Pre-Prep (2 to 7 years)

St. James’ Pre-Preparatory Department comprises of the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) and Key Stage 1 (KS1). KS1 includes Preps 1 and 2, where the children continue their learning journey and build on the solid foundations laid in EYFS – a chance to discover, explore, enjoy and flourish!

View photos of our Dinosaur Explorer Day May 2019

Children benefit from superb outdoor facilities; with a lovely secure garden (seen in the Dinosaur Day photos above) with raised beds and a tarmac road for the children’s bicycles, sand pit, mud kitchen, potting shed and climbing frame, our on-site forest school (pictured above), where children of all ages can safely explore and learn, and the large paddock where the children enjoy various sports.

We accept Nursery Vouchers and 15 and 30 hour Government Funding, making our Nursery more affordable. Our weekly mother and toddler group (Friday mornings 9:00am to 10:15am) is a great way for families to introduce their children to the setting early.

Within the classroom, high expectations are set for the children on an individual basis. With specialist teaching for French, Music, PE and swimming from age 4 years, children are working way above the National Average throughout the Pre-Prep. We place great emphasis on discovering each child’s talents and giving them the confidence they need to develop them.