Prep School

Our Prep department is structured to ensure that the changing needs of the children are met as they progress up through the school. This has created a warm and vibrant environment where children are encouraged and supported to be ‘the best that they can be’.

Children enter our Prep department when they are seven years old, typically moving up from our Pre-Prep. However, pupils new to the school find that the atmosphere we cultivate means that they settle in quickly and make many new friends. Our small class sizes result in a deeper understanding between pupils and their form teachers, keeping the children’s happiness and well-being at the very heart of everything we do.

Whilst their form teacher remains the pupils’ first point of contact, two qualified Emotional Literacy Support Assistants (ELSA), working closely with the school Well-being Co-ordinator, provide additional pastoral care. We firmly believe that a happy child is one who can fully engage with school life, and succeed.

Academically, our curriculum builds on the firm foundations laid in Pre-Prep and offers an exciting and engaging curriculum taught by highly qualified teachers, supported by teaching assistants in bright stimulating classrooms. Children in the Prep have a variety of specialist teachers for subjects including: Science, Music, Modern Foreign Languages, Art, Design & Technology, and P.E.

Our holistic approach to education means that all of our children leave us confident, with the personal and academic skills that will stand them in good stead for the next stage of their education.