Year 6

In their final year at Prep School, we focus on preparing the children for transition to Senior School whilst maintaining the safety and security of a familiar class environment. They benefit from specialist subject teaching, both from Prep School and Senior School staff and have increased responsibilities as the senior children in Prep School.

The children are encouraged to produce work of the highest standard according to their ability and they are academically set for English and Mathematics. Assessments are undertaken in most subjects at various points throughout the academic year.

The Year 6 Achievement Award provides a focus for the children, fostering in them a more mature, ambitious and independent approach to study and recognising their commitment right across the curriculum. Aspects of the Achievement Award include enhanced first aid and life-saving skills taught by Sister Bainbridge, the Probability Fair and promoting their group’s country at the Tourism Fair.

All Year 6 children sit the Senior School Entrance Exam in February.

There are many more opportunities in Year 6 including a wider range of extra-curricular activities. The children participate in the four-day, three-night trip to London and have the opportunity to enjoy other residential trips including a ski trip, a French trip and a weekend of adventure activities.

Year 6 children are encouraged to develop a sense of responsibility towards themselves and others by undertaking helpful tasks around the school, for example helping the PE staff at Pre-Prep Sports Day. By the end of Prep School the children are very much looking forward, with confidence, to the next stage of their education.

"Presentation, organisation and a desire to succeed are developed well in the Prep School and these skills are soon assimilated by new entrants to the school in Year 7." Independent Schools Inspectorate, 2016

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