As pupils enter the Prep School in Year 3 (aged 7+), they begin to experience slightly more independence and specialist teaching. In Years 3 and 4 there are two classes and the form room still acts as a base for the students. The Year 3 and 4 staff teach English, Maths, Science and the humanities. Pupils continue to keep active through weekly swimming, PE, Dance, Games and Drama lessons with specialist teachers. Art, French and Music are also taught by specialists.
From Year 5, there is further emphasis on specialist teaching. Maths and English are taught in sets and some preparation for Verbal and Non-Verbal reasoning begins. Latin is taught for the first time using the Cambridge Latin Course and by exploring Roman Culture and Myths.
By Year 7, with the 13+ syllabus well under way, students are taught in sets for Maths, English, Science, French and Latin. Some students will also study Ancient Greek. Art, Music, Drama, PE and Games continue to be an important focus throughout the Prep School and there are many opportunities to explore the talents of individuals.
Homework is set each day: 20 minutes for Years 3 and 4 (one subject); 40 minutes for Year 5; rising to an hour (2 subjects) from Year 6.
With our central location, we make much use of the resources London has to offer with many educational trips for each year group, from local art galleries and museums to further afield in Norfolk, Snowdonia, Herefordshire and Lille.