. We offer a broad variety of sporting and cultural activities together with a commitment to academic excellence.
The first entry in our log book is dated 25 January 1932 and we have over the last 84 years built our reputation as not only being the oldest school in Durban North but a leading school in our community.

In 1999 Chelsea Drive Senior Primary School as it was then known merged with Northway Junior Primary School to become Chelsea Preparatory School. In the ensuing ten years our school flourished on its two campuses which are some 200 meters apart. This merge has enabled us to meet the challenges of the 21st century whilst retaining the small school feel on each campus.

Our forward looking and strong management has seen each campus develop so as to provide the very best facilities possible for our pupils. The Northway Campus has especially seen major change as additional classrooms, new media centre, computer room and offices have been built. A new fully staffed aftercare, off street parking, drop off zone and synthetic surface field has been built on the trust owned property adjacent to the Northway Campus.

Whilst the Chelsea Campus has seen the building of a sports hall, new offices, improved parking facilities and a substantial upgrade to our fields and adjacent facilities. All of these changes reflecting our desire to continue to be of service to the Durban North Community.