The original Camps Bay School was opened on Monday, 28 May 1906 with Mrs Edith M. Adcock as principal and teacher. There were 7 pupils, 4 boys and 3 girls present on the first day (one boy in Std 4, one boy and one girl in Sub B, and two boys and two girls in Sub A).
By 1912, there were 42 children enrolled and a new school building was erected. Miss Joplin was the principal. This charming stone building is at present the Camps Bay Preparatory School.
In 1955, they moved to a new school – the present Camps Bay Primary building – with Mr Botha as principal. The school now had nearly 300 pupils in the primary classes alone and this is when the High School split away and occupied the old stone school building.
In the 1970’s, Camps Bay Primary had over 500 pupils and when the High School pupils left for their new school building above Clifton, the old stone school became the Camps Bay Preparatory School.
Several new facilities were added to the existing Primary School building: a heated, enclosed swimming pool, 5-a-side soccer court, computer laboratory, a library and a sports field on the Symmonds Field.
In 2009, Mr Stuart Collier was appointed Principal of the school. He was previously Deputy Head at Camps Bay High school from 2001 until he joined the Camps Bay Primary School.