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The Prep School Years

We stimulate and encourage a love of learning here at The Prebendal School and this allows our pupils to progress and achieve their full potential. Our small classes allow our teaching staff to focus on the needs of each individual.

Years 3 and 4 build upon the excellent foundation laid by our Pre-Prep Department and a rich and varied curriculum is delivered and underpinned by the importance of the core subjects. Subject specialist teachers are used exclusively from Year 5 upwards and are equipped with the expertise to maximise the potential of each child.

All learning takes place in an atmosphere of praise and encouragement and the progress of each pupil is closely and regularly monitored. Parents are informed through formal written reports, attainment and effort grades and meetings as well as informal consultations should specific concerns arise.

Pastoral Care

The happiness of each pupil is of paramount importance and, as well as fostering the academic and physical development of the boys and girls, we consider their moral, social and spiritual development to be equally as vital. To this end, The Prebendal creates a friendly environment where courtesy, kindness and consideration of others are constantly promoted.

The Form Teacher is a regular point of contact for the pupils and they will speak to the children every day, encouraging achievement and praising both good behaviour and hard work. They will also be aware of any issues regarding friendships and behaviour.

We have two teachers who are responsible for more serious issues relating to pastoral matters. One oversees the Juniors (Years 3-5) and the other oversees the Seniors (Years 6-8). These teachers lead regular assemblies and will communicate regularly with the teachers within those year groups.

Our House System

Each pupil belongs to one of four Houses – Luffa, Neville, Seffrid or Sherborne. Each House is led by a Head of House along with a team of teachers and there is also a House pupil Captain. The Houses meet regularly and participate in a variety of Inter-House competitions throughout the year.

After School Clubs

Our clubs run every day after school and pupil participation in these is strongly encouraged. The clubs vary from term to term and they include such clubs as Camera Club, Touch Typing Club, Music Theory, Maths Club, ADT, Girls’ Soccer, Dodgeball Club, Chess Club, French Enrichment Club, Othello Club, Creative Club, Netball Club, Science Clinic, Lego & Model Club, Forestry Club, Geography Club, Japanese Club, Rugby League Club, Basketball Club and Drama Club.

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