Classes are largely taught by their form teacher, believing that the development of a close relationship with the form teacher is of great benefit at this stage of their education. Music, PE, Art, French, Computing, and Games are taught by subject specialists.

Children are set in Mathematics and English according to ability.

Parents are issued with details of the Curriculum to be covered in their child’s year group shortly after the beginning of each term. (The Curriculum outlines may be downloaded from the box on the right.)

Music plays a very important part in the life of the school. There is the Donhead Choir, the Senior Choir, Orchestra, Violin Group, Brass Band and Guitar Group. Regular concerts are held to allow children to perform publicly, individually and as members of a group.

Instrumental lessons are given by peripatetic instrumental staff on a wide variety of instruments and pupils are entered for public examinations when the required standard has been achieved.

Creating intellectually competent young people who are good and virtuous; prepared to take on the next phase of their lives. Children leave the Prep School living out our motto, Semper Magis - "Always More".