The Preparatory School
Pre-prep Reception, Year 1 and Year 2
Prep Year 3 – Year 6
In both Pre-prep and Prep, each child is placed in a form where the teacher is responsible for day-to-day pastoral care as well as the academic progress of the children. Classes are small, and children in the Pre- prep have the benefit of a full-time learning support assistant in addition to the class teacher, enabling each child to receive individual help and attention. In the Preparatory School, learning support assistants provide help on a targeted basis when required.
Close contact between staff and parents is important at all times and parents are encouraged to meet and discuss with form teachers issues and celebrations as and when they arise. More formal Parents’ Evenings are held each term. In October, immediately before half term, a ‘settling-in’ evening is held so parents may meet with staff to discuss how their child is settling into their new class.
A wide range of games are taught by specialist coaches including; rugby, football, netball, hockey, rounders, athletics, cross country, tennis and cricket in addition to gymnastics and dance. Swimming is taught to children in Years 1 and 2.
For our younger children, there are day trips to see the dinosaurs at the Sedgewick Museum in Cambridge or the chance to be immersed in Anglo-Saxon history at West Stow Anglo-Saxon village in Suffolk. Older children become Tudors for the day in full costume at Kentwell Manor in Suffolk or visit art exhibitions and museums in London.
Extra- Curricular Clubs and Activities
Creative Performing Arts
Children have the opportunity of taking extra Speech and Drama lessons and entering for the national Trinity Hall Speech and Drama Exams. Each year the children perform exceedingly well.