Prep School Education
A marvellous range of creative and inspiring lessons take place every day at Hydesville Tower Prep School where children receive a high-quality and well-rounded education in the following subjects:
- English (reading, comprehension, spelling, punctuation & grammar)
- Languages (French and German)
- PE and Games
- Design Technology
- Religious Education
11 Plus Preparation
We teach Verbal Reasoning (VR) and Non-Verbal Reasoning (NVR) from Year 3 upwards in preparation for the grammar school entrance exams. This programme of work is hugely beneficial to a child’s education regardless of whether or not they sit the 11 Plus exam because:
- VR requires a good vocabulary and involves problem solving with words, sequences, codes and logic.
- NVR involves solving problems that are represented graphically with pictures and diagrams.
Subject Specialist Teaching
We make the most of our on-site senior school to stretch Years 5 and 6 and help prepare them for the step-up to secondary school. Pupils make their way to our senior school classrooms for lessons with the following subject specialists:
|Year 5||Science||Music||Foreign Languages||PE & Games||Art|
|Year 6||English||Maths||Science||Music||Foreign Languages||PE & Games|
We are able to make this unique opportunity available to our upper Prep pupils due to the all-through nature of our school. All other lessons are taught by the pupils’ class teacher.
All Prep School pupils from Year 1 upwards receive class elocution lessons with our in-house specialist and LAMDA accredited tutor, Miss Ellen Mills, who has a wealth of experience and a track record of success in this field.
Each year we are well-represented at regional elocution festivals and typically our Prep School pupils achieve a podium position in each of their categories.