The Prep School welcomes girls from seven years of age. Our Lower School classrooms are designed to incorporate the early year’s curriculum within a happy, safe and caring environment. Our dedicated staff ensures each girl’s individual needs are met. The girls enjoy a wide variety of topic linked trips, visiting speakers and up to date interactive whiteboard presentations.
The main subjects taught are English, Mathematics, Science, French, Latin, Geography, History, Religious Studies, Information and Communications Technology, Art, Drama, Music, PSHE and Physical Education.
Class sizes throughout the Prep School are small and enable us to focus on developing individual literacy and mathematical skills, through focussed target setting.
As they progress through the school, they are encouraged to be more organised and independent. By the end of the Prep School, pupils are taught by specialist teachers from the senior School. This enables the transition from Lower to Senior school to run smoothly. Regular assessment allows for targets to be set according to individual needs and in Years 5 and 6 these are met in our popular Focus groups.
Girls enjoy the benefit of our on site woodlands area, Food Technology room, ICT suites , music rooms, Library, Sports Hall and Great Hall which is used for drama and ballet.
There is an excellent selection of sports on offer including swimming, gymnastics, hockey, netball, pop lacrosse, and tennis. Two Lower School pupils are currently the Midlands ISA ( MISGA) champions along with our under 11 gym team.
The school prides itself on its LAMDA results for Spoken English. The school performs in the Shropshire Festival of Verse and Prose locally. The girls enjoy participating on stage in our colourful, dramatic productions. Our musicals are well attended by parents and local dignitaries.
These are the key elements that make learning at Adcote a positive and memorable experience. The pastoral support along with a varied curriculum in the Prep School provides girls with a nurturing environment in which they flourish both academically and creatively. The broad curriculum ensures that they have a rounded foundation for future academic studies. Girls can enter the Lower School at the age of 7 and after the age of 11 they enter the Senior School. Parents find that the small classes allow pupils to flourish and excel. Kindness and courtesy are strong features of the ethos of the Lower School.
Small class sizes mean that we know every child and how to get the best from her academically, be that stretching the more able or tailoring support in a way that best matches an individual’s learning style. Daily focus classes in English, Maths and in Games mean that even greater support or extension is available to pupils.
As your daughter progresses through the school, she will gradually be introduced to additional facilities and opportunities beyond the classroom. When your daughter leaves the Prep School at the end of Year 6, she will be well prepared for the transition to the Senior School. Our Prep School pupils will already be familiar with the environment and staff in the Senior School thereby enabling a smooth transition.
For busy parents, our school hours are flexible. Children arriving at 8.00am are supervised and breakfast is available. At the end of the school day there is a supervised prep and activities until 5.35pm, followed by supper if required.