Prep 3 (Year 3), Prep 4 (Year 4), Prep 5 (Year 5), Prep 6 (Year 6)
From the age of seven (Prep 3), a subject-based approach is adopted and the children’s timetables introduce them to new subjects such as Latin and Spanish (both introduced in Prep 6). Each subject is led by a co-ordinator who is a specialist in his or her own field, allowing the children to benefit from expertise and an enthusiasm derived from a genuine interest in each subject.
Pupils in the Prep Forms continue to build on their skills in English and Maths, as well as other core subjects, and preparation for entrance examinations at 11+ is included in the schemes of work. Teaching groups may be split into sets for core subjects, ensuring that small class sizes are maintained to allow for the most advantageous pupil to adult ratio.
Children benefit from a careful and sensitive familiarisation with the demands of examinations, and parents are also invited to join the Headmaster, Mr Copestick, for a discussion on future schooling. Edenhurst has an excellent record in preparing children for transfer to secondary school at age 11, and each year a number of children gain scholarships to a variety of schools. Read more about our results here.
Written homework also begins in Prep 3, with tasks communicated daily in each child’s Homework Diary.
In the Prep Forms, internal assessments take place twice a year followed by Parents' Evenings to discuss results and general progress.
To gain more of an insight into life in the Prep Forms, watch our video of 'A day in the life of a Prep 3 pupil'.
In addition, pupils in the Prep Forms have the opportunity to be part of the School Council, meeting once a month to discuss a range of issues of the members’ choosing. This gives an invaluable voice and input from the pupils They may also be part of the Eco Council, which includes children from Form 2 to Prep 6.