Prep is a component part of the national curriculum for England and comprises the four years of schooling in Years 3, 4, 5 and 6. Children in these years are aged between seven and eleven, and at Hallfield are part of our Prep School.

Prep requires a set programme of study a range of subjects: in English, Mathematics, Science, History, Geography, Art and Design, Music, Physical Education (including swimming), Computing, Ancient and Modern Foreign Languages and Religious Education.

In addition, Hallfield continues at Prep to provide lessons in Personal, Social and Health Education (PHSE). These are key to delivering on the Hallfield commitment to helping your child develop into a rounded individual with respect for themselves and others – and the “soft” study skills necessary to excel.

Assessments of Prep cover English and Mathematics. They take the form both of written tests which are externally marked.

In Prep, your child begins to be exposed to complex problems and ideas, and they develop the necessary skills and understandings to generate work of a high sophistication. These years, especially as your child approaches Years 5 and 6, are critical in achieving your choice of secondary school – and we work with both parents and child to ensure every pupil’s full potential is realised.