Staffing In The Prep School

Pupils have a class teacher for the year. The role of the class teacher is to provide pastoral support and guidance for each pupil and also to liaise with parents. They are the first port of call for any pastoral matters.

Pupils may be taught by their class teacher, other members of the Prep School staff or specialist teachers from Senior School.

Pupils in the Pre-Prep Department (Kindergarten, Reception, Year 1 and Year 2) are taught by a small team of dedicated staff. In addition specialist staff teach PE, Swimming, Music and Religious Studies.

As pupils in Key Stage 2 (Year 3 to Year 6) progress through the school, there is greater involvement from specialist staff. Senior school staff continue to teach all PE, Swimming, Music and Religious Studies.

In addition, pupils in Year 5 and Year 6 are taught French and Spanish in the Modern Foreign Languages Department and pupils in Year 6 are taught Mathematics, Computing and Science by specialists.

By gradually increasing the level of Senior School staff involvement, pupils become familiar and comfortable with different styles of teaching and learning environments, preparing them for a seamless transition to the Senior School.