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Wycliffe Middle Prep School: Years 3 to 5 (age 7 to 10)

Children need space to be heard and known as individuals. Our Middle Prep School aims to nurture independence and lays the educational foundations needed before children move on to our Upper Prep School in Year 6. Small class sizes – up to 18 per class – allow pupils to thrive from extensive individualised attention. Nestled in the centre of our stunning countryside campus, Years 3, 4 and 5 have their classrooms, own ICT Suite and Library in Ryeford Hall, built in the 1800s. This provides the ideal setting for pupils to learn and develop; both inside and outside the classroom.

Nurturing Well-Rounded Pupils with A Broad Curriculum

English and Maths are taught every day and are a key focus throughout the three years. Computing, Modern Foreign Languages, Humanities, Science, Music, Art and Drama are taught weekly, and Games or PE is timetabled every day, except for Thursday when a separate activities programme takes place.

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Variety of Sports for All Abilities

Sport is inclusive and children are encouraged to try new things, where their willingness to have a go is celebrated. We understand the crucial role sports plays in ensuring children stay active and healthy while having a positive impact on pupil’s well-being. Our main Sports are Hockey, Netball and Cricket for girls, and Rugby, Football and Cricket for boys. Pupils also enjoy Swimming in our on-site pool, Athletics, Tennis, Squash and Cross-Country. Take a look at the sports Wycliffe offer in a little bit more detail.

Inspiring Creativity

At Wycliffe, one of key aims is to inspire creativity and allow children to express themselves. We offer weekly lessons in Drama, Arts and Music; encouraging our pupils to explore their imaginative and artistic side. Our facilities include a bespoke theatre with tiered seating; perfect for performances while dedicated music rooms allow children to hone their skills; and our high-ceilinged Art rooms have their own kiln and art equipment .

Wide range of Clubs and Activities

For Years 3 to 5, every Thursday afternoon pupils participate in an activity chosen from a wide choice from Chess to Sewing, to Netball, to Eco-Warriors, to Art, to Debating to Robotics and many others. This allows pupils to socialise with others whilst encouraging them to try new things outside their comfort zone. In addition, there are weekly lunchtime and after school clubs, such as Ballet, Judo, Fencing, Cricket and the Choir.

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Pastoral Care to Support Pupils

We are proud of the pastoral care we offer at Wycliffe. We ensure every child is well supported and happy during their time at Wycliffe as we work hard to ensure that each pupil maintains a positive mental well-being.

Find out more about the excellent Pastoral Care we offer at Wycliffe.

A Typical Middle Prep School Day

Registration starts at 8.15am, and children can be dropped off from 8.00am in our Dining Hall for Breakfast Club. Lunch is an hour long, and year groups eats a hot meal (with two or three options) at staggered sittings, starting from 12.00pm for Years 3 and 4. In three out of five afternoons during the week, pupils take part in a physical activity as part of our Games programme, in addition to the PE and swimming curriculum. The day ends at 4.30pm, although children can stay for supervised homework sessions until 5.30pm.

To enquire about starting at our Prep School for Year 3-5, get in touch with our Admissions Manager by using the form below.

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