The Prep Department is a warm, friendly, family-like community where each boy is known by his teachers and taught in classes of no more than 16 boys. Due to these small class sizes, our teachers have the time, energy and experience to look after the individual needs of each and every boy, to enable him to feel safe and valued and therefore to blossom both academically and emotionally.
The Prep Department is located on both the Pre-Prep site (for Year 3) and the main school building (for Years 4 to 6) where boys are given an excellent foundation for life at 11+. We take two different approaches to the boys learning at this age: In Years 3 to 4 the boys have one class teacher for all subjects with the exception of ICT, French, design technology, music, games and PE which are taught by specialist teachers. This prepares them for moving to a fully specialist taught timetable in Years 5 and 6. The Prep Department is not just about academia though, we provide a wide range of extra-curricular activities and trips to contextualise learning and most importantly make it fun.
Although warm and friendly, we maintain high standards of discipline and pride ourselves in producing boys who are caring, tolerant and respectful as well as encouraging a love and curiosity for learning.
We are proud of our school and would like to invite you to visit us so you can experience for yourself the buzz of industrious, happy boys as they go about their busy days.
Mrs Kirstie Hampshire, Head of the Prep Department
Head Chef, Mr J Hill
Assistant Chef, Ms M Mosley