The Pre-Prep consists of Reception and key stage 1 (years 1 and 2).
The year groups are three 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 6. 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 art, drama and music provide space for the children to be taught by experienced specialist teachers.
From years 3 to 8, the children are considered to be in the Prep. They have their own entrance as we encourage them to become independent.
The year groups are 3 form entry, with class sizes between 18 and 20. Each class has a full time teacher with the teaching assistants working across a year group.
The classes are mixed each year until year 6. This provides an opportunity for all the children to know each other.
Core lessons, and French, take place in the classroom. On-site and off-site facilities for sport and subject rooms for art, drama, music and science provide space for the children to be taught by experienced specialist teachers.
The main focus of preparation begins in year 5 for 11+ and 13+ assessments and pre-tests, although from year 4 the children are being prepared for exit into senior schools.
In years 7 and 8, the children are working towards the 13+ exit exams. The size of these year groups depends on each cohort as the majority of children move to their senior school at 11+ (the end of year 6). We do not have a year 7 and 8 every year. Our key stage 3 provision allows us to teach students until they enter their 13+ school if the need arises.
At Chepstow House we have four school houses which competitively strive to achieve the most points for their house. Children receive merits throughout the school week for good academics and pastoral achievements. Each half-term we have Friendship Fun Day where children from each year group get together with others from their house. The children have fun sporting, art, music and creative activities. Other house events include a swimming gala, debating and spelling competitions and sports day. The four houses are named after local roads: Blenheim, Ladbroke, Lancaster and Portobello. Find out about the house captains here.