As pupils enter the Prep School in Year 3 (aged 7+), they begin to experience slightly more independence and specialist teaching. In Years 3 and 4 there are two classes and the form room still acts as a base for the students. The Year 3 and 4 staff teach English, Maths and the International Primary Curriculum (IPC). Pupils continue to keep active through PE, Dance, Games and Drama lessons with specialist teachers. Art, French and Music are also taught by specialists.
From Year 5, we adopt a full senior school model with pupils moving between classes. The pupils are required to be much more independent and organised. They study under many more staff; subject specialists delivering Science, Humanities, French, Latin & ICT. Specific preparation for Verbal and Non-Verbal reasoning testing at 11+ also begins.
By Year 7, with the 13+ syllabus well under way, students continue to study Maths, English, Science, Humanities French and Latin with all lessons led by subject specialists. Some students will also study Ancient Greek. Art, Music, Drama, PE and Games continue to be an important focus throughout the Prep School and there are many opportunities to explore the talents of individuals.
Homework is set each day: 20 minutes for Years 3 and 4 (one subject); 40 minutes for Year 5; rising to an hour (2 subjects) on three of the five days from Year 6.
With our central location, we make much use of the resources London has to offer with many educational trips for each year group, from local art galleries and museums to further afield both in the UK and abroad.