The Prep Department consists of four year groups: Year 3 (7 - 8 years), Year 4 (8 - 9 years), Year 5 (9 -10 years), and Year 6 (10 -11 years). There are 3 or 4 classes in each year group, with an average of 16 pupils in each class
In Year 3 and 4 the children are largely taught in their own classroom by their own class teacher, but go to other areas of the school for specialist teaching such as Music, Art, D.T., Textiles, Food Technology, Physical Education and ICT.
The children in Years 5 and 6 are much more independent and receive specialist teaching in all subjects, within dedicated subject classrooms. They also have various responsibilities during these two years. This has always proved excellent preparation for the transition to senior school.