The Pre-Prep consists of Reception, Key Stage 1 (Years 1 and 2) and as a transition into Key Stage 2, Year 3 is also included.
The year groups are 3 form entry, with class sizes between 20 and 22. Each class has a full time teacher and teaching assistant.
On joining in Reception, the children stay together as a class until the end of Year 1. They are then mixed each year from Year 2 to Year 5. This provides an opportunity for all the children to know each other.
Core lessons, and French, take place in the classroom. Onsite facilities for sport and subject rooms for music, art and drama provide space for the children to be taught by experienced specialist teachers. At Year 3, science also becomes a subject specialist lesson and is taken in the lab.
“BY THE END OF KEY STAGE 1 RESULTS SHOW THAT THE VAST MAJORITY OF PUPILS ACHIEVE WELL ABOVE EXPECTED LEVELS FOR THEIR AGE IN LITERACY AND NUMERACY, AND ARE WELL PREPARED FOR THE NEXT STAGE OF THEIR EDUCATION.”
ofsted report, 2014.