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Throughout the Pre-Prep department the girls have specialist teachers for ICT, Music and PE and there are plenty of opportunities during the year for the girls to celebrate their achievements in these subjects, such as school assemblies, Sports Day and the Christmas Nativity.

EYFS (Early Years Foundation Stage)

Pre-Prep I celebrates the start of school life at St Catherine's. Our main objective during this first year at school is for girls to feel secure, happy and settled. The girls follow the Foundation Stage Curriculum with activities to promote the Prime Areas of Learning which are:

  • Communication and Language, Physical Development and Personal, Social and Emotional Development.
  • Specific areas include Literacy, Mathematics and Understanding the World.
  • Art, Crafts, Music and Drama are developed through the Expressive Arts and Design area of the curriculum.

There is a strong emphasis on having fun whilst learning which gives the girls confidence and encourages independence.

Pre-Prep II and III

These year groups continue to build on the solid foundations laid down in Pre-Prep I. The girls are encouraged during these years to become increasingly independent. The happy, secure and inspiring classrooms provide the girls with the confidence to tackle new challenges and to develop their emerging skills in reading, writing and maths.

In Pre-Prep III girls start to learn the violin or cello. French, Ballet, Tap and Modern Dance are also offered as after school activities.