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RGS Dodderhill Preparatory School

Pupils move into the section at the beginning of Year Three and stay within the pastoral care of the Preparatory schools’ tutor team until the end of Year Six. They are organised into small classes within each year group and have a dedicated Form Tutor to deal with their pastoral and academic needs.

In the Preparatory School, we focus on a smooth journey into adolescence from Year Three to Year Six building pupil’s confidence, self-esteem and a positive growth-mindset, whilst also striving for high academic success and personal development. Now is the time for challenge and academic growth and pupils are stretched and supported to achieve across academic areas. We are particularly proud of our strengths in the Sciences, English and Mathematics and find that our pupils approach these subjects with enthusiasm. Equally, children who are creative and enjoy Art, Music or performance are very well-catered for.

With a focus on the future, digital literacy is valued at RGS Dodderhill with a coding club, iPads integrated into learning and our new Apple suite taking centre stage, as part of our Digital Learning Programme.

Our comprehensive range of co-curricular activities and a small, supportive environment means that all pupils are able to develop a range of interests. Boys and Girls are encouraged to try activities that they may have never considered and when individuals excel, we are proud to support their development and participation at both a national and international level. Recent examples include pupils achieving membership of the GB Sailing Team, gymnastics success at the ISA National Championships and art exhibited at MOMA, Wales.

The Preparatory Section of RGS Dodderhill independent school is a lively and bustling place when it comes to our extra-curricular activities. Back in the classroom, our focus remains on providing highly academic lessons, fully supporting the range of abilities seen within all of our pupils, whilst developing independent strong citizens of the future.

Boys transition seamlessly to RGS Worcester for Year Seven entry, Girls transition through to RGS Dodderhill Senior School at this age.

We are proud to have achieved the highest rating of ‘Excellent’ across all areas in our most recent ISI inspection (March 2017). Read our inspection report.

Preparatory School opens at 8.00 am and a typical school day is as follows:


8.40 am


9.00 am

Lesson One

9.45 am

Lesson Two

10.30 am

Morning Break

11.00 am

Lesson Three

11.45 am

Lesson Four

12.30 pm


1.30 pm

Form Time

1.45 pm

Lesson Five

2.30 pm

Lesson Six

3.15 pm

Lesson Seven 

4.00 pm

End of School


Activities Begin

School remains open until 6.00pm