As pupils move into the Prep School (from age 7 to 11), our emphasis is on high academic standards coupled with an extensive and varied programme of co-curricular activities. Curricular and co-curricular endeavours have balancing strengths, supporting each other in the encouragement of all Wellingtonians to fulfil their potential.
One of the most important goals in the Prep School is to maintain and enhance our students’ simple desire to know more, find out more, do more, which underlies deep learning and will set them up for success at this stage and beyond.
Enter a Prep School classroom and you will see rigorous, imaginative, creative teaching, and focused, independent, dynamic learning. The curriculum is based on the National Curriculum for England, includes relevant focus on local culture and history, and is enhanced by exciting elements from the International Primary Curriculum.
As they develop greater independence and responsibility, our Prep School students also experience more specialist teaching. This introduces the upper levels of subject expertise at an important early stage, encouraging genuine high quality of learning, and requires that students take greater initiative, moving around the School more and following more complex timetables.
At this level, we plan to allow opportunities for pupils to explore the possibilities of joining other Wellington College campuses around the world, whether through field trips, summer camps, or even term-long and year-long exchanges.
The Wellington curriculum is rigorous and stretching, designed to meet the needs of each individual and giving both breadth of educational experience and academic depth, preparing all our students for the next stage of their education and their lives.