The Pre-Prep Journey

During your child’s time at our Pre-Prep, they  develop so much both emotionally and physically.

Each year of our Pre-Prep is designed to ensure that everyone flourishes in the right surroundings, is supported by the very best staff, and is provided with the appropriate activities for their age and level.

KG1 and KG2

Our Kindergarten curriculum is tailored to meet the developmental needs of each child following the requirements of the UK Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) Framework. By making the very most of each child’s natural curiosity, we aim to instil a love of learning, whatever the child’s starting point or capacity. We promote effective early learning through play and exploration, active learning, and creative and critical thinking. Our KG1 and KG2 classes are specially designed to maximise space for effective free-flow activities, with excellent opportunities to make use of outdoor learning areas as an extension of the classroom.

As children progress through KG1 and KG2, we gradually introduce a more structured approach to learning, ensuring that children are prepared for the move up into Grade 1.

Our curriculum provides children with fresh opportunities and new challenges, helping them to make the most of their talents and providing scope for them to develop new and exciting interests.

Grade 1 and Grade 2

Grade 1 and Grade 2 build on all of the wonderful learning the children have experienced whilst in the kindergarten. We largely follow the Cambridge Primary Programme influenced by the curriculum outcomes of Cheltenham College UK. We maintain enough flexibility in our curriculum to ensure learning journeys foster individual interests and needs.

The children are taught in mixed ability classes with activities differentiated to meet individual academic needs and learning styles. The classes are small and familiar, with children encouraged to apply the concepts they learn in class to independent and creative work. Their class teacher teaches them for the majority of their subjects. Specialist teachers deliver Arabic, Islamic Studies, PE and Swimming.

Each child has personal achievement targets which are set by his or her teacher and shared with parents. By the time the children reach the end of Grade 2, they are ready to take the next step into Junior Prep (Grades 3 and 4) with confidence.