At the end of Year 2, the boys move to our Preparatory site in Richmond. The subjects taught are the same as Years 1 and 2, with the addition of Latin from Year 4. Initially we use the National Curriculum as a framework although the boys soon exceed the expected levels for their age. The boys follow the Common Entrance Syllabus in the Upper School, thoroughly preparing them for transition to their chosen senior school. Boys have the option to move to their senior school through either 11+ or 13+ common entrance selection processes.
As the boys move through the school, they are fully prepared in every way, both academically and emotionally. The school meets with parents regularly to offer support and guidance to ensure that the correct choices for schools are made. The boys go to a range of day schools and boarding schools. All classes are taught by qualified and highly skilled teachers and are ably assisted by classroom assistants, who work across all the classes in the school. Year 3 and 4 classes are taught in their form groups. English and Maths are taught by form tutors daily. All other subjects are taught by either specialist teachers or form tutors.
As the boys move through the school, from Year 5 to Year 8, all subjects are taught by specialist staff, except for PSHE which is taught by form tutors as part of the pastoral care structure. English and Maths are set at this stage. The boys experience a wide range of learning opportunities, including day trips each term and a residential trip each year, ensuring that they experience learning both inside and outside of the classroom. The learning experience is enhanced by the opportunity to perform in our annual concerts and plays and exhibit their art work at our annual Arts Exhibition.