A curriculum designed to develop individuals

From Year 1, all our pupils study the core and foundation subjects of the National Curriculum to standards above national levels. These include Mathematics, English, Science, History, Geography, Art and Design Technology, Music, Physical Education, Religious Education, Computing, Games and French. Latin and Spanish are also introduced in Years 5 and 6.

These subjects may be taught by their form teacher or by a subject specialist and many opportunities are given to extend the girls' learning with visits and workshops as appropriate. Girls are also encouraged to develop their skills further by taking part in challenging national competitions such as the Junior Maths Challenge, Junior Languages and and British Science Week, in addition to any connected to special events. 

The Prep School has specialist subject rooms including two fully equipped Computer suites, with a  green screen, an Art Studio, Language Room, Science Laboratory, Prep Hall and fully stocked Library which is used regularly by classes.

Music is taught by specialist teachers in the Music School and the girls are given numerous opportunities to perform to their peers and parents. This includes the Carol Service, class assemblies, Tea Time Concerts for Years 3 to 6, Whole School Concerts, Summer Concert and the Year 6 Production. There are also some opportunities to collaborate in projects with the Senior School.

One of the benefits of being a 'through school' is that girls have access to facilities and specialist teacher expertise not found in stand-alone Prep Schools. Our multi-use performance space The Octagon, the Music School and our on-site swimming pool and large gymnasium are good examples. 

The development of leadership skills is actively encouraged during their time here and all girls have the opportunity to take on positions of responsibility at an early age.

Preparatory Headlines

Cycling to Confidence

17 May 2024: Year 6 students actively engaged in Bikeability this week, as part of their enrichment programme. They honed their cycling skills within the safety of our...

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A Musical Teatime Treat

17 May 2024: We ended last week with a most enjoyable teatime concert from soloists in Years 3 and 4. For the first time for Prep girls this was held in the Hexagon which...

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Reception Mystery Writing

17 May 2024: A strange package arrived in Reception on Tuesday morning. A box was delivered and placed outside one of the classrooms and when we opened it up, we discovered...

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Taster Day Showcases Reception

17 May 2024: Next week the school will hold a Reception Taster day for any parents interested in finding out more about the opportunities on offer in our Westbourne Pre-Prep...

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