The Prep School
One of the loveliest things about a prep school is the balance between work and play. We encourage children to climb trees, look after animals and build camps. Come rain or shine, we encourage to children to take advantage of the 40 acres surrounding the school.
Academically, all our pupils are prepared for Common Entrance or Scholarships at 13+ to their public schools. We have always been proud of achieving scholarships and awards across the curriculum to the major public schools and our record speaks volumes of the quality of teaching we are able to offer.
As well as the core subjects of Maths, English, Science and French, every child receives teaching in Geography, History, RS, Art, DT, Music, PE, ICT, Chess as well as optional Mandarin which seems to be ever increasingly popular.
The final three years focuses on preparation for Common Entrance at 13+. Latin is introduced and children in Years 6 & 7 have practice sessions of Verbal & Non Verbal Reasoning to help prepare them for pre testing to many of the public schools we feed.
We have an excellent Learning Support Department (‘The Log Cabin’ ) which enables us to assist children with specific learning difficulties. The Department also monitors the progress of every child in the school. There is EAL support for children for whom English is not their first language.