Class Structure & Organisation

Children join the Pre-Nursery at the beginning of the term in which their third birthday falls. Their attendance is flexible and based on readiness and parents’ wishes, though we ask that each child joins the class for a minimum of three sessions per week in order to provide continuity and an opportunity for relationships to be built.

Children move from the Pre-Nursery into the Nursery in the September following their third birthday.  Nursery children attend at least four morning sessions (Monday - Thursday) but if you wish you can choose to keep your child at home on Friday. Children may stay all day, every day or you can choose to sign up for as many afternoon sessions as you wish.

At the end of the Nursery year, children move into one of our three Reception classes and begin full time schooling. This is also the time when we introduce them to wearing our school uniform.

Children complete a full year in Reception, moving into Year 1 in the September following their fifth birthday and Year 2 the September after that.

All children who spend the whole day in school have lunch with their teachers and assistants in the Prep School dining room.

Pre-Prep Classes (11)
Pre-Nursery Rising 3 – 3 year olds
Nursery 3 – 4 year olds
Three Reception classes 4 – 5 year olds
Three Year 1 classes 5 – 6 year olds
Three Year 2 classes 6 – 7 year olds

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