Pre-Prep (4 – 7 years)

Our Pre-Prep is housed in a 14th century former Canonry in the Cathedral Close, nestled safely between the ancient city wall and the Bishop’s garden. It is here where Nursey to Year 2 carry out their daily learning. Our dedicated and highly-qualified staff, led by our Head of Pre-Prep, work with the children and families to build independence, enquiry, curiosity and a genuine love of learning.

As you step behind the Old city wall into Hall House you will see children happily engaged in challenging and exciting learning activities, children who are learning together in a rich and stimulating environment, children who take care of one another.

You will see children who are learning through playing and exploring, children who are active in their learning and children who are encouraged to be curious, problem solvers, who show resilience and perseverance in face of a challenge. Children who have a genuine love of learning, who are both inspired and inspiring!

For a school located at the heart of the city we are fortunate to have a beautiful and varied outdoor area in which children can play and explore. Our front playground has a soft surface and is ideal for running, jumping, scooting and biking and our Woodland garden, situated behind the nursery, is a wonderful space with lots of resources to develop collaboration, creativity and imagination. The Terraced garden is used for a variety of learning opportunities from an invasion of dinosaurs that need to be taken care of to bug hunts and plant identification activities. Outdoor space is crucial to a child’s development and we are keen that our pupils have as much access to the outdoors as possible.

Photograph of Good Schools Guide 2016

"This is a child’s dream"

Good Schools Guide 2016
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