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.