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Prep

Teaching & Learning

Years 3 to 6 provide the stepping stones to senior school.  Lessons are stimulating and meaningful and children are provided with the opportunities to develop skills for learning and skills for life. 

Teachers guide, support and challenge in order to bring out the best in children and encourage them to take an increasingly active role in their learning; discovering individual excellence at every possibility.

We follow the National Curriculum and build on the strong foundations from Key Stage 1 in all subjects; introducing Latin from Year 5. 

Our broad and balanced approach includes a vibrant co-curricular programme which encourages and inspires children to achieve their very best both inside and outside the classroom.  

Homework is set to provide reinforcement and consolidation of work covered in lessons and to encourage a healthy homework routine which will aid the children as they progress through.

There are residential trips (UK and overseas) and pupils also compete against other local schools in most sports.  In upper Key Stage 2 we prepare for entrance to secondary schools.  Once Grammar and Independent school entrance and scholarship tests are complete, and in preparation for the transition to Year 7, study skills become part of the curriculum.  They are also prepared by activities which develop their independence and the routines which will be expected.