The Prep School is where the foundations of our children’s learning are laid, where they enjoy an inspiring and nurturing experience that sets them on a rewarding and happy journey in education.
The Prep School stands in its own grounds within the school estate and has its own headmistress, staff and buildings yet has access to all the wider school facilities and expertise. Pupils, therefore, have the benefit of the security of their own, familiar surroundings while benefiting from outstanding opportunities that enhances their education far beyond what might be expected of a 4-11 school.
Incorporating Reception, Year and Year 2, Pre-Prep is where many of our children begin their formal learning journey. Starting school is an exciting time and we ensure all children are offered rich, exhilarating and fun experiences in a safe and friendly environment. Creative curriculums in each of the Pre-Prep classes allow children to be engaged and become independent learners and thinkers. All children develop positive attitudes towards their work and are able to grow in confidence and self-esteem.
Small class sizes allow the teachers to give the best education to every child from those needing a little extra help to those who demonstrate exceptional talents that need to be nurtured.
The education and opportunities offered to children from Year 3-6 reflects their growing maturity, recognises their individual preferences and provides challenge both inside and outside the classroom. With small sizes, a friendly, encouraging and supportive atmosphere and additional responsibilities, the children thrive. They are well mannered, eager to learn and begin to show a growing sense of independence. High standards are expected, and met. There are further opportunities to make use of the excellent facilities both in Prep and Senior School within the curriculum and our comprehensive activity programme, and the children experience a variety of educational trips. Appointed to one of the four Prep School houses from Year 3, the children further develop their teamwork and communication skills in a range of fiercely fought but friendly competitions.