We welcome children from the age of 3-7 into our Pre-Prep School, giving them a head start on their educational journey. Our recently refurbished Early Years Foundation Stage building for both the Nursery Class and Reception Class provides the perfect environment for children to thrive and sets the foundations of learning before pupils move on up to Year 1 and Year 2. All our class sizes are small meaning each and every child gets the individualised attention they deserve.
In the key development years from pre-school to Year 2, we offer the best in care and educational provision with first-class facilities and small classes taught by specialist Early Years teachers. Music, Art, PE and daily outdoor learning are encouraged come rain or shine. While Forest School is included for all as part of the curriculum as is swimming (for pre-Reception year children onwards). Children learn and play on a broad range of subjects to ensure they develop a well-rounded educational foundation, and they continue with many of these subjects as they transition to the Prep School in Year 3.
The Nursery Class is in the same building as the Reception Class – with the Early Years Foundation Stage Lead overseeing both groups. When children leave The Nursery Class to start Reception, the transition is completely natural and worry-free – they know the teachers, their teaching and social areas and have friends in the Reception Class already. In Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 we set down the foundations for education whilst developing inquisitive and creative thinkers in our pupils.
The best way to see how we can make the most of your child’s early years is to come and visit, speak to us and look around our Pre-Prep school facilities and campus.
To book an in-person or virtual visit, or if you want additional information please enquire using the form below or contact our Pre-Prep Admissions Manager: firstname.lastname@example.org
Helena Grant, Head of Prep
Wycliffe Prep based in the Cotswolds started a new chapter in its prestigious history with the appointment of Mrs Helena Grant as Head in September 2020.
Mrs Grant’s arrival coincided with exciting new developments at the Prep School as Wycliffe officially started its new 3+ Nursery Class and the resurfacing of the Astroturf pitch for the use of Hockey and other sports.
For Mrs Grant, Wycliffe represents so much that she values and believes education should be.
“I believe in childhood. I believe in fun, being outdoors and active as much as possible, getting messy, exploring and holding on to that wonderful sense of curiosity into the early teenage years. And that is why I chose to work here,” she explains.
“Wycliffe offers a robust academic offering which challenges individuals and encourages enquiry and a desire to learn. At the same time, young people need a strong emotional awareness and resilience which underpins their knowledge and understanding of themselves.”
With small classes and a high pupil to teacher ratio, Wycliffe gives highly personalised attention to the learning of each child. Learning beyond the classroom is also core to a child’s development. The extra curricular provision at Wycliffe is wide-reaching and all-encompassing – with something for every child. Sport and the Arts play a major role in life at the school.
“My vision for the school is clear – strong academics, a range of opportunities to challenge and inspire all children and a personalised pastoral care system to support all in our community,” says Mrs Grant. “I plan to continue the strong sense of the individual and the pioneering spirit which enables us to write our own story, hopefully a varied, adventurous and satisfying one.”
As soon as your son or daughter turns three years old they can join The Nursery Class.
Learning the fundamentals of education through personalised teaching with opportunities to try new things.
Children who spend time learning outdoors develop confidence and independence through taking risks in a safe environment.
Holroyd Howe, our onsite caterers, provide balanced, healthy meals for all dietary requirements.