Reddiford Prep Department (Years 3 – 6) aims to encourage lifelong learning through the experience and knowledge of a team of specialist teachers. We have a tradition of high academic success within a caring ethos, which in turn ensures a managed transition to prestigious senior schools.
Teaching Assistants continue to support classes in all curriculum areas, thus ensuring a high staff to pupil ratio is maintained.
The Department also has a dedicated Science Laboratory and Gym, as well as Art, Music Technology and ICT rooms.
The curriculum followed in these year groups is drawn from the KS2 National Curriculum, extending into elements of KS3 as a provision for our Able and Talented children. Subjects followed include – Mathematics, English & Drama, Science, Reasoning, French, Latin, ICT, RE & Philosophy, Art, Music, History, Geography, Games, PE and PSHE. As children progress through the upper school their subjects are increasingly taught by Specialist Teachers.
After sitting their entrance examinations for secondary schools, Year 6 pupils embark on a revised curriculum programme (in which French is also reintroduced, along with First Aid and Financial Management), to help them adjust for the demands of secondary school. Preparation for the KS2 Maths & English SATs examinations also takes place.