Skip to content ↓

Prep School

Prep School

"... classrooms are surprisingly large. Heavily adorned walls showcase work..." ~ GOOD SCHOOLS GUIDE 2023 

We are committed to providing children with an exciting, hands-on experience which allows us to deliver the best education to all children. We believe children achieve a greater depth of knowledge when completely immersed in our theme-based topics.

More detail can be found below on our thematic learning approach here.

The shape of the day is similar throughout the Upper School, with the morning divided into two main teaching sessions for maths and literacy.  Afternoons are devoted to topic work, which encompasses all curriculum areas.  We use topic/theme-based teaching to enable children to make cross-curricular links. All teaching and learning begins with practical work and creative thinking is encouraged.

We value play, so every week the staff plan a full range of playground activities, covering all areas of the curriculum, from role-play to art during their two long playtimes per day.

The curriculum is enriched with dance, violin, music and Spanish lessons, as well as weekly visits to King Henry’s Walk Garden. All classes go on at least two major educational trips per term.