Pre Prep and Prep

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In Pre-Prep, pupils at The Hampshire School Chelsea build on their academic, arts, sports and social skills with our tailored all-round curriculum.

Their class teacher facilitates the differentiated learning for the core subjects so that all can achieve their full potential within a safe and inspiring environment.

Our five school Core Values of Community, Resilience, Excellence, Responsibility and Respect enhance academic and pastoral care and enable the pupils to take ownership of their learning. Specialist teachers for PE, sport, dancing, art, music, drama, French and ICT enhance the pupil’s daily learning. Many lessons at Pre-Prep level include hands-on and enquiry-based learning. Pupils are encouraged and praised as they master new and more complex concepts.

Prep School 

In the Prep school, our pupils build on their academic and holistic achievements from their time in Pre-Prep.  They are further encouraged to take ownership of their learning and strive for excellence throughout the curriculum to help them prepare for their destination schools at the end of Year 6 and Year 8. 

Specialist teaching in all curriculum areas, is designed to support as well as challenge all pupils to achieve their aspirations, promote high academic standards and enable them to become successful and confident adolescents who share a passion and enjoyment for learning. We prepare our children for life beyond school promoting our five school Core Values: Community, Resilience, Excellence, Responsibility and Respect alongside the delivery of a rigorous and carefully structured curriculum that includes opportunities for independent enquiry, discussions, in-depth text analysis and problem solving.

To enable success when sitting the 11+ and 13+ assessments, we ensure that our programme of study is updated and in line with current educational thought as well as developments within the National Curriculum and ISEB syllabus. Pupils are frequently assessed and these provide diagnostic insights into the individual’s strengths and weaknesses enabling our teachers to tailor their lessons to specific areas and encourage all to thrive and master complex and abstract concepts in their learning.

These termly assessments are further opportunities to prepare pupils for the 11+ and 13+ as they provide opportunities for pupils to practice their exam technique whilst growing in confidence to sit and excel in external examinations.


The Hampshire School Chelsea

15 Manresa Road, Chelsea
London, SW3 6NB

Tel: +44[0] 207 352 7077