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Reception to Year 2

Our Pre-Prep department educates children from Reception through to Year 2. We welcome the young ones moving up from our Nursery while, for some, this is their first experience of The Prebendal as their child is starting school in Reception.

Classes are small enabling a great deal of individual attention and there is a lovely family friendly atmosphere. The Pre-Prep has its own team of dedicated teachers who are committed to giving each child the best possible start to their school life.

The children all learn in our fantastic purpose-built building called Highleigh. Here is a little glimpse into parts of their school day:

8:15am Classrooms are open
8:40am Registration
11:45am Lunch for EYFS (Nursery & Reception)
12noon Lunch for KS1 (Years 1 & 2)
3pm Pick Up EYFS children (Nursery & Reception)
3:10pm Pick Up KS1 children (Years 1 & 2)
4:20pm Collection of children involved in activities
5pm Collection of children in After School Club (can be extended by arrangement)

We also run Breakfast & Supper Clubs which go beyond the hours of the normal school day to help busy families who may find it difficult to juggle the drop off and collection times.

Out & About
Children in the Pre-Prep go on a wide range of trips and outings which enhance their learning. Not only is The Prebendal an official Beach School, but we also provide many opportunities for our young pupils to enjoy the sights and sounds of historic Chichester and further afield. Our close links with Chichester Cathedral mean the Pre-Prep children enjoy spending time in the Cathedral for workshops but also for our concert performances, assemblies and other events. 

Their own plays, Sports Day, Prize Giving and concert performances add to their packed calendar with many opportunities for parents to see their work, watch their productions and admire their latest classroom projects.


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