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Preparing for prep school

Preparing for prep school

We ensure that children leaving the Pre-Prep feel very relaxed and confident about moving to Year 3; the teaching approach and single classroom-based learning with a class teacher is familiar.

In Year 3 children are introduced to the 8 Prep School core values which build on the values of kindness, friendship, courage and creativity promoted in the Pre-Prep.

There is a comprehensive handover from the current class teachers to the Year 3 teachers. At the end of the Trinity term in Year 2, we organise a ‘move up day’ for the children and parents during which they spend time in the new classroom with the Year 3 teacher.

There are, of course, new elements of school life in Year 3. The children have a new timetable and increased independence at playtime to match their growing minds and bodies. They have a greater number of PE and games each week and take part in fixtures against other schools for the first time, as well as continue the specialist teaching in French, computing and music.

Years of educational experience allow us to match carefully children’s progression through the school with gradual and age-appropriate increments of responsibility and independence. Your child will feel safe and secure as they move up to the Prep School.