The Prep School
The Kingshott Prep School has three distinct parts to it, all unified in their approach:
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Our small classes provide a happy, caring and friendly environment where our children flourish. They develop both academically as they gain a deeper level of knowledge and understanding in each subject but also as individuals as they explore more opportunities throughout the school. Good behaviour and conduct, along with academic success and personal development are regularly celebrated in the Prep School assemblies.
As children progress through the Prep School, they are encouraged to become more independent, building relationships with specialist subject teachers and taking more responsibility for their own organisation as they approach the secondary stage of their education. Lessons are held in different buildings across our 23 acre site, which teaches the children about personal organisation, a useful skill when transferring to senior schools. They learn study skills and also learn to concentrate for longer periods. A wide range of clubs are open to them to give them a well-balanced and varied education alongside the excellent standard of academic education.
The curriculum is broadened and there are more opportunities to contribute to school ensembles, choirs and drama productions as well as an extensive programme of extra curricular activities and day and residential trips.
Our Year 7 and 8 are of an age to be attending senior schools and therefore they are given appropriate responsibilities and requirements. These children are expected to set an example to the younger cohort, in terms of self-presentation, certain duties and attitude around the school. Our Year 8 pupils have the chance to become ‘Young Leaders’ of the school community. Being at the top end of the school promotes confidence, establishes organisational skills and the ability to deal with different age ranges.
Throughout, children are exposed to opportunities that enhance their learning in ways not always found in other schools. A considerable amount of individual attention is provided through small class sizes and a high teacher-to-pupil ratio.
Children are encouraged to participate in nationally recognised programmes including the Junior Maths Challenge, LAMDA Speech and Drama, and Young Enterprise.