For the children entering Park Hill Prep School in years 3-6, we have designed a challenging curriculum that extends our pupils well beyond the National Curriculum objectives, and uses the Common Entrance Curriculum Syllabus (ISEB).
We consider English and Maths to be the most important subjects in every child’s learning. We expect our pupils to create their own projects in Maths, using graphs, tables, multiple problem questions and concluding statements and to use these skills to solve other problems across the curriculum. In English, we explore narrative writing, poetry, non-fiction and learn to write in different styles.
Our new science curriculum is split into the traditional subjects of Biology, Chemistry and Physics. Our Prep school pupils have an hour of French weekly, where they learn to develop conversation through role play.
In Humanities, we focus on studying the United Kingdom, South America and Africa in Geography. We delve deep into History to learn about the Egyptians, the Mayans and the Aztecs.
All our pupils enjoy the excellent Kingston Grammar School facilities at Ditton Fields for Sport. We have a structured competitive fixture list against other local prep and state schools. The children continue their swimming lessons at the Kingfisher Centre in Kingston, where they focus on life saving and water skills.
We prepare our children for the 11+ examination so that they will be able to move on to the very best independent and state schools, when they leave Park Hill. They have weekly lessons in verbal and non-verbal reasoning, philosophy and critical thinking.
We expect Prep school pupils to be good role models for the rest of the school and we love to see them become more and more independent as they move up the school.