Academic

Pupils are enthusiastic, confident and self-aware, with extremely positive attitudes to learning

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Pre-Prep Department

Early Years

The Nursery is housed within the Pre-Prep building with its own enclosed play area and they take a full and active roll in many school activities from assemblies to end of term concerts. The Foundation Stage curriculum begins in the Nursery and carries on into Reception. Social and language skills develop through working and playing together and the many varied activities give opportunities to practise their early skills of reading, writing and number work. Much of their work is done outdoors where they find out about the world around them and develop their physical skills through climbing, pedalling, balancing and running.

Years 1 and 2

Children in Years 1 and 2 work with increasing independence, using their skills in problem solving situations. As fluent readers and writers they embark on topics of interest and begin scientific explorations. Conversational French begins in Year 1.

Prep Department

In their first year in the Prep Department children are introduced to specialist teaching. Each child has a class teacher and a class base and almost all subjects are taught in specialist rooms.  The staff/pupil ratio is very generous which means that classes are kept small and each child can receive appropriate help and attention. Maths and English classes are set by ability from Year 3. From Year 7 children are streamed and they follow the Common Entrance or Scholarship courses prior to moving onto senior schools.  Examinations take place twice a year for the Lower School (aged 8-10) and three times a year for Seniors (Common Entrance and Scholarship trials) and parents receive either a written report or grade card at the end of each term. 

To see our Honours Board and the senior schools our pupils move on to, click on the download below: