A Repton Prep education finely tunes the balance between academia, creativity and sport to ensure that the talents of every child are nurtured, and new skills developed.
Our outstanding teachers and teaching assistants provide education of the highest quality, where every pupil is well supported and classes are carefully structured to deliver a pace of learning that is suited to the children. We seek to instil a love of learning in every child, and we endeavour to offer them the fullest opportunity to stretch the boundaries of their individual ability.
During the vital Pre-Prep years, children enjoy a broad, fun and challenging curriculum, delivered within a nurturing environment. Our beautiful and extensive grounds, including the lake, low ropes and woods enable outdoor learning to be integral to the curriculum and indeed to the life of the school.
Nursery, Reception and Year 1 classes have direct access to outdoor learning gardens from their classrooms equipped with chalk boards, all-weather games and seated areas where they can investigate and experiment in the safety of an age-appropriate space and under the caring eye of their classroom teachers and teaching assistants.
Our grounds play a vital role in the academic development of our pupils. Using the environment creatively across a variety of subjects means that teachers are not over-reliant on text books and pupils of all ages can make powerful connections between real world application and classroom learning.
Visiting places of interest such as museums, galleries, working farms, locations of historical interest and cultural landmarks starts from an early age at Repton Prep and is an important part of our enriching curriculum. Residential trips start at Year 5 and their aim is to provide children with new skills as well as to cement friendships. Field investigations build on topics learnt in Geography, History and Science allowing pupils to explore the natural world and discover relics from our past. Learning in these less formal settings, such as cave exploration, beach combing for fossils or discovering the life beneath the surface of a rock pool, is exciting for children and we seen enormous benefits when they return to the classroom.