Pre Prep and Prep

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At pre-prep level, children at The Hampshire School build on their academic, arts, sports and social skills with our tailored all-round curriculum.

Their class teacher facilitates their learning for all core subjects. Specialist teachers for PE, sport, dancing, art, music, drama, French and ICT enhance the children’s daily learning. Many lessons at pre-prep level include hands-on and enquiry-based learning. Our children are encouraged and praised as they master new and more complex concepts.

The differentiation that occurs in all lessons is exceptional. The children follow the Read, Write Inc. Literacy scheme, which allows for small group work at the exact level of those children. Since implementation, reading and writing levels have soared.


At preparatory school, our pupils expand on their academic and holistic learning as they prepare for the best destination senior schools at the end of Key Stage 3.

The carefully structured programme of study is constantly updated in line with current educational developments with respect to the Independent Schools’ Examination Board Common Entrance syllabus, but also with due regard to the National Curriculum.

Teaching methods promote high academic standards as well as the excitement and enjoyment of learning, and independence of mind. The children are frequently assessed, with twice-yearly examinations and Common Entrance papers practised under examination conditions at 11+ and 13+. Assessments provide diagnostic insight into the strengths and weakness in a pupil’s ability to learn, as well as giving pupils experience in examination technique.

Leadership skills and responsibility

We encourage community and citizenship at The Hampshire School. Preparatory pupils learn excellent leadership skills as part of our school council and by becoming prefects and monitors. These roles give our senior children the chance to develop real management and responsibility abilities.

Contact us

to discuss our Pre-Prep and Prep school provision and your child’s needs email us at

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The Early Years

5 Wetherby Place
London, SW7 4NX

Tel: +44[0] 207 370 7081

Pre-prep & Prep School

15 Manresa Road, Chelsea
London, SW3 6NB

Tel:+44[0] 207 352 7077