Here at Donhead, we understand the importance of early childhood education. Our Pre-Prep environment is meticulously crafted to cater to the unique needs of young learners, providing a stimulating and nurturing environment that encourages curiosity, creativity, and a thirst for knowledge. Our dedicated staff are committed to fostering a love of learning in every child, creating a solid foundation for future academic success.

At Donhead, we ensure that each individual child has a happy start to their school journey. Our specialist and well-resourced Reception Block with access to our spacious Outdoor Classroom ensures that the start in Reception is filled with opportunities to explore and play in the extensive grounds.

One of the key strengths of our offering at Donhead is the provision of specialist teachers and state-of-the-art facilities in key areas such as art, music, sport, and computing. We believe in cultivating well-rounded individuals, and this begins in the Pre-Prep years. We explore the 16 virtues that make up the Jesuit Pupil Profile and these are embedded throughout the school.

Every child in the Pre-Prep years takes part in an annual Nativity Production. Children in Year 1 and Year 2 prepare a termly Prayer Service which is presented to their families. They also take part in a music concert each term and children who have been learning an instrument have an opportunity to play in front of an audience. We go on trips to interesting and enjoyable places each term, and visiting authors and workshops come to Donhead to enhance the curriculum and our learning.

As pupils progress through our Pre-Prep, they seamlessly transition into our Prep School, where they continue to benefit from a rich and diverse curriculum that builds on the skills and knowledge acquired in their early years.