Back To School

For more details on how we are beginning our safe, orderly and effective transition back to school from 1 June, please read our Back to School Guide.

Prep Curriculum

Interesting lessons are crafted by our expert curriculum coordinators to ensure learning is never a chore for our keen Prep School pupils.

Prep Curriculum

Interesting lessons are crafted by our expert curriculum coordinators to ensure learning is never a chore for our keen Prep School pupils.

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:

  • Mathematics
  • English (reading, comprehension, spelling, punctuation & grammar)
  • Handwriting
  • Reading
  • Science
  • ICT
  • Languages (Spanish)
  • PE and Games
  • Topic (History & Geography)
  • Music
  • Art
  • Design Technology
  • Religious Education
  • Research
  • Enrichment
  • Votes for Schools
  • PSHE


11+ Preparation

We are proud to be a Centre for Excellence for 11+ Preparation and are committed to our drive for academic excellence across all Prep School year groups and to ensuring that every child achieves their true potential by the time they leave us at the end of Year 6.  We prepare our pupils to sit the 11+ examinations from Year 2.

From all the Year 6 pupils in our Prep School sitting the 11+ exam in September 2019, over 71% secured offers of a place at grammar schools.



It is recognised that homework is an important part of a pupil’s education and useful for consolidation and extension of work covered in class, as well as preparation for the next steps to be taken by the child.  Homework strengthens the educational partnership between the teacher and the pupil and provides parents with an opportunity to share and support their child’s learning.  It is also a means by which progress can be monitored.  Homework promotes self-discipline and independent study.

You can download the Prep School’s expectations with regards to homework in the policy and allocation document below:


Homework PolicyDownload
Homework AllocationDownload


Introducing children to books is one of the most rewarding things we, as parents and teachers, can do.  Reading is the basis on which literacy skills are developed and at Hydesville, reading is at the centre of our curriculum.

We have collated the following documents to help you to support your child with reading at home.

Reading with your 3 - 4 year oldDownload
Reading with your 4 - 6 year oldDownload
Book Trust's Great Book Guide 2019 - for ages 0 - 12+Download
General tips and advice from the Book TrustDownload


In June 2019, the Department for Education launched the final statutory guidance to accompany introduction of compulsory health education, relationships education and relationships and sex education (RSE) in 2020.

At our Parent Engagement Group (PEG) meeting on 29th January 2020, we shared details of the new PSHE curriculum with parents, and discussed how we will be delivering it in an age-appropriate and responsible way to our pupils.  You can read and download the presentation given by Miss Crump during the event here.

PSHE in Hydesville Tower School (Primary)Download
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