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Welcome to Prep

Our Prep School starts in Year 3 at age 7 to 8, and ends in Year 6 at age 11. At this stage the girls become highly independent, developing the confidence, skills and knowledge that thoroughly prepares them for senior school and beyond.

As a thriving independent girls’ school, we embrace the key principles of the National Curriculum, but also have the freedom to structure and teach our own inspiring and creative curriculum, tailored to suit individual needs. The best interests of our pupils is at the heart of everything we do, striving for a mastery approach to learning that allows each girl to develop at her own pace and providing challenge and support where appropriate. We pride ourselves on being a forward-thinking, dynamic and innovative hub for teaching and learning, continually seeking the best ways of ensuring all pupils leave Maltman’s Green as self-confident, resilient, future-ready girls with those increasingly important transferable life skills.

“Pupils have highly developed study skills which are advanced for their age by the time they leave the school, due to the leadership’s implementation of effective teaching and learning strategies and because of sensitive challenge in a supportive environment. Pupils readily think for themselves, focus well and show perseverance and determination to do their best and acquire high-order thinking skills which they instinctively apply to all areas of learning. Pupils demonstrate highly positive attitudes to learning in lessons and in the very quality of presentation of their work. They particularly enjoy being given the opportunity to exercise their initiative, to work independently and to take risks.”  ISI Focused Compliance and Educational Quality Inspection Report 2022

We offer many opportunities for our girls to develop their talents and to feel challenged and supported. Differentiation in lessons plays a central role, be it by task or learning style. Extra-curricular clubs provide opportunities for girls to explore their abilities and there are a variety of school, local and national competitions that girls of all abilities can enter. While paving the way for excellence, we also ensure that social and emotional wellbeing is fostered. Our approach is holistic, we strive to create an inspirational, motivational and future-ready environment for all of our girls. Find out more.

Girls in Years 4 to 6 are welcome to attend Homework Club, which runs every afternoon until 5.00pm. The purpose of this provision is to offer a quiet and productive space for girls to complete their homework independently. There is no charge for Homework Club.

We use learning beyond the classroom to add depth and breadth to children’s experiences.  Our vast and varied school grounds, in addition to the local area, enables us to engage our girls through irresistible learning opportunities. We also have a secure Discovery Garden where girls get the opportunity to investigate aquatic life in our natural pond and take part in gardening projects. Woodland and landscaped areas are dotted throughout the grounds and all girls have access to natural areas during playtime.

Year 3 girls benefit from a weekly Woodland School session, which offers a specialised learning approach that sits within and compliments the wider context of outdoor education. We have a bird hide, mud kitchen, bug hotel, fire pit and plenty of trees and shrubbery to explore.

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