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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 Pelicans 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 the timings of their school day:

8:15am Classrooms are open
8:40am Registration
11:45am Lunch for Reception
12noon Lunch for Years 1 & 2
3pm Pick up for children in Reception
3:10pm Pick up for children in Years 1 & 2
4:15pm Collection of children involved in after school activities
5pm Collection of children in Chill Zone (can be extended to Supper Club)

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.

Highly Commended Award
We were delighted to be recognised as a Highly Commended Pre-Prep School of the Year in 2018. You can read all about the achievement by clicking on our rosette below.

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