Prep (ages 7 to 11)

The Prep School extends and builds upon the first-class foundations laid during the children’s time in Pre-Prep.

We continue to administer a firm, but fair and caring discipline alongside a challenging and varied curriculum. Every child is able to develop their full potential in a secure and friendly atmosphere.

Throughout the Prep School, Collingwood continues to focus on your child’s core skills of English, Mathematics and Science, preparing them for life beyond Collingwood. We also include timetabled weekly lessons of Verbal Reasoning, Non-Verbal Reasoning and two Modern Foreign Languages, namely French and Spanish. A wide range of extra-curricular activities provides further opportunities for pupils to demonstrate and enhance personal skills.

From Year 3, pupils benefit from being taught by specialist teachers and in different classrooms which further contributes towards their readiness for the next stage in their education.

In Year 5, children attend a residential field trip to High Ashurst for three days and  later, Year 6 children enjoy a week long activity trip at PGL Hindhead.

As the children progress through their time in Year 6, we have a club to provide extra support and guidance for 11+ examinations. Additionally Year 6 children are expected to take on additional responsibilities such as House Captain or Prefect as further preparation for the next stage of their education.

Throughout the whole of their time at the school, each pupil is treated as an individual and is encouraged to involve himself or herself in as broad a range of activities as possible to ensure that they fulfil their maximum potential through maximum opportunity.