At the age of 7 years the children move into the Prep Department. A new class opens, so we always welcome new pupils to the School at this stage.

Prep is an exciting time, the children begin to move around the campus for lessons and benefit from specialist facilities including the ICT Suite, Music Centre, Design Technology Lab, Art Studio and Science Laboratory.

The children are also assigned to one of our Prep Houses at their very own ‘Sorting Day’. There is always a great deal of anticipation on whether they will become a St. George’s or a St. Philip’s boy, or a St. Monica’s or a St. Margaret’s girl! The Houses offer a ‘home from home’ before and after school and parents will come to know the House Staff as much as the children’s Form Tutor and other teaching staff.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic this year it has not been possible to hold our normal Moving Up Day and Information Morning for 2020-2021. Mr Newman, Head of Prep, has produced a video series for new pupils to Prep to watch. These can be found below:

Episode 1 – Getting to know your teachers

Episode 2 – Getting to know your way around school

Episode 3 – Rewards and Sanctions

Episode 4 – Lessons and Learning

Episode 5 – Sports Kit