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Welcome to the Pre-Preparatory Section of RGS Dodderhill 

In Pre-Prep the emphasis is very firmly on ensuring the happiness and wellbeing of every pupil and nurturing their individual talents. Through small class sizes, a broad and dynamic curriculum and high academic standards we seek to develop confidence, emotional resilience and intellectual curiosity in each and every child, essential for the development of a lifelong love of learning.

Located in a secure environment within the grounds of the Prep School, our children enjoy extensive use of the outstanding facilities including newly refurbished subject based classrooms, outdoor classrooms, sports hall, a performing arts centre, an extensive playing field, catering rooms, tennis courts and the surrounding woodland of Forest School.

Our small classes, each with their own fully qualified teacher, ensure that your child is able to work at their own pace; challenges are increased when appropriate and any difficulties are addressed quickly. Children benefit from subject-specialist teachers in the areas of Music, PE, French, ICT, Science, Textiles, Forest School and Catering. 

We are also passionate about digital literacy skills, with digital learning woven into the curriculum through the use of iPads, coding robots and our new Apple suite.

Through a creative and innovative curriculum the children in Reception to Year Four are taken on learning journeys filled with a variety of opportunities to investigate, question, discover and enjoy.

We are proud to have achieved the highest inspection rating of ‘Outstanding’ in the EYFS area in our last three inspections, the most recent being March 2017. You can read our inspection report here.

School opens at 8.00am and here is a typical day:

8.30am Registration

8.45am Lesson One

9.40am Lesson Two

10.35am Morning Break

10.50am Lesson Three

11.45am Lesson Four

12.40pm Lunch

1.40pm Assembly or Form Time

2.00pm Lesson Five

2.55pm Lesson Six (Year Four only)

3.00 End of School (Reception to Year Three)

3.55pm End of School (Year Four)

4.00pm After School Clubs start

After School care is available until 6.00pm.