Preparatory Department

Prep 3, Prep 4, Prep 5 and Prep 6

The Preparatory Department timetable is designed to keep children’s eager and inquisitive minds fully occupied, and to give them a secure grounding on which to build their future educational success. The Department is traditional in its insistence upon high standards of work, appearance, punctuality, manners and behaviour. The curriculum is designed to give pupils a sound academic education in the core curriculum over 4 years with special emphasis being on English, Mathematics and Science. These are complemented by Design Technology, History, Geography, Religious Education, Music, Art, Physical Education, Information Technology, French and Italian. Latin and Classics are also offered as part of the curriculum.

The Department is traditional in its insistence upon high standards of work, appearance, punctuality, manners and behaviour. The essence of discipline is self-discipline and we endeavour to help all pupils to discover and realize its importance and to make it a significant part of their lives. Study skills are developed in early years and we expect and value parental involvement and support in the development of all our pupils. The pupils are not streamed and are taught in mixed ability classes. Throughout the day, pupils are taught by subject specialist teachers and move to subject based classrooms.



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  • Headteacher: Mr D Hood, BA (Joint Hons), PGCE
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