Teaching & Learning

We follow the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) and Key Stage 1 (KS1) Curriculum to ensure the best start in education and beyond. Our fantastic WOW Days are an excellent example of this – the curriculum is suspended for the entire day to provide an unusual or amazing experience that can start, augment or finish a topic the children have been studying. Our curriculum also includes swimming, class tennis lessons, class music lessons with specialist music teachers, French, music & movement, PE and games; Year 2's play tag rugby, netball and hockey.

As well as year group WOW Days, we also have whole school WOW Days where everyone in the Pre-Prep takes part in an exciting day together, focusing on an area of the curriculum such as Maths, Creative Arts or Science. During these days we often make use of our wonderful outside environment, including our large Forest School, where the children take part in imaginative, creative and investigative activities designed to inspire a love of the natural world, which is then linked to all areas of the curriculum.

Our high teacher-to-pupil ratio enables our dedicated and caring staff to meet each child’s individual needs and provide a safe and happy learning environment. We offer a broad curriculum and many extracurricular activities and clubs including choir, strings orchestra, speech and drama, PE, art and craft, dance and thinking skills.

"My two girls have flourished since they both became a 'DCPPS Squirrel', they have found a passion for music which I never knew they had, and a real love of learning has been ignited! Thank you!"

Pre-Prep Parent Information Booklet

Year Group Learning Structure