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The Curriculum

Within Prep, we want all children to grow and develop in a lively, stimulating environment in which exciting opportunities are created for learning to take place.  

Our independent status allows us to offer a broader curriculum that goes beyond the statutory requirements of the National Curriculum and all the activities and learning opportunities are tailored to match the development stage of each child.

This stage of a child’s education is about discovery – finding and nurturing interests, talents and passions.  We look to provide lots of opportunities and to encourage the pursuit of individual talents and interests from an early age. Children grow in confidence during their time in Prep and the foundations for success in later life are firmly established.

Personal, Social & Health Education & Citizenship 

This area of School life enables our children to become healthy, independent, valuable and responsible members of society.  

Within the PSHE programme in Prep, we encourage positive character traits such as resilience, confidence, self-esteem and determination and we equip pupils with the knowledge and skills to understand and manage difficult situations.  Pupils learn how to recognise and manage risk, make safer choices and recognise when pressure from others may threaten their personal safety and wellbeing.  They can also learn effective ways of resisting pressure and where to seek help.

Through the programme, pupils will: 

  • Understand what makes for good relationships with others
  • Have respect and tolerance for others, regardless of background
  • Be independent and responsible members of the school community 
  • Be positive and active members of a democratic society, understanding the rule of law and the importance of individual liberty
  • Develop self-confidence and self-esteem and make informed choices regarding personal and social issues
  • Develop good relationships with other members of the school and the wider community
  • Be prepared to help those in need
  • Know and understand what constitutes a healthy lifestyle
  • Be aware of safety issues

"Small class sizes allow us to nurture and support children, recognising, encouraging and embracing their personal talents, strengths and passions."


"Attending an independent school adds the equivalent of two additional years of schooling by age 16 and almost one additional grade in each GCSE"

(Association of Leading Independent Schools)