Prep Department

Preparation for senior school entrance examinations is meticulous.

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The Prep Department is a vibrant and happy place where our intentions are to prepare confident and independent pupils when they leave.

The process of developing the children is carefully and progressively managed and it is our quest to support individuals through this journey. It is during this journey that pupils realise their academic, social, creative and sporting potential - expectation is both high and driven, which ensures that each child achieves their best. It always amazes visitors how happy the pupils are, how determined they are to succeed and how much they care about each other. In lessons, pupils are pushed hard and inspired by dedicated staff. Lessons are rigorous and interactive and achievement is excellent.

To balance the academic side, games takes place four times a week with most matches on Wednesday afternoons. For those not playing matches, this afternoon is given over to hobbies where a wide variety of other activities are on offer throughout the year. Here are some of what we do: 

Adventure Playground, Archery, Art, Badminton, Board Games, Chess, Computing, Computer Xplorers, Collectors, Craft, Dance - Street/modern/break, Digital art, Dodgeball, DT, Gardening, Golf, Jamming Together - Rock Band, Junior Singers, Lego, Magic Club, Multimedia, Musical Theatre, Newspaper, Scrap Books, Short tennis & Tennis

We usually have a choice of between 16- 18 hobbies per term, however some hobbies are only offered in the summer term due to weather restrictions.

The music department is thriving with nearly two thirds of the pupils in the school playing instruments and there are nine choirs, bands and ensembles performing in both informal and formal concerts. An annual musical production is always the highlight for the drama department, though small productions may happen throughout the year. Art and Design Technology enhance the creative nature of the school and pupils regularly win sports, music, art, DT and all-rounder awards.