The Prep Department is for children from Year 3 to Year 8. Whilst the children travel through this part of their school careers, they will encounter a broad range of subjects, teachers and specialist facilities.
Our aim is to produce independent, self-motivated, enthusiastic and organised learners who will have the necessary skills to enjoy their further education,
Year 3 is predominantly taught in its own designated teaching block, although they still use specialist rooms and receive specialist teachers for certain subjects. This allows for a gentle transition from the Pre-Prep as each form is taught by its form tutor, thus providing the pupils with a stable learning environment.
In Years 4 to Year 6 pupils are gradually introduced to a wider range of subjects, specialist rooms and teachers. They are expected to develop good organisational skills and they are prepared to a high standard for their move into the senior part of the school.
Years 7 and 8 sees the focus firmly switch to 13+ Common Entrance exams and Scholarships at the end of Year 8, to allow entry for pupils into their chosen senior schools. This rigorous academic course provides a very sound footing in all core subjects, and is something from which they can build on as they move into their next school.
For more information on academic subjects, please click on the links to the left.
For more information on examinations at Spratton, click on this link.